Have a splashing good time with our water safety instructors! Swim lessons are open to members and non-members! Registration opens May 1 for the summer session!

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends swim lessons for children as a “layer of protection” to prevent drowning. In addition to serving as a key component of water safety, swim lessons can introduce children to a fun physical activity that they may enjoy for years to come.

We utilize the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program for our classes and our instructors are all certified Water Safety Instructors.

During our group lesson program for children, the following classes are typically offered: Parent & Child (ages 6 months – 3 years), Preschool Aquatics (ages 3-5 years), and Learn to Swim (ages 6 – 13 years).

Classes for children support the needs of never-ever swimmers as well as young swimmers progressing in their skills. Our learning environment focuses on building skills in a fun way while also focusing on water safety – important knowledge for swimmers in order to help themselves or others in an aquatic emergency. We keep our instructor to participant ratio low in order to provide the best learning environment. Parent & Child classes and the LTS level 3 & 4 have a 1 to 6 ratio, the Preschool levels 1-3 and LTS levels 1 & 2 have a 1 to 4 ratio.

Before you register, please read through the sections that follow:

  • Session schedule & pricing
  • Which class is appropriate for your child
  • Lesson participant information form
  • Creating an account to register online
  • Register online
  • Scholarship availability



Click here for the LESSON PARTICIPANT INFORMATION FORM – This form includes sections for emergency contact, medical conditions, enrollment policies and waiver. The form must be filled out and returned to the PWC front desk.


If you are a member or guest and have already created your account to register, please skip this section.

Instructions if you are a member or guest and are brand new to the portal system:

Guests: The first step is to create your account through this link or by clicking the GUEST button at the top of the PWC home page.

Once your account is registered, you will receive an email with additional instructions on setting up your account through the member portal accessed via the Member button. From this point on you will access your account through the Member button on the PWC homepage or using this link: https://www.ourclublogin.com/login

Facility members: Use the member portal. For your first login, your username AND password will be your scan card number. You will have the ability to change these once you have successfully logged in. You can continue to access your account through the Member button on the PWC or PRFC homepage or using this link: https://www.ourclublogin.com/login


To register for swim lessons, please follow these steps in the Member Portal:

Using the menu on the left hand side, choose “My activities>courses/events schedule” and use the search criteria to find the list of swim lessons. Courses and events can be sorted by date. Please register using the child’s/lesson participant’s name (not the parent/guardian’s name).


Scholarships are available for income eligible families. Applications will be processed within a four week period; please allow sufficient time to apply. Please mail or drop the form at our front desk: Powell Wellness Center, 1005 Golf Drive, Culpeper VA 22701.

Click here for the SCHOLARSHIP FORM

Please contact our front desk at 540-445-5406 if you have any questions about swim lessons.

We look forward to sharing swim lessons with your young swimmer!