Old City Swim School is a technique-driven learn-to-swim-program that teaches mastery of the four classic swim strokes.

A level-based “building block” curriculum,  swimmers are promoted from one level to the next upon successful mastery of the specific skills required at each of the 10 levels.


PARENTS AND TOTS - $65/month

Parent & Tot is the perfect place to start if you have a child who is 2-3 years old. The Parent & Tot programming focuses on developing the foundational skills required to successfully participate in our SwimAmerica Learn-to-Swim Program for kids ages 3-12 years old. Membership in the Parent & Tot program includes 4 lessons per month at your specific lesson day and time slot on a recurring monthly basis. Our curriculum is designed to get your child comfortable in the water and getting wet. We teach fundamental water skills including safe entry into and exit from the pool, incremental introduction of going underwater/water submersion, flutter kicking, and front and back floats. As your child advances in skill level over time, our coaches are able to scale the difficulty of each drill to match the progression your child is making.


Our learn-to-swim technique-based program is designed for kids ages 3-12 who are comfortable getting wet and being in the pool with a coach. Check out our learn-to-swim readiness guide here to see if your child is a good candidate for our learn-to-swim program.   

Old City Swim School’s learn-to-swim program has 10 Levels and culminates with mastery of the four classic swim strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly.

All swimmers, regardless of age, begin at Level 1. Children are advanced to the next level once they demonstrate the required skills at their current level. While advancing all the way to Level 10 can take some time, you’ll be able to watch and cheer your child along as they gain new skills in each level and become a stronger and more capable swimmer along the way!

Check out our blog post here that reviews what a first lesson looks like for a more experienced swimmer or for a first-time swimmer.

FAMILY SWIM NIGHT - Free with Membership

All families with at least one actively enrolled swimmer are invited to participate in a monthly Friday night Family Swim Night. Family Swim Night is from 6-7pm at the MSSD pool on Gallaudet’s campus. All family members welcome!