Kids swimming in Cooper Fitness Center pool

Swim Lessons

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Make a splash year-round with Cooper. For more than 30 years, Cooper Fitness Center has taught children the lifelong and lifesaving sport of swimming. Our goal is to make strong and secure swimmers by teaching swim skills and water safety.

Swim Pro Bobby Manning and our swim instructors provide private and semi-private lessons in a positive, nurturing environment. Lessons focus on helping each swimmer:

  • Develop stroke mechanics and efficiency
  • Learn proper breathing mechanics
  • Build stamina and confidence in the water
  • Overcome fear of the water

Learn More:

Private/Semi-Private Lessons (Year-Round)
Competitive Swim Training (Summer)
Polar Bear Plunge (January 6, 2024)

Children & Teen Swimming Lessons

For children of all ages, infants (6 months) to teens, we offer the following swim lesson instruction:

  • Private and semi-private lessons
  • Triathlon swim training
  • Swim team preparation training

Cooper Swim Academy is built on the core structure of consistency, class size, class time and repetition. Read more about how our lessons are structured.

For beginner to intermediate swimmers, 30-minute private lessons are recommended. For intermediate to advanced swimmers, 60-minute lessons are ideal.

Open to members and non-members

Private Lessons

  • 30-minute lesson, $65
  • 60-minute lesson, $110

Semi-Private Lessons
2-4 children; Year-round

  • 30-minute lesson, $45/swimmer
  • 60-minute lesson, $70/swimmer

Swim Lesson Registration

Request Swim Lesson

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Bobby Manning

Cancellation/Refund/Bad Weather Policy

Youth Competitive Swim Training

Group Swim
Ages 6-13

For intermediate to advanced youth swimmers, our Group Swim Training focuses on stroke technique, distance swimming and some competitive aspects of the sport. Must be able to swim 50 yards unassisted (two pool lengths) and must be comfortable swimming freestyle and back stroke. Breaststroke and butterfly are encouraged. Capacity: 20 participants

Check back for 2024 dates


Polar Bear Plunge

Make a splash in 2024! Join our Polar Bear Plunge and complete 10 laps around the floating polar bear to receive a medal and hot chocolate poolside with Swim Pro Bobby Manning. Ages 8+ welcome.

Unlike the Arctic, the water is always warm at Cooper in our temperature-regulated outdoor pool.

Saturday, January 6
noon-2 p.m. (come and go)
Cooper Fitness Center Pool

Open to members and non-members

Register on CFC Member App/Portal - Polar Bear Plunge

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Bobby Manning