Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons at Flagstaff Athletic Club

Private and semi-private swim lessons are available year-round with an American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructor! Private lessons are available for anyone wanting to improve their swimming, including adults. To sign up for private lessons, please call Emily Gutaw at 928-526-8652. Prior to purchasing a swim lessons package she will ensure you are matched up with an instructor with similar availability. Once you are set up with an instructor, all scheduling will be completed between you and the instructor.

Private lessons are one on one with an instructor and semi-private lessons are two on one with an instructor. To do semi- private you must have the second person, unfortunately FAC cannot match up for semi-privates.

Private and semi-private lessons come in packages of 1, 3, 6 or 9 lessons and you can use as many a week as you’d like. Our swim lesson packages have an expiration date to ensure you are making progress within your lessons. Contact the aquatics manager for more information on private or semi private swim lessons!

Group Swim Lessons

Group swim lessons run in the summer months from May to early August and are taught by our awesome American Red Cross certified instructors! Geared for ages 3-7, we offer a level 1 for those just beginning to explore in the water, level 2 for those ready to jump off the stairs and start moving around and level 3 for who can swim but are ready to learn more about strokes. For anyone younger than 3 wanting to learn, check out our Parent-Tot swim classes! FAC offers morning classes and afternoon classes on either Mondays and Wednesdays OR Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classes run 2 days a week, for 2 weeks at a time and those 2 week sessions continue all summer long! Check with the service desk to see when classes are running throughout the year!


Parent-Tot is a great way to get you and your baby comfortable in the water until they are ready to join in group swim lessons! This class is for ages 6 months to 2 ½ and a parent or guardian is required to get in the water with the child. This beneficial class teaches you how to interact with your child in the water. In this class you will learn different positions to hold your child to help them feel comfortable and start to understand correct body position in the water. This class teaches you basic water safety and rescue skills while providing helpful tips on how to work with your child in the water by preparing them for future lessons with beginning activities for water development.

Parent-Tot classes are offered year round.