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2019 Spring/Summer Swim Lessons

Little Owls Learn to Swim Lessons (Spring and Summer 2019)
Sponsored by the Bryn Mawr College Swimming Team 

Online registration opens on February 26th at 10:00am. Online only!

Register Here

 Registration and more information can be found here, on our Eventbrite page.

We do not keep a waitlist. All available sessions are displayed online.

Lessons are run Monday thru Thursday for 2 weeks at the listed time

 Eight (8) 30-40 minutes lessons per session. Session 7 & 8 are four (4) lessons.

**Session 7 & 8 run once per week at the listed time and dates

***Session 9, 10, 11 & 12, will run Tuesday-Friday at listed time. There is no class on Memorial Day

Session Dates & Times

Session 1: March 18th-March28th @ 4:30pm
Session 2: March 18th-March 28th @5:15pm
Session 3: April 1st- April 11th @ 4:30pm
Session 4: April 1st- April 11th @ 5:15pm
Session 5: April 15th- April 25th @ 4:30pm
Session 6: April 15th-April 25th @ 5:15pm
Session 7: March 24th- April 14th @ 10:30am**
Session 8:  March 24th-April14th @ 11:15am**
Session 9:  May 28th- June 7th @10:00am ***
Session 10:  May 28th- June 7th @11:00am ***
Session 11:  May 28th- June 7th @3:30pm ***
Session 12:  May 28th- June 7th @4:30pm ***
Session 13:  June 10th-June 20th @10:00am
Session 14: June 10th-June 20th @11:00am
Session 15:  June 10th-June 20th @5:00pm
Session 16: June 10th-June 20th @6:00pm


$140 per child for sessions 1-6

$75 per child for sessions 7 & 8

$155 per child for sessions 9-1


About the Program

Days of Lessons: Spring lessons run Monday through Thursday and begin at 4:30 p.m. or 5:15 p.m., depending on your choice of registration.

Summer lessons run Monday through Thursday and begin at 10am, 11am, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm, or 6:00pm  depending on your choice of session registration. Sessions 9-12 run Tuesday-Friday over two weeks (5/28-6/7). There will be no class on Memorial Day.

All skill levels are offered during each session.

Length of Lesson: Lessons run 30-45 minutes each day depending on the student-teacher ratio and progress of each class.

Instructors: Sessions 1-8 are taught by members of the Bryn Mawr College Swim Team.  Sessions 9-16 are taught by the Bryn Mawr Aquatics Staff. If you or someone you know is interested in being an instructor or lifeguard, please contact Pat McDevitt at  

Class Setting: Children will be assessed on the first day of class and divided into appropriate groups. Each group and child will be progressed throughout the lessons.

Student Ages: Classes are open to children ages 4-14.

Missed Classes: There are No Make-up Classes if your child cannot make it to their lesson. This policy applies 100% of the time regardless of illness, injury, or scheduling conflict. Additionally, we cannot make up missed time due to fecal accidents in the pool. If your child is not wearing a swim diaper and has a fecal accident, they will not be permitted to finish their session.

Refund Policy: Refunds may be requested until two weeks before the beginning of the session and will be subject to a $25 fee.

Lesson Group levels

Pre-Level 1 (4-5 yr olds) – Acclimate students to the pool and pool safety. Students will become comfortable entering the water without the assistance of a parent.

Level 1 (4 & 5yr olds) – Water Safety:  After this session student will be able to jump in, surface on back, swim (scull) across pool and exit pool without help of teacher.

Level 2 (Minis) – Graduates of Level 1 that are 5 & under. Their back swimming skills (safety position) will be enforced as we teach them to roll over onto their stomach into freestyle strokes.

Level 2 (Novice) Graduates of Level 1 that are 6 & Over. Their back swimming skills (safety position) will be enforced as we teach them to roll over onto their stomach into freestyle strokes.

Level 2 (High End) – Graduates of Level 1 that are able to show some appearance of front crawl stroke but cannot breathe bilaterally. To move to Level 3 children must be able to swim 20 yards of bilateral breathing freestyle.

Level 3 (Freestyle/Backstroke Endurance) – Introduces elements of treading water, freestyle, backstroke and diving skills. Building endurance and stamina are key to move to Level 4.

Level 4 (Stroke improvement – Backstroke/Freestyle) Develops technique and builds knowledge in freestyle and backstroke using refinement drills.  Level 3 completion required.

Level 5 (Stroke improvement – Butterfly/Breaststroke) Develops technique and builds knowledge in butterfly and breaststroke using refinement drills. Level 4 is not required but many children who do not plan on joining a swim team should have additional help in freestyle/backstroke in that it would be is more beneficial.