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2021 Summer Aquatics
The City of Garden Grove plans to offer a limited number of group and private swim lessons at Gary Hall and Woodbury pools July - August 2021.
Pools will open for lessons on Monday, July 5th, 2021.
* Recreational swim is suspended until further notice. *
Starting on June 7th 2021, we will begin taking reservations for pool rentals.
Gary Hall Pool and Woodbury Park Pool will be available to rent on Saturdays and Sundays from June 20th through August 15th.
Rentals will be limited to parties of up to 55 people for a maximum of 2 hours for the 2021 aquatics season.
Pool rental pricing will be as follows:
$80 for 1 Hour
$120 for 2 Hours
Max 55 persons per rental
Max 2 hours per rental
Reservations must be made in person at the Recreation front desk at City Hall.
For questions about rentals, please call (714) 741-5200.
2021 Swim Lessons
Session A July 5-15
Registration for A, Monday June 7th
Session B July 19-29
Registration for B, Wednesday July 7th
Session C August 2-12
Registration for C, Wednesday July 21st
Class sessions are held every two weeks, Monday through Thursday for 40 minutes at the following times:
AM Lessons: 9:00, 9:45, 10:30, 11:15, & 12:00
PM Lessons: 3:30, 4:15, 5:00, 5:45, & 6:30
Gary Hall Pool (Eastgate Park)
12001 Saint Mark St. (near Chapman and Valley View)
Woodbury Park Pool
13800 Rosita (near Newhope & Westminster)
Swim Class Descriptions:
Preschool Classes (P)
Ages: 3-5 ONLY
Starfish (Level P1)
This class is for new swimmers ages 3-5
Starfish class introduces swimming and water safety to children with little or no previous swimming experience, who are comfortable in the water without parental assistance or floatation devices.
Swim diapers are recommended
Tadpole (Level P2)
For children ages 3-5 who have passed Starfish level and are totally comfortable in the water and eager to start swimming independently. Children who are ready for Tadpole class can:
- Completely submerge themselves under the water.
- Float on their front and back for 3 seconds with minimal support.
- Understand and be able to employ basic swimming mechanics (arm and leg movements).
Sea Turtle (Level P3)
For children ages 3-5 who have passed Tadpole level and are swimming independently.
Children who are ready for Sea Turtle class can:
- Swim unassisted on their front for about 15ft.
- Comfortably roll from their front to back, without assistance
- Understand and be able to employ basic swimming mechanics for the backstroke.
Parent & Child
Ages: 6 Months- 4 years
Parents and children participate in guided practice with emphasis on fun, comfort, and swimming readiness. This course does not teach children to be accomplished swimmers nor to survive in the water. Swim diapers are required. One adult, 18 years of age or older, must accompany the child in the water.
Guppy (Level 1)
This class is for new swimmers ages 6-15. Guppy class introduces swimming and water safety to children with little or no previous swimming experience. This level helps children build confidence, swim on front and back short distances by themselves, and develop safety skills in and around the water.
Seal (Level 2)
For children 6-15 who have passed the Guppy or Sea Turtle level.
This class is for children who can swim more than 15 feet by themselves on their front and back. New skills include side breathing, treading water, and water safety skills.
Dolphin (Level 3)
For children 7-15 who have passed the Seal Level.
Designed for children who can swim both front and backstrokes at least 30 feet, jump into deep water, and tread water. New skills include introduction and development of elementary backstroke, and the breaststroke, dolphin and sidestroke kicks.
Barracuda (Level 4)
For children 7-15 who have passed the Dolphin level. This level focuses on stroke improvement, and building endurance and versatility in the water. New skills include introduction and development of the breastroke, butterfly stroke and flip turns.
Group lessons are available in a series of eight (8) lessons, 40 minutes in length.
All classes are $60 per session
Class schedule available at: https://ggcity.org/reggister
Individual instruction for all ages is available in a series of eight (8) lessons, 40 minutes in length.
Private for one is $200
Semi-private for two is $280
Semi-private for three is $360
How to Register:
- Go to our website, https://ggcity.org/reggister
- Select “Summer Aquatics” and scroll until you find the level and class time at your desired pool location.
- Select the blue “Add” button to add a class to your registration cart.
- If you have not logged-in, you will be redirected to log-in to your ReGGister account or to create an account.
- To create an account, first provide the information for the registering adult and then proceed to add your child to your account.
**Be sure to mark their role as a student at the top of the page.
- Continue to register for classes or check out with your cart.
**When registering multiple children, be sure to mark the correct child with the correct course level.
If you would like to register for a semi-private:
- All students must be from the same household.
- Choose only one student to enroll in a private lesson.
- Contact a pool manager to add remaining students. Call 714-741-5200 during city hall opening hours.
NOTE: All programs, classes and fees are subject to change or cancel without notice. Should a participant wish to cancel or change a class after the registration process, there will be a $5 processing fee per class. Refund requests must be made one week prior to the start of the first class or program. Class changes or transfers may only be accommodated if space allows and will not be permitted once the class has begun. Please be absolutely sure you register your child in the appropriate class for their swim ability. Refunds will not be offered for mis-registrations after a week before the first of the session.
For questions or more information, please call the Community Services Department at (714) 741-5200.