The level a child is in determines the skills they will learn. A child does not move to the next level until he/she has mastered the skills required for the current level. Parents need to remember that even though a child may not have moved to the next level, teachers individualize within each class, keeping all children challenged.
Under certain circumstances (A serious injury or illness, i.e. a broken bone or extended hospitalization) you may be eligible for a credit towards future lessons. Each request is reviewed and determined on an individual basis. Below is the official policy as stated on the First Day Forms packet that each parent / guardian signs on the first day lessons.
Makeup & Refund Policy:
1. Class absences may NOT be rescheduled or made up.
2. Should you choose to cancel your lessons, no refunds or credits will be issued. For an extended illness or injury causing the student to miss four or more consecutive lessons, we will issue a credit toward future lessons when presented with a written doctor’s note.
Our WaterBaby program starts for infants at six months old. This is a program where both a parent and child are involved. There are countless benefits to starting your child in swimming lessons early in life. The links listed below offer more in-depth information about our WaterBaby program.
*Additional information will be available online in the near future but we welcome you to call us with any questions at 601.898.7946
At minimum until you can swim two lengths of the pool taking breaths comfortably, this is usually accomplished upon completing the Beginning Strokes Level. We are committed to teaching all ages to swim and want swimming to be fun, but also a safe activity.
Research shows that four students in a 30-minute lesson is the optimum period of time and number of children for learning. This is an ideal time period for both beginners and experienced swimmers. This helps to keep the attention span of our younger swimmers and helps the more advanced classes focus on technique.
*research based on findings by the United States Swim School Association
Classes are limited to four students with an instructor. Our small classes are beneficial when learning to swim because it gives the instructors more time for individual attention and allows them to teach each student at their own level. In Waterbaby classes, there are six parent/child pairs with the instructor. We also offer private and semi-private lessons.
Available class times vary from session to session and the times of specific levels vary based on teacher availability and class level demand.
Typical times for the Fall and Winter-Spring sixteen-week sessions are:
Typical times for the Summer sixteen-week session are:
Typical times for the two-week Summer Swims vary based on the month:
Sixteen-week Session (classes are once-per-week; same day and time each week)
Our year-round lessons are offered once a week and are scheduled in 3 sessions a year: Summer, Fall, and Winter/Spring. Session dates loosely follow area school calendars.
NOTE: All class levels are offered for each regular session.
Two-week Summer Swims (classes meet Monday - Thursday both weeks at the same time each day)
Summer Swims are only offered from May through August.
NOTE: class levels offered for Summer Swims are limited to WaterTot 1 & 2, Beginner 1 & 2, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Strokes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Students are encouraged not to miss a lesson because they bond to their teacher and their progress builds on what they learn each week. We understand there are many reasons why a student may miss a class and that most will miss between 2 to 4 lessons over the course of a sixteen-week session. For an extended illness or injury (causing a child to miss four or more consecutive lessons), a parent should bring a doctor’s excuse to the child’s next lesson, and we will issue a credit on your account toward future lessons.
Make-up lessons are not offered for missing a lesson here and there. When kids miss a practice or game in soccer, t-ball, basketball, etc. they just miss it and pick back up with the next practice or game and that's basically how we approach missed lessons. And while there is always an exception to the rule it doesn't happen very often. If you feel, however, that your circumstance is the exception then we will be happy to speak with you about it. The only thing we ask is that you take a minute to read our full explanation on make-ups by following the link below.
A swimsuit and a towel are the only necessities for the lessons. We do have changing rooms where students can change before or after lessons. Swimmers who are still in diapers must wear a re-usable swim diaper while in our pool. We do have swim diapers available in our at the front counter. We use Cressi goggles exclusively during lessons and they are available for students to use poolside. If you would like to have your own pair we have Cressi goggles for sale at the front counter. We request that students keep all fingernails cut short. We also ask that children with chin length hair or longer pull their hair back for lessons.
Specific class times are available online under the Register Now and Parent Portal tabs. You can also call us for specific times at 601-898-7946.