Summer Swim Lesson Schedule, Registration Announced

NAS Patuxent River and NRC Solomons have announced their 2024 summer swim lesson schedule. American Red Cross aquatic instruction is available for private, semi-private and group lessons. 

Registration for lessons at the NAS Patuxent River Outdoor Pool is currently underway in person at the Drill Hall Sports & Fitness Office or by calling 301-757-3943 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Early-bird registration for NRC Solomons' Riverside Aquatics Complex will be held Friday, May 17 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the NRC Solomons Administration Office. General registration will be held at the Riverside Aquatics Complex beginning May 28 from 11 a.m.-6:45 p.m.

NAS Patuxent River Outdoor Pool Group Swim Lessons

When: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

  • June 18-June 28
  • July 9-19
  • July 23-Aug. 2
  • Aug. 6-16

Time:

  • 9:30-10 a.m. Level 4 or Level 5
  • 10:15-10:45 a.m. Level 2 or Level 3
  • 11-11:30 a.m. Level 1 or Level 2
  • 4:30-5 p.m. Preschool
  • 5:15-5:45 p.m. Parent & Child


Cost: $60 E1-E5, $75 all others
Who: All with base access
Info: Drill Hall at 301-757-3943 or the Aquatic Manager, Memorial Day-Labor Day, at 301-342-4225 or 301-757-5466.

NAS Patuxent River Outdoor Pool Private / Semi-Private Swim Lessons

When:

  • June 18-21
  • June 25-28
  • July 9-12
  • July 16-19
  • July 23-26
  • July 30-Aug. 2
  • Aug. 6-9
  • Aug. 13-16

 

Time:

  • 1-1:30 p.m.
  • 1:45-2:15 p.m.
  • 2:30-3 p.m.
  • 3:15-3:45 p.m.


Cost: 

  • Private (one-on-one, 4 lessons): $100 E1-E5, $110 all others (price for 1 student)
  • Semi-Private (one-on-two, 4 lessons): $150 E1-E5, $160 all others (price for both students)

 

Who: All with base access
Info: Drill Hall at 301-757-3943 or the Aquatic Manager, Memorial Day-Labor Day, at 301-342-4225 or 301-757-5466.

 

NRC Solomons Riverside Aquatics Complex Group Swim Lessons

When: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

  • June 18-28
  • July 9-19
  • July 23-Aug. 2
  • Aug. 6-16

 

Time:

  • 9:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Level 1 or Baby & Me
  • 10:15-10:45 a.m. Preschool
  • 5-5:30 p.m. Baby & Me, Preschool or Level 1
  • 5:40-6:10 p.m. Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 or Level 4
  • 6:20-6:50 p.m. Level 2, Level 3 or Level 4
  • 7-7:30 p.m. Level 2, Level 3 or Level 4


Cost: $60 E1-E5, $75 all others
Who: All with base access
Info: Site Director at 410-326-6376 or the Aquatic Director any time after Memorial Day weekend at 410-326-6876 or email carrie.ann.m.jay.civ@us.navy.mil.

NRC Solomons Riverside Aquatics Complex Private / Semi-Private Swim Lessons

When: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

  • June 18-21
  • June 25-28
  • July 9-12
  • July 16-19
  • July 23-26
  • July 30-Aug. 2
  • Aug. 6-9
  • Aug. 13-16

 

Time:

  • 9:30-10 a.m.
  • 10:15-10:45 a.m.
  • 12:15-12:45 p.m.
  • 1-1:30 p.m.
  • 1:45-2:15 p.m.
  • 2:30-3 p.m.
  • 3:15-3:45 p.m.
  • 4-4:30 p.m.


Cost: 

  • Private (one-on-one, 4 lessons): $100 E1-E5, $110 all others (price for 1 student)
  • Semi-Private (one-on-two, 4 lessons): $150 E1-E5, $160 all others (price for both students)

 

Who: All with base access
Info: Site Director at 410-326-6376 or the Aquatic Director any time after Memorial Day weekend at 410-326-6876 or email carrie.ann.m.jay.civ@us.navy.mil.

 

Class Descriptions

  • Parent & Child / Baby & Me (Ages 6 months-2 years) - A parent, or other participant at least 16 years of age, is required to be in the water with the child throughout each class. Classes incorporate games and activities to encourage a fun and safe swimming experience.
  • Preschool (Ages 3-5 years) - A parent, or other participant at least 16 years of age, is required to be in the water with the preschooler throughout each class. All Preschool-level classes incorporate games and activities to encourage a fun and safe swimming experience.
    • STEP 1: For children who are being exposed to a swim class for the first time. 
    • STEP 2: For children who are continuing their swim training. Participants at this level have successfully completed the Preschool Step 1 swim course. 
    • STEP 3: For children who are continuing their swim training. Participants at this level have successfully completed the Preschool Step 2 swim course.
  • Level 1: Water Exploration This class is designed to help participants become familiar in the water, introduce basic rescue skills and teach water safety.
  • Level 2: Primary Skills In this class, participants will learn to float without support, recover to a standing position, learn basic locomotive skills and expand upon the basic rescue skills learned in Level 1.
  • Level 3: Stroke Readiness Building on the skills learned in Level 2, this class teaches the fundamentals of treading water and front and back crawl, and introduces elements of the backstroke and additional safety skills.
  • Level 4: Stroke Development This course helps swimmers develop confidence and increase endurance using familiar strokes and teaches the breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly (dolphin kick). It also focuses on treading water as a safety skill.
  • Level 5: Stroke Refinement In addition to teaching stroke coordination and refinement, this level also introduces swimmers to advanced safety skills, open turns, feet-first surface and poolside dive techniques.
  • Level 6: Fitness and Guard Start Level 6 has two focus areas taught based on the student’s interest. FITNESS focuses on polishing stroke techniques so the student is able to swim with ease, power and efficiency. Guard Start is for students interested in becoming a lifeguard at the age of 15.

 

Please note that classes are subject to cancelation due to adverse weather conditions that pose a safety hazard to participants and staff (thunder/lightning/sustained high winds/water clarity due to rain). Classes that are canceled by MWR will be made up at the next scheduled class.