OVAC offers a year round, a twolevel, learn-to-swim program. Classes are three week sessions with 2- 30 minute lessons per week(6 lessons per session)

Tadpoles Level 1- Water Skills and Safety (ages 3-5)
Preschool age beginners start breath holding and blowing bubbles while gaining arm stroke and kicking. Emphasizes water safety while having fun and gaining confidence

Minnows Level 2-Fundamental Aquatic Skills (ages 4-6)
Focus on front and back glide, breathing, freestyle, backstroke. Swimmers gain endurance and stroke skills

Non-members must be in our system as a guest prior to registration. Please fill out our liability waiver prior (on our home page) For help email: echeverez@caclubs.com


Class Minimum 3---If minimum is not met class will be cancelled and registered swimmers will be offered a refund OR reschedule to another session


MEMBERS: Payments will be charged to your OVAC account unless other payment arrangements have been made. There is no prorating, half months, or refunds. Sick make-ups are only based on future class vacancy availability and will be at the discretion of the instructor.

NON-MEMBERS: Payments must be made prior to swimming. There is no prorating, half months, refunds or sick make-ups. Non-member must adhere to and sign the non-member swim policy.


Private Swim Lessons/Coaching

OVAC swim instructors are mature and possess many years’ experience teaching/coaching. Private swim lessons are offered year round for all ages and abilities.




Semi-Private(4-30 min)
2 swimmers



Semi-Private (1-30min)









Learn to Swim (in water): TBD

Stroke Development/Swim Team Fundamentals: TBD

Weekend/Evening Lessons: Bethany Wickholm bwickholm@caclubs.com 

Stroke Instruction/Coaching/Fitness: Elin Cheverez echeverez@caclubs.com

PLEASE NOTE****Members’ accounts will be billed after each lesson has been completed.Non-members must pre-pay for all reserved lessons within 24-hours of booking.To avoid being charged for a lesson you cannot keep, please notify Instructor at least 24-hours prior to your lesson. No shows will be charged. Lessons will not be canceled due to rain – we are going to get wet regardless.


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