Swim Charleston Lessons

If you have reached this platform because you are interested in our Swim School (lessons) program, know that we offer a variety of options from private to semi-private to group to Swim Team Readiness to Adult Learn to Swim for ages 3-adult. If you have questions about our lesson program, the 6 stage lesson progression our coaches use for beginners or early learners, or the structure of Swim Team Readiness, please contact haleysheafor@gmail.com, tirionsheafor@gmail.com, or cathy.sheafor@swimcharleston.org.  

If you want to arrange private or semi-private lessons, please contact haleysheafor@gmail.com or tirionsheafor@gmail.com or cathy.sheafor@swimcharleston.org. We are quite sure we can find something that fits your schedule and your needs.  

If you are ready to register for programming, welcome to the Swim Charleston Electronic Registration platform for our Swim School or Swim Team Readiness! We are pleased to offer electronic payment processing and registration. Please be sure to complete this final registration step before your lessons begin.  WE DO NOT ISSUE REFUNDS FOR MISSED CLASSES unless Swim Charleston has canceled due to pool or weather issues.  Every class has one scheduled make-up day in the event that Swim Charleston has to reschedule.  Classes will NOT be canceled for rain in the absence of thunder/lightning.  

We look forward to having you join the Swim Charleston.  We are looking forward to lots of learning! 

Masters Swimming (Ages 18/up)

Masters swimming is open to all adults at all levels. Our program is affiliated with USMS and coached by certified USMS and USA swimming coaches with over 65 years of collective coaching experience. We practice M,W,Th, Fr 5:30-6:30 AM at Ion and Tue/Th 6:00-7:00 PM at Ion. We also have practices on Mondays on Daniel Island from 6-7. Drop in for traveling USMS members only is $6/day. You may get a 30 day trial USMS membership if you are new to Masters Swimming. We encourage you to give it a try! There are two options once you decide to join -- a 10 session package for $65 or $65 for unlimited practices. There is a registration fee of $25 annually and all swimmers receive a t-shirt and cap annuallly. Ion pool address is 252 Ponsbury, Mount Pleasant. DI pool address is 1801 Pierce Street. Tell the gate attendee you are there for Masters. To join USMS or learn more about other USMS programming, simply click on the USMS link found at the Friends section on the bottom left of our homepage.

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Swim Team Readiness

This course is early swim team and is designed to prepare participants for full Swim Team participation. These classes are leveled A, B, and C. There will be detailed attention to stroke technique, starts, and turns and a small amount of endurance work. Class size is limited to 5 per instructor. Classes are 30 minutes.

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Swim Team Preparation and Private Lessons

These lessons vary in length and fee. Private lessons can be customized to meet your needs. The best way to schedule is to contact Coach Haley or Coach Tirion or the relevant Swim Charleston coach directly. Where appropriate, we will follow our Swim School progression for Levels 1-6 and our Swim Team Readiness progression for Levels A-C. Swim Team Preparation Clinics and other mini-courses are described separately. Sometimes there are specific needs that fall outside of our progressions. In this case, these lessons will be customized to meet your needs and can serve everyone from children to adult learn to swim to adult triathletes to elite competitive swimmers.