Occoquan Swim Academy at Central Park Aquatic Center

Welcome to The Occoquan Swim Academy.  We have a menu of options that will provide your entire family with opportunities for swimming.  From our Water Babies program to the Occoquan Swim Team we are set up to be your one stop shop for water activities.

Please visit HERE for dates and times for programming.

Swim Lesson Fees 

Annual Registration fee (paid during first registration for the year)

First Student $50 / all other family members $25

Monthly Tuition

1 day per week $72/month

2 days per week $120/month

Express Tuition

4 consecutive days $72

WATER BABIES/Toddlers Program (parent-tot)

Infants and toddlers accompanied by a parent (or responsible guardian) learn to be comfortable and confident in the water.  Developing foundational skills and swim readiness at this age provides an easy transition to group lessons.  Fun and enjoyment of the water is emphasized with the kids while a focus on educational materials for parents to learn water safety for their kids as well as drowning prevention and the importance of supervision in and around water.


                1-Ages 3-5

                2-Ages 6 – 9

                3-Ages 10 & up

Note: New students may need a Swimways Power Swimr™ available on site.

Swim Foundations participants will learn to “swim like a fish” thru a child-centered, activity-oriented approach–coupled with unique skill progressions for the following:
First-time Submersion
Breath Control
Front Kick
Back Kick
In-line Kick
Freestyle with “pop-up” breath

Swim STROKES Program

                1-Ages 3-5

                2-Ages 6-9

                3-Ages 10 & up

Prerequisite: Completion of Swim Foundations Skills or swim 25 feet without the aid of a flotation device, face in the water.
In the Swim Strokes program, your child will learn how to swim the formal strokes of freestyle with side breathing and backstroke. The Freestyle Side Breathing skill may be the most important skill one learns in the learn-to-swim process. Swim Strokes program is drill-oriented with unique skill progressions for the following:
Kicking with the Kickboard
Back Kicking
Streamline Kicking

ADVANCED Swim Strokes Program

                1-Ages 3-5

                2-Ages 6-9

                3-Ages 10 & up

Prerequisite: Completion of Swim Strokes Program or swim Freestyle with side breathing for 25 yards.

In the Advanced Swim Strokes program, your child will learn the advanced skills of Breaststroke and Butterfly, as well as refine and further develop the Freestyle and Backstroke. All Advanced Swim Strokes classes are drill and technique-oriented.  In this course, your child will practice the following skills:
Freestyle & Backstroke
Breaststroke Kick
Breaststroke Arm Stroke
Breaststroke (Kick & Stroke Timing)
Body Dolphin/ Butterfly Kick
Butterfly Arm Stroke
Butterfly (Kick & Stroke Timing)


Prerequisite: Swim 25 yards freestyle with side breathing and/or 25 yards backstroke; demonstrate knowledge of breaststroke and butterfly.

NOTE: If no knowledge of breaststroke and butterfly, a minimum of one month of Advanced Swim Strokes 300 is required.

Recommended equipment: Competitive style swim suit, cap, goggles, and fins.

Intro to OCCS is our entry level TEAM group, introducing young athletes to the world of competitive swimming! Through the application of drills/skills/repeating of sound, basic swimming fundamentals and race strategies, our Intro to Nitro kiddos are taught an appreciation of the sport from an early age! Practices last 45 minutes, and options of once and twice a week are offered.  Internal swim meets are offered approximately every 6 weeks. Ideal ages are 5 years old up to 10 years old.

Home School Fitness & Physical Education

  • Structured with home school students and parents in mind
  • Three different levels for ages 4-18 taught simultaneously in the same pool
  • Convenient for families of multiple swimmers!
  • Program offered September – May

Excellent Program For Swimmers Who Want To:

  • Exercise for recreational swimming and advance their technique.
  • Develop skills needed to earn Boy Scouts Swimmer Merit Badge
  • Develop skills needed for Girl Scouts programs, such as ShapeUP!
  • Improve Strength/Agility in a non-impact/aerobic conditioning program.
  • Learn fundamental racing technique for competitive swimming or triathlons


For children ready to learn water acclimation skills and beginning strokes

  • Lower levels focus on Freestyle & Backstroke
  • Upper levels focus on all 4 strokes
  • No previous swimming experience necessary
  • Classes meet 2-4 days per week for 30 minutes
    • Monday – Thursday 8am & 1pm

Home School, ADVANCED

For Swimmers Who Can:

  • Swim 25 yards freestyle with bilateral breathing and body rotation
  • Swim 25 yards backstroke with body rotation
  • Swim 25 yards breaststroke with legal kick
  • Complete 25 yards of dolphin roll (butterfly kick, body motion)
  • Classes meet 2-4 days per week for 45 minutes
    • Monday – Thursday 8am & 1pm


For Swimmers Who Can:

  • Swim 100 yards freestyle and backstroke
  • Swim 50 yards breaststroke
  • Swim 25 yards butterfly
  • Swim 100 IM
  • Diving from the blocks
  • Classes meet 2-4 days per week for 1 hour
    • Monday – Thursday 8am & 1pm


This program is specifically designed for the high school aged swimmer (or incoming high school student) who wishes to work on stroke mechanics and strengthen their conditioning prior to the high school swimming season.

Practices are 75 minutes long 2-4 days per week

September 10 – November 4

Monday – Thursday 7:00-8:30pm