Children’s Group Swim Lessons


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All Children’s Group Swim lessons have been cancelled until further notice. Please visit our FAQs page for more information.


10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Hoya I, II, & III
There will be a section of each class per time period
11:05 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
11:45 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Hoya IV
12:25 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.



Member Price

Non-Member Price




Hoya I, II, III, & IV



Class Descriptions & FAQs

Parent/Tot: Ages 2 1/2 – 3 1/2 years
This class is designed for children who have had no previous lessons and are not comfortable separating from their parents. Skills taught with parents include face submersion, blowing bubbles, underwater reach, combined limb movement with bubbles, jumping entrance, assisted back kick, and assisted back float.

Hoya I: Ages 3 1/2 – 4 1/2 years
This class is designed for children who have had some lessons previously and are comfortable separating from their parents. Children will divide into groups based on their ability. Skills learned will include expanding on fundamental aquatic locomotion, pushing off the wall, complete submersion, kicking with a floatation device, back glide and back float, combined arm movement.

Hoya II: Ages 4 1/2 up to 6 years
The swimmers are broken up into groups based on their ability and work with instructors to enhance current skills and introduce new strokes and skills. Students will begin combining skills to form coordinated swimming strokes, back float, swim two body lengths, full submersion, open eyes underwater. Develop confidence and endurance in various strokes.

Hoya III: Ages 6 -7 years
The swimmers will be broken up into groups based on their ability and work with instructors to enhance current skills. Students will learn how to better coordinate front and back crawl, beginning breaststroke, streamline glide and fundamentals of treading water.

Hoya IV: Ages 8 – 10 years
The swimmers will be broken into groups based on their ability and work with instructors to enhance current skills. Swimmers will learn how to swim each stroke (front and back crawl and breaststroke) 100 yards without stopping and be introduced to butterfly. Treading water and basic diving.

More Details

The majority of our instructors are Red Cross WSI certified and are Georgetown University students. We strive to have a 4-1 student/teacher ratio.

The Facility:
The McCarthy pool at Georgetown is an 8-lane, 25-yard pool with a minimum depth of 3 1/2 feet and average pool temperature of 82 degrees. All non-members will be issued a non-member program class pass that participants will need to bring to each class to gain access to the facility.


  • Directions to Yates Field House can be found here.
  • All members, guests, and visitors driving to campus MUST park in the Southwest Quadrangle Parking Garage. From the garage, Yates Field House is a short walk up the hill between Thompson Athletic Center and Harbin Field. The parking rate is $5/hour only on weekdays, there is currently no charge on weekends.
  • There is no parking in the lot adjacent to Yates Field House; those who park in the lot beside Yates risk a $125 dollar ticket.

Refund Policy:
Must cancel at least 72 hours PRIOR TO the start of the session in order to receive a full refund. NO refunds will be issued after the first lesson. No make-up or pro-rating for classes missed. In the event of a documented medical condition, you may be eligible for a pro-rated refund.

Once a course is full, a waitlist is opened. Those on the waitlist will be contacted if space becomes available due to participant cancellation.

Questions? Contact the Aquatics Office.

Georgetown University has a Protection of Minors Policy to protect those under 18 years of age who participate in programs and activities associated with the University and to provide guidance and requirements that apply to University students, faculty and staff who are involved with such programs and activities.  The policy also includes requirements for non-University organizations that operate programs or activities involving minors on campus.