Aquatics

Parent/Infant Swim Class

Age: 7 months to 2 years
With a parent’s assistance, the class helps infants develop a love of the aquatic environment and trains them to respond to an aquatic emergency. Goal orientated songs and games teach your baby essential safety skills. 5 half-hour classes with one make-up class that becomes a bonus class if you make all 6.

Thursdays, 4:00 p.m.
Begins 2/5, Ends 3/12
Registration Fee: Members $70, Nonmembers $85

Terrific Twos

Age: 2 years
With a parent assisting, this class will set a strong foundation of good swimming technique and essential skills, introduced in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. Emphasis is placed on the “roll-over” as a lifesaving skill. 5 half-hour classes with one make-up class that becomes a bonus class if you make all 6.

Thursdays, 4:30 p.m.
Begins 2/5, Ends 3/12
Registration Fee: Members $70, Nonmembers $85

SwimAmerica Swim Lessons

  • Bottoms/Up Pool Platform: All children’s lessons are conducted on the patented Bottoms/Up Pool Platform. These tools facilitate learning and create a comfortable, safe environment for swimmers. We are the only facility in the Northeast to use these platforms.
  • Wetsuit Vests: Available to all children involved with any swim lessons. Designed to fit children from seven months to seven years, these vests are very effective in keeping the young swimmer’s core warm.
  • Open Swim: Swim lesson participants may use the pool for open swim during all regular pool hours. An adult must supervise participants at all times and are invited to swim with his or her child. This offer is available only while a child is actively enrolled in classes.
    Daily Fee: Adults $10, Children $5, Families $20
  • Family Discount: To help families of multiple children with the expense of these most important safety classes, we have instituted the following discounts when children are registered at the same time.
    1st child - full price, 2nd child - 5% discount, 3rd child - 10% discount, etc.
Preschool Nonswimmer Swim Lessons -- Age: 3 to 4 years
Introduction to swimming. This class focuses on personal safety and swimming techniques that set a strong foundation for a lifetime of great swimming. To graduate from this class, students must demonstrate comfortable face submersion. 5 half-hour classes with one make-up class that becomes a bonus class if you make all 6.
Tuesdays, 4:00 Session I: Begins 1/27, Ends 3/3 Session II: Begins 3/31, Ends 5/12, No class 4/21
Saturdays, 10:00 Session I: Begins 1/31, Ends 3/7 Session II: Begins 4/4, Ends 5/16, No class 4/25
Registration Fee: Members $70, Nonmembers $85
Preschool Swimmer Swim Lessons -- Age: 3 to 4 years
A continuation of the non-swimmer group, this class builds on floating skills and water comfort emphasizing rudimentary strokes. Your child will practice the “roll-over,” the most important water safety skill. 5 half-hour classes with one make-up class that becomes a bonus class if you make all 6.
Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. Session I: Begins 1/27, Ends 3/3 Session II: Begins 3/31, Ends 5/12, No class 4/21
Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. Session I: Begins 1/31, Ends 3/7 Session II: Begins 4/4, Ends 5/16, No class 4/25
Registration Fee: Members $70, Nonmembers $85
School-Age Lessons -- Age: 5 and up
This program is goal-driven and technique-oriented, with emphasis on good swimming form. With personal attention helping the most reluctant swimmer feel comfortable, our 10 teaching stations will take your child from bubbles to butterfly. Families enjoy multilevel instruction on a walk-in basis. Eight half-hour classes.
Stations 1–5: Wednesdays, 4:00 & 4:30 pm, Begins 2/11, Ends 6/3. No classes 3/18, 3/25, & 5/20, Saturdays, 11:05 & 11:45 am, Begins 2/14, Ends 6/6. No classes 3/21, 3/28, & 5/23
Stroke School (Stations 6-10): 40 minute sessions. Wednesdays, 5:15 p.m. Begins 2/11, Ends 6/3. No classes 3/18, 3/25, & 5/20, Saturdays, 10:20 am Begins 2/14, Ends 6/6. No classes 3/21, 3/28, & 5/23
Registration Fee: 8 classes: Members $70, Nonmembers $86. 4 class packs available. *BE AWARE – You must complete the classes by June 6. Classes do not carry to the next session.
Preschool Swim Lessons -- Age: 3 & 4 years
This class focuses on personal safety and swimming techniques and builds on floating skills and water comfort emphasizing rudimentary strokes. Your child will practice the “roll-over,” the most important water safety skill. This class will set a strong foundation for a lifetime of great swimming.
Saturdays, 10:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Begins 9/20, Ends 10/25
Registration Fee: Members $70, Nonmembers $85
Private Swim Lessons -- Age: 3 and up
For people who would like to utilize our expert instructional staff on an individual basis, private lessons can be arranged through Bill Meier at 413-528-7776.
Private Lesson Fees: Members: $40 per half-hour; Non-members: $50 per half-hour
Discounted package rates available!
Lifeguard Training -- Age: 15 and up
This is the standard Red Cross course for pool lifeguard certification. Successful candidates are eligible for employment as pool lifeguards.
Mondays, 4:00-6:00 p.m. on 2/23, 3/2 & 3/9
Sundays, 9 a.m.-5:00 pm. On 4/12 & 4/19
Registration Fee: Members $250, Nonmembers $300
SwimAmerica Instructor's Training, No previous experience needed. -- Age: 14 and up
Through classroom work and practical applications in the pool, you will learn how to teach non-swimmers from 3 years old and up how to swim. Successful completion of this course will entitle you to work in the school-age lesson program. If you love kids and considering a future of working with young people, this is a perfect opportunity. No previous experience needed.
Sunday, 2/1 from 11 am to 5:30 pm
One, 2-hour practical is required, offered on Wednesday afternoon or Saturday morning.
Registration Fee: Members $65, Nonmembers $75.