Frequently Asked Questions
How many times will the class meet?
Classes meet two (2) days per week, usually for 30 minutes each day unless otherwise noted in registration. Holidays and high school home swimming meets sometimes prevent us from achieving 8 lessons during a session. Lessons are prorated during those months. December lessons will meet M, Tu, W during the first two weeks of the month.
We make every attempt to identify and highlight irregular lesson schedules. Please contact Jenny (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions about a session's schedule.
How can I arrange for private lessons?
Private lessons are available with Lindsay Benedyk, one of our age-group coaches and an experienced learn-to-swim instructor. You may contact Lindsay by email at email@example.com.
What do my registration fees include?
Your registration fee of $60 includes 4 hours of instructional time, low instructor/participant ratio, instruction by trained instructors and participant progress monitoring that includes a progress report at the end of every session.
Can I watch lessons?
Yes! We will be asking you to watch your child and evaluate her instructor periodically during the session.
Parents of pre-schoolers are welcome to come on deck and observe lessons.
Parents of school-age children are asked to sit in the upstairs gallery during lesson time.
How is the water temperature?
The water in the Castle pool is cool. Girls will be more comfortable in a one-piece suit. Some children will be more comfortable wearing a child's wetsuit or a shirt designed to be worn in the water. We have some available for purchase. Please contact Jenny if you have any questions.
What other equipment will my child need?
We recommend goggles for everyone. In general, you will be happier with the goggles sold by Dick's and swimming shops such as Get Wet than the goggles you can find at Wal-Mart. The "Relay" goggle by Speedo is an excellent goggle for children and is easy to adjust.
When your swimmer is ready for Level 3, you will want to purchase a pair of fins. We have fins available to borrow but it is always nice to have your own and know they fit. If you will be buying fins, make sure they look like this.