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The Bishop Bubbles program is being improved for the 2015-2016 sessions. If you are already in the Bishop Bubbles database (if you have previously participated in the Bishop Bubbles program), you will receive an email when registration opens, most likely in September. If you wish to get on the mailing list for the email, please contact us at bishopbubbles@owu.edu.

What is Bishop Bubbles?

Bishop Bubbles is the finest learn-to-swim program in Delaware, Ohio. The program was designed to provide the Delaware community with an established and well-tested learn-to-swim program. Lessons are taught by knowledgeable and experienced Ohio Wesleyan University swimmers and staff who have a passion for aquatics and childhood education.

How Does it Work?

The program is designed for children ages four years and older, organized into seven goal-oriented levels. Each level is designed to teach children how to be safe around water for a lifetime. A variety of well-tested techniques are taught, which aim to increase a child’s comfort and proficiency in the water.

What Makes Bishop Bubbles Different from Other Programs?

When teaching a motor-skill activity like swimming, it is essential that children receive individual attention and feedback. We can proudly boast a ratio of one instructor for every five students. This program also excels because of its focus on aquatics, and aquatics alone, and because it utilizes quality instructors who have a personal passion for swimming.  Our goal is not revenue-maximization: It is community service and the promotion of aquatic safety and lifetime fitness.

When Are the Lessons?

Lessons take place Tuesday and Thursday during the following dates and times:

Session 1 Session 2
November 4-20, 2014
6:15-6:45 p.m. and 7-7:30 p.m.
January 20 - February 5, 2015
6:15-6:45 p.m. and 7-7:30 p.m.
Session 3 Session 4
February 17 - March 5, 2015
6:15-6:45 p.m. and 7-7:30 p.m.
March 24 - April 9, 2015
6:15-6:45 p.m. and 7-7:30 p.m.

How Much Does it Cost?

First child: $65/session ($50/session for OWU employees)
Additional children: $25

Note: There is a 15% discount for signing up for all four sessions. That’s $221.00 for the first child ($39 savings!), and $85.00 for each additional child ($15 savings!).


Registration Form


Administrator: Richard Hawes
Phone: 368-3740
Address: 150 S. Henry St., Delaware, OH, 43015