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Swim Lessons

BBT 2021 Swim Lesson Information

 
 

Overview

Free youth swim lessons are available to BBT members.  These fun lessons concentrate on stroke technique and other water skills (see objectives below).  Three two-week sessions are offered, and classes are 35 minutes each.


Lesson signups will take place at the pool (rain or shine) on Saturday, June 5th from 8am to 11.  Parents are asked to provide information online in advance of the signups to make the signup process fast and easy.


Spots are limited, and they will be reserved on a first-come-first-serve basis to BBT members in good standing only.  Membership dues for 2021 must be paid in full before a spot can be reserved.
 

Contact Swim Program Director Emily Coleman with any questions ([email protected])

 

 

Process for Selecting and Signing Up for Swim Lessons

  • Step 1: Identify the appropriate age group and swim lesson level by matching your swimmer's age and ability to the descriptions listed below (Levels 1 through 4).  Use your swimmer's age as of May 31, 2021.  You can speak to Swim Program Director Emily Coleman at signups if you're having trouble choosing the appropriate class.

  • Step 2: Determine which session(s) your swimmer is available (Sessions 1 through 3).

  • Step 3: Determine which time(s) of day your swimmer is available (weekdays at 9:45am or 10:25am).

  • Step 4: Click on this link to provide membership, swimmer, and emergency contact information online in advance of the in-person signup day at the pool.

  • Step 5:  Attend the swim and tennis lesson signup day at BBT in the Snack Shack (rain or shine) on Saturday, June 5th from 8:00am to 11:00.  Be prepared to provide the desired class, session and time slot for your swimmer.  Spots are limited, and they will be reserved on a first-come-first-serve basis to BBT members in good standing only.  Membership dues for 2021 must be paid in full before a spot can be reserved.

 

Swim Lesson Sessions Available

  • Session 1:  Monday, June 21 to Friday, July 2 (weekdays only)

  • Session 2:  Monday, July 5 to Friday, July 16 (weekdays only)

  • Session 3:  Monday, July 19 to Friday, July 30 (weekdays only)

 

Swim Lesson Times

  • Early Class:  9:45am to 10:20

  • Later Class: 10:25am to 11:00

 

Special Limited Classes

  • We ask that swim team members not participate in lessons this summer due to COVID.  We want to be sure all the kids at BBT have the opportunity to have swimming instruction through lessons if they cannot participate in swim team.

  • No mommy and me this summer due to COVID.

 

Level 1 Swim Lessons

(no swimming experience required)

Age Minimum Ability to Enroll Objective

2 to 4

years

N/A Become comfortable in the water, blow bubbles, safely enter and exit the pool, supported front and back floats and supported kicks on both front and back.

4 to 6

years

N/A Fully submerge head while blowing bubbles, 5 consecutive bobs, supported front and back float with a standing recovery, supported front and back glide.  Pushing off wall into a front and back glide with a flutter kick for up to 10 ft.  
7+ years N/A Fully submerge head while blowing bubbles, 5 consecutive bobs, supported front and back float with a standing recovery, supported front and back glide, push off wall into a front and back glide with a flutter kick for up to 10 ft. 

 

 

Level 2 Swim Lessons

(some swimming experience required)

Age Minimum Ability to Enroll Objective

4 to 6 years

Swimmers should be able to float on front and back and put head under water. Independent front and back float, independent front and back glides, front crawl arms and kicks, back crawl arms and kicks, retrieving underwater objects and jumping into water over their heads.

7+ years

Swimmers should be able to float on front and back and put head under water. Independent front and back float, independent front and back glides, front crawl arms and kicks, back crawl arms and kicks, retrieving underwater objects and jumping into water over their heads.

 

 

Level 3 Swim Lessons

Age Minimum Ability to Enroll Objective
6 to 8 years Swimmers should be comfortable swimming freestyle and/or backstroke for 25 yards. Freestyle with side breathing, gliding, backstroke, breast stroke, dolphin kicks, treading water, jumping into deep water and dives.  

 

 

Level 4 Swim Lessons

Age Minimum Ability to Enroll Objective
8+ years Swimmers should be comfortable swimming 50 yards freestyle and backstroke. Swimmers will refine skills in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, dolphin kick and butterfly, proper turning at wall, diving, treading water.