We have three programs: Infant Swimming Resource™, Learn-To-Swim, and Young Masters. Infant Swimming Resource™ is intended for children ages 6 months to 4 years old. Learn-To-Swim is for those ages 4 years and older, and Young Masters is our swim team for swimmers proficient in the LTS program or who know the four basic swimming strokes. You can find more detailed information on this page: https://weaquatics.com/classes/.
Our ISR lessons can be taken by infants as young as 6 months. We have the experience and know-how to work with everyone from 6 months old to adults.
Infants and toddlers might lack the coordination and development to learn strokes, but they can learn the fundamentals of breath control, floating, and water propulsion. Young children often don’t have the self-doubt adults have, making it an ideal time for them to pick up a new skill.
Our ISR program is ideal for children from 6 months to 4 years old.
Our Learn-To-Swim lessons are best for children at least 4 years old or who have completed the ISR program. Learn-To-Swim Lessons are aimed at individuals at least 4 years old. Adults are also welcome to our Learn-To-Swim program. No prior swimming experience is necessary.
Young Masters is for children (4 or older) who have graduated from the Learn-To-Swim program.
6 months to 15 months: Children in this age group will learn to roll from a facedown position to an unassisted float.
15 months and up: Children in this age group will learn the swim-float-swim sequence.
4 years and up: Children in this age group or those who have already completed the ISR swim-float-swim lessons are ready for stroke work and traditional lessons. These lessons focus on developing proper technique and body positioning for swimming freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly.
ISR lessons are normally completed within 6–8 weeks of consecutive lessons. Our one-on-one Learn-To-Swim lessons are open-ended; our instructors work hard until the student (or student and parent, if applicable) are satisfied.
ISR students will swim five days a week (Monday–Friday) for ten minutes each lesson. This frequency is necessary until the student has completed his or her training, which is generally 6–8 weeks. After this time, optional maintenance lessons can be taken at intervals appropriate to the student’s age and the frequency of swimming done outside of lessons.
LTS students swim once a week until they gain the skills necessary for group training sessions.
Generally speaking, expect ISR classes to take six to eight weeks. That being said, we do not like to provide a specific timeline on how long the program will take as all students learn at different paces. Our coaches ensure your child completes the program, no matter how long it takes. We are fully committed to seeing each child master the necessary skills to self-rescue.
The tuition is paid upfront with no additional costs.
YM workouts do not have makeup sessions. Due to capacity limits, it is imperative you notify us at least 24 hours prior to workouts if you are unable to attend.
Trinity Washington University Center is currently set to open for swim lessons on September 7, 2021. Upon opening, we plan to offer Learn-To-Swim and Young Masters classes.
Madeira School (McLean, VA): 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Chinquapin Park Rec. Center (Alexandria, VA): 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Waterside Fitness and Swim Club (Washington, DC): 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Bethesda Marriott Suites (Bethesda, MD): 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Trinity Washington University Center (Washington, DC): Opening set for September 7, 2021. We’ll post information as it’s available.
With the current safety protocols in place, we prefer our coaches meet with students in a class setting after enrollment. We’ll update information and protocols as the situation progresses.
Waterside Fitness and Swim Club does not have its own parking. We advise parking on 6th Street.
We are providing ISR classes at the Madeira School (McLean, VA) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Chinquapin Park Rec. Center (Alexandria, VA) from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Bethesda Marriott Suites (Bethesda, MD) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
We recommend classes based on age, as well as progression of swimming skills.
The Bethesda Marriott Suites and Waterside Fitness and Swim Club pools are heated.
At this time, we are not currently offering at-home private swim lessons.
Once you sign up for classes, your enrollment will be approved, denied, or added to a waiting list.
Please visit our Customer Portal (https://app.iclasspro.com/portal/weaquatics/locations) to enroll. Once you sign up for classes, based on availability, your enrollment will be approved, denied, or added to a waiting list.