Private swim lessons have restarted. Group swim lessons are paused indinitely due to Covid-19.
Thank you for your interest in our swim lesson program. Due to the constantly evolving situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic and staff shortages I am very unsure if or when I will be able to fit you into the program. We have about 200 families that have been participating in the program over the last few years and they will have 1st chance at any spots we will be able to run. This does not mean you have no chance at all but it does mean it is a very slim chance. You would need to be available for a spot that an Instructor is available to teach and that no one else is available for.
If you are interested on letting us know what your availability is, please fill out one of the Swim Lesson 2021 School Year interest charts OR using the chart as a guide you can answer the questions from below on this page. Please take time to look through our Swim Lesson information on the Web Page before you do either. Hopefully most of your questions will be answered.
From the PCC Swim Lesson Staff
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 during normal times we also run Tues 4pm-6pm GROUP lessons. The group lessons have been suspended for now. We are hoping that after kids start being able to get vaccinated we may be able to bring them back but timing on that is unknown.
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 week sessions during the school year and one 6 week session during the summer).
Costs: (As of March 2021)
Private Lessons (1 student with 1 instructor) $18.00 per ½ hour lesson.
Semi Private Lessons (2 students with 1 instructor) $24.00 per ½ hour lesson ($12 per student).
Semi Private Lessons (3 students with 1 instructor) $24.00 per ½ hour lesson ($8 per student).
Group Lessons (Tuesday night's 4-6 pm) $7.00 per ½ hour. When we get to bring them back.
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) ***With everything being so up in the air we are doing the Swim Lesson Only Memberships by the session, this is 1-2 participants $5, 3-4 participants $10, 3-4 participants $15, 5-6 participants $20, etc.***
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) ***We are asking that participants in Semi Private Lessons right now are of the same household*** sorry but we do not know when this will go back.
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
- 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