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
  • Instructors teach from deck
  • 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.

PROCEDURES:

  • Swimmers should arrive dressed to swim.
  • Changing rooms are open to all swimmers at the conclusion of each lesson.  
  • All swimmers must wear goggles.
  • Swim caps are encouraged for all swimmers and required for those in Level 3 and above.
  • Per CRA Policy, spectators are not permitted at any instructional programming or team practices.  Only staff, students and team athletes are permitted in the pool area.  Parents/guardians are periodically invited to observe instruction.  
  • To assist our youngest swimmers (Level 1), platforms are placed in the pool and lessons are taught in the outside lanes.  

DROP OFF/PICK UP:

  • Upon arrival at the Boston Sports Institute (BSI), park in a legal parking spot and walk students into the facility.  Enter via the main entrance, proceed straight ahead through the foyer, past the reception desk and turn left.  Walk down the hallway to the wet corridor (glass double doors) entrance to the natatorium. 

  • When arriving for Instructional Swim, students are greeted by a CRA Staff Member at the entrance to the wet corridor and at that point, parents/guardians must depart

  • *To collect swimmers at the conclusion of a lesson, park in a legal parking spot, enter the facility and queue up outside of the double glass doors at the end of the wet corridor (the point of drop off).  Do not enter the wet corridor.
    • Staff will open the doors at the end of each lesson, at which point you may meet your swimmer.   
    • Parents/guardians wishing to assist young swimmers in the Family Changing Room may enter the wet corridor when staff signal that the lesson has concluded and it is okay to do so.  Parents/guardians may then accompany swimmers into the changing room.
    • No one may linger in the wet corridor at any time.

*Live parking for pickup along the Route 9 side of the facility is NOT permitted for youth instructional programs.

 

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.

SUMMER 2022 INSTRUCTIONAL SWIM

Intensive 4-day sessions, Monday-Thursday. 

 

LOCATION:

Boston Sports Institute
900 Worcester St, Wellesley. MA

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

New to CRA? Swimmers age 3, register for SPLASH.  All others, 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?

LESSON INFORMATION:

  • 30 minutes in length
  • All lessons are taught in the Teaching Pool
  • Groups of 5 swimmers maximum to 1 instructor
  • Instructors teach from deck

COST:

$120/4 day session

SUMMER SCHEDULE:

Class Times:

2:00-2:30pm

2:45-3:15pm

3:30-4:00pm

4:15-4:45pm 

4-Day Session Dates:

MON June 6 - THU June 9

MON June 13 - THU June 16

MON June 20 - THU June 23

MON June 27 - THU June 30

MON July 11 - THU July 14

MON July 18 - THU July 21

MON July 25 - THU July 28

MON Aug 1 - THU Aug 4

MON Aug 8 - THU Aug 11

MON Aug 15 - THU Aug 18

MON Aug 22 - THU Aug 25

 

PROCEDURES:

  • Swimmers should arrive dressed to swim.
  • Changing rooms are open to all swimmers at the conclusion of each lesson.  
  • All swimmers must wear goggles.
  • Swim caps are encouraged for all swimmers and required for those in Level 3 and above.
  • Per CRA Policy, spectators are not permitted at any instructional programming or team practices.  Only staff, students and team athletes are permitted in the pool area.  Parents/guardians are periodically invited to observe instruction.  
  • To assist our youngest swimmers (Level 1), platforms are placed in the pool and lessons are taught in the outside lanes.  

DROP OFF/PICK UP:

  • Upon arrival at the Boston Sports Institute (BSI), park in a legal parking spot and walk students into the facility.  Enter via the main entrance, proceed straight ahead through the foyer, past the reception desk and turn left.  Walk down the hallway to the wet corridor (glass double doors) entrance to the natatorium. 

  • When arriving for Instructional Swim, students are greeted by a CRA Staff Member at the entrance to the wet corridor and at that point, parents/guardians must depart

  • *To collect swimmers at the conclusion of a lesson, park in a legal parking spot, enter the facility and queue up outside of the double glass doors at the end of the wet corridor (the point of drop off).  Do not enter the wet corridor.
    • Staff will open the doors at the end of each lesson, at which point you may meet your swimmer.   
    • Parents/guardians wishing to assist young swimmers in the Family Changing Room may enter the wet corridor when staff signal that the lesson has concluded and it is okay to do so.  Parents/guardians may then accompany swimmers into the changing room.
    • No one may linger in the wet corridor at any time.

*Live parking for pickup along the Route 9 side of the facility is NOT permitted for youth instructional programs.

 

 

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