Velocity Splash Swim Lessons & Private Lessons
The World’s #1 Learn to Swim Program!
Wenatchee’s only competitive swim program is now offering swim lessons! Swim America is the #1 Learn to Swim Program in the world! Class sizes are small and lessons are designed for your child to learn to swim quickly and efficiently. All coaches are fully certified by the American Swim Coaches Association. Lessons will be held at the Wenatchee High School pool.
There is a two step registration process:
Step 1: An annual registration fee of $20 is required before attending your first lesson. Click here to start the annual registration process. When you get to the section asking for group assignment, choose "Swim Lessons (Velocity Splash)".
Step 2: Click here to register for your swim lesson session. NOTE: Once you have completed Step 1 for the 2018-2019 season, you will only need to complete step 2 going forward for each swim lesson you plan to attend.
Need more information? Contact John Pringle at (509) 884-8917
Private lessons are intended for current Velocity Swimmers who want/desire private coaching instruction. Private lessons will be held on select Saturdays throughout the season and available on a first come/first serve basis. The swim lesson module within Team Unify will be used as the platform for enrolling in private lessons. Each swimmer may enroll in 1 lesson every 6 weeks. If a swimmer would like to to participate in more than one lesson within a six week period, they will need to wait until the Friday night before the lessons are being offered to see if any slots are still available. The cost for private instruction is $50 per half hour lesson, payable via credit or debit card ONLY (no checks or team credit accepted).
Private Lesson FAQs
Would there be a push from coaches to have swimmers attend private lessons or move up groups? The short answer is no to both. First: Coaches will be instructed not to approach swimmers and offer their services for private lessons. It will my expectation to the coaching staff that swimmers and parents access the sign-up process, see what coaches and sessions/times are available (via coach input of their own availability), and make that choice on their own. Swimming takes hard work, dedication, and effort on several fronts. Private coaching can help, but it is only a small piece of the athlete success puzzle. Second: Private coaching sessions will not be used to suggest or offer group move ups. Our team’s group move ups are not done in a vacuum, nor are they done by one coach. Rather, move ups are done as a staff collective through proper discussion of the entire coaching staff. Each lead group coach offers a say in the group move ups to very group, not just their own. As Head Coach it is my expectation that group move ups are made on the basis of a swimmers achievements from a mental capacity, a physical capacity, attendance at practices, and performance in competition. Once again, as head coach, I would hope to hear from a parent or swimmer feeling pressure to do private sessions from a coach with a group move up as a carrot.
Is there a potential for a perception of favoritism for swimmers that attend private lessons? Ultimately, we cannot control this as a team. People can perceive and think what they may. If there was such a perception however, I would hope that that perception would be shared with me immediately so we can discuss it. I would think that each member of the current coaching staff would be disappointed to learn they were giving off such a
- Why is this needed when I pay for instruction already? This is actually a need that has been expressed by several team members over time whether through direct contact and communication with our coaches, or by actively seeking this kind of coaching outside of our own team environment. The facts are that some swimmers may need a bit of extra help to get a concept or master a method. This is no different than needing or seeking a tutor out for an academic class. Sometimes athletes feel they need a little bit more than they can get in the group coaching atmosphere. This program will provide a one-on-one learning environment where the swimmer has the full attention of a coach for a brief period-of-time, and hopefully helps the swimmer improve a perceived (by swimmer and parent) area of need.
- What about those who may not be able to pay for a session but desire to have one, and can someone that can afford to pay for many lessons monopolize the program? The team will need to work through the inability to pay issue, but I would hope that if someone wanted this program and couldn't afford it that they would come and speak with me directly and privately so a solution could be sought after. Additionally, limits will be put in place limiting the number of private sessions an individual athlete can have over a set period-of-time. There are still details to work out, and as such we are offering this as a pilot program. If we find that the program is being abused, we can elect as a Head Coach and Board to discontinue the program.