Old City Swim School is a technique-driven learn-to-swim-program that teaches life saving swimming skills along with 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.



Old City Swim’s Learn-to-Swim program provides an essential first-step in preparing kids for a lifetime of fun in and around the water. The Learn-to-Swim program is a technique-based program designed for kids ages 3-12 who are comfortable getting wet and being in the pool with a coach.

Our primary goal for our Learn-to-Swim Program is to make your child #PoolSafe. What this means to us is that they are able to swim 8 lengths of the pool without stopping, breathing to their side. They can also tread water for 3 minutes with their hands in the water and 1 minute without the use of their hands. Lastly, they will be able to do 2 lengths of the pool backstroke and breaststroke.

Once your child graduates our #PoolSafe program (Level 6 of 10), they’ll continue working on swimming competency. As a level 10 swimmer, your child will be able to swim 50 meters of each competitive strokes, treat water for 10 mins in the deep end, be independent in normal pool environments, and be able to confidently walk onto any swim team in the nation.

Interested? Join our waitlist and we’ll be in touch with our next available start date.