Youth Aquatics

  • Westonka Aquatics Learn-to-Swim Program was developed with safety and proper swim stroke development in mind.  We recognize that every swimmer grows and develops at a different rate, this is why we have put a focus on meeting your swimmer’s needs first by their age and then by their swimming ability. We have adapted and customized this swim program based on best practice recommendations from USA Swimming Learn-to Swim programs, American Red Cross swim programs, and other nationally recognized learn-to-swim curricula to fit the needs of Westonka. Westonka Aquatics Learn-to-Swim Programs are comprehensive and developmentally appropriate swim programs that teach all ages how to swim skillfully and safely. The prerequisite for each swim level is determined first by age, and then by successful demonstration of development of skill within that age group (Novice Level, Intermediate Level, or Experienced Level). Each level includes eight - 30 minute lessons that encompass water safety skills important to swim development. It is not uncommon for a swimmer to take more than one session of classes to move onto the next level within that age group. For this reason, in the first class, swimmers will start off with a brief skills assessment to ensure swimmers are enrolled in the appropriate swim level. Swimmers must be able to successfully perform the exit skills prior to moving onto the next level.  Instructors use a variety of different techniques to create a fun, safe and challenging learning environment for swimmers of all




  • Ben Hanson
    Aquatics Coordinator
    (952) 491-8037