Swimming Lessons

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic RMC Fortin Center Health Club (with the exception of approved swimming lessons and clubs) will be closed until further notice - please check rocky.edu/coronavirus for updates as we have them.  We appreciate your understanding.

  • Please note that all times are subject to change.
  • NO REFUNDS will be given after first day of each session.
  • Each session includes all levels (1-6).
  • Limited space available.
  • Parent / Child are only Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
  • Register and prepay before the first day of class as spots are not guaranteed. 

Please call 406-657-1035 to register

Summer Swim Lesson Schedule

Please call 657-1045 to register.
Children must be 4 years of age.
COVID-19 protocols to follow.

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

July 20, 22, 27, 29, August 3, 5, 10, 12

Sunday sessions
July 19, 26, August 2, 9 - all $35

Level 1-6 - 1:00 to 1:55 p.m.
Parent/Child (P/C) 2:00—2:30 p.m.
Adult Swim Lessons 2:30—3:00 p.m.


Fortin Education Center staff are available to help you with all your questions and registration needs (rhonda.mitchell@rocky.edu, 406.657.1035). To prepare for registration, please have the following information ready: swimmer's name, level, session desired, any health issues, parent name, phone number (please indicate whether it's OK to text) and mailing address including city and zip code.

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, Discover, and American Express.

Monday-Friday: 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.