Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs


What is your Instructor to Student Ratio and class size?

To ensure the most ideal teaching conditions, we maintain a low Student to Instructor ratio. In the case of Parent & Child there are 4 children plus parent with an Instructor. Pre-School classes have a ratio of 2 to 1 and School Age classes 4 to 1. Adult and adolescent classes are 2:1 and Special Needs are 1:1. Private and Semi Private lessons are also available.

Can I select my coach or have the same coach teach my child each week?

We do not assign students to coaches, instead students are assigned to a class based on their skill level. The goal is for each student to progress from level to level at their own rate though as an average, levels are designed to last four to six weeks from beginning to mastering the skills in each level.

Can I sign my child up in the middle of a session or do I need to wait until next session?

Since our curriculum is not based on sessions you can sign your child up at any time. Each child is taught the skills that they need based on their ability level regardless of when they start lessons. You can sign up at the beginning, middle, or end of the month. Our fees will be prorated as necessary.

Are we charged for missed classes?

Yes. When you enroll, you are reserving a spot for the entirety of the session (School Year or Summer) and as such, you are billed for classes whether attended or not.

Do you offer make up classes?

Yes! Please see the FLEET First Swim School Policies for Make Up Lesson information: Click Here

How do I withdraw my swimmer from the program?

You can withdraw your swimmer by filling out the form on our Withdrawal Form 

Please note: Make sure that you submit your withdrawal by the 25th of the month prior to ensure that you do not get charged for the next month, prorating for early withdrawal is not available.

How many days a week do you recommend for my child to swim?

We recommend twice a week classes as the most efficient and effective way for your child to learn to swim.

How much does it cost?

Mommy & Me - are group classes $30 per class

Introduction to water - are all private classes ($60 per class)

Pre-School Class and School Age (5+) at a level 1 or 2 - are either semi-private ($30 per class) or private ($60 per class)

School Age (5+) at levels 3-5 - are your choice of group ($24 per class) or semi-private ($30 per class)

Pre-competitive Class - are group glasses ($24 per class) 

Note: The average cost of your class could be higher or lower each month we count the days in the month, so if your day has 5 days in that month you will be charged 1 class more. If there is a holiday that we are closed for you will be charged 1 class less.

These prices are based on one time a week you can make any of your classes 2 or even 3 times a week it will just double or triple your cost. 

At what age can/should my child start to learn to swim?

Many children begin swimming as infants and there is no doubt the water provides a very special experience for the young child. We offer our Parent & Child program for children 6 months and older.

Are Private Lessons better than Group Classes?

At Fleet First we favor group swim lessons for children who are ready to learn in a small group setting. Small groups of four children or less provide instruction, practice and the opportunity to watch other children perform the skill. We do offer private or semi-private lessons for those that may be interested in a more one on one setting where the child receives more face time with their instructor. That being said, we still favor small group lessons.

How do I know if my child needs learn-to-swim classes?

All children need to learn to swim. Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental deaths among children under the age of 18. Swimming is the only sport that can actually save your child’s life!

How long will it take for my child to learn to swim?

There are many contributing factors when it comes to determining how long it will take a child to learn to swim. Some of these factors are: your child’s age, pool experience, comfort level in the water, listening skills, enthusiasm and level of fitness. But ultimately everyone learns at a different rate and each child will progress through the program at their own speed.

Do you teach swim lessons year round?

Yes, FLEET First runs our afternoon & evening learn-to-swim classes year-round. We also offer Parent & Child and Preschool classes during the day year round as well. FLEET First also offers special summer daytime classes during the months of June, July and August.

What do we need to bring to class?

We want to set your child/ren up for success with the proper swim wear. We recommend your child wear a one piece swimsuit, cap, and goggles. Swimsuits should be snug fitting and quick drying. Many fashion suits for girls and baggy shorts for boys retain water and actually feel heavy in the water, making it harder to learn. You will also need to bring a towel so that your child can dry off immediately after swim class.


How can my child move to the FLEET competitive team?

Please Contact Us and we will be happy to schedule a Try Out with the FLEET competitive team. It is recommended that you complete both our learn-to-swim program and our pre-competitive program before you try out for the competitive team.