Forest Hill is pleased to offer Swim America swim lessons again this summer. Swim America lessons are taught by members of the American Swimming Coaches Association (A.S.C.A), and offer expert instruction starting with water acclimation and eventually progress to learning proper stroke techniques. This year our swim lesson directors will be Molly Tucker, and Katie Anderson. We are looking forward to a great lesson season!

The Swim America Program is designed by professional swim coaches and utilizes the station method to effectively teach a progressive set of skills. Once a child learns how to exhale under water, they will eventually progress through all 8 stations, focusing on learning critical skills that will enable them to breathe more effectively and swim all four strokes properly. The end goal (after completing Station 5) is to successfully swim an entire length of the pool, non-stop. Because Swim America is goal-directed, the in-water instructor to student ratio will never exceed 1:5.

Unless otherwise noted, all lessons are taught in the main or lap pool, both of which have a minimum depth of 3 feet.

If you have any questions regarding which level would be the best fit for your child, please email us at


Pre HCPSS Lessons

Forest Hill is offering lessons prior to Howard County Public Schools being out for the summer.

Preschool Lessons: Monday- Thursday June 3- 6

June 7 will be a make up day due to inclement weather

  • Station 1: Introduction to Water Skills and Station 2: Floats & Glides – 5:00-5:30 pm

Swim Team Swim Lessons: Monday- Thursday June 3- 14

June 7 and June 14 will be make up days due to inclement weather

These lessons are geared towards children who want to participate in swim team but need a little assistance with swimming the length of the pool.

  • Swim Team Lessons: 5:45- 6:15 pm

Cost per class: $65 (members only)

In Season Session Dates

Monday – Thursday
*Friday and Sunday will be used as inclement weather days

Tentative Swim Lessons due to HCPSS last day:

Cost per class: $65 (member), $130 (non-member)

Station 1: Introduction to Water Skills; Adaptation
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Station 2: Floats & Glides
10:00 am – 10:30 am
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Station 3: Kicking
9:30 am – 10:00 am
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Station 4: Crawl Stroke
9:30 am – 10:00 am
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Station 5: Freestyle
9:00 am – 9:30 am
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Station 6: Backstroke
9:00 am – 9:30 am
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Station 7: Breaststroke
9:00 am – 9:30 am
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Station 8: Butterfly
9:00 am – 9:30 am
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm


  • Register and pay online before the first day of swim lessons
  • When enrolling you will be asked for the station number


For swimmers seeking additional instruction, a limited number of private lessons will be offered. FHSTC has adopted a policy that private swim lessons will be provided ONLY by persons meeting set qualifications. In order to accommodate the needs of the entire general membership, private swim lessons will only be available during specified hours. To learn more about Swim America, or to seek out private lessons, please visit the swim lesson bulletin board, located at the end of the first floor clubhouse hallway.

If you need assistance in determining which station your child should be registered for, station prerequisites, and/or completion requirements, contact us at