Group Lesson Levels

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  • Monday August 9th - Saturday September 25th
  • Six participants allowed in each class
  • Group Lesson Fees: Full Member $60, Program Member $80
  • Adult Lesson Fees: Full Member $80, Program Member $100
  • Please note: Our Group Lessons are on a first come, first served basis depending on availability at the time of registration. Instructors may vary from session to session. There will be no refunds issued.
  • Find out what kids think about NBBY swim lessons: Why Adrian Likes Swim Lessons


Parent & Child Swim                          

Builds water safety skills for parents and children, helping infants and children become comfortable in the water so they are willing and ready to swim under the direction of our experienced staff. Class includes a combination of water adjustment skills, songs and games.

  • For children ages 6 months - 3 years old
  • Monday 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Preschool Swim 

Gives young children a developmentally appropriate aquatic learning experience that emphasizes water safety in a class environment with their peers. Our Pike level is for our first time swimmers with class goals of swimming without an adult assisted by a flotation device. Our Eel classes are for swimmers who may have taken lessons before with class goals of swimming with their face in the water, float and possibly swim without a flotation device.

  • For ages 4 to 5 years old
  • PIKE Tuesday 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • PIKE Wednesday 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • EEL Monday 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • EEL Wednesday 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • EEL Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Polliwog: Intro to Water Skills 

This lesson will help students begin to feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely. Students will learn elementary water skills which they can build on as they progress.

  • For ages 6 to 13 years old
  • POLLIWOG Monday 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • POLLIWOG Wednesday 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • POLLIWOG Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Guppy: Fundamental Aquatic Skills 

Our Guppy level will help students gain confidence and work on the basics of treading water, gliding and getting their face in the water. 

  • For ages 6 to 13 years old
  • GUPPY Monday 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • GUPPY Tuesday 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Minnow: Stroke Development

Our Minnow level swimmers will learn how to knee-dive, progress in their front crawl and backstroke and continue to develop their water treading skills. They will also glide on their front and back.

  • For ages 6 to 13 years old
  • MINNOW Tuesday 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • MINNOW Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Fish: Stroke Improvement

Our Fish level swimmers will learn how to improve their treading water skills and will progress to a standing dive as well as improving their stroke techniques. Students will be required to perform all four strokes in a 25 yard pool and perform a dive in order to join this class. Instructor permission is required to register.

  • For ages 6 to 13 years old
  • BEGINNER FISH Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
  • INTERMEDIATE FISH Saturday 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Flying Fish: Skill Proficiency

Our Flying Fish and Shark levels are for students ages 6 to 13 years old who have completed prior levels and are looking to develop a strong swimming endurance while perfecting their techniques. This 45 minute class is the last level before joining life guarding classes. Students will be required to perform all four strokes in a 25 yard pool and perform a dive in order to join this class. Instructor permission is required to register.

  • For ages 6 to 13 years old
  • FLYING FISH Saturday 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Adult Beginner

Our Adult Beginner class is for people ages 18+ who have little to no swimming experience. This is 45 minute class will go over everything from water safety to treading water to different swim strokes.

  • Friday 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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