Swim Lessons

Swim Lesson Information

             Lessons will be offered for persons from ages 6 months through adult. The Commission utilizes certified Water Safety Instructors to teach classes whenever possible.  You may register in person or online  on the start dates listed above for Residents & Non Residents.


3 to 5 Year Old Program Guidelines

           In order to better serve the children who participate in Swim Lesson, a five (5) tiered program is offered.

Attention Parents of 3 year olds:  We do accept 3 year olds in our Pre-Beginner classes.  In order for your 3 year old child to participate he/she must be socially as well as physically and emotionally ready to be in class without their parents.  If the child can not follow instructions as to sitting on the wall without running away or jumping in or if the child cries throughout the lesson, or if there is any other problem that causes distraction of the class or endangers the safety of the child or other class participants the child can not be in the pre beginner program.  If you feel your child cannot meet these guidelines we do offer Parent/Tot classes. 


Will Not willingly put face in water


Eels -

Will submerge when asked. Will float with help.



Comfortable going under water.. Can float front & back without help.



Can float on own. (Front & Back). Will jump into deep water. Can paddle & kick on front & back by themselves for at least 10 feet.



All 3 floats on own for 10 sec each. Very comfortable in deep water. Likes to swim under water but can paddle & kick on front & back. by themselves at least 15 ft. Will jump off of board. & swim to side on one’s


Swim Lessons Price Chart

  • ARC Parent 1, ARC Parent 2, Guppies and Guppies Too! (6 to 48 months)

    • Resident -$27.00

    • Non-Resident -$48.00

  • Pike, Eels, Angelfish, Rays, Starfish (3 to 5 years old)

    • Resident – $27.00

    • Non-Resident – $48.00

  • Red Cross Level 1

    • Resident – $27.00

    • Non-Resident – $48.00

  • Red Cross Level 2 - 6

    • Resident – $32.00

    • Non-Resident – $53.00

Prices listed above are for 8 lessons.  If lessons are shorter or longer, pricing will be prorated.


  • RESIDENT/NON-RESIDENT refers to Blue Mountain School District.
  • PRICING is per child.
  • Prices are subject to change!


669 Red Dale Road

Orwigsburg, PA 17961


P:  570-366-1190

F:  570-366-4928

Hours of Operation

School Year Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Summer Office Hours (6/3/19 - 8/23/19)

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri:   8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday:  8:00 am to 6:00 pm

A community partnership:

Auburn Borough, Cressona Borough, Deer Lake Borough, East Brunswick Township, New Ringgold Borough, North Manheim Township, Orwigsburg Borough, Wayne Township, West Brunswick Township & Blue Mountain School District

It is the major objective of the Blue Mountain Recreation Commission to extend to the greatest number of people throughout the Blue Mountain area, regardless of age, sex, race, handicap, skill level or financial status, the most varied recreational activities that are practical to originate and conduct.