Summer Swim Lessons


The Lake Ridge "Learn to Swim" Program models itself after Red Cross. We have a variety of times and levels to choose from to accommodate your summer schedule.

2 Week Program: Monday - Thursday | 45 minute classes

The student-to-instructor ratio is a maximum of 6-1, or 9-1 plus 1 aide. Instructors will assess students on the first day of lessons and adjust their class level if they see fit.

*Pools are open only to participants of the swim lesson program during these times. Once lessons are over, lifeguards require participants to clear the pool and check in as normal, showing membership cards to enter for regular pool hours open to all members.*


Registration can be emailed to with card payment (3% convenience fee) made over the phone to (703) 491-2154, or form and check/money order payment dropped off in the Office drop box (12350 Oakwood Drive) or mailed to Recreation.

Late registrations not accepted. Refunds and changes will not be granted once registration has closed.

Schedule - 2020

June 15 - June 25 | Registration Deadline: June 11

Class 19:00amParent/Child, 1, 2, 3Canterbury
Class 210:00amParent/Child, 1, 2, 4Canterbury
Class 311:00am1, 3, 4, 5/6Canterbury
Class 46:00pmParent/Child, 1, 2, 3Oakwood
Class 57:00pm2, 3, 4, 5/6Oakwood

July 6 - July 16 | Registration Deadline: July 2

Class 69:00amParent/Child, 1, 2, 3Canterbury
Class 710:00amParent/Child, 1, 2, 4Canterbury
Class 811:00am1, 3, 4, 5/6Canterbury
Class 96:00pmParent/Child, 1, 2, 3Oakwood
Class 107:00pm2, 3, 4, 5/6Oakwood

July 27 - August 6 | Registration Deadline: July 23

Class 119:00amParent/Child, 1, 2, 3Canterbury
Class 1210:00amParent/Child, 1, 2, 4Canterbury
Class 1311:00am1, 3, 4, 5/6Canterbury
Class 146:00pmParent/Child, 1, 2, 3Oakwood
Class 157:00pm2, 3, 4, 5/6Oakwood

Rain-out Information

Rain-Out Line: (703) 497-7133

Since the weather is always changing, the Rain-Out Line is your best tool to check cancellation status. It is updated approximately 30 minutes before each session if there have been any changes. Please listen to the date of the message to ensure it is not an old recording, and save the number in your phone to reference for both swim lessons and youth leagues.

With safety and fairness as our priorities, we do our best to fit in classes whenever there are any breaks in the weather and the 45-minute thunder/lightning pool closure rule is not in effect.

Fridays are make-up days, or time may be added on to the end of class. The Rain-Out Line will reflect updated make-up information as needed.

Level Descriptions

  1. Parent / Child
  2. Level 1
  3. Level 2
  4. Level 3
  5. Level 4
  6. Level 5
  7. Level 6
  8. Adult Only



Build swimming readiness by emphasizing fun in the water 


Parent/Guardian MUST be present for participation (Recommended Age: 6 months - 5 years old)

Course Covers:

- guided practice sessions that help children learn elementary skills

If a significant amount of time has passed since your child completed their last class, we suggest repeating their most recent level as a refresher. The goal is for your child to have mastery over each level before they move on to the next.


Ridgewood Barracudas Website

Swim Team

Are your kids already proficient swimmers who are looking for a challenge? Check out the Ridgewood Barracudas, a non-Association affiliated league that practices and meets at our Ridgewood Pool. 

Founded in 1974, the Ridgewood Barracudas have been an icon in the Lake Ridge Community. They continue to bring a fun and energetic approach to the Prince William Swim League. Each year they make it their mission to provide a fun, competitive and family centered environment that will inspire every swimmer. 

Take a look at their website or facebook page to find out more about joining.