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.

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 for members-only regular pool hours.*

Schedule - 2023

2 Week Sessions: Monday - Thursday | 45 minute classes

Levels in red with strikethrough are FULL.

June 19 - 29 | Registration Deadline: June 15

Class 19:00am1, 2, 3, 5/6Canterbury
Class 210:00amParent-Child, 1, 2, 3Canterbury
Class 311:00am1, 2, 3, 4Canterbury
Class 45:00pmParent-Child, 1, 3Oakwood
Class 56:00pmParent-Child, 1, 2, 3Oakwood
Class 67:00pm1, 2, 3, 4Oakwood

July 10 - 20 | Registration Deadline: July 6

Class 79:00am1, 2, 4, 5/6Canterbury
Class 810:00amParent-Child, 1, 2, 3, AdultCanterbury
Class 911:00am1, 2, 3, 4Canterbury
Class 105:00pmParent-Child, 1, 3, 5/6Oakwood
Class 116:00pmParent-Child, 1, 2, 3Oakwood
Class 127:00pm1, 2, 3, 4Oakwood

July 31 - Aug 10 | Registration Deadline: July 27

Class 139:00am1, 2, 4, 5/6Canterbury
Class 1410:00amParent-Child, 1, 2, 3, AdultCanterbury
Class 1511:00am1, 2, 3, 4Canterbury
Class 165:00pmParent-Child, 1, 3, 5/6Oakwood
Class 176:00pmParent-Child, 1, 2, 3Oakwood
Class 187:00pm1, 2, 3, 4Oakwood

Withdrawals & Changes

Withdrawal: Prior to close of registration, a refund of the program cost minus $10.00 processing fee will be granted with written email request to recreation@lakeridgeva.com. Refunds will not be granted once registration has closed.

Rescheduling: Prior to close of registration, a $10.00 fee per week, per participant will be charged to change dates for registered weeks (based on availability).

Sickness: If a child falls sick after close of registration, a doctor's note must be provided and a $10.00 fee per week, per participant will be charged to change dates for registered weeks (based on availability). 


Dates: Opens May 1 | See Schedule for Closing Deadlines

Registration: Online Link TBD

Fee:  May (Early Bird): $80 | June: $90

Registration can be emailed to recreation@lakeridgeva.com with card payment 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.

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.

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 (16+)



Build swimming readiness by emphasizing fun in the water; water exploration


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

What to Bring

Come prepared in a swimsuit with towel, sunscreen and optional goggles. A long-sleeved swim shirt is recommended for young swimmers, especially babies as the water is still very cold during morning sessions. Baby swimmers who are not potty trained must wear a swim diaper.

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.

Weather Make-Up

Fridays are make-up days for classes that were rained out, or time may be added on to the end of class throughout the week. The Rain-Out Line will reflect updated make-up information as needed.

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.