Outdoor Swimming at Hale
Swimming at Hale is different. Our friendly instructors stand ready to greet you on one of three sun-splashed beaches. Our picturesque ponds are tinted by natural tannins, not chemically bleached. Our attentive lifeguards keep a watchful eye on every waterfront.
Group Lessons cater to children. Older toddlers and younger preschoolers can get started in Tadpoles, which establishes comfort with water and introduces the concept of lessons. Ages 3+ can move through six levels of American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim classes in which they build confidence, increase stamina, and refine strokes. Other highlights include:
- Low swimmer-to-staff ratios
- Highly trained instructors certified by the Red Cross
- Fun, friendship, and learning
Private Lessons are available to all ages (starting at 6 months). Personal instruction ensures lessons are tailored to each swimmer’s age, ability, and learning style. Adults are welcome to take private lessons as well—it’s never too late to learn to swim.
Lap Swim is on offer, too. Available for ages 18+, this lane-free option is popular with everyone from folks training for triathlons to local seniors. A monthly Lap Swim Pass offers value and convenience. Single sessions are available for those who swim less frequently.
Group Swimming Lessons
We deliver group lessons on weekdays and weeknights. No matter what format or schedule you select, swimmers can expect to progress through several levels over the course of one or more seasons.
Ages 2–4 approach the pond through games, songs, and waterfront activities. Small groups of 6 work with masked instructors who provide hands-on assistance while parents and siblings relax on the beach.
Levels 1 and 2
Levels 1 and 2 are an ideal place to begin for ages 3 and up. Lessons in shallow water help them acclimate to water and get comfortable with flotation through a variety of aquatic activities.
Levels 3 and 4
Frequented by young elementary-school-age children, Levels 3 and 4 feature more direct instruction and introduce basic analogies that facilitate reasoning (e.g. sink like a rock, float like balloon).
Levels 5 and 6
Generally tackled by older elementary-school-age children and tweens, Levels 5 and 6 include more demonstrations, drills, and practice-to-learn as a means of increasing speed and efficiency in the water.
Adult swimmers who like to stay fit in the great outdoors can spend time training in our ponds. Advance registration is recommended and session information will be available via our registration system. Parking and changing areas are available.