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Swim Lessons

Gordon College Swim Program

Students of the Gordon College Swim Lesson Program work towards four main objectives: water comfort, stroke development, personal growth and having fun!

Class levels are determined by age and current skill level. Swimmers will advance to the next level when criteria in the current level has been met. 

Swim lessons are open to the general public as well as the Gordon College community.

Our Instructors

Instructors are Gordon College students who are certified swimming instructors. Each instructor tailors his/her swimming curriculum to the class or individual student with the help of the Aquatics Director. 

Swim Lesson Options

Group Lessons
Small-group lessons have no more than six swimmers to one instructor. Classes are Saturday morning (academic year only) OR Mon/Wed OR Tues/Thurs. 

Private Lessons
Private and semi-private lessons are offered at the availability of instructors year round. Email the Aquatics Director, Skip Milne at  to set up private/semi-private lessons. 

Sign Up

Our swim lessons are first offered to members of the Gordon College and GCTS communities, and if space allows, registration is opened to the general public. All registrations must be completed in person at the Bennett Center front desk, and payment must be made in full to reserve space in a class. We accept cash or check; no credit cards. We do have a waiting list available; no payment is required to be entered on a waiting list. Register in person; no phone or mail registrations. 


  • 2-day/week program: $95 ($130 public)
  • 1-day/week program (Saturday only): $55 ($85 public)
  • 1-Hour Private Lesson: $25 ($30 public)
  • 1-Hour Semi-Private (2 students) Lesson: $22 ($25 public) *per student

Natatorium Rules

  • Everyone must enter/exit through the locker rooms. 
  • Parents are requested to leave the natatorium after drop-off to ensure the instructor has uninterrupted time with the children; parents are welcome to relax and watch from the waiting area in the lobby. 
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times in every area of the Bennett Center. 
  • Parents of swimmers must pick up their children immediately at the close of a lesson. 


Nicole St. Martin
Director of Aquatics
P 978 867 4329
E nicole.stmartin@gordon.edu