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Northampton Swim Lessons

We will be offering classes beginning Monday,July 6th through August at our beautiful outdoor facility at 7 GRove Street Haydenville ( 3 mins from look Park). We will hopefully return to JFK MIddle School in the Fall. We will be teaching Monday through Friday from 2-6pm. Lessons are 30 mins. Please complete the registration form with your child's age and description of their basic ability along with your requested day and time for either a group or private lesson. We will do ur best to get back to you within 2 day. Please read more on our website for further details.

We offer a pay as you go system and not a session basis. Once you tell us your preferred day and time and a brief description of your ability level we will match you with an existing group of similar ability or private lesson. This time will become yours until you tell us you no longer require it. We offer a flexible cancellation policy of a phone call or email before noon of the day of the lesson at no charge (after noon there is a charge).

Lifeguard Training and CPR Classes

Season is upon us, please contact us directly to receive an updated schedule of upcoming classes in your area.

See Class Descriptions and Class Schedules for details.

How to use this website

*Please read the Class Description page to figure out what swim level or program you are looking for.

Northampton Classes

*Check the Class Schedules to see what days and times we offer swim classes. Please fill out the Contact and Registration form letting us know which days and times work best for you for a pay as you go program.  We will do our best to match you up with an existing group or private time. An instructor will then contact you directly to set up your first appointment.  Use the Contact and Registration form or please call us with any questions at 413-537-9454.  More details about policies, cancellations etc are available throughout the website.

About Craig Collins

Craig Collins, Founder of The Valley Swim School has over 25 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 24 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 / Closing Policy

During the school year if Northampton Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather or major holidays we will be closed as well.

Closed during lightning. Please call the pool after 3pm 413-587-1046. Reopen is generally 30 mins after the last evidence. We do not close when storms are predicted. The Recreation Department makes that decision. If you feel the weather where you are is too dangerous for travel plese call us and let us know you are not planning to come.

We are OPEN during school vacation weeks and election days. 

7 Grove Street
Haydenville, MA 01039

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