Swimming Lessons

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic 网赌app Fortin Center Health Club (including swim groups) will be closed until further notice - please check rocky.edu/coronavirus for updates as we have them.  We appreciate your understanding.

  • Please note that all times are subject to change.
  • NO REFUNDS will be given after first day of each session.
  • Each session includes all levels (1-6).
  • Limited space available.
  • Parent / Child are only Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
  • Register and prepay before the first day of class as spots are not guaranteed. 

Please call 406-657-1035 to register

Spring Swim Lesson Schedule

*Children must be registered

May Monday & Wednesday evening sessions Levels 1-6 7:00 to 7:40 p.m. All $65

4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20

May Sunday sessions
April 26, May 3, 10, 17 - all $35

Level 1-6 - 1:00 to 1:55 p.m.
Parent/Child (P/C) 2:00—2:30 p.m.
Adult Swim Lessons 2:30—3:00 p.m.


Fortin Education Center staff are available to help you with all your questions and registration needs (rhonda.mitchell@rocky.edu 500 Internal Server Error

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By Mail:

Rocky Mountain College
c/o Swim Lessons
1511 Poly Drive
Billings, MT 59102

By Phone:
Call 406.657.1035 or 1.800.877.6259 to register.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

Monday-Friday: 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Age Information: Parent & Child Aquatics age range from 6 months through 4 years.

Level 1 starts at age four.

American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program

Rocky Mountain College Skills Sheet

Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills


  • Help students feel comfortable in the water
  • Basic water safety rules
  • Swimming on front and back using arm and leg actions
  • Submerging entire head
  • Exhaling water
  • Picking up submerged object
  • Floating on front and back

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills


  • Blowing bubbles through nose
  • Front and back glide
  • Treading water using arm and leg motions
  • Bobbing in water
  • Submerging entire head
  • Jellyfish float and turtle float
  • Swimming using combined stroke on front and back without assistance

Level 3: Stroke Development


  • Build on the skills in Level 2 by providing guided practice
  • Submerging and retrieving an object
  • Front and back crawl
  • Sitting, kneeling, and standing dive
  • Rotary breathing in horizontal position
  • Survival float, back float
  • Butterfly-kick and body motion
  • Swimming across the pool and back without assistance

Level 4: Stroke Improvement


  • Provide further coordination and refinement of strokes
  • Survival float, back float
  • Elementary backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly
  • Feet-first surface dive
  • Front and back crawl

Level 5: Stroke Refinement


  • Provide further coordination and refinement of strokes
  • Standing dive (diving progression)
  • Open turns on front and back
  • Front and back crawl
  • Front flip turn and back flip turn
  • Elementary backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly

Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency


  • Refine all the strokes so students swim with ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances.
  • Track starts
  • Open turns and flip turns
  • Prepare the skills to advance into the swim team or Billings Aquatics Club (BAC)

Billings Aquatic Club

Learn more about the The Billings Aquatic Club, a non-profit organization, has excelled at training competitive swimmers in Billings for over 25 years.