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: May 29 - August 31
No lessons July 4
~All lessons are 30 minutes.  45-and 60-minutes lessons available upon request~
Click for more information on Lesson Prices and types

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 & Parkwood Village  - create your own group classes allowed
      *** please note Parkwood Swim Club & Parkwood Village are outdoor pools

Local Neighborhood Pools
Lessons may be offered for neighborhood residents at:
  • Audubon Park
  • Auburn Hills
  • Chancellor's Ridge
  • Colvard Farms
  • Copperleaf
  • Grandale
  • Hills of Southpoint
  • Lake Hogan Farms
  • Southpoint Manor
  • The Brightleaf Club
  • Twin Lakes
  • Woodlake
We need a minimum of 1.5 hours of lessons at a time to make it worth the travel to your neighborhood pool - tell your friends to put in a request, too!

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. Read about the Lesson Types & Prices

  3. 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

  4. Login to your BDA portal to request Summer lessons
    • Once in the portal, click the menu icon (☰), in the upper right hand corner
    • Click Latest Announcements to find the Summer lesson request forms
    • Click the appropriate lesson request form link:
      Chapel Hill - Homestead, CHCC  Lake Hogan Farms and other outdoor pools in Chapel Hill
      Durham - Parkwood Swim Club, Parkwood Village and other outdoor pools in Durham
      Chatham - O2 Fitness and other outdoor pools in Chatham County
    • 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!

  5. 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.
  6. Pay online via ACH transfer using our Dwolla BDA Payment Form or mail a check to the address on your invoice.