Bel Air Athletic Club is committed to providing a variety of swimming activities for all ages, members and non-members alike. Group or lessons, competitive swim team, masters swimming, or clinics- beginners through open water athletes; we have programming to serve every level of swimmer.

:: Year-round Swim Team             
:: Summer Swim Team (including clinics to get you ready for the summer season)
:: Swim School - Group, Private and Semi Private Lessons

Bel Air Athletic Club Swim School

We adhere to the philosophy “Drowning is Preventable”. Although we hope everyone finds enjoyment in the water, teaching water safety and confidence will remain priority one. Our lessons do not incorporate the use of floatation devices such as noodles, lifejackets, or buoyancy backpacks. We believe in providing real experiences in a controlled environment. Instructors will focus on developing the barrier (the instinct to prevent water from entering the airway) and back float immediately. BAAC teaches a swim-float-swim method to our beginning swimmers for two reasons: floating provides an opportunity to rest while breathing, and it promotes better body position when ready to learn competitive strokes. Click here to view descriptions of each class.

Swim team registration is open and ongoing. For information on how to have your child evaluated and register go to

Group Swim Lessons

Group lessons are offered for children as young as 6 months continuing through the teen years. A variety of classes are offered year-round to meet the needs of all ages and skill levels. Most sessions are for a total of eight classes unless otherwise noted.

To take a look at our current available lessons, click here.

Private & Semi-Private Lessons for All Ages

Private lessons provide the swimmer with one-on-one instruction for 30 minutes. Instructors can address topics ranging from floating and water safety to stroke mechanics, open water swimming strategies and aquatic confidence.

Private Lessons:  Member $30 and Non-member $40

Semi-private lessons are for groups of 2-3 swimmers in a personalized 45 minute session. To get the most out of your semi-private lesson experience, we recommended swimmers be at a similar skill level. Participants are expected to find their own partners. BAAC does not connect parties for semi-private lessons.

Semi-Private Lessons (per participant):  Member $25 and Non-member $35

Masters Swimming

Whether a lifelong competitive swimmer or a triathlete looking to put in some extra yards, the BAAC Masters Swim Program is for adults (18+) who prefer a structured swim practice. Practice is offered Wednesday mornings, 6-7am. A coach will be present on deck.  

Prices per month (4 sessions):  Member $45 and Non-member $55

Summer Prep Clinic

Run in May as a warm-up to the Harford Swim League (HSL) Summer season and participation in the BAACfins. Swimmers are expected to learn as many skills as possible in preparation for the summer season during this 4 week course. Groups are typically separated into 10 & Under  and 11 & Older. Practices are an hour long, offered multiple times a week. For more details, visit

High School Prep Clinic

Typically running beginning of September through end of October, the high school prep clinic operates as part of our Gentoo group. Geared towards ages 13+ preparing for their High School season, fee includes a tee shirt, swim cap, and USA Swimming registration to compete in area swim meets. Choose 3 practice sessions per week; practices held weeknights. For more details, visit  

Since 1995, participating on the summer swim team has been a fun and exciting way to experience what it is like to swim competitively. The BAACfins Summer Swim Team competes with other swim clubs in the Harford Swim League (HSL) and is open to swimmers from 5 to 18 years of age.

For additional info, contact Kate Wilson, Swim Program Manager, at or 410.838.2670 ext. 232

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