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Swim 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.

My three boys love participating in the weekday swimming lessons and activities, playing at the beach, and boating. I also especially love the quieter evenings at the beach and lap swimming. The beach and grounds are beautiful and the staff are incredible—we all adore the lifeguards, counselors, and volunteers.Laura Garabedian

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.

Tadpoles

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.

What about the rest of the family?
Great question! At Hale, parents are required to be on site while their swimmers participate in lessons. But why watch from behind a glass partition or uncomfortable bleachers when you and your family could be building sandcastles, enjoying free swim, paddling around the pond, or relaxing with a good book? Register for Summer Days or Beach Time and do just that! You can even add swimmers who are already participating in group lessons at no extra charge, so they can join you for more fun in the sun before and after their lessons.

Group Lessons

Small groups of 6 swimmers work with American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors while parents and siblings relax on the beach.

Weekday Series

Schedule

Each series includes 5 classes over 5 consecutive days, Monday–Friday during business hours. Each Tadpoles class is 30 minutes long; all other levels feature 45-minute classes. Not every level is offered at every time; see our registration system for details. Tadpoles costs $80 (members) or $90 (non-members); Levels 1–6 cost $90 (members) or $100 (non-members). Families may add Summer Days to weekday lessons. Please allow at least 3 business days for new member discounts to take effect.

Location

South Beach

Dates

  • June 7–June 11
  • June 14–June 18
  • June 21–June 25
  • June 28–July 2

In July, we’ll announce additional dates for August.

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Weeknight Series

Schedule

Each series includes 5 classes over 5 consecutive days, Monday–Friday from 5–8 PM. Each Tadpoles class is 30 minutes long; all other levels feature 45-minute classes. Not every level is offered at every time; see our registration system for details. Tadpoles costs $80 (members) or $90 (non-members); Levels 1–6 cost $90 (members) or $100 (non-members). Families may add Beach Time to weeknight lessons. Please allow at least 3 business days for new member discounts to take effect.

Location

North Beach

Dates

  • June 7–June 11
  • June 14–June 18
  • June 21–June 25
  • June 28–July 2
  • July 5–9
  • July 12–16
  • July 19–23
  • July 26–30
  • August 2–6

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Private Lessons

Swimmers who wish to work on specific skills or prefer personal coaching appreciate 1:1 sessions with our American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors. Private Lessons provide ample opportunity to ask questions, practice strokes, and receive individualized feedback.

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Schedule

Private Lessons are generally 45 minutes long and cost $30 (members) or $35 (non-members). All ages—from 6-month-olds to seniors—are welcome, but please note we do not teach Infant Self Rescue (a methodology that compels infants to flip when facedown in water).

Locations

Powissett Beach, North Beach, South Beach

Dates

Private Lessons are offered throughout the summer. Please see our registration system for lessons on weekdays and weeknights.

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Lap Swim

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.

Lap Swim

If you don’t swim frequently or just want a change of pace, you can sign up for 90-minute sessions for $7 each.

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Monthly Pass

Swim as often as you like—every session you sign up for is covered by your pass. $60/month adults (ages 18–59); $40/month seniors (ages 60+).

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