Swimming Lessons & Programs

The City of Napa Parks and Recreation Services Department offers aquatics programs throughout the summer including swimming lessons, recreational swim, and Lifeguard Certification Training. Private lessons are available for all learn to swim levels.

Swim Lessons

Parent/Child Water Orientation (6-36 months)

This program allows a parent and child to play together in the water, learning some basic skills to be comfortable in the pool and prepare for independent swim lessons after age 3.

Tadpole Group Lessons (age 3-5)

Small classes for beginning swimmers. Designed to teach water orientation, breath holding, rhythmic bobbing and assisted front and back floats as well as beginning arm circles and kicks.

Levels 1-4 Group Lessons (age 5+) 

Small classes that allow each student to advance in their swim skills and progress towards more efficient swimming and water safety.

Photo of little boy in swimming pool during a swim lesson.

Other Aquatics Programs

Junior Guard (age 11-14) 

The foundational course that gives students the tools necessary to be successful when they take the lifeguard training course at age 15. This program provides the opportunity for teens/pre-teens to challenge themselves both mentally and physically through a series of classroom sessions, in-water training, on-deck drills, and provides hands-on learning in the areas of life guarding.

Lifeguard Certification Training (age 15+)

Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn teamwork, rescue & surveillance skills, First Aid, CPR/AED and other skills needed to work as a lifeguard. Students must be at least 15 years old by the last day of class. Students also must pass certain swimming requirements and written exams at the end of the course to receive the certification.

Lap Swim (age 16+)

2-3 lap lanes will be open for ages 16+ to engage in continuous lap swimming. Register online or at our office. No on-site registration allowed. *Due to COVID we are not offering this program in 2021.

Rec Swim (All ages. Children under 12 must be accompanied by and adult)

The Napa High Pool is open for recreational swim, Tuesday-Saturday from 1-4pm. A variety of types of passes can be purchased including, daily individual  passes, family seasons passes and individual seasons passes. *Due to COVID we are not offering this program in 2021.

Pre-Competitive Swim Workout (age 7-16) 

Designed for those who with advanced swim skills but are just not ready to commit to a full-time swim team. The program focuses on fine-tuning strokes and increasing endurance. *Due to COVID we are not offering this program in 2021.