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.
|(Click links below to view ages and skills
taught at each level)
- 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 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 (and further limited for 2021 due
to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions). The online registration form
shows the number of spaces remaining for each class.
If you have questions, please refer to the FAQ
How to use our shopping cart system.
Several classes are already
full. We have corrected for duplicate registrations and
partial-sessions, so the current class availability should
now be correct.
Registration is Open.
Complete your registration online.
Space availability is on a first-come
There is no waitlist.
Note that we are located in Bellingham,
The schedule listed below is based on the assumption that Whatcom
County will move to Phase 4 prior to Monday, July 5, 2021. There will be
four sessions to choose
from. Classes consist of 30 minute lessons, Monday through Friday, for two
weeks, totaling ten lessons (except as noted).
This schedule is subject to change.
||Monday, July 5 - Friday, July 16
||$95 for 1 child/$180 for 2
||Monday, July 19 - Friday, July 30
||$95 for 1 child/$180 for 2
||Monday, August 2 - Friday, Aug 13
||$95 for 1 child/$180 for 2
||Monday, Aug 16 - Friday, Aug 20
||$50 for 1 child/$95 for 2
PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE FOLLOWING NOTES:
- All lessons must be PAID IN FULL at the time of registration.
(Deposits for swim lessons are no longer accepted.) If we are
unable to provide lessons due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you will receive
a full refund.
- The first lesson added to a shopping cart will be charged at the
full price (less any applicable discounts). Each subsequent lesson
added to the same shopping cart will be
charged at the multi-child reduced rate: $10 less for Sessions 1, 2,
and 3, and $5 less for Session 4. Once you check out and complete your
payment, you cannot add lessons to that cart. You will need to start a
new shopping cart, and the first lesson added to that cart will again be
charged at the full price (less applicable discounts).
- Active Members and Summer Members of Bayside Swimming Club will
receive an additional discount of $10/lesson for Sessions 1, 2, and 3,
and $5/lesson for Session 4. The member discount is in
addition to any other applicable discounts.
- Cancellations (except those for valid medical reasons) 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.
- Cancellations and changes must be requested
by email or by speaking directly with the aquatics director. DO
NOT LEAVE MESSAGES ON THE POOL PHONE!
Requests left via voice mail cannot be honored.
- A minimum $5 fee will be assessed for returned checks.
|SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT 1-WEEK PARTIAL SESSIONS
Although not available using the standard online registration
system, it is possible to attend just one week of a 2-week session
(Sessions 1, 2, and 3).
This is called a "1-week partial session."
- The cost for a 1-week partial session (half of a regular 2-week
class) is $55 per week.
- Registrations cannot be split across multiple sessions. To
register for the second week of one session and the first week of
the next session, you must register for BOTH sessions and then
request that both be changed to 1-week partial sessions.
- To request a 1-week partial session, you must first
register for the full 2-week session and then
to request that the registration be changed to a
1-week partial session.
- No discounts will be applied for 1-week partial
sessions. If you request that a 2-week session be changed to
a 1-week partial session, the amount you paid in your shopping cart will be
recalculated. This applies for both members and non-members
and also affects early-bird and multi-child discounts.
- After the class is changed to a 1-week partial session, you will
receive a refund for resulting over-payment.
Since it appears that Washington State will move to Phase 4 of
its COVID-19 protocols on June 30, 2021, we plan to start
Session 1 of our swim lessons on Monday, July 5. If the state
does not move forward (or returns to Phase 3), we will cancel
lessons and issue refunds.
We will continue to adhere to all Whatcom County Health
Department guidelines in effect under Phase 4.
All swim instructors who are in the water with children will
be vaccinated. The
majority of our staff is vaccinated, however, and any that are not
will be required to wear masks or face shields (per Health Department
guidelines). Unvaccinated staff will only be allowed to guard on
deck. We also encourage all unvaccinated people at the
pool to wear a mask when they are not in the pool.
DO NOT wear masks while in the pool because as soon as
they get wet it becomes difficult to breathe through them.
Also, please note that since
COVID-19 is primarily transmitted through the air, since
chlorine is effective against coronavirus, and since the
chlorine used in pool water continuously outgases, it is
extremely unlikely that the virus can spread in an outdoor pool.
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.