Private Lessons

The Community Pool is glad to offer private swimming lessons for swimmers of all abilities. 

Annual Members are eligible for 4 FREE private lessons for adults with our Aquatics Director Leslie Ayers. 

Private lessons are great for children who are completely new to swimming or those who would like to improve a specific aspect of their stroke. They are also convenient for families with hectic schedules and those who cannot make our group lessons. 

Below is a list of our private lesson instructors. Please reach out to these individuals directly to sign up for sessions. Private lessons range from $15 to $25 per half hour session, depending on the instructor. Non-pool members will pay the daily fee to use the pool in addition to the fee to the instructor. For adults this rate is $7, for children $5. 

Not sure what your swimmer needs? Contact Caroline Brassfield ( with questions and concerns. 

Caroline Brassfield - Caroline is a 2017 W&L Graduate who has been teaching swimming and water safety for 9 years. She has worked at the Community Pool as a swim coach and instructor for 4 years. Caroline specializes in stroke instruction and building confidence and independence in the water. In addition to lessons, she coaches our STORM Swim Team. She can be reached by email at or by phone at 336-404-4156. 

Erica Bisaillon - Erica is currently studying at Middlebury College. She has been teaching swim lessons for 5 years, and has helped lead our lessons for the past 3. This will also be her 3rd year coaching our STORM swim team. Erica is great with younger swimmers and those looking to work on water safety. As a swimmer, Erica specialized in IM and Butterfly and loves to work with swimmers on their technique. Erica can be reached at or by phone at (540)784-9317. She will be available after June 1st.

Allison Gigante - Allison is RCHS student and swimmer. She is a group and private lesson instructor at the Community Pool. She is particularly talented working with inexperienced swimmers. She helps to coach our STORM swim team novice group. Allison can be reached at

Calvin Tilson: Calvin is finishing his first year at UVA where he is on the club swim team. He has worked with us as a lifeguard for the past 4 years and taught group swim lessons for the past 3. Being able to give lessons that involve teaching the basics (floating and confidence in the water) while also understanding stroke form makes him an excellent swim lesson instructor. He will also be coaching with our STORM swim team. Calvin can be reached by email at or by phone at (540) 784-5192. Calvin is available after May 21st.