How to register for swim lessons:

  1. Read the swim lesson policies.
  2. Read the guidelines for selecting a level and Frequently Asked Questions.
  3. Refer to the session dates and times below.
  4. Fill out the online pre-registration form and waiver - this MUST BE READ, SIGNED, and  SUBMITTED before the first day of lessons. Completing the pre-registration does not hold a place in lessons.
  5. Call or visit the swim lesson office during office hours to register with payment or with additional questions. During peak times (spring/summer), it is recommended that you visit the office during office hours as the call volume is high.
  6. Phone messages will be returned in the order received. Please do leave one message, not multiple messages. If you don't leave a clear message with a return phone number, we can't return your call!


Monday - 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday - 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Wednesday - 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Thursday - 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Please look at the schedules below and read

 "Choosing a Level" and "Swim Lessons Policies"

before calling  to register.


12207 Gayton Road Richmond, Virginia 23238

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(Saturdays AND Sundays)

  • Some weekends will be skipped due to swim meets or holidays. Please note the EXACT dates of each session when registering!
  • Please register swimmers for all available and desired sessions EARLY to guarantee a space.
  • Re-enrollment is NOT automatic for weekend lessons. It is recommended you register early for all sessions available to secure a space.


A time:

10:00 Saturday


11:00 Sunday

B time

10:45 Saturday


11:45 Sunday

C time

11:30 Saturday


12:30 Sunday

D time

12:15 Saturday


1:15 Sunday

E time

1:00 Saturday


2:00 Sunday


Session 6 April 13/14 and April 27/28   (**no lessons April 20/21) 1/2 session- 4 classes $58
**** **No Lessons May 4/5
Session 7  May 11/12, 18/19  and June 1/2, 8/9 **no lessons May 25/26-Memorial Day weekend $116


Strokes School Jr., Strokes School Sr. and Strokes & Conditioning

**Enrollment for S.S. Jr.,S.S Sr. and Strokes & Conditioning will run seasonally (Fall/Winter/Spring). The dates will coincide with the Saturday and Sunday weekend lessons dates for those seasons. 

Group Times (Spring Session)
Strokes & Conditioning (1 hr 15 min) Saturday 10:00/Sunday 11:00 $234
Strokes School Junior Saturday 11:15/Sunday 12:15 $195
Strokes School Senior (option 1) Saturday 12:15/Sunday 1:15 $195
Strokes School Senior (option 2) Saturday 1:15/Sunday 2:15 $195


Current session January 12/13, 26/27February 2/323/24March 9/10, 16/17 & 23/24
Spring session  *April 7th  (*Sunday first day), April 13/14, 27/28, May 11/12, 18/19, June 1/2, 8/9
*Please note the first day of  Strokes and Conditioning and Strokes School Spring session is on Sunday April 3rd. There are no swim lessons (levels 1-5) on that day.



  • Swimmers enrolled in Weekday lessons from September through May will be automatically re-registered for each session and will be moved to the appropriate level as recommended by the instructor during the season (This is different from the weekend lessons).
  • Weekday lessons are not canceled for public school holidays unless noted on the schedule of session dates.
  • Weekday lessons are very limited. Swimmers registered in Session 1 have their spot for subsequent sessions  through the end of May 2019. For enrollment after session 1, please check with the lessons office for availability at the end of each session.  
  • Payment is due at the beginning of each session. If withdrawing from weekday lessons, please notify the lessons director immediately.

Weekday Times:

Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday

  12:15           preschool age (3) and older
  1:00             preschool age (3) and older
  2:30   elementary age only (levels 2-5 only)
  3:15   elementary age only (levels 2-5 only)
​  2:30 or 3:30      Novice Prep

Weekday classes run Mondays & Wednesdays OR Tuesdays & Thursdays

Session 7 March 4 - March 28 $116
NO LESSONS APRIL 1 - APRIL 5 (HCPS spring break)
Session 8 April 8 - May 2 $116
Session 9 May 6 - May 23  (3 weeks) $87
NP**- Session 10 Novice Prep only** May 28 - June 13

There are no lessons (levels 1-5) the week of May 27th. The summer schedule begins June 3rd. 

Please note!- There is no auto re-enrollment during the summer lessons!

SwimNOVA is an effective and proven method of teaching swimming fundamentals.

"A Skilled Swimmer is a Safer Swimmer."

Check out the FAQ section under Lessons & Clinics! A lot of lessons/program questions can be answered.