youth aquatics

Youth Programs Discounts and Incentives

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

AMERICAN RED CROSS LEARN TO SWIM
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 contact our Aquatics Manager at aquatics@berkshiresouth.org or 413.528.2810, ext. 12.
Members $50 Guests $75

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.

Wednesday Sessions 4-4:30 p.m.
January 11 – February 15  171YT01A
March 8 – April 12  171YT01B

Saturday Sessions 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
January 14 – February 18  171YT06A
March 4 – April 22 (no class 3/11 or 4/15)  171YT06B

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.

Wednesday Sessions 4:30-5 p.m.
January 11 – February 15  171YT02A
March 8 – April 12  171YT02B

Saturday Sessions 12:15-12:45 p.m.
January 14 – February 18  171YT07A
March 4 – April 22 (no class 3/11 or 4/15)  171YT07B

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.

Thursday Sessions 4-4:45 p.m.
January 2 – February 16  171YT03A
March 9 – April 13  171YT03B

Saturday Sessions 12:45-1:30 p.m.
January 14 – February 18  171YT09A
March 4 – April 22 (no class 3/11 or 4/15)  171YT09B

Level 4: Stroke Improvement
Thursdays 4-4:45 p.m.
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.

January 12 – February 16  171YT04A
March 9 – April 13  171YT04B

Level 5: Stroke Refinement
Thursdays 4:45-5:30 p.m.
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.

January 12 – February 16  171YT05A
March 9 – April 13  171YT05B

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.
Members $60 Guests $80

January 3 – February 14  171YT10A
February 28 – April 11  171YT10B

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.)