Artistic Swimming Lessons 

Santa Clara Artistic Swimming Lessons offer a harmonious blend of flexibility, core strength, basic swimming techniques, and beginner artistic swimming skills. Open to boys and girls ages 6 to 12, our program is ideal for those curious about pursuing the athleticism, artistry, teamwork and fun that defines our sport.ᅠ

We are proud of our small class sizes, which guarantee personalized attention and constructive feedback from our experienced instructors. Each week, you’ll have a 45-minute class for six consecutive weeks, where your swimmer will progress through various artistic swimming skills, leading up to an end-of-session demonstration for family and friends.

$235 per swimmer, per session

🗓 Dates

Fall Lessons

Session A September 16 September 23 September 30 October   7 October 14 October   21
Session B November 4 November 11 November 18 December 2 December 9 December 16

Winter Lessons

January 13 January 20 January 27 February 3 February 10 February 17

Summer Lessons 

Session A June 1 June 8 June 15 June 22 June 29 July       6
Session B July 13 July 20 July 27 August 3 August 10 August 17


⏰ Times 
Level 1  3:30 PM – 4:15 PM
Level 2  4:15 PM – 5:00 PM 
Level 3  5:00 PM – 5:45 PM  

⏫ Levels
Level 1 = Brand new to artistic swimming and/or previously participated in one series of level 1 lessons 
Level 2 = Previously participated in 2 or more sessions of Level 2 lessons 
Level 3 = Previously participated in 1 or more sessions of Level 3 lessons 

⚙️ Equipment 

  • Yoga mat
  • Cap
  • Goggles
  • Nose Clip 
  • Fins
    Entering Level One
    All participants must meet the following requirements: 
    1) Swim one lap of freestyle, unassisted and uninterrupted
    2) Comfortable off the wall in the deep end
    Skills introduced in level one
    1)  Eggbeater 
    2) Back layout 
    3) Back Tuck summersault 
    4) Standard Scull
    5) Reverse Scull
    6) Side flutter kick
    7) Head up breast stroke 
    8) Log Roll
    9) Beginner Artistic Swimming Routine
    Entering Level Two
    Entering Level Two
    All participants must meet the following requirements: 
    1)  Swim 2 laps freestyle, unassisted and uninterrupted.
    2) Perform 1 lap of Backstroke with proper technique 
    3) Perform 1 lap of Backstroke with proper technique 
    4) Demonstrate an overall proficiency in Artistic Swimming Skills Introduced in Level 1:
           1)  Eggbeater 
           2) Back layout 
           3) Back Tuck summersault 
           4) Standard Scull
           5) Reverse Scull
           6) Side flutter kick
           7) Head up breaststroke 
           8) Log Roll
           9) Beginner Artistic Swimming Routine
    Skills introduced in Level 2-
    1)  Torpedo Scull
    2)  Reverse Torpedo Scull
    3)  Canoe Scull
    4) Barrel Scull 
    5) Paddle Scull
    6) Alligator Scull
    7) Sailboat
    8) Side flutter/ Eggbeater Transition
    9) Pike
    9) Front walkover- routine 
    10) Level 2 Routine
    Entering Level Three
    Entering Level Three
    All participants must meet the following requirements: 
    1) Swim IM unassisted and uninterrupted with proper technique
    2) Demonstrate an overall proficiency in artistic swimming skills introduced in level 1 and level 2 . 
    Skills Introduced in Level Three
    1) Boost 
    2) Eggbeater with traveling arm sequence
    3) Support Scull
    4) R/L Fishtail hold in support-scull
    5) R/L Heron hold in support-scull
    6) Tower (intermediate element) 
    7)  Ballet Leg (intermediate element)
    8) Front walkover Figure (intermediate element)
    9) Intermediate Skills routine
    Equipment list:
    -Yoga mat
    Aquamaid/ Aquaman Assessment Day
    Due to increasing demand and limited availability, the Aquamaids have developed a point system to help determine ranking and placement for those interested in pursuing our year-round competitive program. 
    The points associated with that criteria will be added up to determine a ranking.  Athletes will be invited into the competitive program in rank order and the remaining athletes will be placed on a wait list. 
    Aquamaid Assessment Day Sign Up link.
    Flexibility Tests-5 points each (40 pts)
    -Right Splits 
    -Left Splits 
    -Center Splits 
    -Bridge with hands touching feet
    -Bridge with legs straight and feet together
    – Toe Point
    – Foot Arch/ Ankle Extension
    – Leg Extension
    Swimming Tests- 5 points each (10 pts)
    – 25-yard Freestyle 
    – 25 flutter Kicking 
    Swimming Tests- 10 points each ( 20 pts) )
    -100 IM
    – 200 IM
    For those with previous artistic swimming experience: 
    Artistic Swimming Skills- 5 points each (20 pts) 
    – Back layout/ standard scull/ Back tuck 
    – Eggbeater 
    – Ballet leg
    – Side Flutter 
    Interested in increasing flexibility or refining swimming ability? Please email Jenny for information about our Rhythmic Gymnastic, Acro Gymnastic and Swim School partnerships.  
    💳Refund Policy 

    NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN in the following situations:

    1. If the participant(s) is determined by SCA expert staff not to be water safe.
    2. If the participant voluntarily withdraws from the program before its completion.

    REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED under the following circumstances:

    1. In the event that we encounter pool access issues and alternative makeup dates cannot be scheduled, resulting in program cancellation.
    2. When an athlete withdraws from a session or camp seven (7) days prior to its scheduled start date. To be eligible for a refund, the withdrawal notification must be sent to SCA via email ( seven (7) days before the first day of the session or camp.
    3. In the case of a Medical Emergency, supported by a valid doctor’s note.
    4. If the session is canceled due to low enrollment, a full refund will be provided.