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Northampton- JFK Middle School 100 Bridge Road Florence entrance at the rear of the building near the tennis courts

Easthampton-  Williston Northampton School Park Street  & Nonotuck Park(register with Easthampton Recreation Dept. 529-1440)

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

We have been teaching American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, First Aid and CPR as well as Swim Lessons for children and adults at a variety of locations for over 20 Years.

How to use this website

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

*Check the Pool schedule 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. Easthampton classes are posted seperately. We will do our best fo match you up with an existing group or private time. An instructor will then contact you directly to set up you 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 avialble throughout the website.

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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

During the school year If Northampton Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather or holidays we are also closed with the exception of school vacation weeks and election days. We will be closed Monday, May 25.

7 Grove Street
Haydenville, MA 01039
413 537-9454

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