BDA offers lessons in Fall, Winter and Spring and Summer Sessions
Request lessons for the current and/or upcoming session(s)*
Lesson times do NOT automatically continue into the next session
*Instructors, instructor schedules and pool availability may change from session to session

Summer session: June 1 - August 31
No lessons July 4
~All lessons are 30 minutes.  45-and 60-minutes lessons available upon request~

Locations OPEN to EVERYONE
Chapel Hill - Homestead Aquatic Center - no group lessons allowed at this location
Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill Community Center - no group lessons allowed at this location
Chatham County - O2 Fitness @ Cole Park Plaza- create your own group classes allowed
South Durham - Parkwood Swim Club - create your own group classes allowed, and parent/child classes coming soon
      *** please note Parkwood Swim Club is an outdoor pool

Local Neighborhood Pools
Lessons may be offered for neighborhood residents at:
  • Audubon Park
  • Auburn Hills
  • Brightleaf Swim Club (club members only)
  • Chancellor's Ridge
  • Colvard Farms
  • Copperleaf
  • Grandale
  • Hills of Southpoint
  • Lake Hogan Farms
  • Southpoint Manor
  • Twin Lakes
  • Woodlake
BDA would like to expand into other Chapel Hill and South Durham outdoor pools  ask us if we can come to your local pool!

Lesson Types:
  • Private/Family Lessonincludes 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 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. 
  • Group Lesson: will have 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 or responsible adult is in the water with each child.  For more policy information about Group Lessons, please click here.  *Group lessons are currently offered at Parkwood, O2 Fitness and outdoor neighborhood pools only.

Click for more information on Lesson Prices

T0 Schedule A Lesson:
Residents of Lake Hogan Farms only: Request LHF Summer Lessons
Residents of The Brightleaf Club only:  Request Brightleaf Summer Lessons

All other locations:
  1. Read our Swim Academy PhilosophyPolicies and FAQs

  2. Register your family and each swimmer (registration covers both swim academy and swim team)
    • You will not be billed for the non-refundable annual fee until a BDA service is scheduled.
    • You may register up to 5 family members during the original family registration
    • Add additional swimmers from your family portal
    • Semi-private and group lessons require a registration for each family

  3. Login to your BDA portal to request Summer lessons
    • Once in the portal, click either the private, family, semi-private or group request form link
      At this time, group lessons are offered at Parkwood, O2 Fitness and 
      neighborhood outdoor pools only
    • Enter some basic information about your lesson preferences (times, dates, swimmer information) on the form
    • Using the information given on the request form, we'll email you a list of available lesson options
    • Respond with your choices from the list and we'll set those lessons up for you!
    Bookmark the portal address and save your login information for fast portal access!

  4. Receive a lesson schedule email and separate invoice from BDA for the upcoming month and annual fees, as applicable
    Please allow us up to 48 hours to send the schedule and/or invoice after the specific lesson schedule has been set
  5. Pay online via ACH transfer using our Dwolla BDA Payment Form or mail a check to the address on your invoice