Swim school offers group lessons for children 6 months to 12 years old at the BCRD Aquatic Center during June, July, and August. Skill-based, leveled group lessons are offered in two-week sessions with 30-minute classes on Monday-Thursday each week. The instructor to student ratio for group lessons is 1:4.

When: Monday-Thursday at 10:15am, 10:45am, 11:15am or 11:45am

 Session 1 June 10 - 20 
 Session 2*  June 24 - July 5*
 Session 3  July 8 - 18
 Session 4  July 22 - August 1
 Session 5  August 5 - 15
*No lesson on July 4; lesson on Friday, July 5 instead

Cost: $42 per session
Thanks to Atkinson's Market, scholarships are available. Please inquire when you register.

Registration:  You may register in person at the BCRD Pool from 5:45am-6:45pm Monday-Friday or 9am-6pm Saturday and Sunday. Private lessons are also available and you can inquire by contacting the pool during regular hours.

Age Requirements:
All swim school participants must be 3 years old or older.
Children 2 and under are welcome to join us for our Mommy, Daddy, & Me Classes (see details below)

Ability-based groups:

STARFISH (Level 1)

  • First time swimmers, no swimming pre-requisites
  • Must be 3 years of age or older

MINNOWS (Level 2)

  • willing to sit on top step
  • comfortable being held in water


  • willing to put head underwater
  • comfortable being horizontal in water

GOLDFISH (Level 4)

  • swim 5 yards unassisted
  • comfortable in the deep end of pool

BETA (Level 5)

  • swim 10 - 15 yards
  • comfortable swimming completely underwater

STING RAYS (Level 6)

  • swim width of pool
  • comfortable with basics of freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke

SHARKS (Level 7)

  • swim length of pool
  • comfortable building technique on all strokes  


ages 6 months to 2 years. Parent(s) must be in the water with the child.

  • Every other Tuesday from June 18 - August 13 at 5:45 - 6:15pm (June 18, July 2, July 16, July 30, August 13)
  • Every Friday from 11:45am - 12:15pm from June 26 - August 16
Inquiry at the Aquatic Center front desk to get put on our list!

Cost: $10 per session

Details: Samantha Sutton has over 4 years of experience teaching children at the BCAC. This is not a learn to swim class, this course is aimed solely at teaching the love of water!

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