Children's Swimming Lessons Schedule

Please note that all times are subject to change.
Each level is capped at 10 swimmers.
No refunds will be given after the first day of each session.
Register and prepay before the first day of class as spots are not guaranteed. 

Questions? Please call 406-657-1035


Swim lesson schedule

*Children must be registered

January Monday and Wednesday sessions Levels 1-6 7:00 to 7:40 p.m. All $58

January 7, 9, 14, 16, 23, 28, 30


February Monday and Wednesday sessions Levels 1-6 7:00 to 7:40 p.m. All $65

4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27


March Tuesday and Thursday sessions Levels 1-6 7:00 to 7:40 p.m. All $65

5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28


March / April Saturday sessions Levels 1-6, Parent / Child at 9:30, Adult at 10:00 a.m. All $35

March 23, March 30, April 6, April 13


April Tuesday and Thursday sessions Levels 1-6 7:00 to 7:40 p.m. All $58

2, 4, 9, 16, 18, 23, 25


May Tuesday and Thursday sessions Levels 1-6 7:00 to 7:40 p.m. All $65

7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30


May / June Saturday sessions Levels 1-6, Parent / Child at 9:30, Adult at 10:00 a.m. All $35

May 11, May 18, May 25, June 1

Please note: During the months with Monday and Wednesday lessons, open swim will be Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  During the months with Tuesday and Thursday lessons, open swim will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. 


Registration

Fortin Education Center staff are available to help you with all your questions and registration needs.

By Mail:

Rocky Mountain College
c/o Swim Lessons
1511 Poly Drive
Billings, MT 59102

By Phone:
Call 406.657.1035 or 1.800.877.6259 to register.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Age Information: Parent & Child Aquatics age range from 6 months through 4 years.

Level 1 starts at age four.


American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program

Rocky Mountain College Skills Sheet

Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills

Purpose:

  • Help students feel comfortable in the water
  • Basic water safety rules
  • Swimming on front and back using arm and leg actions
  • Submerging entire head
  • Exhaling water
  • Picking up submerged object
  • Floating on front and back

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Purpose:

  • Blowing bubbles through nose
  • Front and back glide
  • Treading water using arm and leg motions
  • Bobbing in water
  • Submerging entire head
  • Jellyfish float and turtle float
  • Swimming using combined stroke on front and back without assistance

Level 3: Stroke Development

Purpose:

  • Build on the skills in Level 2 by providing guided practice
  • Submerging and retrieving an object
  • Front and back crawl
  • Sitting, kneeling, and standing dive
  • Rotary breathing in horizontal position
  • Survival float, back float
  • Butterfly-kick and body motion
  • Swimming across the pool and back without assistance

Level 4: Stroke Improvement

Purpose:

  • Provide further coordination and refinement of strokes
  • Survival float, back float
  • Elementary backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly
  • Feet-first surface dive
  • Front and back crawl

Level 5: Stroke Refinement

Purpose:

  • Provide further coordination and refinement of strokes
  • Standing dive (diving progression)
  • Open turns on front and back
  • Front and back crawl
  • Front flip turn and back flip turn
  • Elementary backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly

Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency

Purpose:

  • Refine all the strokes so students swim with ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances.
  • Track starts
  • Open turns and flip turns
  • Prepare the skills to advance into the swim team or Billings Aquatics Club (BAC)

Billings Aquatic Club

Learn more about the The Billings Aquatic Club, a non-profit organization, has excelled at training competitive swimmers in Billings for over 25 years.