Project Based Learning Electives provided by the Berrien Springs Virtual Academy

Andrews University: Swimming Lessons (group only) 

All students must complete a project for these classes.

Because it is on campus, the University requires a parking sticker on your vehicle. Stop by the Campus Safety Office or register your vehicle online

Group Swim: Andrews University Fall 2024

  • Contact: Isabel Widdis, Learn2Swim Coordinator
  • Format: In-person
  • Email:
  • Phone:  269-471-3257 
  • Location: Andreasen Center for Wellness 8750 West Campus Circle Drive
  • Ages 5- 17    Level 1-6 Age 6 +     Preschool level for age 5 

Start Date: the week of August 26th
No Classes for the following dates: 

  • Monday, September 2nd (Labor Day)
  • Mon & Tues, October 14-15 (University Fall Break)
  • Wednesday - Sunday, November 27 - December 1 (University Thanksgiving Break)

Visit the Andrews Aquatics website and click on Swim Programs, then Learn to Swim, then Register.

You will receive the payment code as an attachment to your partnership registration.

Students must be registered for Session I and will automatically be registered and must take Session II as well.  

Students choose one day option when registering. Register early, space is limited and first come first serve.  Registering with the partnership does NOT complete the process for this class.  **Levels may not be available on every day option. No private lessons offered to partnership students without medical diagnosis and doctor's note.**

Preschool Levels 1-2: Build comfort in the water and introduce basic swimming movements and skills. 

Preschool 3: Increase proficiency and build on the basic aquatic skills learned in Preschool Aquatics Levels 1 and 2 

Level 1: Introduction to water skills. Orient participants to the aquatic environment and help them gain basic aquatic skills. Help participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices around water 

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills. Build on the basic aquatic skills and water safety skills and concepts learned in Level 1. Work towards independent swimming to pass level 2. 

Level 3: Stroke Development. Build on the skills learned in Level 1 & 2 to help participants achieve basic water competency in a pool environment 

Level 4: Stroke Improvement. Improve participants’ proficiency in performing the swimming strokes that were introduced in Level 3 

Level 5: Stroke Refinement. Help participants refine their performance of all six swimming strokes. 

Level 6: Refine strokes so participants swim them with greater efficiency and effectiveness over longer distances. Teach participants fundamental springboard diving skills. 

Group Swim Syllabus

*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