Welcome to The Longfellow Club, Wayland, MA


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AquaticsThe Longfellow Aquatics Academy has taught thousands of people, young and old, how to swim and enjoy the water safely. The Academy and Pool Director, Cordelia Lydon, has put together a superior staff of gentle and highly-skilled Red Cross Certified instructors. We have a full complement of swim and exercise programs and activities available for you and your family.

Learn to swim from one of our Red Cross Certified instructors, get in a water workout, join one of our competitive swim classes, or just lounge by the pool, it’s up to you!

Preschool Programs

Our Preschool Program is for children ages 2.5 through Kindergarten. Our teachers are selected based on their background in aquatics and experience working with young children. We focus on consistency, teacher support, and creating a nurturing environment. This gentle introduction for your new swimmer provides a solid foundation for future years in the water. All preschool programs maintain a low student/teacher ratio.

Competitive Swimming

Children can fine tune their strokes and work on strength and endurance for their next meet. This program prepares children for competitive swimming without all the stress. We welcome children ages 7 to 14, with appropriate swim abilities.

Endurance Stroke and Strength Program

This program is for children ages 9-17 and is designed to get them ready for the swim team season. We will work on strength, form, dives, turns, and technique in a fun and challenging atmosphere.

Certification Programs

We offer classes for life guard training, life guard recertification, CPR, and beyond. Please contact the club for more information.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are a great option for adults or children. Day and evening times are available to both members and non-members.


Summer Member Swim Program

Our summer lessons are open to our members for 9 – 1 week sessions, Monday-Thursday. We also offer member and non-member swim team options.

Water Exercise

Longfellow Water Exercise classes are designed to accommodate various levels of ability.  Our class members range from moderately paced to more powerful exercisers.  Some participants benefit from increased recovery from surgery or injuries, while others are looking to enhance sports training and to speed up recovery from high impact workouts.  Both groups get the full benefit of an improved cardiovascular system, increased strength and more flexibility.  The water is unique because it allows for a simultaneous, total body workout.  We also have coached Master’s Swim Workouts-fabulous for swimmers, tri-athletes, or anyone desiring to improve swim technique and to feel more comfortable in the water.

Jane Polley MS RD,LDN, has been the director of Water Exercise since 1994.  She has a team of incredible instructors.  Our professional, hard-working, and energetic staff teach excellent, safe and challenging classes.  Our teachers support everyone to reach for their goals and to have fun doing it.  We have a very special community of participants, enjoying friendship and camaraderie in the water and outside of the pool too.  See our schedules for both clubs for classes ranging from 6:00am to 7:00pm seven days a week.