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Bellingham, Washington

Swimming Lessons

Bayside Swimming Club (in Bellingham, WA) offers swimming and diving lessons for both members and non-members. Lessons are taught every half-hour from 9am to noon, Monday - Friday.

Seven Learning Levels

(Click links below to view ages and skills taught at each level)
Parent/Child Water Orientation(1)
Level 1 Water Exploration(2)
Level 2 Primary Skills
Level 3 Stroke Readiness
Level 4 Stroke Development
Level 5 Stroke Refinement(3)
Level 6 Skill Proficiency(4)
Level 7 Advanced Skills(4)
Diving Beginning to Advanced(5)
Competition Skills & Techniques(6)
  1. The Parent/Child class is only offered at 11:30am. This class is for children ages 6 to 36 months, with a parent in the water with their child.
  2. The Level 1 class is not offered at 11:30am.
  3. Level 5 is not offered at 9:00am.
  4. Levels 6 and 7 are taught as a combined class and appear on the registration form as Level 6/7. This class is only offered at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30am.
  5. The Diving class is only offered at 10:00 and 11:00am.
  6. The Competition Skills & Techniques class is only offered at 9:00am. This class is for swimmers ages 10 and up (including current Bayside Barracuda Swim Team members) and is designed to help them prepare for competitive swimming.

Please refer to the level descriptions for suggested age suitability. Suggested ages are based on student and instructor safety as well as numerous studies on student success in learning. Class space is limited to maintain the proper student/teacher ratio. The online registration form shows the number of spaces remaining for each class.

If you have questions, please refer to the FAQ page.

Swim Lesson Availability for 2019

Swim lesson registration is now open.
(Registration opened on April 1)

  • Level 1 and Parent/Child classes are full in all remaining sessions.
  • There are some Level 2 spaces remaining in Session 5.

Once a session begins, you cannot register online. But, you may still be able to register in person at the pool during lesson hours by talking directly with the aquatics director. Last minute openings in classes that are otherwise full may also be available by talking directly with the aquatics director.

Registrations made at the pool must be paid in-full at the time of registration at the following rates:

  • 2-week session: $90/class; $80 for members
    (*No multi-child discounts)
  • 1-week partial session: $50/class (No discounts)
  • Session 5: $45/class; $40 for members
    (*No multi-child discounts)

*Multi-child discounts are only available when you register online (using the Register Now link below) and apply only to the second and subsequent lesson included in a single registration.

After June 1, you must pay in full at the time of registration.

Register Now

Complete your registration online.

Note that we are located in Bellingham, Washington!

Lessons begin Monday, June 24, 2019. There are five sessions to choose from. Classes consist of 30 minute lessons, Monday through Friday, for two weeks, totaling ten lessons (except as noted).




Session 1 Monday, June 24 - Friday, July 5 $90 for 1 child/$170 for 2
Session 2 Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 19 $90 for 1 child/$170 for 2
Session 3 Monday, July 22 - Friday, Aug 2 $90 for 1 child/$170 for 2
Session 4 Monday, Aug 5 - Friday, Aug 16 $90 for 1 child/$170 for 2
Session 5 Monday, Aug 19 - Friday, Aug 23 $45 for 1 child/$85 for 2

Cost for 1-week partial (split) sessions: $50 per week.
To do a partial session, sign up for a full 2-week session and then immediately email us to request a 1-week partial (split) session. Lessons cannot be split across multiple sessions. See the FAQ page for more details.

Until June 1, a $25 non-refundable online deposit per student per class may be paid at time of reservation to guarantee your child's space. After June 1, lessons must be paid in full. Reservation will be confirmed immediately online. Balance of course fees must be paid on or before the first day of class in each session. Until June 1, if you pay in full at the time of registration (instead of paying just the $25 deposit per lesson), you will receive an additional $5 discount on each lesson. Registrations made on or after the Friday before the start of a session must be paid in full at the time of registration.

Note: Member discount of $10 will be applied to each lesson registration ($5 for session 5). Multi-child $5 discount applies to both members and non-members, but only to each lesson after the first lesson for lessons booked in a single purchase. Discounts will NOT be applied for partial (split) sessions. Also note that a minimum $5 fee will be assessed for returned checks.

Thank you for choosing Bayside Swimming Club.

For questions about our swim lesson program, email our Aquatics Director.

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Swim lesson updates and announcements are posted daily to our Facebook page.

    Website designed by David Cohn

 Updated:   07/01/2019



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