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Group Swim Lessons


Planning ahead for summer? The Summer Group Swim Lesson schedule is now available.

Sunday Learn-To-Swim


Dates Days Times Non-Member
Little Eagles 3/16 - 4/13 Sunday 2:00 - 2:30 pm $45
Parent Tot A 3/16 - 4/13 Sunday 2:30 - 3:00 pm $45
Parent Tot B 3/16 - 4/13 Sunday 3:00 - 3:30 pm $45
Level 1 3/16 - 4/13 Sunday 2:30 - 3:00 pm $45
Level 1 3/16 - 4/13 Sunday 4:00 - 4:30 pm $45
Level 2 3/16 - 4/13 Sunday 3:00 - 3:30 pm $45
Level 3 3/16 - 4/13 Sunday 3:30 - 4:00 pm $45
Level 4 3/16 - 4/13 Sunday 3:30 - 4:00 pm $45
Level 5-6 3/16 - 4/13 Sunday 3:00 - 3:30 pm $45
Springboard Diving 3/16 - 4/13 Sunday 4:00 - 4:45 pm $45
Beginning Water Polo (8 & Under)
3/16 - 4/13 Sunday 2:00 - 2:30 pm $45
Beginning Water Polo (9 & Up) 3/16 - 4/13 Sunday 2:30 - 3:00 pm $45


BC Rec offers group swim lessons for children of all ages and experience level. Whether the child is just beginning to swim or a bit more advanced with prior experience, our experienced aquatics instructors can help them improve their skill and comfort level in the water. The prices listed above are per child. Parents are invited to sit on the Pool Mezzanine to watch. While classes are listed as 30 minutes, there will be about 25 minutes of instruction in the water and 5 minutes to transition for the next class.

Parent-Tot Level A
This class will work with infants who are able to sit up on their own and teach parents techniques to help orient their child to the water. 6 – 18 months

Parent-Tot Level B
This class will be for the slightly older child who still needs a parent’s support. This class will help the child gain confidence in the water, become more comfortable working with another adult, and prepare them for higher level classes. 18 months – 3years

Little Eagles
This class is for children between the ages of 3-4 years old or for children who have completed Parent-Tot Level B and/or are comfortable putting their face in the water. The first three classes will be done with the parent and child in the water or until the child is comfortable with the instructors.

Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills
Explore the water through floating, submerging, kicking skills, breathing control and elementary swimming skills. Must be at least five years old, or receive aquatic manager approval.

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Learn to turn over, additional breathing, combined front and back strokes and basic safety skills. Child must successfully complete and demonstrate level 1 skills.

Level 3: Stroke Development
Learn to dive, front crawl, back crawl, elementary back stroke, tread water and additional safety skills. Child must successfully complete and demonstrate level 2 skills.

Level 4: Stroke Improvement
Learn deep water skills, endurance and distance swimming, breaststroke, sidestroke, turning at the wall and emergency rescue breathing techniques. Child must successfully complete and demonstrate level 3 skills.

Level 5-6
Children will develop coordination and refinement of all strokes. Flip turns for front and back crawl will be introduced. Endurance will increase 300 - 500 yards per class. Child must compete and demonstrate Level 4 skills.

Springboard Dive (8-15 years old)
Students will learn the basics of diving from both the side of the deck and the 1 meter board. Skills will include: approach, basic hurdle, and basic forward dives. Children must be able to swim length of dive well prior to signing up.

Beginning Water Polo for kids
This class is designed to provide basic skills and understanding of the sport of water polo in a recreational format. Although water polo is known for its toughness and endurance, this class intends to harnesses all the fun and dynamic aspects of the game in a safe, easy to learn aquatic environment that will motivate kids to swim and stay fit.


To register for any of the private lessons or for additional information please contact Member Services at or 617-552-0797.

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Our Youth Policies changed on January 1, 2013. Please read through the page and contact Member Services at (617)552-0797 or if you have any questions or concerns.