Swim Lessons

  • The Bridgman Aquatic Center strives to provide the highest quality swim lessons possible. Our expectation is that class participants are able to listen, follow instructions, and participate safely in class.  PLEASE NOTE:  this session the lessons will be on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

    Fall 2023 Session:

    Registration (online) for residents & non-residents beginning Monday September 11, 2023

    Lessons begin on Monday September 18, 2023

    Resident Fee: Free

    Non-Resident Fee: $48

    NEW REGISTRATION PROCESS!  The Bridgman Aquatic Center is now using Signup Genius - SIGNUP LINK HERE.  We no longer accept phone registration. 

    Class levels are determined by the following criteria:

    Parent/Child Classes:

    Aqua Infant: (6-24 months) Child is introduced to water with a parent. Basic water adjustment with parent instruction.

    Aqua Tot: (18 months -4 year-olds) Child is introduced to water with a parent. Techniques are used to get the child accustomed to water and ready to join Level 1.

    Classes for ages 3-5 years old:

    Level 1: (Beginning level) Swimmers will be adjusted to water with a flotation device, learn beginning front crawl, backstroke and  floating, as well as learning how to submerge their face and basic water safety.

    Level 2: (Intermediate level) Swimmers will start with flotation and work their way out of it while building on floating, front crawl and backstroke skills learned in Level 1.

    Level 3: (Advanced level)  Swimmers will progress in the skills previously learned with a focus on rotary breathing and endurance.

    Classes for ages 6-12 years old:

    Level 1-2: (Beginning level) Swimmers will learn how to float, front crawl, backstroke and elementary backstroke.  Basic water safety will be taught as well.

    Level 3: (Intermediate level) Swimmers will build on the skills taught in level 1-2 with a focus on rotary breathing and endurance.  Don’t forget we teach water safety in every level!

    Level 4: (Intermediate/advanced level) Swimmers will continue to build on front crawl and backstroke skills and endurance.  They will learn basic breaststroke and butterfly skills.

    Pre-Team: (Advanced level)  Swimmers will continue to build on all skills learned in past levels with a focus on technique and endurance.

    Sea Bees Swim Club will be offering a stroke clinic in April for previous Sea Bee swimmers, High School swimmers, and the equivalent level swimmers from any program, are welcome as well.  See the Sea Bees Swim Club page for more details.

    If you have questions or are unsure of which level to enroll your child in, please feel free to contact our Director of Programming Emily Nannfeldt – enannfeldt@bridgmanschools.com

    Registration for Community Swim Lessons is done online through Sign-up Genius - CLICK HERE  to register for the 2023 Fall Swim Lessons.