Swim Lessons

SWIM LIKE A FISH — MRSC can turn your kids into fish. Professional swim instruction and clinics for every age. 

 

Swim with Confidence

We want your child to become confident in the water. Because we know that each child will progress at their own rate, it is our objective to provide a safe and positive learning environment. Your child will advance to the next level when ready as determined by the end of session evaluation.

Your Personal Attention Please

MRSC’s student to teacher ratio is 5:1 for beginners and 6:1 for intermediate and advanced swimmers. This means students stay engaged with the instructor so they learn more in each lesson. They also receive far more personal attention and one-on-one guidance from the instructor. This makes a big difference in mastering the basics of swimming quickly.

A Sense of Community

A familiar and friendly instructor is always waiting for your child when they enter the pool deck for a swim lesson. We value our sense of community at MRSC and know that your child will thrive in a warm and caring environment.

Learn to Swim Today!

Register online and see our full schedule of programming and pricing.

Private & Semi-Private Swim Instruction

 

Due to COVID-19 safety guidelines we are only offering private and semi-private lessons  at MRSC. Great for beginners looking to build comfort in the water, or advanced swimmers who want to fine-tune their technique, our experienced instructors will help anyone in the water. 

Individualized lessons are available for children of all swim abilities and children with special needs who desire one-on-one attention. Semi-private lessons are available for two children of the same level and learning the same skills.

Lessons are scheduled once a week for the duration of the session for $50 for 30 minutes. Please email aquatics@madisonracquet.com to schedule your time.

Swim Programs

 

Parent & Child 

MRSC offers introduction to swimming for babies & toddlers. 

Pre-School Lessons

MRSC offers a variety of beginner classes for kids 3-5 years old. 

Youth Lessons

MRSC offers a swim classes for youths 6 years old & up.

Private & Semi-Private

MRSC offers individual and semi-private swim instruction. 

Parent & Child Intro to Swimming

 

Due to COVID-19 safety guidelines we are currently not offering group swim lessons until further notice. We are offering private swim lessons and swim team for experienced swimmers of all levels. Please email us at  aquatics@madisonracquet.com for more information. 

 

AquaBabies (6-12 months)

A wonderful introduction to a swim class for infants and parents. This class is designed to adapt children to the water through songs and games. Parents are introduced to the basics of our swim lesson program and water safety.

AquaTots (13-36 months)

While swimming with parents, toddlers are encouraged to explore the water and learn basic swimming skills and water safety through water play, songs and use of flotation aids.

Advanced AquaTots (2+ yrs)

For the 2+ year old who is very comfortable in the water and is almost ready for our Tadpole lesson, but too advanced for AquaTots. Swimmers must be accompanied by an adult in the water and will learn independent floating and proper body position. Participants must be comfortable getting their face and ears wet.

Pre-School Swim Classes 

MRSC offers a variety of pre-school swim classes for children 3 to 5 years old just learning to swim.  For additional information on scheduling and pricing, you can login to our member portal or simply contact the club at mrsc@madisonracquet.com or 203-245-9444.

Tadpole

A swim class with an instructor for beginner swimmers. This class introduces basic swim skills, and uses flotation aids to develop independence in the water.

Lobster

Young swimmers who have learned to kick, paddle and float without support are challenged to swim the length of the pool and demonstrate stroke readiness while emphasizing water safety.

Starfish

An intermediate swim class that encourages young swimmers to perform front crawl and backstroke while also learning diving and safety skills.

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Youth Swim Classes 

Our youth swim program continues on the development of skills of your little swimmer  through age 6 and up.  For additional information on scheduling and pricing, you can login to our member portal or simply  contact the club at mrsc@madisonracquet.com or 203-245-9444.

Goldfish

A swim class for swimmers who are six years or older and have little swimming experience. Children become comfortable in the water while learning basic swim skills, water safety and use of flotation aids.

Flounder

Independent swimmers who are ready to learn whole strokes. Students are introduced to front crawl, rhythmic breathing, backstroke, diving and water safety skills.

 Snapper

Swimmers who have the endurance to swim half lengths of the pool with a front crawl and backstroke. Children are introduced to rotary breathing, perfecting stroke technique and to swimming the full length of the pool.

Striper

Swimmers are encouraged to perform correct stroke techniques for the front crawl and backstroke while building endurance and learning important safety skills. Intro to breaststroke kick.

 Bluefish

This class is designed for swimmers perfecting their front crawl and backstroke. Swimmers are also introduced to butterfly and breaststroke.

 Dolphin

Advanced swimmers fine tune the four competitive strokes while improving endurance before moving on to swim team.

Private & Semi-Private Swim Instruction

 

Due to COVID-19 safety guidelines we are only offering private and semi-private lessons  at MRSC. Great for beginners looking to build comfort in the water, or advanced swimmers who want to fine-tune their technique, our experienced instructors will help anyone in the water. 

Individualized lessons are available for children of all swim abilities and children with special needs who desire one-on-one attention. Semi-private lessons are available for two children of the same level and learning the same skills. Lessons are scheduled once a week for the duration of each session. Private lessons must be booked with the Aquatic Desk and are booked on a first-come-first-served basis. Please email aquatics@madisonracquet.com to schedule private or semi-private lessons.

How do I find out what's going on at the club?

We send e-blasts to all our members and program participants about special programs, highlights, promotions and registration reminders. Our seasonal program guides are also linked on our homepage, on the left hand column.

Make sure we have your email address so you can stay in the loop. We are also on Facebook, so like us on Facebook and don’t miss a thing.

Of course, if you have any questions about programs, you may also contact the front desk at 203-245-9444 or mrsc@madisonracquet.com.

Is there babysitting at MRSC?

We do not offer child care services but we have many tennis, swim and summer programs for kids ages four and up.

How do I book a tennis court?

To reserve a court, please call the club at 203-245-9444 up to one week in advance and we will gladly assist you. No membership required!

We also offer season court time and league play. To get on the list or reserve your weekly time please email us at mrsc@madisonracquet.com.

 

Do I have to be a member to participate in programs?

No membership is required at MRSC. We do offer memberships for those who play or swim frequently. Our members receive 15% or more off clinics and swim teams and 10% off private lessons. Lap lanes and open court times are priced for non-members.  

How do I know my child's level for swim lessons or tennis clinics?

Descriptions of all our junior classes are listed online and in our program guides, which are linked on our homepage.

If you are not sure which level your child falls into based on the description, please call the front desk at 203-245-9444 for more information. We may need to set up a complimentary evaluation with a tennis professional or swim coach to best assess. 

Can I request a tennis or swim instructor for my child?

We cannot guarantee a particular instructor for group tennis & swim lessons, as the Aquatic & Tennis Staff schedules change from time to time. We will, however, work with you to schedule private lessons based on the availability of the instructor and pool and court time.

How can I introduce my friends to MRSC?

We encourage you to bring your friends to the club! Please register your guest upon arrival and fill out a guest waiver form. If your friends are interested in joining the club, have them call us at 203-245-9444 and we will arrange a tour of the club. 

With our Member Referral Program, just introduce a friend to the Madison Racquet & Swim Club and when they join, you will receive a credit on your account equal to 10% of their first year’s membership fees! Make sure that the new member mentions your referral upon joining. We also offer special rates for guests when accompanied by current members.

Want to Join The Club?

MRSC memberships are designed to accommodate your schedule and lifestyle. Membership benefits include discounted member rates for most of our tennis and swim lessons, clinics, and court time.