Bearsharktopus Aquatics Swim Club


2022 Summer Registration is Open!!!

Bearshark Lessons at Columbian Aquatic Center (June 1st - August 26th)

2200 South Meadow Brook Road, Springfield, IL 62704

Finding a great swim lesson program that fits your schedule and gets you the efficient results you are looking for can prove to be impossible. Bearshark Swim Lessons alleviate this strain by providing lessons that fit your schedule are aimed at your swimmer's personal goals.


Scheduling is a breeze with our online scheduler! After you turn in the online lesson form and payment, you will receive an email to schedule your lessons. From here, you can easily plot calendar dates & times that fit into your schedule. You will also receive a call from your instructor to discuss swimming history and goals for your child before the first lesson. Our instructors will use this information to create a plan to get your swimmer water competent to any level. Please contact us directly to ask any questions about your lesson itinerary.


The Bearshark Swim Lesson Program aims to get your kids swimming safely and help grow aquatic synergy in our community. If you are interested in registering your swimmer, please click the registration button above to fill out your online registration form. Below, you can find more information on the program. For questions or answers, please call/text/email us at the contact information provided below.

Steps to Your First Class -

  1. Turn in electronic or printable Lesson Forms
  2. Pay for your lessons following the steps in the payment section.
  3. Receive Welcome Email with Registration Link
  4. Register for Individual Class Times
  5. Receive Confirmation Email After Registering
  6. Receive Contact from Instructor (text/call)
  7. Purchase All Necessary Items for Class (i.e., goggles and swim caps
  8. Arrive for My First Lesson (five minutes early!)
  9. Remember to Sign-in Swimmer in for Class on the Clipboard at the Pool (must be done each class)

Lesson Packages for Columbian Aquatics (Summer Only)

Available Lesson Packages: All lessons are 30 minutes.(Please note Semi-Private is limited to 2 swimmers.)

Lesson Type:

Private: Single (Member) $20 (Public) $30

Private: 6-pack (Member) $100 (Public) $150

Semi-Private: Single (Member) $30 (Public) $40

Semi-Private: 6-pack (Member) $150 (Public) $200 (Semi-Private lessons are two kids, each kid would be $75 or $100)

Competitive: Single (Member) $30 (Public) $40

Competitive: 6-pack (Member) $150 (Public) $200


Payment must be made in full before scheduling lessons. Membership status must be verified before accepting payment at membership pricing.

Lesson Requirements -

  • ALL kids must wear a swim cap and goggles while enrolled in swim lessons. These items can be purchased through our program. The button at the top of the page will allow you to preorder these items for your lessons to pick up at your first class. We have discounted kid-frame goggles that we promote due to the quality and fit of these goggles.

Columbian Aquatics Pool Members receive priorty registration and times. We have instructors designated to CAC members. This allows CAC members to receive lesson instructors and time slots not in competition with non-member lessons.

Location & Contact Information

Bearshark Swim Lessons

Columbian Aquatic Center

2200 South Meadow Brook Road

Springfield, IL 62704

Lesson Contact:

Bobby Allison - (217) 816-3525 / [email protected]

Payments can be made:

1.By mail with payment form and check sent to 2110 Lexington Dr. Springfield, IL, 62704 Apt. 1

2. Deliever in person at the KC pool front desk with payment form (When Open)

3. Deliver in person the office locate inside the Casey's Pub, with check and payment form

4. By Phone call the Main Building Linda Gudgel - (217)787-2360 to pay by phone

  • Checks made payable to Columbian Aquatic Center.
  • Swimmer cannot be left alone at lessons. They must always have a parent/ guardian available on the premises.
  • Upon arrival at the lesson, you must sign in the swimmer before they can get in the water so arrive a few minutes early.
  • All swimmers are required to wear goggles during lessons and a swim cap. Goggles cannot have a nose covering or be a scuba mask.
  • Instructors can be asked at any time about goggles and cap purchasing. The goggles that they carry with them are suggested kid frame goggles in assorted colors for $17 Caps ($10) can also be purchased from the instructors
  • At the top of the page is a button titles "Purchase Cap and/or Googles", By Selecting this you will be brought to a form, fill in the questions and clikc submit. Payment is seperate from the lesson package payment, and is asked on the first day of lessons. Any Checks for caps and googles please make out to BASC.​