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Swim Lessons / Lifeguard Training / CPR & First Aid 

Northampton:Ongoing classes run February through November ( mid July through August classes are moved to our outdoor facility in Haydenville,7 Grove St ) 3 mins from the JFK facility. We willl return to JFK Monday, Septmber 11th! Every year we break for the High School swim team season Dec.,Jan.,Feb. Classes resume February 27th through November. You may register in advance at any time within 3 weeks of your requested start time.  JFK Middle School 100 Bridge Road Florence  entrance at the rear of the building near the tennis courts.This is a pay as you go system and not based upon a session. Once you decide on a day and time that work best for you it becomes your time until you tell us you no longer require it.  For a full understanding and cancellation policy:

Please see Class Descriptions and Class Schedules for details. 

Easthampton:  Williston Northampton School Park Street (please register with Easthampton Recreation Dept. 529-1440). Please see class description for details. This is a 6 week session basis. 

Next 6 week session begins:

Sunday, September 17  Please register directly with the Easthampton Recreation Dept. 529-1440

Provincetown Ma. - July and August.   By appontment. Please call us for details. 413 537 9454.

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

Lifeguard Training / CPR /First Aid Classes  Please see class descriptions for details.

How to use this website

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

Northampton Classes

*Check the Class 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 for a pay as you go program.  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 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 avialble throughout the website.

Easthampton classes are posted seperately as 6 week sessions which meet Saturday or Sunday mornings.



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 20 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 holidays (or when Hallloween falls on a day we are teaching) we will be closed as well.

 we are OPEN during school vacation weeks and election days. 


7 Grove Street
Haydenville, MA 01039
413 537-9454

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