Swim Lessons

Thank you for your interest in the Billerica Boys and Girls Club swim lessons!

Re-enrollment for the Fall session will open on Saturday, August 12th. 
Open enrollment will start on August 19th. Sign up in person, over the phone, or online by following the link here.

We offer year round lessons in our indoor heated swimming pool for kids and adults of all ages! Our curriculum is based on the American Red Cross model which includes teaching proper swimming skills, safety and fun in the water!

  • All of our classes are taught and supervised by certified Red Cross lifeguards
  • We have flexible times. We’re sure we have something that fits your schedule
  • Student-Teacher ratio of no more than 5:1

Our Program

  • Parent-Child Lessons: 6 months – 3 years. 30 minutes.

o   Emphasis is on getting the child comfortable in the water using games, song and skill repetition. Basic water movement skills such as kicking, reach and pull, jumping and bubble blowing are taught.  Gradually the child becomes more independent of parent assistance. An adult accompanies the child into the water. Swim diapers are required.

  • Pre-School Lessons:  3 – 6 years. 30 minutes.

o   A positive, developmentally appropriate aquatic learning experience will ensure the child’s comfort level. Rudimentary skills are introduced and built upon. Blowing bubbles, submerging, floating and basic front and back strokes are the focus. Kickboards and barbells are used. 5 minutes of free time using tubes concludes the class.

  • Progressive Lessons:  6 – 17 years. 45 minutes.

o   Each child is assessed and split into areas of the pool based on their own personal ability, as well as level of comfort. Modified versions of the Red Cross levels 1-6 are taught. Each child receives a level progress card at the end of every session.

  • Private Lessons: All ages, 30 minutes

o   A 1:1 class, instructor is able to adapt specifically to a child’s demands. Semi-private lessons for up to 3 people are available; please coordinate those with the pool office. Classic for kids with disabilities are also available.  

  • Clinic/Pre-Team:  Requires Level 5 and approval from Aquatics Supervisors

o   Swimmers work on improving the four competitive strokes, starts, turns and endurance. This program meets 2 -3 times a week, and is perfect for those wishing to join our swim team, or just stay active with swimming. 

  • Sea Wolves Swim Team: ages 6 - 18

o   The Sea Wolves is a competitive swim team. The Sea Wolves Swim Team strives to provide a fun-filled, educational and safe experience for our swimmers. Our goals are for all swimmers to feel comfortable in the water, know how to do the basic swimming strokes, and have fun in a team environment. The season goes from September to early February, competing against various teams around the Eastern Massachusetts area

Please note: We require everyone who is taking lessons at our Club to become a Club member.  Before registering for swim lessons, please visit our membership page.

 

Aquatics Director

Joe Chicarelli (Ext 109)

aquatics@billericabgc.com

Registration

 Re-enrollment for the Fall session opens on August 12th!

Open Registration opens on August 19th!