Weekend Year Round Swim Lessons

Since the beginning in 2012, Excel Aquatics has been offering year round weekend swimming lessons to children across the Capital Region. Currently, we have locations in Schenectady and Albany, and teach hundreds of children each session water safety and swimming skills. Sessions are typically once per week for 5-7 weeks in length, and can be registered for right here on our website.

Weekend Swimming Lessons: Teaching Safety and Fun

Our classes focus on both water safety and fun, in order to provide your child with a fantastic experience that helps them get the most out of their lessons, and move towards learning and perfecting swimming independently.

  • Small, intimate swim classes with up to 4 students per instructor
  • Developmentally appropriate for your child’s abilities with our custom curriculum
  • Warm water at our Schenectady location
  • Builds child’s self-confidence

Class Schedules

Tentative Schedule: Fall 2018

**Registration opens August 6th!**

Saturdays: 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13
Sundays: 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14

* Classes held at 2:00pm, 2:40pm, and 3:15pm, and 3:50pm


Group: $126


The College of Saint Rose Summer 2018

**Registration opens May 21st!**

Sundays: 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29
* Classes held at 9:30am, 10:05am, and 10:40am


Group: $96
Private: $205

Tentative Schedule: Fall 2018

**Registration opens August 6th!**

Sundays: 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14


Group: $115

Find a Class

Current Excel families may login to our portal HERE!

Group 1: Water Comfort

Group 1 is the first level without parental involvement. The main focus is water comfort, while learning in a group setting, trusting instructors and developing a respect for the water. Specific skills covered are:

  • Independent underwater submersion
  • Introduction to kicking, floating, and scooping

Group 2: Floating and Kicking

In Group 2, children are comfortable in the water and are able to listen in learn in a group setting. The emphasis in Group 2 is developing independence in the water, with the fundamentals of floating and kicking introduced. Specific skills covered are:

  • Kicking with assistance
  • Superman glide off wall
  • Independent back float
  • Continuation of kicking, floating, and scooping

Group 3: Kicking and Independence

In Group 3, children are comfortable floating independently. The emphasis of Group 3 is the fundamentals of kicking both on the front and back, independently, along with the basics of independent swimming. Specific skills covered are:

  • Independent front kick
  • Independent back kick
  • Independent scoops for 10 ft

Group 4: Freestyle Basics and Kick

In Group 4, children will continue to develop their kicking skills, and learn the basics of Freestyle pulling movements with their faces in the water. Skills covered are:

  • Independent scoops for 25 ft
  • Introduction to rotary breathing
  • Introduction to Backstroke

Group 5: Freestyle Breathing and Backstroke

In Group 5, children will continue to expand on their skill set of Freestyle by learning rotary breathing, proper arm pulls, and timing of the breath, as well as be introduced to basic Backstroke. Skills covered are:

  • Freestyle-arms and breathing basics
  • Independent scoops for 50 ft
  • Introduction to Backstroke II

Group 6: Competitive Freestyle and Backstroke

In Group 6, children will complete the basic progression of independent Freestyle swimming, and will also continue basic Backstroke. Skills covered are:

  • Competitive Freestyle-75 ft
  • Competitive Backstroke-75 ft

Group 7: Advanced Freestyle & Backstroke with Basic Breaststroke

In Group 7, children will begin the progression of Breaststroke, while continuing their mastery of Freestyle and Backstroke. Skills covered are:

  • Competitive Freestyle-25+ yds
  • Competitive Backstroke-25+ yds
  • Introduction to Breaststroke kick
  • Flipturn introduction

Private Lessons

Private lessons are guaranteed 1:1 lessons for those looking for more individualized instruction. Typically swimmers will be taught per the Excel curriculum, but may also deviate based on the goals for the swimmer, and may be discussed with the site supervisor and instructor at the time of the lesson.