Use this page as a tool to help you determine what level your swimmer/s should be and see what exciting swim skills are in store for your swimmer/s in each of the City of Culver City's Learn to Swim levels. Please note: Due to COVID-19 precautions instructors will have no physical contact with the students. As a result all swimmers in group or private lessons level 3 and lower will require an adult/parent/guardian over the age of 18 to accompany the swimmer in the water.
For children 3 and older that have not had lessons before or may be uncomfortable/fearful of the water.
Water Adjustment, Entry and Exit
Breath Control and Submerging
Position and Treading
Swim on Front and Back
Exit Skills Assessment
For children 3 and older that are comfortable in the water, can submerge their head, hold their breath for 5 seconds and float on their front and back comfortably.
Changing Direction and Position and Treading
Swim on Front
Swim on Back
Level 3 participants are able to float on their front and back independently, kick and glide on their front and back for 3 body lengths independently, and also know the basic crawl stroke.
Water Entry and Exit
Swim on Side
Level 4 participants are able to swim 25 yards of freestyle, 15 yards of backstroke, 15 yards of breaststroke kick, and can tread water in deep water.
Level 5 participants are able to swim 50 yards of freestyle, 25 yards of backstroke, 25 yards of breaststroke, 15 yards of butterfly kick and can tread water in deep water.
Participants 6 months to 3 years old will work on developing swimming readiness through water exploration activities geared to create a fun experience for both parent and child.
Holding and Support Techniques
Working with the Child
Buoyancy on Front
Buoyancy on Back
Culver City Municipal Plunge4175 Overland Avenue
Culver City, Ca. 90230
Phone: (310) 253-6680
For additional aquatic information email.
Click here to see what lessons we are currently offering.
There may be times when our parks, park amenities and facilities are subject to temporary closures due to weather conditions, maintenance, failures of participants to follow COVID-19 guidelines and/or other reasons. We advise you to check the PRCS Department homepage for temporary closure notifications when planning activities.