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

Swimming or Diving 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

  • Contact: Isabel Widdis, Learn2Swim Coordinator
  • Format: In-person
  • Email: learn2swim@andrews.edu
  • 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 Jan. 8 until April 22.
No Classes for the following dates: 

  • 1/19 (MLK Day) 
  • 2/19 (Presidents' Day) 
  • Week of 3/18 (Spring 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

  • Contact: Taylor Biek, Learn2Swim Coordinator
  • Format: In-person
  • Email: learn2swim@andrews.edu
  • Phone:  269-471-3257 
  • Location: Andreasen Center for Wellness 8750 West Campus Circle Drive
  • Ages 5- 17  Please see the syllabus for class pre-requisites

Start Date: the week of January 9th until April 20th, with no classes the week of spring break (3/20-3/24)

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.  You will need to re-register with the partnership for spring semester if you want to start again for January lessons.

Diving lessons are held Mondays AND Wednesdays from 5-6 PM   

Space is limited and first come first serve.  Registering with the partnership does NOT complete the process for this class.  No private lessons offered to partnership students without medical diagnosis and doctor's note.***

Students interested in diving would have the opportunity to learn competition skills for one-meter diving. Progress of students would be monitored by the instructor. The ability to move on to more complicated and advanced skills will vary by student and ability to progress to more advanced skills must be determined by the instructor. Skills taught would include; board etiquette, hurdles, lead-ups, jumps, dives, and positions. This will be done with the goal of preparing students to have a 10 competition dive list with dives in all categories. Categories of dives will include; Fronts, Backs, Reverses, Inwards, and Twists. Positions may vary from tuck, straight, free, and pike positions. 

Diving Syllabus