Swim Lessons

Overview

Swim lessons are offered throughout the year. Valdez Parks & Recreation currently utilizes the Jeff Ellis Swimming Program curriculum. We offer Preschool, Beginner, and Advanced Beginner lessons at this time. Participants in the JES program will focus on water safety and basic recreation swimming strokes such as the Front crawl (Freestyle), Back Crawl (Backstroke), Breaststroke, and Elementary Backstroke. 

Registration
To register for lessons, please visit us at ValdezAK.gov/Register. Registration is based on availability and class sizes are limited. Registration is first-come first-reserved.

For additional information regarding our current swim lessons and prerequisites, please visit ValdezAK.gov/Register.

Swim Lesson Descriptions

  1. Preschool

Ages: 3-5

Preschool swimming lessons are for swimmers 3–5 years old. Participants in this class will be introduced to submerging their face in the water, submerging their full body, jumping into water, front floats, back floats, front crawl arms, front and back glides with kicks, front crawl for 20 ft., elementary backstroke for 20 ft., and safety swimming.

  1. Beginner
  1. Advanced Beginner
  1. Grace Walker

    Aquatic Coordinator
    Phone: 907-835-5429

  2. Valdez City Pool

    Physical Address
    319 Robe River Drive
    P.O. Box 307
    Valdez, AK 99686

    Phone: (907) 835-5429