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New Year Competitive Swim and Private Swim Lessons
Tues/Thursday Session dates:
January 23–February 8
February 13–March 1

  • 2 lessons per week for 3 weeks 
  • Every Tuesday and Thursday

Sunday Session dates:
February 4February 25

  • 1 lesson per week for 4 weeks
  • Every Sunday
Tuesday & Thursday Classes Available
5:20 pm–5:50 pm Private swim lessons
5:55 pm–6:25 pm Private swim lessons
5:30 pm–6:30 pm Competitive Swim 
11:00 am–12:00 pm Competitive Swim 
11:45 am–12:15 pm Private swim lessons
12:20 pm–12:50 pm Private swim lessons

Winter Lesson Prices

Comp Swim T/Th   $150
Comp Swim Sunday  $100
Private Lessons T/Th   $250
Private Lessons Swim Sunday  $175

How to Register: Please come to the pool and register in person during our open hours. For questions, please email swimlessons@mills.edu, or call 510.430.2170. Stay tuned with all our updates and information about our swim lesson program by joining our swim lesson email list. Subscribe here.

Parking:  There is no free parking on the Mills College Campus. An official parking pass for the current session is necessary at all times on the Mills College campus. See parking for more details.

Discounted parking with registration and purchase of group lessons. Register for any group lesson session, and purchase parking permit for $15 (Regular price $35)

*Competitive Swimming

In Comp Swim participants will learn strokes and skills they will need and want for comfort, technique and performance in competitive swimming. Taught in a recreational environment, the course includes stroke technique in all four competitive strokes, flip turns, lane etiquette for swim team practice meets, breath control, how to train for comfort and performance, and other competitive swimming skills. This program is designed for children ages 5-14 who are interested in the competitive swimming environment, looking for a healthy and fun exercise, and who want to learn how to become a stronger swimmer.

Basic requirements:  
Ages 5-14
Can swim at last 25 yards freestyle.  
Basic knowledge of other strokes.
Are independent in the water.  Coaches are not in the water. 

**Private Swim Lessons

The Mills College Aquatic Staff are proud to announce the return of our private swim lesson program! The private lesson program has underwent a complete restructure of its content in order to provide a more stable, and organized Swim Lesson Program. We plan to continue providing safe, fun, and goal oriented swim lessons to the surrounding community. Private lesson registration has begun for our Fall Session. Please come in person to register.


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Last Updated: 1/8/18