As of September 29, 2023 the pool is temporarily closed. Please read the full pool closure announcement emailed to members.
Thank you for your interest in our swim lesson program. We run private (one student, one instructor) and semi-private (2 or 3 students, one instructor) swim lessons, we prefer that students in semi-private lessons are from the same household and of the same basic level of swimming. Our lessons are ran at the same time that full members are able to swim in the pool, due to this we are only able to run 1 or sometimes 2 swim instructors at a time and only from 11:00am-6:00pm 4 days a week (Mon-Thurs) and of course only when we have instructors available and enough students to make it worth bringing them in (sometimes, especially during the school year, we will only have interest in a time frame from one or two families, this would not be cost effective for the instructor or the club, to bring an instructor in). Because of this we have very limited space, we have about 150 families that have been participating in our 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, ahead of you on the list is available for. Just to give you an idea, we were only able to get 7 people off the wait list in the 2022-2023 school year. During the summer because more kids are available to take lessons between 11:00am-4:00pm we can sometimes get a few more off the wait list but this could mean that you only get a summer spot, especially if you need a 4:00pm-6:00pm (last class starts at 5:30pm) during the school year. Those participants with longevity in the program will get in 1st. We have so many students in the program from 4-6pm during the school year that we already have to rotate 2 groups of students between the sets.
After all of this explanation, if you are still interested, please take time to look through ALL the tabs in our Swim Lesson information on the Website before you fill it out. (pccportorchard.org, just in case you are not fully there right now. Once on the website go to Pool, and then swim lessons, then you should see sections to click on). Hopefully most of your questions will be answered. If you are interested in letting us know what your availability is, please go to the link on the bottom of this page and answer the questions on the Swim Lesson Interest Form and send it in.
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 have designed our own program so it is really helpful if you please go look at our swim levels before deciding what level to sign your child up for. Our PS (Pre School) is usually ages 4-6 and then the regular levels are school age kids 6 and up. Sometimes if a child is taller and more mature we will start them a little earlier. We have been also doing some Parent and Tot (child and parent in the water with the instructor together) private lessons with kids 6 months to 3 or 4 years old. We have to admit private lessons are not the best way to do swim lessons for this age group but if you want to give it a try and we have room when your name comes up on the wait list, we will do our best for you.
As I stated before, our lessons share the pool with our full members on Mon, Tues, Wed and Thurs during the hours of 11am-6pm depending on 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 for as possible. This way we 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 4, 5 or 6 week sets during the school year and one 6 week session during the summer).
Costs: (As of JUne 2023)
Private Lessons (1 student with 1 instructor) $18.00 per half hour lesson.
Semi Private Lessons (2 students with 1 instructor) $24.00 per half hour lesson ($12 per student).
Semi Private Lessons (3 students with 1 instructor) $24.00 per half hour lesson ($8 per student).
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 set is: $5 per participant. (Please note that a Swim Lesson Only Membership only allows you in the pool area during and around your Swim Lesson time, to be arranged with the lead swim instructor)
Prices are subject to change.
Please be aware there is often a waiting list for both afternoon and evening classes. I tend to check up on the emails in-between swim lesson sets, feel free to check back in with me now and then if you have not heard anything but know it can be a month or two before I reply.
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 semi-private). 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, please review and complete the Swim Interest Form if you could, before contacting Linda (our lead swim instructor). SwimLessons@pccportorchard.org