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

As of October 17 we will no longer be teaching classes at our Clarke facility in Northampton.  While we look for another location to teach swim lessons we want you to know the following:

1.  Our staff will still be teaching through the Easthampton Recreation Department (529-1440) for 2, 6 week sessions in the spring beginning in February (Date TBA on this website by October 1)

2. We will still be teaching Lifeguard Training / CPR and First Aid classes at a variety of locations throughout the year. We can also come to you wish (minimum 6).

3.We will resume Summer classes at our beautiful facility at 7 Grove St Haydenville (3mins from Look Park) during July and August.

We thank all of our frineds who supported us while at Clarke.  It was truly a dream come true to work with such talented instructors all under one roof.  If anyone knows of any indoor facilities looking to lease space during the school year please let us know!


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 & Directions

We will be discontnuing our weekend Open Swim times effective immediately.

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

413 537-9454       

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