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. Please read the
information on this page carefully before registering, as it has changed
from previous years.
|(Click links below to view ages and skills
taught at each level)
(6 to 36 months)
(18 months to 3 yrs)
(3 to 5 years)
(5 to 7 years)
(6 to 8 years)
(7 years and up)
(8 years and up)
(8 years and up)
(8 years and up)
- 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
- The Level 1 class is not offered at 11:30am.
- 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.
- The Diving class is only offered at 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00am.
Please refer to the level descriptions (click the link adjacent to each learning level
above) 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 actual number of spaces remaining for each class.
If you have questions, please refer to the FAQ
Swim lesson registrations
are not yet open.
Registrations are not yet being
accepted for the 2024 season.
Registration will open on April 1, 2024.
Please check back at that time.
Registration is on a first-come first-served basis.
There is no waitlist.
We DO NOT offer private lessons.
Please DO NOT call the pool to inquire
If you make a mistake (such as
registering for the wrong class or level),
contact us by email within 72 hours to receive a full
Note that we are located in Bellingham,
Lessons are tentatively scheduled to begin on
Monday, June 24, 2024. There are four sessions to choose from. Classes consist of 30 minute lessons,
Monday through Friday, for two weeks, totaling ten lessons.
(Note: Lessons are taught on July 4 if that date occurs on a weekday.)
||Monday, June 24 - Friday, July 5
||Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 19
||Monday, July 22 - Friday, Aug 2
||Monday, Aug 5 - Friday, Aug 16
PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE FOLLOWING NOTES:
- All lessons must be PAID IN FULL at the time of registration.
(Deposits for swim lessons are not accepted.) If we are
unable to provide lessons, you will receive
a full refund. (See Cancellation
- The cost of each lesson is $100 per child, per class (for Bayside members)
and $120 per child, per class (for non-members). There are NO
discounts for multiple children/multiple classes.
- Active Members and Summer Members of Bayside Swimming Club will be
charged the member price of $100 per child, per class. Non-members, inactive members,
and those on the waiting list must pay the non-member price. Anyone signing up
as a member that is not actually a member will have their registration
fee adjusted to the proper rate. (Note: Adult children of members no
longer living at home are not considered members and therefore are not
eligible to receive the Member rate.)
- Cancellations are
subject to a $25 non-refundable deposit per lesson. No refund will
be given for any lesson cancelled after 12-noon on the Friday before the
first day of the class, except for valid medical or emergency reasons. (See
Cancellation Policy below.)
- Cancellations and changes must be requested
by email or by speaking directly with the aquatics director.
NOT LEAVE MESSAGES ON THE POOL PHONE!
Requests left via voice mail cannot be honored.
(See Cancellation Policy below.)
- A minimum $5 fee will be assessed for returned checks.
|WE DO NOT OFFER 1-WEEK PARTIAL SESSIONS
It is no longer possible to register for a
single week of lessons.
swimming lessons are taught as 10 consecutive 30-minute lessons
over a 2-week period. We no longer offer 1-week partial
- You must register for the full 2-week class and pay the
- Registrations cannot be split across multiple sessions.
- We will no longer accept requests to pay for just one
week. Your child may attend
just one week of a 2-week session, but you must pay for the
full 2-week session.
If Bayside is unable to provide lessons due to suspension of the
swim lesson program for any reason, we will do one of the following:
- If the suspension occurs before the start of a session, you
will receive a full refund of the fees you paid for each lesson
in that session.
- If the suspension occurs after the start of the session, you
will receive a prorated refund for the classes not yet
delivered, based on what you paid.
If your child is unable to attend lessons for any reason and you
wish to receive a refund, you
must notify us of your desire to cancel ONLY by
sending an email to
the Swim Lesson Administrator or by speaking in-person to the
Aquatics Director. DO NOT LEAVE PHONE MESSAGES. Requests made to any
other staff or left via voice message will not be honored. For
cancellations meeting these requirements, refunds will be based on the following:
- If you notify us within 72 hours of your original
registration, we will issue a full refund of the fees paid for
each cancelled lesson.
- If you notify us before 12-noon on the Friday prior to the
first day of class, you can:
- Change the lesson to a different session or time. Your full
payment (including the $25 non-refundable fee) will be applied
to the new class. (Space in the desired class must be available
online and you may be subject to a change fee.)
- Cancel the lesson. We will issue a refund, less a $25
- If you notify us after 12-noon on the Friday prior to the first
day of class, you forfeit all payments made for the class
(except for valid medical/emergency reasons). For valid reasons, we may issue a refund prorated at $8 per day for
the number of classes remaining in the session at the time we
receive your cancellation request.
If your payment has not yet been transferred from PayPal, we will
do our best to issue the refund within 48 hours via PayPal back to your original
form of payment. If we can no longer issue a refund via PayPal, we
will mail you a check (in which case, please allow several weeks for
receipt of your refund).
We will continue to adhere to all Whatcom County Health
Department and CDC guidelines, which state:
your child was exposed to someone who has COVID-19—defined
as “less than 6 feet away from an infected person
(laboratory-confirmed or clinical diagnosis) for a
cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period”—they should get tested 5 days after exposure. Even if they don't develop symptoms, they should stay home
and quarantine for at least 5 days.
If your child has tested
positive for COVID-19, if they have mild symptoms or are
asymptomatic (no symptoms), they should isolate for at least
5 days after symptom onset or first positive test (and after
fever ends for 24 hours without use of fever-reducing
medication) and symptoms are improving. Assuming they are
symptom-free, they can participate in swim lessons 10 days
after a positive test or initial onset of symptoms.
All swim instructors and staff are fully vaccinated.
Masks are no longer required, but we encourage people who are
immunocompromised or experiencing symptoms to wear a mask while
on the pool deck during swimming lessons.
DO NOT wear masks while in the pool; it is difficult to breathe through
a wet mask.
Please see the
Swimming Lessons Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for additional
Thank you for choosing Bayside Swimming Club.
For questions about our swim lesson program,
email our Aquatics Director.
Swim lesson updates and announcements are posted daily to our Facebook page.
We reserve the right to change the information on this
page at any time, for any reason.