​Project Based Learning Electives provided by the Berrien Springs Virtual Academy

Swim Clubs

  • Program Coordinator: Isabel Widdis
  • Contact Information: phone:  269.471.3257
  • Email: learn2swim@andrews.edu
  • Website: Andrews Aquatics Center
  • Format: In-person
  • Location: Andreasen Center for Wellness 8750 West Campus Circle Drive 
  • Age 14-19 (high school). Must be able to demonstrate a Red Cross level 5 swimming ability.

Date and Time: Tuesday - Thursday from 3:30-4:30pm 
Classes begin Jan. 8th
Closed for Holiday (No Classes) for the following dates 

  • Monday, 1/15 (MLK Day)
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  • Additional registration at location is required. Visit Andrews Aquatics Center
    You will receive the payment code as an attachment to your partnership registration. Visit the website and click on Swim Programs, then Stingrays Swim Club, then Register 

Description:

  • Increase endurance: be able to swim longer, continuously, at a consistent pace.
  • Speed: be able to swim at a quick pace for a short, or moderate distance.
  • Attitude: be able to encourage other swim club members and be always ready to do your best.
  • Stingrays Syllabus

Because this course is on campus, the university requires a parking sticker on your vehicle. Stop by the Campus Safety office or register your vehicle online

  • Program Coordinator: Isabel Widdis
  • Contact Information: phone:  269.471.3257
  • Email: learn2swim@andrews.edu
  • Website: Andrews Aquatics Center
  • Format: In-person
  • Location: Andreasen Center for Wellness 8750 West Campus Circle Drive 
  • Age 14 and younger.  Must be able to swim a full lap on front and on back with NO assistance or about a Level 4+ Swimming Ability. If a student is 14-19 and can demonstrate at least a level 5  swimming ability, we recommend joining the Stingrays Swim Club.

Date and Time: Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30pm 
Classes begin January 8th
Closed for Holiday (No Classes) for the following dates 

  • Monday, 1/15 (MLK Day) 
  •  
  • Additional registration at location is required. Visit Andrews Aquatics Center
    You will receive the payment code as an attachment to your partnership registration. Visit the website and click on Swim Programs, then Stingrays Swim Club, then Register 

Description:

  • Increase endurance: be able to swim longer, continuously, at a consistent pace.
  • Speed: be able to swim at a quick pace for a short, or moderate distance.
  • Attitude: be able to encourage other swim club members and be always ready to do your best.
  • Junior Swim Syllabus

Because this course is on campus, the university requires a parking sticker on your vehicle. Stop by the Campus Safety office or register your vehicle online

September 13th - January 10th 
16 wks *no class December 27th 
Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 PM

Also must register directly with the Club at 429-2101

Stroke Clinic focuses on technique for the 4 competitive strokes Freestyle (front crawl) , Breaststroke, Back Crawl and Butterfly and developing endurance. Students will work drills for each stroke breaking down the components of each to increase their efficiency. Introduction to starts, turns and finishes will be touched upon as well. Students must be able to swim 25yrds of Freestyle (front crawl) and 25 yards of Back Crawl to participate.

Stroke Clinic Syllabus

​Dolphins Swim Club: BH/SJ YMCA                     
Mariners Swim Club: Niles-Buchanan YMCA        

Please be sure to register online with the Berrien Springs Partnership and be mindful of your YMCA branch locations. You will be contacted by the YMCA, via e-mail or telephone, regarding course specifics.  *For late registrations (outside registrations dates), or changes, please contact the partnership as well as the YMCA.

*You must attend a minimum of 3 times a week, practice or a scheduled swim event. This class requires a self-paid YMCA membership.

​**Days and times for classes may change, please contact the YMCA for days and times.**  Attendance must begin in September. 

Swim club is open to ages 5–8 who can complete one length of both freestyle and backstroke and ages 9–18 who can complete two lengths of both freestyle and backstroke

*Students should bring appropriate swim attire and goggles.

****Parents cannot stay in class with the student, it is drop off only.  They are welcome to attend 'Watch Me Swim' days as offered, and they can stay in the lobby to observe the lessons, but they can't be in the pool area.

Dolphins & Mariners Syllabus

Masks: will follow Bridgman Schools policy. For up-to-date information, contact the pool management directly.

Please register with them and tell them that you are with the Berrien Springs Partnership. Bridgman Aquatic Center website

Syllabus information found in their online description. By choosing this option, you are agreeing to be the parent contact (complete partnership paperwork). 

*Please note: it is important to make as informed a decision as possible when choosing your student's Community Resource classes. Most locations will allow a student to drop a class after one meeting, at no charge if it wasn't a good fit for the student, but not all. Some classes plan ahead based on the number that have signed up and have purchased materials, hired teachers, etc. and there might be a fee for class time or materials given to the student if the student drops after one or two meetings. The school cannot pay for classes that students do not complete, so choose wisely; if you do not take the class off of your student's schedule by the deadline, you may be asked to pay for the class time incurred prior to dropping the class.

Teacher of Record: Sara Smothers