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Our mission is to provide you with the finest instruction and the best experience in the water.


Beginning October 20 pending Recreation Commission approval (by October 10)  we will be moving our swim lesson program to the JFK Middle School pool located at 100 Bridge Road, Northampton.  The entrance is at the rear of the building near the tennis courts.


Our preliminary schedule of 30 minute lessons  to be confirmed by October 10 would be:


3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00


3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30


3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00

We will be offering these times to our current groups as soon as they are confirmed.

Anyone who is new and interested in private lessons or joining a group, please reivew the days and times listed above as well as the material below and send us your request at our Contact Page.

Please review our Class Description page to best figure out your childs ability. Please give us your child's age and basic ability level (ie do they swim with their face in the water, have they had lessons before etc.)     We will do our best to match you up with an appropriate existing group or you may start your own with 3 or more.  Groups are not to exceed 5 with the exception of our Fitness Swimming Program.

An instructor will contact you to set up your first appointment based upon availability.  All of our lessons are Pay As You Go. Group lessons are $20pp and private lessons are $40.

This becomes your time until you tell us you no longer require it. This is not a drop in program. We have a  very flexible cancellation policy of a phone call to the instructor by noon of the day of the lesson at no charge. Also, if you go on vacation and let us know we will hold the spot for you at no charge for one week. If you are away for more than a week please call us upon your return to see if the space is still available.  

Lifeguarding Classes Will be held

Fri. October 24, Sat. Oct.25, Sun. Oct 26

Fri. November 14, Sat. Nov.15, Sun. Nov.16

Please contact us directly at our Contact Page to recieve all details regarding the class

 CPR and First Aid Classes for individuals are generally held within the Lifeguarding schedule. We will form a class for your group or organization for 3 or more people at your comvenince.  Individual recertifications are handled by appointment.  Please call for details 413 537 9454.

About the Swim School

 The Valley Swim School began 15years ago.  We have been training Lifeguards, teaching First Aid and CPR and Swim Lessons for adults and children at a variety of locations.  Most recently we had been leasing the former Clarke School pool in Northampton and before that teachng at our beautiful outdoor facility in the summer in Haydenville

About Craig Collins

Craig Collins, Founder of The Valley Swim School has over 20 years experience teaching swimming. Craig has been an instructor in the Exercise and Sport Studies Department at Smith College in Northampton, Ma for the past 18 years and is a certified American Red Cross Instructor and Trainer in all levels of CPR/ AED, First Aid, Lifeguard Training, Swimming and Water Safety (WSI).


Contact Information, Closings, Saturday Lessons in Easthampton

During the school year If schools are closed we are also closed.

Mailing Address, Phone, Email: valleyswimschool@comcast.net
7 Grove Street
Haydenville, MA 01039    

413 537-9454 

EASTHAMPTON   SWIM LESSONS                           WILLISTON NORTHAMPTON ATHLETIC COMPLEX, PARK STREET, EASTHAMPTON                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               


9:30 /10:00 BEGINNER                                                                               


FEBRUARY 7-  MARCH 14 (6 weeks $99)

MARCH 28 - MAY 2 ( 6 Weeks $99)

Please register with the Easthampton Recreation Department directly at             413 529-1440. Office located at Daily Field Road, Easthampton.

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