Wellesley College Swimming & Diving Lessons

Wellesley College Swimming & Diving Lessons

Wellesley College Swimming and Diving holds a proud tradition of giving back to the community by offering child and adult swim lessons. Our talented and friendly instructors are members of the Wellesley College Swimming and Diving program who have attained their Swim America Instructor certification to guarantee that they are able to provide lessons of the highest quality (for more on our methods, please click here).

Swimmers of all ages and abilities are welcome to sign up for our swim lessons! Participants can expect to be trained in the fundamentals of swimming, introductory competitive swimming, and advanced competitive stroke techniques. Wellesley College Swimming and Diving is proud to continue our tradition of providing excellent swimming instruction to the Wellesley community and hope that we will be able to work with you and your family in order to spread our love for the sport!

Registration for Fall 2019 IS NOW AVAILABLE!


If this is your first session in 2019-20, please remember to fill out these additional forms: 

Please return completed forms by mailing them to:

Bonnie Dix
PERA Department-KSC
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Thank you for choosing Wellesley College Swimming & Diving Lessons!


Do you offer make-up lessons? 

There are NO makeups mid-session unless noted on the registration form. The instructors are all students and are very busy, as is the pool during lesson time. There is only ONE make up class per session, which is pre-scheduled.

What if my child is ill and cannot attend a lesson?

If your child is ill for more than one class, we will attempt to make it up, but this is not always possible. If the instructor is ill, that lesson will be made up ASAP, and may need to be taught by another instructor. If your child is injured or develops a long term illness and needs to end lessons for the session, the lessons will be rolled forward to the next session or a pro-rated refund will be issued.

What should I do about schedule conflicts? 

If your child needs to miss for a pre-scheduled conflict, please contact Bonnie prior to the start of lessons to see if we will be able to schedule a make up. If we can, we will. However, the students go into exams soon after the makeup week, and we may not be able to find a time. We will pro-rate the lesson if we do not have a wait list of students who can attend all sessions. IF a makeup is not needed, the session can be extended for an additional $30 per 30 min lesson.

If desired, will siblings always be scheduled at the same time? 

We will do our best to schedule siblings at the same time, but this can become challenging and even impossible as the lessons fill up, so please register quickly! Once we have matched a teacher with your child, they will send an email with the day/time slot and contact information.

What should I do if lessons are not going well?

The lessons are a team fundraiser. We enjoy teaching and hope your child (or you!) has a wonderful experience. If something is not going well, PLEASE contact Bonnie (bdix@wellesley.edu) so that we can address the situation.