If the Aquatic Center is closed due to inclement weather, that information will be posted here.
Click Here to view CURRENT Pool Schedule* – 2/26 to 3/31
Click Here to view Spring Break Pool Schedule* – 4/1 to 4/9
Click Here to view 2018 Sea Bees SPRING Stroke Clinic Flyer
Click Here to view Winter Community Diving Lesson Flyer
Click Here to view 2017/2018 Community Weight Room Flyer
Click Here to view 2018 Winter Swim Lessons Information
Click Here to view the 2018 Winter Swim Lessons Signup Form
*Subject to Change. All changes are posted online and signs are posted in locker rooms & at the Aquatic Center entrance door.
Community Swim Lessons are scheduled to begin on Monday February 19th. Please see below for updated class descriptions and the NEW registration process.
Closure & Program Change Information
Evening Family Rec & Evening Adult Lap swim is CANCELLED the following days due to Home Swim Meets: Thursday 1/11, Thursday 1/18, Thursday 2/1 & Thursday 2/8.
Aquatic Center will be CLOSED the following Saturday’s due to Home Swim Meets: Saturday 1/13, Saturday 1/20 & Saturday 2/17.
Adult Lap Swim 8:00-10:00 am will be SHARED with BHS PE Classes the following days: none at this time.
Adult Lap Swim will END at 11:00 am the following days due to RMS Swim Lessons: 1/29-2/2, 2/19-2/23 & 2/26-3/2.
Community Weight Room is CLOSED the following Evenings/Saturday due to Home Basketball Games: Wednesday 1/10/18, Tuesday 1/16/18, Thursday 2/1/18, Tuesday 2/13/18, Thursday 2/15/18, Saturday 2/24/18 & Tuesday 2/27/18
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.
Winter Session: Mondays and Wednesdays, February 19 thru March 28 (6 weeks/12 lessons)
Registration for resident: February 5 thru 16
Non-resident registration: February 12 thru 16
Spring Session: Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 10 thru May 24 (7 weeks/14 lessons)
Registration for resident: March 26 thru April 6
Non-resident registration: April 2 thru 6
NEW REGISTRATION PROCESS! This year we are allowing participants to be registered any time during Aquatics center hours over the registration period, however we will no longer except phone registration. We are now requiring a form (click HERE to download or pick up at the Aquatics Center) for each participant before you can register. When you turn in the form your child may be registered depending on availability.
Class levels are determined by the following criteria:
Parent/Child Classes: 6:30-7:00 pm
Aqua Tot 1: (6-24 months) Child is introduced to water with a parent. Basic water adjustment with parent instruction.
Aqua Tot 2: (2-4 year-olds) Child is introduced to water with a parent. Techniques are used to get the child accustomed to water and ready to join Level 1.
Classes for ages 3-5 years old: 6:30-7:00 pm
Level 1: (Beginning level) Swimmers will be adjusted to water with a floatation device, learn beginning front crawl, backstroke and floating, as well as learning how to submerge their face and basic water safety.
Level 2: (Intermediate level-no floatation device worn) Swimmers will build on floating, front crawl and backstroke skills as well as water safety skills learned in Level 1. Elementary backstroke will be introduced.
Level 3: (Advanced level) Swimmers will progress in the skills previously learned with a focus on rotary breathing and endurance.
Classes for ages 6-12 years old: 7:00-7:40 pm
Level 1-2: (Beginning level) Swimmers will learn how to float, front crawl, backstroke and elementary backstroke. Basic water safety will be taught as well.
Level 3: (Intermediate level) Swimmers will build on the skills taught in level 1-2 with a focus on rotary breathing and endurance. Don’t forget we teach water safety in every level!
Level 4: (Intermediate/advanced level) Swimmers will continue to build on front crawl and backstroke skills and endurance. They will learn basic breaststroke and butterfly skills.
Pre-Team: (Advanced level) Swimmers will continue to build on all skills learned in past levels with a focus on technique and endurance.
Sea Bees Swim Club will be offering a stroke clinic in April for previous Sea Bee swimmers of advanced level, High School swimmers, and the equivalent level swimmers from any program, are welcome as well.
If you have questions or are unsure of which level to enroll your child in, please feel free to contact our Director of Programming Emily Nannfeldt – email@example.com
Registration for Community Swim Lessons will be done IN PERSON at the Aquatic Center.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Swimming sanctioned swim meets. Sea Bees has a Spring Stroke Clinic, 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 Brad German at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys Co-Op Head Coach: Janet Beemer at email@example.com
Boys & Girls Diving Coach: Elaina Paulson at firstname.lastname@example.org
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. There is also a Monday & Wednesday evening class 7:30-8:30 pm. 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 is CLOSED the following Evenings/Saturday due to Home Basketball Games: Tuesday 11/28/17, Tuesday 12/5/17, Tuesday 12/12/17, Thursday 12/21/17, Thursday 12/28/17, Thursday 1/4/18, Wednesday 1/10/18, Tuesday 1/16/18, Thursday 2/1/18, Tuesday 2/13/18, Thursday 2/15/18, Saturday 2/24/18 & Tuesday 2/27/18
Community Weight Room Hours (September 1, 2017 – June 15, 2018)
Monday – Friday 5:45-7:30 am
Monday – Thursday 5:00-9:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 11:30-2:00 pm
Sunday 7:00-9:00 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.