Group Swim Lessons

We recommend Group Lessons (comprised of 8 half-hour sessions over 2 weeks) for any child 4 years of age or older and private lessons for children younger than four. A fee of $50 per child for each session will be charged to your account. Simply choose a Group Session and Ability Category for your child on the included Group Swim Lesson registration form! All Group Lessons will be available from 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM.

2018 Group Swim Lesson Schedule



  • Session 1: Tuesday, June 20th – Friday, June 23rd + Tuesday, June 27th – Friday, June 30th
  • Session 2: Wednesday, July 5th – Friday, July 7th + Monday, July 10th – Friday, July 14th
  • Session 3: Tuesday, July 18th – Friday, July 21st + Tuesday, July 25th – Friday, July 28th

Ability Categories:

  • Lily Pads: This category is for the beginner swimmer who isn't very mobile in the water. Lily Pads will be introduced to holding their breath, basic kicking skills, sculling, and treading water. The skills will be developed through games and interactive instruction in the shallow-end of the pool with an in-the-water instructor.
  • Tadpoles: The category is for the beginner-independent swimmer who is able to keep their head above water for about 10 seconds and able to hold their breath briefly under the water. The skills to be developed in this category will be swimming underwater, sculling to keep their head above water for 1 minute, and enhancing kicking efficiency. The "Tadpole Goal" will be to swim 25 yards independently! Tadpoles will also be introduced to diving. The skills will be developed through activities and drills in both the shallow and deeper portion of the pool under direct supervision with an in-the-water instructor.
  • Junior Bullfrogs: This category is designed for the aspiring "Bullfrog" (future Swim Team participant). "Juniors" should have the skills to move through the water without assistance, and they will be introduced to competitive swimming skills in Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Butterfly as well as diving off of the wall and blocks.

To view/print the 2018 Brookside Group Swim Lesson Registration Form, please click HERE.


Private Swim Lessons

Private Lessons are a unique, convenient, and powerful way to learn skills at any level. Lessons are available for all members (children older than 2 years of age) and can be arranged at any time during the day with any lifeguard or manager of your choice; however, if choosing a lifeguard, they must be off-duty for the lesson to take place. All of our lifeguards have agreed to give lessons and accommodate your needs! Private lessons may take place before the Pool opens (before Noon) or on a lifeguard's day-off from work during operational pool hours (please check the Pool Office for Lifeguard schedules). Lessons may also be arranged with Pat or any manager at any time during any day based on availability (please refer to the Swim Team training and meet schedules in regards to lesson constraints).

There will be two types of private swim lessons offered: General and Advanced.

The general private lesson will focus on whatever skill level you would like to have reviewed and/or taught by the lifeguard/manager. The general private lesson will cost $40 for a 45 minute lesson and can be arranged at any time (simply call the Pool Office the morning or day before your desired lesson to set it up, email Pat at, or schedule a time with a lifeguard/manager of your choice when at the pool)!

The advanced private lesson will be run by managers and will involve intensive technical instruction from our combined 25 years of coaching experience! Lessons may include video-taping (stroke analysis), in-the-water modeling of skills, and stroke study of Olympic swimmers pending the skill to be developed. Based on the intensity of information to be reviewed and applied, it is recommended to schedule an advanced lesson for one specific stroke at a time. Advanced private lessons will cost $60 for each hour-long session. Schedule 3 Advanced Private Lessons and get the 4th Advanced Private Lesson free (to cover all four competitive strokes)! Please email Pat directly at or call the Pool Office (during seasonal hours) to schedule the Advanced Private Lesson(s).

To view/print the 2018 Brookside Private Swim Lesson Registration Form, please click HERE.