Swimming Lessons


Water safety is critical for ALL children. Each year in the U.S. the #1 cause or death in children under 6 is drowning. BGCNW teaches over 1,000 children annually. Our Learn-to-Swim program has taught more than 48,000 local children the benefits of swimming.  Our Marlins swim team have been Boys & Girls Club of America’s National Champions every year since 2000. The Marlins 200+ members also participate in local and regional meets. Many go on to become competitive swimmers in high school and college.


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Water Explorers (30 min class)

Recommended age – 6 months to 3 1/2 years with adult. Have fun in the pool with songs, games, and activities that will help you and your child be safer and more comfortable in the water. Submersion is your choice. No previous experience is needed. Swim diapers must be worn under child’s bathing suit, if needed.

Daytime Dolphins (30 min class)

No parental assistance. For 3-5 year olds. Little or no swimming experience needed. Also see level 1& 2 weekdays for class schedule after 3 pm.

Wise Whales (30 min class)

No parental assistance. For 3-5 year olds who are able to swim independently 20 feet on front and at least 15 feet on their back to enroll.


Saturday Stingrays (30 min class) (Saturdays only)

Similar to Daytime Dolphins. No parental assistance. A combined class for 3-5 year olds with any level of proficiency.

Level 1 & 2 (30 min class)

For 3+ year olds. Little or no swimming skills are necessary to enroll.

Level 3 (30 min class)

Must pass level 2 or must swim 20 feet on back and 20 feet on front using rhythmic breathing unaided to enroll.

Level 4 (40 min class)

Must pass level 3 or must swim elementary backstroke 15 yards (45 feet), front crawl (freestyle), with rotary breathing, dive, and tread water to enroll.

Level 5 and 6 (40 MINUTE CLASS)

Must pass level 4 or must swim front crawl (freestyle), elementary backstroke 25 yards, breaststroke, butterfly, sidestroke for 15 yards each, and tread water for 2 minutes to enroll.


Clinic (60 MINUTE CLASS)

For school age swimmers. Must have been in level 4 for at least two sessions or be in level 5-6 or have coaches approval after evaluation. Skills for competitive swimming and overall fitness.

Youth Swim: (Mon – Thurs 3 – 4 pm, Sat 12 – 1 pm)

For children only who can swim more than 20 feet on front and back.

Family Swim: (Sat 2 – 3 pm)

Parents/Guardians MUST be in the pool with their children.