About Our Lessons 

 Visit the Schedule Lessons page to get started!
Spring 2019 session:  March 1 - May 25
Summer 2019 session:  May 28 - August 31
No lessons July 4
Scroll down for more information about Summer Lessons

All Fall, Winter and Spring Lessons are at Homestead Aquatic Center, 
Chapel Hill Community Center  and O2 Fitness in Chapel Hill

$20 annual insurance fee (non-refundable once lessons/team fees are invoiced), per student, plus:
 Spring 2019  Summer 2019  Summer 2019 

 Lesson type
Lesson Length (minutes)    
 O2 Fitness, 
CH Community Center   
 O2 Fitness, 
Neighborhood Pools


Briar Chapel

Lake Hogan Farms


  $40 per lesson
 $40 per lesson    $35 per lesson
  $55 per lesson
  $55 per lesson    $50 per lesson
  $70 per lesson
  $70 per lesson    $60 per lesson
Semi-Private  30
  $22 per student

$30 per student
  $22 per student
$30 per student
   $20 per student

$27 per student

(includes Parent/Child)


$17 per student
       $12 per student per
          Parent/Child class of  
          4 or more

$20 per student
$17 per student
       $12 per student per
          Parent/Child class of  
          4 or more

$20 per student

$15 per student
$10 per student per  Parent/Child class of 
4 or more

$18 per student

Traditional Group  One
 N/A  N/A $50
Parkwood & Briar Chapel only
Please email Info@BlueDolphinsAquatics.com for 60-minute prices for semi-private or group lessons

Private/Family Lesson
  • Includes only you or your child/ren. 
  • Nearly every student will learn quickly and well in this environment. 
  • A family lesson includes up to 3 students from the same family living in the same household.
    Family members can swim at the same time or divide the lesson time up among family members.  
  • For private/family lessons at Homestead Aquatic Center, BDA is limited to two participants in the water at a time (whether child or parent).
    We are happy to discuss formatting options to make sure every students gets adequate attention and time.
  • Please contact info@bluedolphinsaquatics.com for information and pricing for family lessons with 4 or more students.
  • Visit the Schedule Lessons page to get started!
Semi-Private Lesson: 
  • Includes two students (not from the same family). 
  • This smaller environment allows for the fun of a friend (and a little healthy peer pressure) without the busyness of a group.  
  • If you do not have a second student in mind, BDA will do our best to match your student with another student.
    When setting up semi-private lessons, BDA sets up an initial lesson to make sure it's a good match before scheduling the entire session.
  • Both families need to submit a registration form.
  • Visit the Schedule Lessons page to get started!
Group Lesson: 
  • Includes several students learning simultaneously. 
  • Watching others can often encourage the timid to try new things, and most will enjoy the variety within each lesson. 
  • For younger children, we also offer group Parent/Child lessons where a parent/responsible adult is in the water with each child.
  • Contact us at Info@BlueDolphinsAquatics.com for more information about Traditional or Create-Your-Own Group Lessons.  
Traditional Group Lesson: 
    • Classes typically meet in weekly increments (Monday-Thursday, with Friday as a make-up day).
    • Traditional classes are only offered during the summer in South Durham.
Create-Your-Own Group Lesson: 
    • For groups of 3 or more students
    • CUSTOMER organizes a group of friends at a similar skill level to do a group lesson that meets at your convenience (examples: once a week, twice a week, at your neighborhood pool, etc...)
    • Please note: create-your-own lessons may be difficult to schedule at indoor pools due to limited pool space
    • If you would like to organize a create-your-own at an indoor pool, please contact Info@BlueDolphinsAquatics.com before trying to schedule so BDA canassess pool space availability. 
    • If pool space is available, all families need to submit a registration form and agree to BDA Policies BEFORE BDA sets up lessons.  Once that is done, BDA asks that one customer take on the role of lesson organizer who will coordinate the schedule with their friends and communicates with the BDA scheduler.  Once an initial schedule is set, BDA will include all families in the communication to confirm everyone is in agreement before the classes are finalized.

Summer Lesson Information
Locations open to EVERYONE at
  • Homestead Aquatic Center (Chapel Hill) - no group lessons allowed at this location
  • Chapel Hill Community Center (Chapel Hill) - no group lessons allowed at this location
  • O2 Fitness @ Cole Park Plaza (Chatham County)- create your own group classes allowed
  • Parkwood Swim Club & Parkwood Village (South Durham)create your own group classes allowed
     *** please note Parkwood Swim Club & Parkwood Village are outdoor pools
Locations open only to neighborhood residents for lessons:
    Residents only: click the link for more information about lessons at your pool
Locations open to neighborhood residents for potential lessons:
BDA needs at least 1.5 hours of lessons in succession to visit these pools
  • Audubon Park
  • Auburn Hills
  • Chancellor's Ridge
  • Colvard Farms
  • Copperleaf
  • Grandale
  • Hills of Southpoint
  • Southpoint Manor
  • Twin Lakes
  • Woodlake
  • and perhaps YOUR neighborhood pool