Registration for Summer Swim Lessons will begin Monday, June 10 for Gordon College members and Monday, June 17 for the general public. Registration will close Saturday, June 22.
Our goal is that swimmers will be proficient in basic swimming and water safety skills. Each swimmer will be given a certificate from Gordon College Aquatics upon completing a session.
Once a child has completed the criteria for a certain swim level, he/she will be able to move on to the next level. Sometimes it benefits the child to stay in the same level for a second session before advancing to the next level.
Swim lessons are offered three times a year. Registration occurs at the beginning of each session.
Fall Session: September–November
Spring Session: March–May
Summer Session: June–August
The team of instructors is made up of Gordon students who are certified swimming instructors. Our learn-to-swim program has been developed by our professional staff and is modified to maximize the child's experience.
Small-group lessons are held in swim levels 1-6 with a ratio of six students to each instructor. Classes are twice a week—Mondays and Wednesdays, or Tuesdays and Thursdays. During some sessions we are able to offer once-a-week lessons on Saturday mornings. Level 1 begins at age 4.
2-day/week program: $95 ($130 public)
1-day/week program (Saturday only): $55 ($85 public)
Swim lessons are first offered to members of the Gordon College and the GCTS communities, and if space allows, registration is opened to the general public. All registrations must be completed in person at the Bennett Center, and payment must be made in full to reserve space in a class. Cash or check is accpted; no credit cards. A waiting list is available; no payment is required to be entered on a waiting list. Register in person; no phone or mail registrations.
We offer private and semiprivate swim lessons on a limited basis if our group lessons are at capacity, or for special circumstances. Due to the restrictions of facility and instructor availability, there is no guarantee that a private lesson request will be fulfilled.
Private lessons and semiprivate lessons are open to the individuals and families of Gordon and GCTS student bodies, faculty, staff and alumni. Whenever possible we offer lessons to the public.
Please return a completed registration form to the Bennett Center Front Desk. Any specific instructor and/or time request should be written on that form. A member of our aquatics staff will notify you of availability and how to schedule a lesson.
Private and semiprivate lessons begin the week after group lessons begin for each session. Private lessons run on an individual basis with the instructor. Lessons span from 30-45 minutes depending on age and endurance of the child. Register in person; no phone or mail registrations.
1 child: $25 ($30 public)
2 children: $22 ($25 public) per child
Payment for lessons must be made at the Front Desk prior to each lesson. When the lesson is paid for, the lesson recipient will receive a white payment voucher that must be given to the swim instructor before the lesson is conducted. Without a swim voucher the swim instructor cannot conduct the lesson.
Aquatics Program Director
Director of Aquatics
Swim Lesson Brochure (PDF)
Swim Lesson Program