Learn to Swim Group Lessons

Maynard Aquatic Center
1402 Overbrook Rd.
Burlington, NC 27215
(336) 222-5043
Class Level Age Day
Class Time 
Parent & Child 6 mos - 3 yrs Saturday 9:30am - 10am 1/8/22 - 2/12/22
    Thursday 5:30pm - 6pm 1/5/22 - 2/10/22
Preschool 1 - Beginner 4 - 5 yrs Saturday 9:30am -10am 1/8/22 - 2/12/22
    Tuesday 6:15pm - 6:45pm 1/4/22 - 2/8/22
Preschool 2 - Adv. Beginner 4 - 5 yrs Saturday 10:15am - 10:45am 1/8/22 - 2/12/22
    Thursday 6:15pm - 6:45pm 1/5/22 - 2/10/22
Youth 1 - Beginner 6 -12 yrs Saturday 8:45am - 9:15am 1/8/22 - 2/12/22
    Tuesday 5:30pm - 6pm 1/4/22 - 2/8/22
    Thursday 6:15pm - 6:45pm 1/5/22 - 2/10/22
Youth 2 - Adv. Beginner 6 -12 yrs Saturday 10:15am - 10:45am 1/8/22 - 2/12/22
    Thursday 5:30pm - 6pm 1/5/22 - 2/10/22
Adult - Beginner/Adv. Beginner 13+ yrs Saturday 8:30am - 9:15am 1/8/22 - 2/12/22
    Tuesday 6:15pm - 7pm 1/4/22 - 2/8/22

Registration Begins: December 1 at 9:00am
Registration Ends: December 19

Cost: $45 Residents, $55 Non-residents
($10 multi-child discount for each additional child in same cart)

Link to Register: https://secure.rec1.com/NC/burlington-nc/catalog

Please observe the following Covid-19 procedures:
  • Arrive dressed-to-swim 5 minutes before class to complete Covid screening and visit the bathroom.
  • All must wear masks. Those with Covid symptoms or recent exposure will not be allowed in facility.
  • Masks may be removed only while in the water.
  • Limit of 1 observer per child. Must stay in designated seat on deck.
  • Exit facility immediately after class. Locker room showers closed.
  • Program subject to change or cancellation based on Covid numbers.
  • No refunds or makeup classes unless program cancelled by Burlington Recreation & Parks.


PARENT & CHILD  Children are familiarized with the water and taught swim readiness skills. Parents learn techniques to help orient and keep their child safe in and around water.

Prerequisites: At least 1 but no more than 2 adults to enter the water and participate with the child in the class.

PRESCHOOL 1: BEGINNER  Children are introduced to the water and start developing positive attitudes and safe practices in and around it.

Prerequsites: None

PRESCHOOL 2: ADVANCED BEGINNER  Children build on and improve skills learned in Preschool 1.

Prerequisites: Ability to enter pool independently, travel 5 yds, submerge to mouth and blow bubbles, and safely exit. Glide 2 body lengths, roll to back, float 3 seconds, then recover to vertical (with assistance).

PRESCHOOL 3: INTERMEDIATE  Children increase proficiency and independent performance of basic skills learned in Preschool 1 & 2.

Prerequisites:  Glide 2 body lengths, roll to back, float 15 seconds, then recover to vertical. Glide on back 2 body lengths, roll on front, recover. Swim with combined arm and leg motion for 3 body lengths, roll to back float for 15 seconds, roll to front and swim 3 body lengths (with assistance if needed)

YOUTH 1: BEGINNER - INTRO TO THE WATER  Participants are introduced to basic aquatic skill and start developing positive attitudes, effective swimming habits and safe practices around the water.

Prerequsites: None

YOUTH 2: ADVANCED BEGINNER - SWIMMING FUNDAMENTALS  Children develop more confidence and gain greater indepedence in the water.

Prerequsites: Enter water, travel 5 yds, bob underwater 5 times, exit water. Glide on front 2 body lengths, roll to back float, then recover to vertical (w/assistance if needed)

YOUTH 3: INTERMEDIATE - SWIM STROKE DEVELOPMENT  Participants will build on skills learned in Youth 1 & 2 to help them achieve basic water competency.

Prerequisites: Step into chest deep water, push off bottom, tread or float 15 seconds, roll on back and float 15 seconds, roll to front, swim for 5 body lengths using combined arm and leg motion

YOUTH 4: ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE - SWIM STROKE IMPROVEMENT  Participants improve proficiency in performing the swimming strokes introduced in Youth 3

Prerequisites: Jump into water, submerge, recover to surface, tread or float 1 minute, turn in circle, swim front crawl or elementary backstroke for 25 yds, then exit water. Ability to streamline, swim front crawl and elementary backstroke for 15 yds each.


Adults build confidence and learn fundamental swimming skills and water safety concepts. 

Prerequisites: None