Sun Oaks Swim School | Redding Gym

Sun Oaks Swim School | Redding Gym

Just keep swimming!

Year round swim for all ages!

session 1

Jan 8 – Feb 2

Session 2

Feb 5 – March 1

Session 3

March 4 – March 29


April 1 – April 12

Session 4

April 15 – May 10

Session 5

May 13 – June 7

Downloadable PDF Swim School Schedules for both Spring and Summer below! 


See full level descriptions below with links to register.


with questions.

Swim Lessons for all Levels!

Parent Tot

Parent Tot – Ages 6-36 months.

No experience needed. All children must wear swim diapers.

Session Focus: water acclimation, submersions, floating, kicking and water safety.

Level 1

Level 1: Ages 2-5

Little or no experience.

Session Focus: aquatic comfort, breath control, pulling, kicking, floating, gliding and water safety.

Level 2

Level 2: Ages 3-6

Passed Level 1 or can perform the following skills: floats & kicks comfortably on front & back for 3 seconds unassisted.

Session Focus: independent breaths in deep water, rolling from front to back, introduction to strokes if ready,deep water safety.

Level 3

Level 3: Ages 4-7

Passed Level 2 or can perform the following skills: comfortable swimming independently in deep water, can roll from front to back, swims freestyle, backstroke & dolphin for 10 yards.

Session Focus: freestyle & side-breathing, backstroke, breaststroke, dolphin, endurance and dives.

Level 4 - Swim TEAM

Level 4: Ages 5-7

Passed Level 3 or can perform the following skills: has learned strokes and swims freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and dolphin for 15 yards.

Session Focus: stroke technique for all 4 strokes, endurance and dives.


Sun Oaks Swim Team

Level 4 is part of our swim team & welcome to participate in team events and meets!

Otters – Ages 7-9

Passed Level 4 or can perform the following skills: freestyle with side breathing, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly for 25 yards.

Dolphins – Ages 9-12

Passed Otters or can perform the following skills: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke for 50 yards. 100 IM with “legal” strokes.


Stingrays – Ages 11 and up

Passed Dolphins or can perform the following skills: freestyle, backstroke, breast stroke for 100 yards. 200 IM with “legal” strokes.



Private Swim Lessons

Private Lessons:

$30/$40 – 1 x 20 min lesson

$100/$120 – 4 x 20 min lesson

$190/$210 –  8 x 20 min lesson



$35/$45 per child – 1 x 30 min lesson 

$80/$100 per child – 4 x 30 min lesson 

$135/$155 per child – 8 x 30 min lesson 

1st price for member. 2nd price for non-members

Email to schedule private lessons. 

Home Pool Lessons
8 x 30 min classes:
1 child = $425
2 kids = $250 each child
3 kids = $225 each child
4 kids = $200 each child
Email to book.

Youth Aquatics Programs

Starts June 10th!! Flyer with info below!
Sign up online or email 

Lifeguard and Polo

Water Safe Shasta

A non profit organization aimed at getting all kids into the pool during school!   They provide Water Safety education and training to children in Shasta County during school hours.  Hosted at Sun Oaks and founded by Angie Baker.   Learn more at 

about us

Sun Oaks Swim School offers many swim lesson options for your child to learn to swim. We are a year-round swim school, offering both group and private swim lessons for ages 6 months and up. Our classes are small and offer plenty of attention for each child to progress. Instructors are trained to individualize lessons within the group setting and we believe that repetition is the heartbeat of learning. We encourage students to start in the Parent & Tot setting, where young children learn to enjoy the water in the comfort of their parents arms. At age 2, we transition kids from swimming with their parents to swimming with an instructor in our Level 1 Class. We have 4 Levels within our swim school before moving onto our USA Registered Swim Team.  In Level 1, kids learn aquatic comfort and beginner skills – such as breath control, floating, kicking and pulling. In Level 2, kids learn independence in the deep water and are introduced to strokes. In level 3 – kids improve on stroke technique, practice side-breathing and build endurance. In Level 4, kids are refining strokes and swimming the length of the pool. As soon as kids can swim the length of the pool, they can compete with our Swim Team. We are the Stingrays! Our team has a strong emphasis on stroke technique & character building. Competition is optional. Email with questions regarding lessons


As a former competitive swimmer and father of small children I am very happy to endorse Angie Baker and the Sun Oaks swim program. I have seen dozens of coaches over the years and experienced many different coaching styles. Angie is the perfect fit for children learning to swim or trying to turn the corner to the next level. She understands the fundamentals of swimming, stroke technique and the critical aspect of interacting with young kids undertaking this sport/activity. We have the utmost confidence in her coaching and the care of our children.

Gary H.

Ms. Angie is a phenomenal swim teacher.  Our 4 year old, Willow, looks forward to each swim lesson and is acquiring skills quickly.  She is currently in level 2 and they are working with basic strokes and breathing techniques.  Ms. Angie is fun, enthusiastic and very talented with the children.  Her love of her job is evident every week.

Jill F.

My kids have taken a wide variety of classes throughout the years at the Sun Oaks Swim School. I love the flexibility and the wide variety of classes offered to meet the needs of my children and our schedule. We have done the parent and tot classes, the toddler classes, and other group level classes. We are always greeted with a smile. The instructors are highly skilled but most importantly, they are friendly, kind, and nurturing. I feel at ease knowing that my children are in great trusting hands learning swimming skills, in addition to learning about water safety, which is a top priority as a parent. My kids are confident swimmers thanks to the skills learned at the Sun Oaks Swim School. I am very grateful for Miss Angie, and the whole swim school program.”


Angie Baker

Angie Baker

Sun Oaks Swim School Director

Angie Baker was born and raised on the pool decks of Redding and swam competitively since she was 6. She has always had a love for aquatics and feels honored to share that passion with her Redding community. In 2003, Angie moved to Arcata for college; where she earned a B.S. in Kinesiology at Humboldt State University and met her husband, Joe (at the pool of course!).

While attending school, she worked as the Head Age Group Coach for the Humboldt Swim Club and a Swim Lessons Supervisor for the Arcata Community Pool.  From there, Angie interned as a P.E. Teacher at The International School Villa Amalienhof in Berlin, Germany. She and her husband then moved to San Diego in 2010; where Angie was the Head Coach for Coronado Navy Swim Association and had the opportunity to train swimmers for rough water races in the ocean.

After San Diego, she and her husband slowly made their way back north, from the Bay Area to Chico; where Angie continued coaching and teaching swimming. Angie and her husband moved to Redding in September of 2015 to settle down and raise a family. They have 2 “little fish” of their own, Che & Cam. Angie loves being part of the Sun Oaks family and is thrilled to bring her swimming expertise and enthusiasm to Redding.

Angie’s personal motto is, “Attitude is Everything,” and is a firm believer that, “Repetition is the Heartbeat of Learning.” Stop by and say hi to Angie on the pool deck!

Contact Angie at


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