Youth Lessons


Swim Seventy follows a proprietary lesson program, with a progression developed to teach children to swim the correct way, the first time.  Through our 7 levels with 10 skills each, our “70Skills” focus on proper body position, and include key safety components at every level.  We also do not use floatation devices, to allow children to learn to swim with the power of their own bodies.  For those children interested in moving on to the great sport of swimming, our lesson program includes specific terminology that prepares our swimmers to seamlessly transition into our Recreational or Competitive swim teams.

Our program is also developed with busy families in mind.  We offer all 7 levels in the pool when lessons are offered.  This allows children to maintain their time slot even as they progress to higher levels.  It also allows families with multiple children to have all children in the pool at the same time!

Water Safety Comes First!

Our lessons are designed to teach all the swim skills your child needs to be safe in and around the water for a lifetime.


The curriculum is for young children through adults and can be used to teach all abilities. We offer all skill levels at each lesson time, allowing a child to immediately move up a level if they reach required goals.


We teach children to swim – we don’t just teach lessons.


Swimmers have fun while learning this critical life skill. Children are thrilled to receive immediate rewards for achievements!

Goal Oriented

With our waterproof certificates, swimmers and parents know from their first lesson the specific goals and skill mastery they are working on to become a proficient swimmer for life. Swimmers are recognized as goals are met at each step of their skill mastery.

4 Principles for Success

Schedule & Registration

All levels are offered during lesson times.  Choose a time & you can keep it as your child achieves the milestones to move to the next level!

½ Hour lessons are available:

Monday- Friday 3:45pm-6:45pm

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:15am-2:15pm

Saturday, Sunday: 8:45am-11:45am


Summer Intensive Lessons include an hour swim M, T, Th, & F.  During the hour each day, children will have a 45 minute swim lesson, and 15 minutes of free swim afterwards.

Registration for YEAR-ROUND Swim Lessons After School and Weekends Age 3-15:

Registration for YEAR-ROUND Early Afternoon Age 3-5:

Registration for YEAR-ROUND Parent & Child Classes Age 6mo-3:


Classes (30 Minute Lessons)


1x per week, $18.85 per class


2x per week, $16.60 per class


3x per week, $15.70 per class


*Billing is monthly on the 1st of every month; Give written notice by the 15th of the month to cancel monthly payments for the following month; No make-ups.  Need-based scholarships available through our 70Skills program.
Personal Training Fees Prepaid Discount

Dry & Aqua Personal Training & Swim Coaching for Adults & Youth

$45 per 1/2 hour

10 sessions prepaid for $400

20 sessions prepaid for $790

*Plans/instructors based on your personal needs.  Includes training for swim stroke technique, general fitness training, biking, running, video analysis *Can use multi-session plans for varied types of training *10% senior discount on all plans

Meet The Coaches

Betsy Matheney: Head Age Group Coach
Betsy was elected CT Age Group Coach of the Year in 2012, and in 2013, she was selected by USA SWIMMMING as one of the Eastern Zone Select Camp Coaches. Betsy was a multi-event All-American swimmer in both High School and College and a member of two American record setting relays. In 2011, she was inducted into the University of Alabama Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame. Betsy’s specialty is her creativity and her ability to get the best out of all her athletes. She is known for her integrity, passion, and drive in all aspects of her coaching and teaching (and for her Wacky Wednesdays!).
Mark Sedlak: Head Swim Team Coach
Mark was elected CT Age Group Coach of the Year in 2011 and is an ASCA Level 4 coach. Mark has spent many years coaching local age group swimmers who have achieved great success at the State and Eastern Zone levels. His passion is coaching and participating in the development of young athletes at all levels. Mark achieved his own success in the pool swimming for the University of North Carolina.

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