Swim Lessons

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

At this time our swim lessons are sold out. Registration for those not currently enrolled will start on June 11th.

    • 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 supervised by certified Red Cross lifeguards
    • We have flexible days and times. We’re sure we have something that fits your schedule!
    • Student-Teacher ratio of no more than 3:1, or 4:1.
    • For more common questions, please visit out FAQ page!
    • Please note that students are required to have memberships/activity cards in order to participate in our programs.                                                                                                     

    Registration:

    Spring 2022: Runs to June 18th

    Summer 2022: June 27th to August 27th

    • The schedule will be posted towards the end of May
    • Re-enrollment - June 4th to June 10th
      • This is for those currently enrolled in our spring session.
      • Please note re-enrollment works a little differently for summer - you can sign up for the same class type, on the same day, but at any time.
    • Open & Online enrollment - June 11th
      • This is for those not currently enrolled for the spring, or for those looking to switch days or class types.

    Here is how you can sign up:

    • In person!
      • We are open 8:00am to 8:00pm for registration at the front desk Monday through Thursday, 8:00am to 6:30pm on Friday, and 8:00am to 12:00pm on Saturday.
    • Over the phone!
      • You can call the pool office at (978) 667-2193 ex. 109 or the front desk at (978) 667-2193 ex. 101.
      • Please leave a voicemail with your name and number if we are not there, and we will get back to you as soon as possible!
      • Please note the hours we are open for over the phone registration.
    • Online!
      • Follow this link to see the classes we offer, view your account and register.
      • Please note: The price displayed online is shown as "Non-Member Price". This is the correct price; membership tracking is done through different software.
      • Online registration is only open from the day open enrollment starts, to the day the session starts. After those dates pass, you will have to call or come by in person.
      • Online registration for the summer will start June 11th at 12:00am and close June 26th at 11:59pm.

    Our Programs:

    • 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. 40 minutes.

    o   Each child is assessed and split into areas of the pool based on their own personal ability, as well as their 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, the 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. Classes 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.

     

    Interim Aquatics Director

     

    Nikita Kirik (978-667-2193 ex. 109)

    aquatics@billericabgc.com