Private Lessons

GCSTO's Premier Private Lesson Program

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We are proud to offer our Premier Private Lesson Program to any age group, senior or adult athlete interested in improving their technical skills in this sport. Stroke technique, kick technique, turn technique, start technique, and more can be covered. You name it… we can help you with it! Sessions for our Premier Private Lesson Program can be set up with any one of our tremendously experienced staff members on a schedule that fits best for you. Lessons are held at any of our locations based on our available time at these facilities. In all cases, pre-registration is required and your lesson days & times are set between you and your contracted coach.

Cost (Active Team Member Rates)
NOTE: You must be actually on the team at the time that you are taking these lessons to be eligible for the team rate.

$72 per hour (or $36 per 30 minute session)

Cost (Non-Team Member Rates)

$86 per hour ($43 per 30 minute session)

Note: There is a once a year $11 insurance fee due from any athlete not currently registered with USA Swimming.

 (all checks made payable to GCSTO please)

Staff Member Available Pool Time (through November 2, 2017)

Mondays at St. Charles from 7:30-8:15 p.m.

Tuesdays at Columbus Academy from 7:45-9:15 p.m.

Wednesdays at Columbus Academy from 8:15-9:15 p.m.

Thursdays at St. Charles from 7:15-7:45 p.m.

Fridays at St. Charles from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Saturdays at St. Charles from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 

Sundays at St. Charles from 11:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


CA = The Columbus Academy (4300 Cherry Bottom Rd., Gahanna, OH 453230)

SC = St. Charles (2010 E. Broad St. Columbus, OH 43209)
GSP (summer only) = Gahanna Swimming Pool (148 Parkland Drive, Gahanna, OH 43230)

Registration & Scheduling

To set up sessions for our Premier Private Lesson Program please contact GCSTO, Head Coach, Steve Nye at stevenye@sbcglobal.net and your inquiry will be sent on so that one of our staff members can contact you to arrange your privates. Please provide us with your name, telephone number, e-mail address, child's name, their age, your basic area of interest, date & times preferences and any other information you think we should know. A coach will contact you to arrange dates and times. Once you are working with a staff member you may set up all future sessions directly with that coach.


Payment and completed application are to be turned into your coach by the first day of your private lessons. These coaches will handle all scheduling directly with you so that they can ensure the most efficient schedule possible for themselves and for the facility. There is a once a year $11 facility/insurance fee for each non-GCSTO member lesson participant due with payment for the first session in which you enroll (EX: if you sign up for 1 session with one of our staff members and you do not belong to GCSTO your cost is actually $97 which is your $86 dollar lesson fee and your $11 insurance fee. This insurance fee is due once a year and is good for 1 year past your initial private lesson date. Note that all checks are to be made payable to GCSTO. 

Athlete Skill Requirements

All athletes registering for private lessons through this program must be able to legally perform at least 25 yards of no less than 3 of the 4 competitive strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle). If they are not capable of doing this but would like private lessons, they should register for these privates through the “Greater Columbus Swim School”, our swimming lesson program. Contact Erin Harris at erinharris.gcss@gmail.com or 614-582-2597 to do so.

Additional information concerning any GCSTO sponsored programming can be obtained by contacting Steve Nye, head coach and owner, at stevenye@sbcglobal.net or 614-478-5445.