The Wave Swim Lessons

City of Dublin to Begin Offering Swim Lessons in The Wave Natatorium!

In accordance with Alameda County Public Health Department guidelines, deeming swim lessons “essential,” the City of Dublin will offer swim lessons in the Natatorium at The Wave beginning on Monday, February 8.  Swim lessons will be offered for youth from infants to age 14 in a temperature-controlled, 84-degree pool. 

For the safety of both staff and participants, swim instructors will be wearing face shields in the water and there will be a 15-minute gap between sessions to allow for sanitization of all high touch areas and any equipment used. The Natatorium also has a UV Light Filtration system that recycles the air within minutes and kills 99.9% of all bacteria.  The lobby will remain closed, and swimmers will be required to enter and exit the facility as indicated upon arrival, along with receiving a brief temperature check.   For additional safety, parents will be asked to view lessons from the outside of the facility, utilizing the large glass windows along the southside pathway. During infant swim classes, one parent will be permitted to enter the facility.  The Wave looks forward to welcoming children back to the Natatorium to help them foster a lifelong love of swimming and to teach them a lifesaving skill in the safest way possible.  

To register your child for lessons, visit www.dublinrecguide.com.

If you need assistance, please email us at: thedublinwave@dublin.ca.gov. Be safe!

Get your goggles ready!  The Wave Swim Lessons are a year-round swim program for 6 months-14 year olds. The Swim Lessons are housed in our indoor Natatorium in comfortable 82-84 degree water. The Wave Swim School's mission is to provide quality swim instruction where students will be engaged, learn, and have fun in a safe environment.  Our goal is that all students finish their camps with a positive experience of swimming and to promote a life-long love of the water.  We start with fundamental swimming skills and strokes and build into stroke efficiency while including safety skills at every level. 

We offer sessions Monday through Thursday during the evenings, Saturday-only, and Sunday-only sessions.  Each lesson is 25-45 minutes long depending on level and session.  There are no refunds for missed sessions, and you must show up in a swimsuit and bring your own towel, as our locker rooms are currently closed.  Join us and take home valuable life-long skills!

Swim Lesson Program Overview

The Wave has designed a new learn-to-swim program, which should prove to be more beneficial to our swimmers. The chart below describes in detail how the program works. After your child masters all three Turtle level, you can then choose which strokes your child will tackle next. Freestyle is the basis for all swim strokes, which is why we begin with the Turtle camps. Next, you can choose backstroke, breaststroke, or butterfly. We hope this new camp format will provide your child with a love of swimming!

Choosing a Level

The prerequisite for any camp is the minimum age requirement for the camp, and successfully passing the previous camp or showing all the equivalent skills. Choose the camp where the student has mastered the skills listed as prerequisite for that camp, meaning they can perform each skill at least three times successively, as described. Students are grouped in camps based first on skill, then on age.

Please note: Staff may combine and/or cancel classes due to the needs of the students and/or program. There are no make-up lessons for missed classes.

Registration is open for our second indoor Natatorium session starting in March.  Sign up early to reserve your spot!

**Please be aware of Holiday Closures.

Youth Levels Swim Progression Chart

Photography Release:

While visiting The Wave, I understand that photographs may be taken of me or my child during the course of said activity, and that these photographs may be used in the City of Dublin’s publications, including but not limited to recreation brochures, the City’s website, and the City’s Facebook page or other City social media sites.