Swimming Lessons at The Brandon Inn

Instructors Jake Jacobs and Emily Bridges



Thanks to the generosity of The Brandon Inn and the schedule flexibility of legendary swim instructors Jake Jacobs & Emliy Bridges, the Brandon Recreation Department is able to offer a 3rd session of swim lessons.  5 different levels, 6 classes total will be offered to swimmers on a 1st come/1st served basis.  Class sizes are limited, register soon!

Dates:       Session I:   July 17th –20th (M, T, W, Th)         (4 classes)


With Jake Jacobs


Where:      The Brandon Inn

Cost:          $33 per participant

Times:       Based on lesson group


Family Group:               10:00 – 10:30           (limited to 8 participants)

These are classes involving swimmers who are accompanied IN THE WATER by a parent or other adult. This is a very effective arrangement for younger swimmers and those who may be particularly timid or fearful.


Frog Group:                 10:30 – 11:00           (limited to 10 participants)

This class is for young children (ages 5-7) and/or novices who are ready to begin swim instruction. These children are able to follow directions and work independently with an instructor in the water. Focus is on learning to enjoy and be safe in a water environment, developing comfort in the water, basic swim skills like bubble blowing, alternating arm strokes, kicking and submerging. There is no prerequisite. (Equivalent to Red Cross Level 1)


Starfish Group I:            11:15 – 11:45           (limited to 10 participants)

Starfish Group II:            12:00 – 12:30          (limited to 10 participants)

For swimmers who are able to follow directions and work independently with an instructor in the water and have developed comfort and basic skills in the water. These swimmers are comfortable fully submerging, can blow bubbles and control their breathing and, with assistance, can float on both their fronts and backs. Focus is on learning to float without support, coordinating a swim stroke with breath control and developing propelling swim strokes. (Equivalent to Red Cross Level 2)


Dolphin Group           12:45 – 1:15         (limited to 10 participants)

For independent swimmers with focus on developing front crawl stroke coordinated with breathing, back crawl, treading, whip kick, elementary backstroke, dolphin kick and transition to deep water. (Equivalent to Red Cross Level 3)
The Brandon Rec is also collaborating with Jake Jacobs for private lessons @ Branbury Beach.

Click here for more information about private lessons