youth aquatics

Youth Programs Discounts and Incentives

10% sibling discount. 25% discount for Action Adventures students. Discounts may not be combined.

Ages 5+. Our instructors use games and instructional activities with an emphasis on water safety to help children develop swimming skills at their own pace. For more information please email or  call 413.528.2810, ext. 12.
Members $60 Guests $83

Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills
Level 1 is designed to help children gain comfort in the water. Children begin blowing bubbles, submerging their faces, and start to develop a horizontal position in the water. Floating and gliding with support from the instructor gradually lead to swimming short distances independently. Maximum enrollment: 5

Wednesday Sessions 4-4:30 p.m.
May 17-June 21    172YT01A

Monday & Wednesday Sessions 4- 4:30 p.m.
July 10-26    172YT01B
August 7-23    172YT01C

Saturday Sessions 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
May 13-June 24    172YT06A
July 15-August 19    172YT06B
*No Class 5/27

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Children comfortable putting their faces in the water and swimming a few body lengths on their own may enroll in Level 2. In this level children work on floating independently, continue to develop and master a horizontal swimming position while combining arm and leg movements to begin swimming longer distances. Maximum enrollment: 5

Wednesday Sessions 4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
May 17-June 21    172YT02A

Monday & Wednesday Sessions 4:30-5:00 p.m.
July 10-26    172YT02B
August 7-23  172YT02C

Saturday Sessions 12:15-12:45 p.m.
May 13-June 24  172YT07A
July 15-August 19    172YT07B
*No Class 5/27

Level 3: Stroke Development
To enroll in Level 3, children need to be comfortable in deep water and able to easily swim the width of the pool in a horizontal position. This level focuses on developing rhythmic breathing, building endurance, and several strokes including front crawl and elementary backstroke. Maximum enrollment: 6

Thursday Sessions 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
May 18-June 22    172YT03A

Tuesday & Thursday Sessions 4:30-5:00 p.m.
July 11-27    172YT03B
August 8-24  172YT03C

Saturday Sessions 12:45-1:30 p.m.
May 13-June 24  172YT09A
July 15-August 19 172YT09B
*No Class 5/27

Level 4: Stroke Improvement
A beginning Level 4 swimmer uses rhythmic breathing and is able to comfortably swim the length of the pool. The program continues to refine front crawl and elementary backstroke while developing breaststroke and back crawl. Children build up to swimming laps. Maximum enrollment: 7

Thursday Sessions 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
May 18-June 22    172YT04A

Tuesday & Thursday Sessions 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
July 11-27    172YT04B
August 8-24  172YT04C

Level 5: Stroke Refinement
Level 5 is designed for kids who can swim laps using front and back crawl, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke and would like to further refine their swimming skills in preparation for competitive or fitness swimming. Maximum enrollment: 8

Thursday Sessions 4:45 – 5:30 p.m.
May 18-June 22    172YT05A

Tuesday & Thursday Sessions 4:45 – 5:30 p.m.
July 11-27    172YT05B
August 8-24  172YT05C

Swim Club
Tuesdays 4:45-5:30 p.m.
Age 7-15. Join our youth recreational swim club! This program is designed to foster a love of swimming and help develop physical fitness and team skills. Participants must be able to continuously swim 100 yards and use at least two strokes. Maximum enrollment: 15
Members $70 Guests $90

May 9-June 20   172YT10A

Private Swim Instruction
Tap into the expertise of a Red Cross Certified Swim Instructor and learn how to swim more efficiently and safely. Please call the Aquatics Department to make an appointment.
Members $30 Guests $45 per half hour lesson
Members $50 Guests $60 per hour lesson

Semi-Private Swim Instruction
Get together with a friend or family member and improve your swimming skills together. A fun experience for the whole family!
Members $45 Guests $60 per 45 minute lesson. (Cost is for group of two or three.)

Swim Lessons at Lake Mansfield   
Ages 5 to 12. Enjoy swimming lessons under the sun at the Lake Mansfield Beach. A fun way to improve swimming skills while enjoying the outdoor environment! FREE to Great Barrington residents. Advance registration is required. Sponsored by the Great Barrington Parks and Recreation Commission.

Session 1:
Tuesday & Thursday,  July 6 – 25
Level 1: 10:30-11 a.m.     172CM10A
Maximum Enrollment 10

Level 2: 10-10:30 a.m.   172CM11A
Maximum Enrollment 12

Level 3: 9:30-10 a.m.    172CM12A
Maximum Enrollment 14

Session 2:
Tuesday & Thursday August 8- 24
Level 1: 10:30-11 a.m.    172CM10B
Maximum Enrollment 10

Level 2: 10-10:30 a.m.    172CM11B
Maximum Enrollment 12

Level 3: 9:30-10 a.m.    172CM12B
Maximum Enrollment 14