Click Here to view 2017 Summer Pool Schedule*
Click Here to view 2017 Summer Community Swim Lessons
Click Here to view 2017 Summer Weight Room Flyer
Click Here to view 2017 Summer Community Diving Lessons
*Subject to Change. All changes are posted online and signs are posted in locker rooms & at the Aquatic Center entrance door.
Closure & Program Change Information
Aquatic Center & Community Weight Room will be CLOSED the following days: Sunday 9/3, Monday 9/4, Thursday 11/23 & Friday 11/24.
Afternoon Adult Lap Swim (5:00pm), Evening Family Rec & Evening Adult Lap swim is CANCELLED the following days due to Home Swim Meets: Thursday 7/20, Tuesday 8/29, Tuesday 9/19, Tuesday 9/26, Thursday 10/12 & Tuesday 10/17.
Aquatic Class Information
Community Swim Lessons
The Bridgman Aquatic Center strives to provide the highest quality swim lessons possible. Our expectation is that class participants be able to listen, follow instructions, and participate safely in class.
Class levels are determined by the following criteria:
Aqua-Tot: Child is introduced to the water with a parent. Basic water adjustment with parent instruction. Age: 6 months and up.
Aqua-Tot 2: Child is introduced to water with a parent. Techniques are used to get the child accustomed to water & ready to join Level 1. Beginning freestyle & backstroke. Age: 2-3
Level 1: Aquatic Center Instructor will teach basic water adjustment with a flotation device. Child will learn freestyle & backstroke along with submerging their face. Basic water safety is also taught. Child must be able to follow instructions. Child must also be able to float unsupported in order to advance to Level 2. Age: 3 & Up
Level 2: Instructor lead class without the aid of a flotation device. Freestyle, backstroke and introduce elementary backstroke are taught, along with submerging their face. Children will learn to make forward progress while swimming. Child must be able to swim the width of unassisted freestyle in order to advance to Level 3. Level 2 is based on skill level, not age.
Level 3: Your child will swim the width of the pool using freestyle, backstroke & elementary backstroke. They will progress swimming the length of the pool (25 yards). Consistently swimming with face in water & proper stroke technique will be taught. Children must be able to swim the length of the pool using proper technique in order to move to Level 4. Based on skill level, not age.
Level 4: Children will continually swim the width to build endurance while swimming proper freestyle, backstroke & elementary backstroke. They will also learn breaststroke & butterfly. Child must be able to consistently swim with face in water using freestyle, backstroke & breaststroke in order to advance to Pre-Team. Based on skill, not age.
Pre-Team: Children will continue to work on all 4 strokes (free, back, breast & fly) while building endurance before joining Sea Bees. Also work on diving, flip turns & open turns.
If you have questions or are unsure of which level to enroll your child in, please feel free to contact a staff member.
Registration for Community Swim Lessons may be done in person or by calling the Aquatic Center. Class schedule (dates & times) and registration dates are available here.
Competitive Aquatics Programs
Community Diving Lessons
Bridgman Aquatic Center’s Diving program is open to divers of all ages and all levels. Divers will learn basic and advanced techniques, improve existing skills and build confidence on the diving board. Current class schedule (dates & times) and fee schedule can be accessed by clicking the quick link at the top of the page. Please contact diving coach Elaina Paulson email@example.com with questions.
Sea Bee Swim Club
Sea Bee Swim Club is a competitive age group swim team for children ages 6-18. The club swims with the Southwest Michigan Swim League and also participates in USA sanctioned swim meets. Sea Bees has a Summer Session and a Fall/Winter Session. You may access the current season information by clicking the quick link at the top of the page. Please contact the Aquatic Center or email Janet Beemer at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
High School Swimming & Diving
Bridgman High School offers a cooperative swim and dive team for boys and girls from the following schools in Southwest Michigan: Berrien Springs, Bridgman, Buchanan, New Buffalo, Niles, Lakeshore & River Valley. For more information, please contact:
Girls Co-Op Head Coach: Janet Beemer at email@example.com
Boys Co-Op Head Coach: Janet Beemer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys & Girls Diving Coach: Elaina Paulson at email@example.com
Fun for the whole family and a great activity on a rainy day! We offer a variety of times available throughout the week. Please access our fees and pool schedule above by clicking the quick link at the top of the page. Please note: Children under the age of 8 years old must have an adult in the water with them unless they are able to swim the length of the pool acceptable to the staff on duty. We do not allow equipment use during Family Rec. We allow the use of flotation devices that attach to the child’s body but do not allow noodles, rings, or blow up rafts.
Great for Special Occasions! Rentals are held on Saturday’s from 2:00-3:00 pm. Fee: $75. The rental fee includes use of the balcony prior to swimming. If your swimming party has a party over 40, we will require an additional fee of $25 for an extra lifeguard. Please contact the Aquatic Center for availability.
Deep Water Aerobics
The class is designed to tone and raise the heart rate. This class is held in deep water with no impact, using hand bells and noodles. Great class for cross training. Class is held Monday – Friday 7:30-8:30 am. Please see above price list for fees.
Shallow Water Aerobics
This class is designed to focus on cardio health, stretching, and toning. This class is held in the shallow water and includes low-impact aerobic exercise. Class also uses hand bells, noodles, kick boards, and water fans. Classes are held Monday – Friday 8:30-9:30 am. Please see price list for fees.
The class is designed to enhance range of motion. We are a full access facility. You will enjoy this class for non-impact walking and simple exercises with the support of the water. Class is held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:30-10:30 am. Please see price list for fees.
Adult Lap Swim
Get in shape by swimming laps or loosen up muscles and joints by water walking. We offer various times throughout the day 7 days a week. Please access the pool schedule for times by clicking the quick link at the top of the page. Please see price list for fees.
Community Weight Room & Pool Workout Equipment Area
The community weight room are is available to community members as well as Aquatic Center annual pass holders. There are various free weights, lat pull-down machine, spinning bike and elliptical available for use in the pool balcony. The community weight room is fully stocked with cardio equipment and weight machines of the highest quality. You may purchase a punch card for $20 for 30 visits or pay $1 each time you use the facility. Aquatic Center annual pass holders may use the community weight room and pool balcony workout area for free. Aquatic Center balcony equipment is available for use when the Aquatic Center is open.
Community Weight Room Summer Hours (through August 31):
Monday – Friday 5:45-9:00 am
Monday – Thursday 5:00-9:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 11:30-2:00 pm
Lifeguarding/CPR/First Aid/AED Classes
Bridgman Aquatic Center has several instructors that teach Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR, AED certification through the American Red Cross. We run classes for the initial certification as well as re-certification. Fees are as follows: Initial Lifeguarding Certification $250, Lifeguarding re-certification $100. CPR/First Aid/AED initial certification $125, re-certification $75. The fees include book, pocket mask, and certificate from American Red Cross and facility use/instructor time. If you are interested in a class or have questions, please contact the Aquatic Center.