Spring Swim Lesson Registration Is Open

Get ready for summer fun on the lake by sharpening those swimming skills at the Mission Valley Aquatic Center this spring.

Our Learn-to-Swim program includes lessons of all levels for children and adults. MVA provides a safe and nurturing environment for students to get comfortable and take their swimming technique to the next level.

Group lessons are scheduled for Saturdays, starting March 8, in a series of six consecutive 40-minute classes at a cost of $45 per session ($40 with an annual swim pass).

Children must be at least 3 years of age to participate in group lessons. Toddlers younger than three are invited to join our Parent/Tot classes.

Parent and Tot (1-3 years) 11-11:45 a.m. – Intro to fun and safe swimming. One child per adult. Swim diapers required if not potty trained.

Guppies (1-3 years) 11-11:45 a.m. – Develop comfort and relaxation in the water. Floating, submersion, breath control and treading movements for new swimmers.

Goldfish (3-5 years) 10:15-11 a.m. – Advanced rhythmic breathing, propulsion techniques including kick, front and back crawl and elementary backstroke.

Beta Fish (3-5 years) 10:15-11 a.m. – Improve crawl strokes and side breathing, gliding and side swimming. Intro to deep water.

Penguins (6+ years) 10:15-11 a.m. – Novice swimmers. Water adjustment, breath control, rhythmic breathing, floating, gliding and beginning are movements.

Sea Lions (6+ years) 11-11:45 a.m. – Advanced rhythmic breathing, deep water treading, beginning front and back crawl, side swimming and whip kick.Dolphins (6+ years) 11-11:45 a.m. – Rotary breathing, breaststroke, crawl and back stroke refinement and beginning diving.

Sharks (6+ years) 10:15-11 a.m. – Improve crawl strokes and side breathing, gliding and side swimming. Intro to deep water.


Follow the links below to learn more, or view the Group Swim Lesson Schedule to register your child for lessons.

Don’t know which class to take? Call us for guidance or stop by during open swim for assessment. All lessons include water safety skills. Proper swimwear is required.

Also, check out our page on adult group swim lessons! Email dana@mvaquatics.org for more information.


Pre-School Levels

Parent – Tot (6 months-3 years)

Guppies – Water Intro (3-5 years)

Goldfish – Level 1 (3-5 years)

Beta Fish – Level 2 (3-5 years)


School Age Levels, 6 Years and Up

Penguins – Level 1

Sea Lions – Level 2

Dolphins – Level 3

Sharks – Level 4

Whales – Level 5

Barracudas – Level 6

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Mission Valley Aquatic Center
P.O. Box 774
Polson, Montana 59860

(406) 883-4567