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Contact Swim Lesson Coordinator Kristin Neth at

NEW: summer camp participants can add group swim lessons to their camp week. When you register for summer camps, look for the option under "add-ons" 

Parent & tot swim class

Ages 6 months – 3 years

Designed for parental participation in water.

Main focus is on water adjustment, kicking, breathing control, floating, and entering/exiting pool safely.Helpful in creating a positive experience in water for beginner swimmers. Especially helpful for 2 year olds that are not ready for group participation.

Children group swim lessons

The most economical way to learn to swim is through group instruction. Our professional and friendly instructors divide their time between 3 children at the Flounder level and gradually more children as they develop confidence and independence as swimmers at the higher levels.  Check each level for approximate instructor to swimmer ratios.


Ages 2- 3 years

• For children with beginner skills that are enrolling in their very first swim lesson

• Focusing on breath control, kicks, supported floats, safety skills and water comfort.

Grunion I

Ages 3- 5 years

• For the beginner swimmer who is unsure in the water.

• Focusing on breath control, supported floats, kicking, safety skills and beginner swim stroke.

Grunion II

Ages 3- 5 years

• For the beginner swimmer who is comfortable in the water

• Focusing on more independent skills including crawl stroke, kicks, unsupported floats, glides and

safety skills.

Shrimp I

Ages 4- 6 years

• For children at preschool age who are comfortable in the water and good swimmers but lack the


of swim strokes.  

• Focusing on improving technique of swim strokes and endurance

• Children should be able to swim 5 yards alone.

Shrimp II

Ages 4- 6 years

• For children with knowledge of swim strokes who wish to improve their endurance.

• Children should be able to swim a 15 yards independently at the beginning of Shrimp II.

• This level is comparable to the Seals level but is designed for younger children


Ages 6- 12 years

• This level is designed for older children that have some prior experience in the water but need help coordinating swim stroke and increasing endurance.

• This level is comparable to the Grunion II level but is designed for older children to increase their comfort in the water.


Ages 6- 12 years

• This level is designed for students who have passed the Seahorse level or Shrimp II level and/ or have the skill to swim the entire length of the pool comfortably.

• Focusing on wider range of swim strokes and techniques while increasing endurance.


Ages 6- 12 years

• This level is designed for swimmers that have passes the Seals level and/or can swim 25 yards.

• Focusing on stroke refinement and increasing their knowledge of swimming.

Dolphin & Swordfish

Ages 6-12 years

• This level is designed for swimmers that have passed the Stingrays level and/or can swim several lengths of the pool successfully and with good stroke technique.

• Focusing on endurance and detailed stroke refinement.


Now hiring  front desk staff, camp counselors and American Red Cross certified lifeguards.   

Scripps Aviary location  

9875 Aviary Drive SD CA 92131


Aviary location hours

Monday-Friday 5:30am-10:00pm

Saturday 6:30am-10:00pm

Sunday 7:00am-10:00pm

Scripps Trails location  

10216 Scripps Trail SD CA 92131


Scripps Trails location hours May-Sept

Monday-Thursday 8:30am-9:00pm

Friday 8:30am-9:30pm

Saturday 8:00am-9:30pm

Sunday 8:00am-9:00pm

Scripps Trails location hours Oct-April

Monday-Friday 8:30am-9:00pm

Saturday-Sunday 8:00am-8:00pm