Welcome to the GPAC Swim School!
Our goal is to help your children become better acclimated with the water through a direct manner of teaching in and out of the water. The skill sets for each level are well defined and set to ensure a steady progression through the program for all children.
The safety of your child is paramount to us. This is why all of our instructors are required to be certified in lifesaving and CPR/First Aid. The swimmer to instructor ratio will never be greater than 4 to 1 and will ideally stay around 3 to 1. Also, instruction at each level will include safety lessons to go along with the swimming instruction. It is our hope that your children will remain safe during their time with the GPAC Swim School and will learn important pool safety they can take with them from the program.
All group lessons are offered in 6 week sessions. Lessons are run once per week for the duration of the session (days the lessons are offered vary by session). Each lesson will last 25 minutes and the cost is $99 per swimmer per session. You are given the flexibility to choose the day of the week for your lessons that best fits your schedule. However once a day and time is filled we will not add any further swimmers to that group due to safety concerns and to ensure a good teaching and learning environment for the instructors and swimmers.
Our lesson instructors will be following a detailed lesson plan and will be required to give parents/guardians progress updates throughout the course of the session. Instructors are available for brief questions for five minutes before and after each lesson. Each child will have to achieve all requirements of their current level before moving to the next level. It is entirely possible that a child will have to remain in a level for more than one session in order to accomplish all objectives of that level.
All registration is done online through our new GPAC Swim School website. Full payment is due with your registration. You can either pay via credit card when you register or elect to pay by check or cash. Please note that your registration is not confirmed until your full payment is received.
Swim lessons are contingent upon GCIT being open for business. At times lessons will have to be canceled due to inclement weather, pool rentals, or other unforeseen issues at GCIT. We have no control over the school being opened or closed, nor do we have control over any pool rentals at the school. If lessons have to be canceled for any reason, please remember that we will do our best to contact lesson patrons through the following means:
Post on Twitter (register at www.twitter.com and follow Coach_Matt). For the fastest information about lessons elect to have updates sent directly to your cell phone via SMS (text) message.
Post on the front page of the GPAC website: www.swimgpac.org.
Please note that sending emails and making phone calls may not always be necessary due to access (or lack thereof) to a computer with an internet connection.
IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER OR THE THREAT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE RIGHT BEFORE YOU LEAVE FOR THE POOL FOR YOUR SCHEDULED SWIM LESSON THAT DAY!