Regarding COVID-19 (updated 8/21/20):

Pool Reservations for Parkwood Community Club

We get to swim again, but it will look different. You must sign up for a slot 24 hours before you plan on swimming. Watch your email or check our PCC Facbook page for a new Sign Up Genius link each week. There will only be 4 slots available per hour. Families with more than 4 people in one household may reserve the entire pool as long as all 4 slots during that hour are available. Ortherwise we are limited to 4 people in the building at a time excluding the volunteer or staff. NO GUESTS ARE ALLOWED AT THIS TIME! Please read the Member Letter, Covid-19 Waiver & Comprehensive COVID-19 Plan before making reservations. Your patience is greatly appreciated during this time. If you have any questions or issues signing up please contact Gypsie Gitane at 206-406-8035 or via email.

Check back frequently on Sign Up Genius as spots open up during the week. More volunteers are signing up, and we have been adding more reservations spots. Please check the entire list of spots as new ones are added at the bottom.

Note: If your phone/browser does not accept cookies, you may not see the more button to list all of the times available on the calendar so use a computer or another browser.

We are still looking for more volunteers to take a 2 or 4-hour shift and sanitize after each use of the shower and frequently touched surfaces. For more details please contact Gypsie Gitane at 206-406-8035 or via email.


Other news:

We are not offering water aerobics or swim lessons at this time, but we will be reevaluating as the situation changes.

Our club finances are extremely low due to decreasing membership. If you have not prepaid for the year, please consider prepaying as our financial reserves are gone.

Our pump failed the week before we reopened and was replaced with our backup pump. This means we will be operating without a backup pump until we have reserve funds to refurbish the failed pump. Donations of any amount would be greatly appreciated for ongoing club expenses or any unexpected repairs. Thank you to those that have already sent in gifts!

Parkwood Community Club Board

Please take a few minutes to look through ALL the tabs in our swim lesson section on our web page. (Go to Pool, and then swim lessons, then you should see sections to click on). Hopefully this will help answers most of your questions.

PCC Instructors have backgrounds in American Red Cross, Swim America, YMCA and other Community Swim Lesson Programs. We have also trained some of our own instructors.

We run Private (1 student) and Semi Private (2 or 3 students) lessons and Tues 4pm-6pm GROUP lessons.

During both School Year and Summer Sessions we run Private/Semi Private Lessons between 11am-6pm (except Tuesday’s 4pm-6pm when we run our Group Swim Lessons)

Swim lessons are set according to instructor availability and interest in days and times from our students, so when filling out interest forms it really helps if you give us as many days and times you are available as possible. This way I can try to connect you up with an instructor and give the instructors a shift long enough to make it worth them coming in.

Our lessons run 30 minutes once per week (usually for 5 5 week sessions during the school year and one 6 week session during the summer).

Costs:  (As of June 1, 2017)

Private Lessons (1 student with 1 instructor) $15.00 per ½ hour lesson.

Semi Private Lessons (2 students w/1 instructor) $21.00 per ½ hour lesson ($10.50 per student).

Semi Private Lessons (3 students with 1 instructor) $21.00 per ½ hour lesson ($7 per student).

Group Lessons (Tuesday night's 4-6 pm) $6.00 per ½ hour.


In addition all participants must be PCC members. If you are not already a full member, then you will need to become a Swim Lesson Only Member. The cost per year per family is: $20 for 1-2 participants, $25 for 3-4 participants, $30 for 5-6 participants etc. (Please note that a Swim Lesson Only Membership only allows you in the pool during and around your Swim Lesson time, to be arranged with your Instructor)

Prices are subject to change.

In most cases the Semi Private Classes are arranged by the patrons - it helps a lot if you please try to have students that are close to the same level. (Every once in a while an instructor may have 2 or 3 private lessons that look like they might fit together and ask what you think but that is the exception to the rule, not the norm)

Please be aware there is often a waiting list for both morning and evening classes.

When asking questions please give me a little idea of what you want to know. Also how many, what ages, levels, what time you are thinking and/or what type of classes you are looking at (private or group). There is a lot of information on the web site; hopefully you have taken the time to look through it.

If you want to ask questions or get onto the wait list, if you could please supply the following information it will help a lot: (doing a copy, paste into an email, then fill in your answers works very well)

  • The student(s) name
  • Age
  • Approximate Swim Level(s) (Please look through our swim lesson level charts)
  • What type of lessons (Group, Private or Semi Private)
  • Time of day you would prefer (11am-6pm)
  • What days are you available (Mon, Tues, Wed or Thurs)
  • Contact Persons Name
  • E-mail address
  • Cell Phone Number
  • Do you text?
  • Alt Phone Number (if you prefer)
  • Parkwood Membership status (none, full or swim lesson only)
  • Any other information you feel we would need to know

If interested, you may contact Linda (our lead swim instructor). SwimLessons@pccportorchard.org

Thank you.