Swim Lessons

Both private and semi-private lessons are offered for beginning swimmers at all skill levels.  Should your child be interested in the more competitive aspects of swimming and diving, the Seven Hills Swim & Dive Teams might be a fit for you!


Please use the following guidelines to determine the participant’s skill level. Basic goals are listed at each level. Please inform your instructor of any additional goals you may have.

Level 1: Non-Swimmer

Children ages 2 and up with limited exposure to the water.  These children cannot float alone and may or may not be afraid of the water.


  • Have fun and be introduced to lessons
  • Overcome fear of the water
  • Learn basic pool safety
  • Begin to float and propel forward

Level 2: Beginning Swimmer

Children ages 2 and up who can already float on belly and/or back without help and may be able to propel forward.  These children have not yet learned the strokes.


  • Improve floating
  • Propel forward from designated areas
  • Learn basic freestyle
  • Learn basic backstroke
  • Learn pool and diving board safety

Level 3: Advanced Beginner

Any age swimmer who can float on belly and back without help; can also perform basic freestyle and backstroke; desires to improve skills and techniques.


  • Refine stroke technique for freestyle and backstroke
  • Introduce breaststroke butterfly
  • Learn pool and diving board safety

Download this form to registerSwim Lesson Registration/ Information 2018

Meet Our 2018 Swim Lesson Team

Coordinator and Instructor:
Ellie Defore, member of Seven Hills and current swim team assistant coach, will be our lead swim lesson instructor this summer. Ellie is a junior at Franklin High School. She swims for the Seven Hills and was a Varsity member of the Venice High School Team.  She has experience working with young children in the water.  Ellie is excited about the opportunity to work with your young swimmers.

Private and semi-private lessons are available.  Contact Ellie with any questions or to schedule your lessons:  swimlessons.7Hills@gmail.com.