Frequently Asked Questions


How do I sign up?
Visit our How to Register page for more information.

What are sessions?
We run our lessons in three sessions each year - Spring, Summer and Fall. This allows us to work around the public pool schedule and the winter holidays. Each session requires a new enrollment. Emails will be sent out to currently enrolled families with the next session enrollment dates and reminders. Sessions tend to fill quickly, so make sure to enroll as soon as possible.

How do I know if my child needs learn-to-swim classes?
Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental deaths among children under the age of 18. Swimming is a skill that can save your child's life.

What ages can sign up for lesson?
Group lessons (up to four students) are available for students 5-years-old and older. Semi-private (two students) lessons are available for students 4-years-old and older. Private lessons are available for students 3-years-old and older. Adult lessons are available upon request for adults ages 18 and over.

What is your definition of "learning-to-swim"?
A child who can swim 100 yards of freestyle, three other competitive strokes, two life saving strokes and is comfortable in the water in most conditions is a child that can swim and be ready to graduate from SPA SwimAmerica.

How long will it take to my child to learn to swim?
This depends on several things, such as your child's age, pool experience, comfort level in the water, listening skills, enthusiasm and level of fitness. It may take 30 or more lessons for a pre-school child to learn the basics skills of floating, kicking, returning to the wall and learning how to get a breath. Everyone learns at a different rate and your child will progress through the program at their own speed.

What do we need to bring to class?
Please have your child come to class already wearing their swim suit and pool shoes. Swimsuits should be snug fitting and quick drying. We encourage students to wear training suits which are designed to shed water and make swimming easier. Many "fashion suits" for girls or baggy shorts for boys retain water, and actually feel very heavy in the water, making it harder to learn. We encourage caps for children with long hair and goggles to help protect their eyes from the chlorine. You will also need to bring a towel so that your child can dry-off immediately after swim class.

What is your Instructor to Student Ratio and class size?
To ensure the most ideal teaching conditions, we maintain an instructor to student ratio of no more than 1:4.