Private Swim Lessons


Emory Community Private Lessons




Private swimming lessons are offered year-round by Emory Varsity Swimming and Diving Team members.  We offer private and semiprivate lessons to both children and adults (we don't have any age restrictions on private lessons).

PRIVATE LESSONS (1 swimmer per instructor) are 30 minutes in duration and the fee is $35.  Packages available:  5 lessons for $175 and 10 lessons for $350.

SEMIPRIVATE LESSONS (2 swimmers per instructor) are 30 minutes in duration and the fee is $60 or $30 per swimmer.  Packages available: 5 lessons for $300 or 10 lessons for $600.    We  There is no way on our on-line registration system for two families to split semi-private lesson costs.  We recommend one family register and pay for semi-private lessons, and then work out a way to split the costs between yourselves.  Note that you only need to register once for semi-private lessons (sign up one child and note the second under Medical Info/Notes).  If you register twice, you will end up paying twice.  Our experience is that semi-private lessons work best when both kids are similar ages/ability levels.  We can't work with groups larger than 2 swimmers in this program.  For group swim lessons (children only), please visit our group lesson program.  We don't currently offer group swimming lessons for adults.

The Private/Semi-Private lesson program does have an additional annual family registration fee of $25.00.  This fee will be applied to the first swimmer you register for lessons.

FACILITIES:  Our instructors can teach at either the indoor Woodruff PE Center pool (year-round) or the SAAC Outdoor pool (April through October).  The registration system requires us to list a facility, so the Woodruff PE Center is listed on the system, but that does not mean you must do your lessons at that facility.  When registering for lessons, don't select the SAAC pool in the facility filter -- you will not be able to continue with the registration process!  The system also requires us to list days available for lessons, so we have listed Mo-Sun as a default.  You will schedule your lesson times/days with the individual instructor. 

DO I HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE POOL?  You do not need to be a member to participate in any of our programs at the indoor Woodruff PE Center facility.  For the outdoor SAAC pool, weekend swim lessons are open to non-members, but lessons during the week are available to members only.  For non-members, you only have access to the pools for the duration of the scheduled lesson.

DAY/TIMES:  Instructors must do lessons during open swim hours when a lifeguard is on duty and they are restricted from doing lessons when other programming is going on in the pool (group lessons, Eagle Swim Team, etc).

Times that are currently available (Summer of 2018) for private lessons (no membership requirement):       

* Weekends from 11am-5pm at the outdoor SAAC pool and 1-4pm at indoor Woodpec Pool.                                   

* Fridays only at the indoor Woodpec Pool from 5-7pm.  We can't offer private lessons during the week in the evenings (M-Th) when group lessons/Eagle Swim Team are in session.

*In addition for members of the outdoor SAAC pool, we can teach lessons on M-F when the SAAC pool is open.  

Keep in mind that a majority of our private lessons are taught on the weekends. 

There is no place on the registration system for you to sign up for a specific date/time, but there is a place on the registration for notes/medical information.  Please use that space for time/day preferences and information about the swimmer (age, ability level, etc).   You can also request a specific instructor in the notes/medical information area, if you have someone in mind for the lessons. 

THE SCHEDULING PROCESS:  Once you register and pay online for lessons, we will post your lesson to our instructor site.  An available instructor will claim the lesson and will contact you to schedule the first lesson.  Keep in mind that this is a very popular program and we get new registrations in daily.  During busy times of the year, lessons can get backed up.  If you don’t hear back from an instructor within a week of registering, please email Jon ( so he can check on the status of the lesson.

Please keep in mind that most of our private lesson instructors are Emory Varsity swimmers.  Transition times between semesters, exam weeks, and Emory breaking during the academic year (last two weeks of April/first two weeks of May, last two weeks of August, and December to mid-January) are the most difficult times for us to add new private lesson clients.  It may take more than one week to place you with an instructor during these weeks.

This program is VERY popular and there are times when we can't keep up with the demand.  If we can't successfully place you with an instructor within your timeline, we will certainly refund your payment. Every instructor has their own schedule and it changes weekly.  It is impossible for us to predict which day/times are open in advance.  If you want a guaranteed time/date, consider registering for our group lesson program.  The registration for that program is live, so you sign up for a specific day and time.  That program is also a good entry into private lessons, since our instructors teach both and many pick up private lessons from their classes.

The registration system will automatically process a confirmation email for each registration (the email will be titled Eagle Swim Club or Clairmont Cudas Summer Team.  Lesson Registration).  If you don't receive an email, please contact us to confirm that the registration went through successfully. 

If you are already working with an instructor, and are registering to add additional lessons, please contact Jonathan at jonathan.paul.morse@emory.edso he can assign the new package to the appropriate instructor.

If you have any questions, please contact us at or call Jon at 404.727.4081 / Cindy at 404.727.2617.