Swim Lessons

At GMCF, we employ a staff of dedicatedexperienced, and fun-loving swim lesson instructors. We are committed to providing a safe and supportive learning environment for swimmers of all ages and skill levels, and we offer group, private, and semi-private lessons.

To inquire about private lessons, please email our Aquatics Coordinator.

Current Session Information

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Which level is right for my swimmer?

Please read through the level information to the right to ensure that you choose the correct level for your little swimmer. We do our best to accommodate changes that need to be made after registration, but we cannot guarantee availability in other levels once classes have started.

If you have questions or concerns, please email our Aquatics Coordinator.


Perfect for our littlest swimmers (ages 6 months – 2 years) – get your little one in the water and having fun! Your infant/toddler will learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim-readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences. Parents/caregivers should expect to be in the pool with their swimmer.

Although there are no skill prerequisites for this course, children must be at least 6 months old to participate in the course and a parent/guardian must accompany each child in the water and participate in the classes.

Current session classes:

8:30am Sundays with Keith
9:00am Sundays with Joanne*
9:30am Sundays with Kyle

*dates for this class only: 9/24 – 11/12

PreK / Parent

For young beginners still becoming comfortable with the water! This class is for swimmers who are unable to touch the bottom of the pool in the shallow end (3 ft deep), ages 3-5. Parents/caregivers should expect to be in the pool with their swimmer.

Preschool Aquatics is recommended for children who are approximately 3 to 5 years of age. However, participation should not be determined by age alone. Consider a child’s developmental readiness, maturity and experience in the water. For some preschool children, Parent and Child Aquatics still may be appropriate, while a few may be able to go directly into the Learn-to-Swim courses.

Current session classes:

10:00am Sundays w/ Kyle
11:30am Sundays w/ Keith

Learn to Swim Level 1

Perfect for your little one who can stand in the shallow end on their own (3 ft deep) but is a beginner swimmer! This class will help your child independently enjoying time in the water, entering and exiting safely, and developing the beginning skills of a confident swimmer.

Learn to Swim Level 1 is designed to orient participants to the aquatic environment and to help them gain basic aquatic skills. In addition, participants start learning about how to be safe around water.

Current session classes:

10:30am Sundays w/ Kyle
11:00am Sundays w/ Kyle
3:00pm Sundays w/ Rosalie
10:30am Fridays w/ Carrie

Learn to Swim Level 2

Perfect for swimmers ready to take the next step! If your little swimmer can stand and touch in the shallow end (3 feet deep), is able/willing to submerge nose and open eyes underwater, and can make forward progress, Level 2 is perfect!

Learn to Swim Level 2 builds on the basic aquatic skills and water safety skills and concepts learned in Level 1. Participants begin to perform skills at a slightly more advanced level and begin gaining rudimentary propulsive skills on both the front and the back. This level marks the beginning of independent aquatic locomotion skills.

Current session classes:

2:30pm Sundays w/ Rosalie
3:30pm Sundays w/ Rosalie
11:00am Fridays w/ Carrie

Learn to Swim Level 3

If your swimmer can back float, submerge entirely, can tread water, and can enter the deep end of the pool (beyond 3 feet depth), level 3 is for you! Level 3 swimmers will work on stroke technique, focusing on: gliding, freestyle with side breathing, backstroke, breast stroke and dolphin kicks, retrieving objects in deeper water, treading water, jumping into deep water and compact dives.

The objectives of Learn to Swim Level 3 are to expand proficiency of previously learned skills by providing additional guided practice. Participants learn and practice survival floating and learn to swim front crawl and elementary backstroke at rudimentary proficiency levels. We introduce the scissors and dolphin kicks and extend the time duration for treading water. Participants also learn rules for headfirst entries and begin to learn to enter the water headfirst from a seated position at poolside (9 feet or deeper).

Current session classes:

4:00pm Sundays w/ Rosalie

Important information

Please be prepared to bring your own towels to lessons, and to have indoor footwear to change into (no outdoor footwear on the pool deck!) Please note that electronic devices are not permitted on deck.

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Registration Instructions

Step 1: Log into your GMCF profile at gmcf.clubautomation.comIf you don’t have a profile, download our smartphone app (iPhone app | Android app) and click “Register Now” on the login screen. Alternatively, go to THIS LINK and click “First time here? Access My Account” and follow the instructions.

  • If you have trouble accessing your account, you can call the GMCF front desk at 802-223-6161 and they can assist you.

Step 2: Click on the “Programs” icon in the app (“Series Registration” in the left side menu of the member portal) and then select your chosen swim lesson program. Follow on-screen instructions to pay.