Emory Community Private Lessons



Private swimming lessons are offered year-round by Emory Varsity Swimming and Diving Team members. Private and Semi-Private lessons are available for all ages. The Private/Semi-Private lesson options and package sizes are laid out below. Upon registration, your package will be released to all our lesson instructors. When an instructor claims your lessons they will contact you directly to coordinate days and times for the lessons. 

PRIVATE LESSONS (1 swimmer per instructor) are 30 minutes in duration and the fee is $35 per lesson. 

  • Packages available:  5 lessons for $175 and 10 lessons for $350.

SEMIPRIVATE LESSONS (2 swimmers per instructor) are 30 minutes in duration and the fee is $60 per lesson ($30 per swimmer). 

  • Packages available: 5 lessons for $300 or 10 lessons for $600. 
  • There is no way on our on-line registration system for two families to split semi-private lesson costs. We recommend one family register and pay for semi-private lessons, and then work out a way to split the costs between yourselves. 
  • You only need to register once for semi-private lessons (sign up one child and note the second under Medical Info/Notes).
  • Our experience is that semi-private lessons work best when both kids are similar ages/ability levels. We can't work with groups larger than 2 swimmers in this program.

The Private/Semi-Private Lesson program does have an annual family registration fee of $25.00. This fee will be applied to the first swimmer you register for lessons.

REGISTRATION: There is no place on the registration system for you to sign up for a specific date/time, but there is a place on the registration for notes/medical information. Please use that space for time/day preferences and information about the swimmer (age, ability level, etc). You can also request a specific instructor in the notes/medical information area, if you have someone in mind for the lessons. 

COVID VISITATION POLICY: Anyone under 18 years of age who participates in a sponsored program or camp on Emory’s campuses is required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Those with a medical/religious exemption or are not yet vaccine eligible are required to receive a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of accessing campus.

FACILITIES:  Our instructors can teach at either the indoor Woodruff PE Center pool (year-round) or the SAAC Outdoor pool (April through October). The registration system requires us to list a facility, so the Woodruff PE Center is listed on the system, but that does not mean you must do your lessons at that facility.  When registering for lessons, don't select the SAAC pool in the facility filter -- you will not be able to continue with the registration process!  The system also requires us to list days available for lessons, so we have listed Mo-Sun as a default.  You will schedule your lesson times/days with the individual instructor. 

FACILITY MEMBERSHIP:  You do not need to be a member to participate in any of our programs at the indoor Woodruff PE Center facility. For the outdoor SAAC pool, weekend swim lessons are open to non-members, but lessons during the week are only available to members.  For non-members, you only have access to the pools for the duration of the scheduled lesson.

DAY/TIMES:  Instructors must do lessons during open swim hours when a lifeguard is on duty and they are restricted from doing lessons when other programming is going on in the pool (group lessons, Eagle Swim Team, etc).

Current Available Times:

  • Weekends from 10am-5pm at the outdoor SAAC pool and 12-4pm at the indoor WoodPEC Pool.
  • WoodPEC Open Swim: M-F 11am-2pm, 3-9pm. Sat-Sun 12pm-4pm
  • For members of the outdoor SAAC pool, we can teach lessons anytime during open swim hours: M-F 12-7pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm
  • Keep in mind that the majority of our Private lessons are taught on the weekends

THE SCHEDULING PROCESS:  Once you register and pay online for lessons, we will post your lesson package to our instructors. An instructor will claim the lesson and contact you to schedule the first lesson. Keep in mind that this is a very popular program and we get new registrations in daily. During busy times of the year, lessons can get backed up. If you don’t hear back from an instructor within a week of registering, please email John ([email protected]) so he can check on the status of the lesson.

Please keep in mind that most of our private lesson instructors are Emory Varsity swimmers. Transition times between semesters, exam weeks, and Emory breaking during the academic year (last two weeks of April/first two weeks of May, last two weeks of August, and December to mid-January) are the most difficult times for us to add new private lesson clients.  It may take more than one week to place you with an instructor during these weeks.

This program is VERY popular and there are times when we can't keep up with the demand.  If we can't successfully place you with an instructor within your timeline, we will certainly refund your payment. Our instructors coordinate lessons on an individual basis, and their schedules change weekly. It is impossible for us to predict which days/times are open in advance If you want a guaranteed time/date, please consider our Group Lesson program. The registration for that program is live, so you sign up for a specific day and time. That program is also a good entry into private lessons, since our instructors teach both and many pick up private lessons from their classes.

The registration system will automatically process a confirmation email for each registration (the email will be titled Eagle Swim Club or Clairmont Cudas Summer Team Lesson Registration). If you don't receive an email, please contact us to confirm that the registration went through successfully. 

If you are already working with an instructor, and are registering to add additional lessons, please contact John at [email protected] so he can assign the new package to the appropriate instructor.

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected] or call John at 404.727.5302