Outdoor Swimming at Hale
Swimming at Hale is different. Our friendly instructors stand ready to greet you on sandy beaches at the water’s edge. Our picturesque ponds are tinted by natural tannins, not bleached by chemicals. Our attentive lifeguards keep a watchful eye on every waterfront.
Group Lessons cater to children. 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. Our highly trained instructors—certified by the Red Cross—foster fun, friendship, and learning.
Private Lessons are available to all ages (starting at 6 months) through our Family & Community Program. 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.
Group Swimming Lessons
We deliver group lessons on weekdays and weeknights. No matter what format or schedule you select, swimmers can expect to make progress 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.
Private Lessons provide ample opportunity to ask questions, practice strokes, and receive individualized feedback. They’re available (at no extra charge!) to Family & Community Program participants who wish to work on specific skills or prefer personal coaching in 1:1 sessions with our American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors.
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 swimmers may sign up for 90-minute sessions.