Swim Lesson Prices & Types

Spring 2018 session:  March 1 - May 25
Summer 2018 session:  May 29 - August 31
No lessons July 4
Fall 2018 session:    September 4 - December 21
No lessons:  October 31 (after 3:00) or November 21-24

$20 annual insurance fee (non-refundable once lessons are scheduled), per student, plus:

 Summer 2018  Summer 2018  Fall 2018

 Lesson type
Lesson Length (minutes)    
Parkwood Village,
Lake Hogan Farms,
The Brightleaf Club
O2 Fitness,
CH Community Center & 
 all other neighborhood pools   
 O2 Fitness, 
CH Community Center
  $35 per lesson
  $40 per lesson
 $40 per lesson
  $50 per lesson
  $55 per lesson
  $55 per lesson
  $60 per lesson
  $70 per lesson
  $70 per lesson
 Semi-Private  30
  $20 per student
  $22 per student
  $22 per student
(includes Parent/Child)

  $15 per student
      $10 per student per   
         Parent/Child class of
4 or more
  $17 per student
       $12 per student per
          Parent/Child class of  
          4 or more
Traditional Group  One
  $50 per student
 N/A  N/A

Please email info@bluedolphinsaquatics.com for 45- or 60-minute prices for semi-private or group lessons

Lesson Types

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.  
  • Please contact info@bluedolphinsaquatics.com for information and pricing for family lessons with 4 or more students.

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.  
  • Both families need to submit a registration form.

Group Classes: 
  • 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 (below) where a parent/responsible adult is in the water with each child.  
  • Traditional Group Classes: 
    Classes meet Monday-Thursday, with Friday as a make-up day, in weekly increments.
    Traditional classes are only offered over the summer at an outdoor pool in South Durham.

  • Create-Your-Own Group Classes
    For groups of 3 or more
    Customer organizes a group of friends at a similar skill level to do a group class that meets at your convenience 
    (examples: once a week, twice a week, at your neighborhood pool, etc...).
    Create-your-own classes are only available during the summer.  If you would like to organize a create-your-own at an indoor pool, please contact info@bluedolphinsaquatics.com before trying to schedule to assess pool space availability. 

Parent/Child Lessons:

  • Our parent/child classes are designed for children ages 6-36 months.  A parent or responsible adult is in the water with each child.
  • Individual parent/child classes follow the same policies as our private, semi-private and family lessons. 
  • Parent/Child lessons are currently available to schedule at O2 Fitness, Parkwood (summer only) and neigborhood pools.
  • If you have several swimmers available to form a parent/child lesson, please email info@bluedolphinsaquatics.com with the number of swimmers, ages and skill level.  We will reply with potential lesson dates/times. 
  • The lessons offered at Parkwood or O2 Fitness are open to the general public.  
  • Lessons at neighborhood pools may be available only to pool members.

What should I expect from Parent/Child lessons with Blue Dolphins Aquatics?
Blue Dolphins Aquatics' parent/child lessons are designed as an introductory aquatic experience for young children as well as a means to equip parents with basic techniques and strategies to prepare children for swimming success.  Older/more advanced students in these classes will also learn the basics of swimming: flotation, going under water, and swimming unassisted.

How is Blue Dolphins Aquatics different than programs that teach "survival method" lessons for young children?

While there are teaching techniques available that focus intensely on early self-rescue abilities, Blue Dolphins Aquatics' student-centered philosophy leads us to instruct in a more child-led manner, with a focus on creating positive learning associations.  We fully encourage early swimming in young children and employ a fun, gentle approach to excite children toward this lifelong skill!