The Mission of Saguaro Aquatics is to prevent drownings in our community by teaching Swimming and Water Safety, and to introduce people of all ages to the joy of swimming and water activities. We want our clients to grow in self-confidence from their experiences at Saguaro Aquatics, regardless of which program they participate in or their age. Our wish is that our clients, young and old, will use this empowerment in all areas of their lives and share it with others!





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Saguaro Aquatics Health & Safety Protocols

Saguaro Aquatics has transformed the way we offer Swimming Lessons to ensure the Health and Safety of our staff, clients and swimmers. Seating is spaced by 20ft, controlled facility traffic flow with temperature screenings before entry, enhanced HVAC systems for increased fresh air ventilation, pool sanitation is checked hourly, 5 minute breaks between each 30 minute lesson to clean: seating, handrails, teaching equipment, bathrooms, changing rooms and all common touch surfaces. Watch this 1 minute video for more information on how we have evolved our Swimming Lesson program.

AGES: 6 months to 3 years w/ parent in-water, 3 years and older without parents in-water.

Saguaro Aquatics offers private swimming lessons for Adults and Children. In Private Lessons, we customize our curriculum to meet your goals. If you are a beginner just learning to swim or a swimmer that would like to refine your strokes, our experienced coaching staff will help you reach your swimming goals! View lessons schedules and enroll online today… 

AGES: 6 months to 3 Years

At Saguaro Aquatics, Our Tot swimming Lessons provide the basics of swimming in a warm salt water pool and a fun, safe, self paced environment. To learn more about Parent and Tot lessons, and to view our lesson schedule and enroll online, please click the button below. We are currently offering Group and Private Parent & Tot lessons.

Skills Learned in this Level

  • Bubbles
  • Back Floats
  • Kickers
  • Monkey Walks: walking along the wall with hands
  • Climb Outs
  • Froggy Dives: seated dives
  • Socialization
  • Waiting turns
  • Learning from someone other than
  • their parent Submersions

The Saguaro Aquatics swimming lesson curriculum has 7 levels. We call the first 3 levels “Survival School”. Our patient coaches will teach your child to be comfortable in and around the pool. The basics of swimming will be taught by experienced coaches who will introduce your child to the joy of swimming in a caring, fun, and personalized way. The goal of the first 3 Levels is for your child to survive a fall  into the pool. 

After water safety has been accomplished the next 4 levels of our curriculum moves on to “Stroke School”. In these levels swimmers learn the competitive strokes, as well as treading, safely diving, and proper push offs and turns at the wall. The goals for swimmers in Stroke School is for them to be able to swim each of the competitive strokes with proper technique, and to improve their awareness of water safety.

For more detailed information on each level, for prices, schedule and online enrollment, please visit our Group Swimming Lessons Page. For assistance selecting the correct level for your swimmer please click the Level Selection Tool button below.


Welcome to the Saguaro Aquatics’ Wellness Aquatics program! Our private facility is indoors and is located on Pima, two blocks west of Craycroft. We offer Group and Private classes to address a variety of limitations and disabilities. Sessions are held in our salt water pool that is 91 degrees and ranges in depth from 3 – 5.5 feet. We have a chair lift for those that need assistance entering and exiting the pool. This program is the only activity at the pool during scheduled classes. The maximum group class size is 8. This is a private pay service. We do not accept insurance. For more information about our Wellness Aquatics program, including pricing, schedules and online enrollment, please click the button below.

Saguaro Aquatics provides Tucson families with swimming lessons specifically designed for children with special needs. We call our program Sonoran Dolphins. Please click the button below for program details, lesson schedules and pricing, and online enrollment.

Bring Friends and Family together for a memorable occasion at Saguaro Aquatics. When you book a party with us we take care of the hassle, you enjoy the party! You will have exclusive use of the entire swimming facility.


August 25, 2020
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Owner is hands on!

We started with Saguaro when my daughter was 2.5. Now four years later she is begging me to let her swim with the swim team. After just a short time she was able snorkele with us in Hawaii and was able to navigate open water around the reef. My son is 3 and although he can be a handful (that's possibly an understatement) Josh and the teachers he has trained have handled him beautifully. They allow him to be silly and have fun in the water while still being structured enough to teach him safety skills. Now he wants to practice in the bathtub! We loved Grace, Darlene, Eddie, Gordon, Robin...and are always sad when they graduate, or have babies and make transitions, but we have always had top notch teachers and understand that growth and change are part of life. My littlest (10 months) will be starting swimming lessons soon, can't wait to introduce him to the joy of swimming at Saguaro.

  • How Long does it take Beginners to Learn to Swim?

  • It depends on several different things...

  • Variables that impact the duration for a beginner to learn how to swim include age, prior swimming lesson experience, other sports the swimmer has participated in, if there is a pool at home, and if the swimmer has had a negative experience in or around water.

  • Are Private or Group lessons best for my child?

  • Typically group lessons, 2 or 3 days ...

  • BUT with the Pandemic we are only offering Private Lessons at this time. Group lessons cost less, allow your child to learn from their coach AND other children. Group classes allow your child to watch other children swim the correct and incorrect way to do a skill

  • How can we Practice at Home without
    a Pool?

  • We have some simple drills that allow you...

  • Breath control is the KEY to the learn-to-swim process. Blowing bubbles in the bath tub will help! If the lips don't quite get into the water you can start with a full size straw. Trim it down before each practice session. Before they know it lips are in the water blowing bubbles.

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