Star Hill Family Athletic Center | 100 Gerber Dr. Tolland, CT 06084 | 860-871-8800

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Star Hill 2023 Swim Instruction Programs

Swim Lessons


Winter Session 1 lesson Registrations are Now Open!!


Group & Private Fall Lessons  (all swim lesson inquiries should be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


Upcoming Swim Lesson Dates

Swim lesson sessions will be on Saturdays for 6 weeks

Winter 1  Saturday, January 6th - February 17th No classes Saturday, January 20th 

Cost of Fall Group Lessons

No refunds will be offered 2 weeks before the start of each session

Star Hill Members   Non Members    
    $80/session                $100/session    

Group Lesson Schedule

See level descriptions below

Time Swim Level Max. Class Size
9:30 - 10:00 am Preschool (3-5 yo) 4
9:30 - 10:00 am Beginner One (6-10 yo) 4
10:05 - 10:35 am Beginner Two (7-12 yo) 6
10:05 - 10:35 am Intermediate Three (7-13 yo) 6
10:05 - 10:35 am Intermediate Four (7-13 yo) 6
10:30 - 11:00 am Baby Swim Class 6

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Swim Level Descriptions

Level Description
Preschool For Beginners. Goals: Learn to perform basic safety skills.  Learn basic swim strokes and kicks.  Learn to swim assisted on front and back.  Assisted floating.  Jump in pool (4 ft) to instructor and swim.  Submerge face and  retrieve sinking ring (3 ft deep)

Beginner Level 1

For Beginners. Goals: Learn to perform basic water safety skills.  Independently swim 30 ft on back and front.  Assisted front & back floats.  Jump in shallow end (4 ft) & swim.  Submerge head & retrieve sinking ring (4 ft). 

Beginner Level 2

Pre-Req: Beginner 1. Goals: Learn to perform intermediate water safety skills.  Independently swim the length of pool (75 ft).  Intro freestyle & backstroke,  solo pencil dive & jump.  Learn underwater swim.  Sinking ring (5 ft).  Intro tread water & streamline push-off.
Intermediate Level 3 Pre-Req: Beginner 2. Goals: Learn to perform advanced water safety skills.  Confidently swim 1 lap of freestyle & backstroke.  Learn  the breaststroke & elementary backstroke.  Jump in pool, tread water, retrieve rings & swim.  Underwater swim (15 ft). Learn open turn and diving from the side of the pool.
Intermediate Level 4 Pre-Req: Level  3.  Goals: Learn to perform basic dryland rescue.  Confidently swim 2 laps of freestyle & backstroke, 1 lap of breaststroke & elementary backstroke.  Underwater swim (25 ft).  Learn butterfly & flip turn.  Dive off starting blocks. 
Advanced Level 5 Pre-Req: Level 4. Goals: quickly perform dryland rescue.   Swim laps of freestyle & backstroke, 2 laps of breaststroke & elementary backstroke.  Learn side stroke, underwater swim (25+ ft).  Improve butterfly stroke.   Dive off diving board.

Registration  Links

We will establish a waitlist for Preschool, Level 1, Level 2 & Level 3 classes.  If there is enough interest in those levels we will open a 2nd group either at the same time or later depending on the availability of instructors.  So please register even if those groups appear to be full.

Winter Session 1 


Private Lessons - Saturdays 10:30am  1/6/2024 Register
Private Lessons - Saturdays 11:00am 1/6/2024 Register
Private Lessons - Saturdays 11:30am 1/6/2024 Register
Swim Lessons - Baby Swim Class 1/6/2024 Register
Swim Lessons - Preschool 1/6/2024 Register
Swim Lessons - Level 1 1/6/2024 Register
Swim Lessons - Level 2 1/6/2024 Register
Swim Lessons - Level 3 1/6/2024 Register
Swim Lessons - Level 4 1/6/2024 Register



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Attention Parents & Guardians: We know scheduling conflicts occur when you have kids.  But due to the nature of the swim lesson program, and the close watch we keep on instructor/student ratios, we, unfortunately, cannot offer make-up classes for missed time by students during your swim lesson session (unless you are enrolled in Private Lessons).  We will schedule a make-up lesson if Star Hill cancels a lesson due to weather or issues with the pool.  We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.  Thank you.

All participants must have a signed waiver on file with Star Hill Family Athletic Center.

 Click here to view and print waiver form.

 Click here to view and print guest registration and waiver form.

 Click here to view and print team roster - waiver form 

 Click here to view and print Conduct Policy

Facility Hours

Monday - Friday 
5:00am to 9:00pm 

Saturday & Sunday 
7:00am to 1:00pm

For pool and group fitness class availability please see the pool and class schedules. 
For dome and track availability - Weekday open times are abundant.  If you are planning to visit the dome/track in the evening (after 5pm) and/or the weekends, we recommend that you call ahead for open times.
Monday and Wednesday
8:30am to 12 noon
Tuesday and Thursday
4:30 to 7:30pm