An overview of swim lessons, courses, and related programming at BHILL pool.

Swim Lessons

Swimming lesson at Beacon Hill Pool are programmed and graded according to the Olympic Way method. There are 8 swimming levels, ranging in ability from beginner to accomplished swimmer. A child must complete and exhibit proficiency at each skill level before advancing to the next.

Click following button to view the requirements for each level.

Swimming Skill Levels

We also offer a “Junior Guard” lessons. This is available to members up to age 12 who have completed their Gold level. It is designed for those who are interested in learning more basic first aid and to continue improving their stroke technique and endurance.

Members permitted to register their child(ren) for TWO daytime session spots or ONE evening session spot. Additional spots may be granted if space becomes available, but must be made in person with the lifeguards. Session listings - with exact time of your childs lesson - will be posted both at the pool by end of day the Friday before the session starts.

Morning Lessons

Every Monday to Thursday morning, for 30 minutes, for 2 weeks.
Session 1 - June 24 - July 4
Session 2 - July 8 - July 18
Session 3 - July 22 - August 1
Session 4 - August 5 - August 15

Evening Lessons

Every Tuesday and Thursday evening, for 30 minutes, for 4 weeks.
Session 1 - June 27 - July 20
Session 2 - July 25 - August 17

6 & Under

An extension of lessons, the 6 & Under program is an introduction to swim team training except a whole lot more fun! The children play games while concurrently addressing fundamental swimming skills and pool safety. Participants are also given the opportunity to compete in our Wednesday night swim meet series. 6 & Under swim team-must be able to swim one width of the pool unassisted.


Beacon Hill is a member of ALPs, the Association of Lakeshore Pools. As such, we participate in competitions organized by ALPs pools. These competitions range from duals, such as weekly swim meets versus another local pool, to sections, to entire association competitions. They are fun, exciting, friendly, and challenging for kids of all skill levels and a variety of age groups. Beacon Hill competes in swimming, synchronized swimming, waterpolo and diving.


A leadership development program for members 11 years of age and older designed to introduce participants to skills and responsibilities essential for pool operations and safety. These include gate guarding, general maintenance, and event planning, as well as mentoring younger swimmers and assisting with lessons. Leaders also participate in a variety of games, activities and outings to promote social interaction and relationships with their peers. Leaders meet once per week to discuss and plan future events.

Adult Lessons & Masters

Our adult and masters swim program offer swimmers of all skill levels a unique aquatic experience during the hot summer months both in and out of the pool. Enjoy a leisurely lane swim, work on technique, or train for that next big race. Surround yourself with like-minded individuals, meet new people and benefit from decades of collective swimming and training experience.

Aqua Fitness

Aquafitness is a comprehensive water-based fitness program that incorporates light impact exercises and music to develop and improve your cardiovascular capacity and condition your muscles. Participants must be 14 years old and over.

Other Lessons

We also offer the following lessons: Moms and tots*, Water polo, Synchro, and Diving lessons.

All lessons are held during morning lessons for 2 week sessions, space permitting. They are open to anyone who wants to attend and who is able to swim in the deep end by themselves (with exception of Moms and tots). Please see lifeguards a few days prior to the beginning of the lesson session for availability and to sign up.

*This is a supervised lesson for children not yet able to enter swim lessons. A parent must be with the child in the water at all times.

Bronze Medallion & Bronze Cross

For teens who have completed their Swimming Lessons and are interested in learning basic and advanced lifesaving techniques, Beacon Hill Pool offers Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross Lifesaving courses.

Bronze Medallion teaches the basic lifesaving principles of judgment, knowledge, skill, and physical fitness. Candidates learn rescue procedures for both conscious and unconscious victims. This certificate is required to take any other Lifesaving or Lifeguarding courses. Prerequisites: 13 yrs of age by time of Exam (or Bronze Star) and Gold Swim level (or equivalent).

Bronze Cross builds on the lifesaving procedures of Medallion and prepares candidates to assess dangerous areas and dangerous behaviours in order to keep aquatic facilities safe and to prevent accidents. This certificate allows candidates to work as “assistant lifeguards” and is required to take the National Lifeguard course. Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion.

Note: Additional fees for exams and equipment will apply.