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 Sarah Toth and Julia Littlefield. 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


Lessons will be Monday- Thursday  *Friday as make up day.  Please note session 2 will begin Tues 7/5 – Fri 7/8 to account for the 4th of July Holiday.

–        Session 1: June 20 – June 30

–        Session 2: July 5 – 14  **Week 1 Tues – Fri)

–        Session 3: July 18-28

AM Sessions 8:30 – 10:00 am

Stations 5, 6, 7, 8 : 8:30 – 9:00 am

Stations 3, 4 : 9:00 – 9:30 am

Stations 1, 2 : 9:30 – 10:00

PM Sessions 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Stations 1, 2 : 6:30 – 7:00 pm

Stations 3, 4 : 7:00 – 7:30 pm

Stations 5, 6, 7, 8, : 7:30 – 8:00 pm

Fees are $80 per session for members / $130 per session for non members

***Please note: registration will close at 8 am the Sunday before the start of lessons to allow for appropriate staffing for the lessons. Thank you for your understanding***

Station 1: Introduction to Water Skills; Adaptation

Station 2: Floats & Glides

Station 3: Kicking

Station 4: Crawl Stroke

Station 5: Freestyle

Station 6: Backstroke

Station 7: Breaststroke

Station 8: Butterfly




  • Register and pay online before the first day of swim lessons
  • Please select the form for the session and station level you would like to participate in.
  • Please note a $5 processing fee will be charged for any member cancellations,