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 or 413.528.2810,ext. 12.

Cost for Youth Swim Lesson:  Members $60 Guests $83                                            Youth Programs Discounts: 10% sibling discount. 25% discount for Action Adventures students. Discounts may not be combined.

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 leads to swimming short distances independently.
Mon & Wed 4-4:30 p.m.
Jul 9-Jul 25 182YT01B
Aug 6-Aug 22 182YT01C

Saturdays 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Jul 14-Aug 18 182YT01E

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skill
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.
Mon & Wed 4:30-5 p.m.
Jul 9-Jul 25 182YT02B
Aug 6-Aug 22 182YT02C

Saturdays 12:15-12:45 p.m.
Jul 14-Aug 18 182YT02E

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.
Tues & Thur 4-4:45
Jul 10-Jul 26 182YT03B
Aug 7-Aug 23 182YT03C

Saturdays 12:45-1:30 p.m.
Jul 14-Aug 18 182YT03E

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.
Tues & Thur 4-4:45
Jul 10-Jul 26 182YT04B
Aug 7-Aug 23 182YT04C

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.
Tues & Thur 4:45-5:30
Jul 10-Jul 26 182YT05B
Aug 7-Aug 23 182YT05C


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 Tues & Thur Jul 5-24

Level 1 10:30-11 a.m. 182CM10A
Maximum Enrollment 10

Level 2 10-10:30 a.m. 182CM11A
Maximum Enrollment 12

Level 3 9:30-10 a.m. 182CM12A
Maximum Enrollment 14

Session 2 Tues & Thurs Jul 31-Aug 16

Level 1 10:30-11 a.m. 182CM10B
Maximum Enrollment 10

Level 2 10-10:30 a.m. 182CM11B
Maximum Enrollment 12

Level 3 9:30-10 a.m. 182CM12B
Maximum Enrollment 14