Group Instructional Swim Lessons

A Comprehensive Approach to the Development of Proper Technique

Distinctive in approach, instruction at Charles River Aquatics emphasizes proper technique as a solid foundation for the development of strong, safe, efficient swimmers.   

Specific skills define each instructional level in CRA’s unique approach. In this cumulative curriculum, instructors focus on achievement of these milestones in the development of technique for advancement. On-deck coaching support, small class sizes, and detailed progress notes yield individualized instruction with proven results.

All CRA Instructors are provided extensive and ongoing training in the CRA approach and philosophy guaranteeing a high-quality consistent experience for students.  The positive, encouraging environment, coupled with a cumulative, tiered curriculum, fosters individual growth and achievement, motivating students to strive for excellence while emphasizing cooperation and sportsmanship, assuring swimmers achieve their goals in the water.

2021– 2022 SCHOOL YEAR SEASON

SAT September 11, 2021 – SAT May 28, 2022

LOCATION:

  • Boston Sports Institute
    900 Worcester St, Wellesley, MA

SEASON INFORMATION:

LESSON INFORMATION:

  • 30 minutes in length
  • All lessons are taught in the Teaching Pool
  • Groups are 5 swimmers maximum to 1 instructor
  • Swimmers proficient in all 4 strokes ready to increase endurance while still fine-tuning technique, may be candidates for Technique & Training Tune-Up (T3U)

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

  • Join the CRA Instructional Swim Program at any time during the School Year Season.  Register and begin swimming on or after the first of the following month (disregard the start date generated by the registration system). 
  • Select class day and time for the entire School Year Season.  CRA does not operate with a sessions model during the School Year Season. Once set with a day and time, it remains locked in unless lessons are discontinued.  
  • Returning CRA swimmers, log into your CRA account with this link and click Evaluations for your current level:
     
    New to CRA? Register for Level 1/2 unless you have prior competitive swim team experience. ONLY swimmers with competitive swim team experience are eligible for Level 3+ if new to the CRA Instructional Swim Program.
     
    All new swimmers are evaluated upon arrival for the first lesson and instruction is provided at an appropriate individual level. 
     
    Have additional questions about how to identify the appropriate level on which to register  a swimmer?  Visit FAQs-On what instructional level should I register my swimmer?
  • To discontinue, email registrar@charlesriveraquatics.com.  Thirty days notice required.
  • Register for one or more lesson per week.
  • CRA does not offer make-up lessons or credits for missed lessons.

BILLING INFORMATION:

  • SCHOOL YEAR SEASON | Sept-May | GROUP LESSONS

    COST:

    Small Group Lessons, 30 min., $120/month*

    BILLING:

    Tuition is billed during the first week of each month.

    Billing is structured as follows:  Begin by creating an account with CRA, registering the swimmer(s) and entering payment information.  The first tuition payment will be deducted on the first of the following month and the first lesson, on or after the first of that month.  (For example—if a swimmer is registered on October 20, the first tuition payment will be November 1, and the first lessons, in the first week of November).

    After the first tuition payment, deductions occur during the first week of the month through May. 

    *Monthly tuition represents an average monthly cost based on the total number of lessons offered during the School Year Season.  

    To cancel, email registrar@charlesriveraquatics.com.

    30 days notice is required to cancel.  CRA does not prorate tuition.  

    SUMMER LESSON SEASON

    A one-time tuition payment is due at registration.

CRA SUMMER 2022 INSTRUCTIONAL SWIM

CRA offers intensive 2 week summer sessions, Monday-Thursday, 8 lessons each. 

Details coming in early 2022.

LOCATION:

  • Boston Sports Institute
    900 Worcester St, Wellesley. MA

SEASON INFORMATION:

Sign up NOW!  Join CRA for one or more sessions.

 

 Class times:

 

LESSON INFORMATION:

  • 30 minutes in length
  • All lessons are taught in the Teaching Pool
  • Instructors teach from deck
  • Two groups, 5 swimmers each (maximum), share the pool for each 30 minute lesson

Click to view a socially distanced swim lesson in the Teaching Pool

  • Each group of 5 includes swimmers at multiple levels, working individually on specific skills 
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