Dear lessons program families,

We hope that all are keeping safe during this time. We are working hard to develop expanded programming* in the late spring and summer months and will supply more information on this topic as we develop more information. Of course we will only resume when it is deemed safe by our state and federal governments, including the authorities in healthcare. Please know that we miss teaching your children and we look forward to the time when we can all begin to resume our once “normal” daily lives. 

*We are holding credits for any fees paid to be used for future classes. If you have any questions, please contact the lessons office. While the facility is currently closed, we will be checking messages once or twice a week, so do leave a clear voicemail with your name and number if you need assistance.

All swim lessons, including Novice Prep, Strokes and Conditioning and Strokes School are suspended until further notice.

Please check back to the website for updates as we continue to monitor the situation.



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. **WE ARE UPDATING THE WAIVER LINK, AFTER THE LINK IS ACTIVATED-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!


Office Hours- The lessons office will be closed until further notice.

Monday 12:00 noon- 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 12:00 noon- 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 12:00 noon- 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 12:00 noon- 4:00 p.m.

Office hours information:

The above hours are the scheduled times someone will be in the office for in person assistance. The lessons coordinator is in the office beyond the above listed hours to return phone messages, schedule lessons, receive payments, etc. If you call during office hours and your call is not answered, the coordinator is either on another call or assisting a customer in the office. DO LEAVE A CLEAR MESSAGE,  WITH YOUR NUMBER! You will get a return phone call in the order received, but we cannot return calls without a message.

804-754-3401  ​phone 

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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  • 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. It is better to register for a session and have 5 days before it starts to cancel than to not have a guaranteed spot.

​WEEKEND TIMES- Swimmers attend both Saturdays and Sundays.

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




Registration for Spring weekend lessons will begin on Monday, March 9th during office hours.


Session 5      $145/ 5 weekends
February 22/23
February 29/March 1
*no lessons March 7/8
March 14/15
March 21/22
March 28/29


SPRING 2020 lessons resume Saturday, April 25th.

*no lessons April 4/5, 11/12 and 18/19

Spring-  Session 6           $145/5 weekends
April 25/26
     *no lessons May 2/3
May 9/10
May 16/17
     *no lessons May 23/24
May 30/31
June 6/7

Summer Lessons will begin mid-June. Please check back in April for the schedule and registration date.




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 $180
Strokes School Junior Saturday 11:15/Sunday 12:15 $150
Strokes School Senior (option 1) Saturday 12:15/Sunday 1:15 $150
Strokes School Senior (option 2) Saturday 1:15/Sunday 2:15 $150


WINTER SESSION DATES for Strokes School and Strokes & Conditioning

The Winter session includes the dates below:
January 11/12, 25/26, February 1/2, 22/23, 29/ March 1
March 14/15, 21/22, 28/29
**Mark your calendar for the skipped weekends listed below**
**No classes: January 4/5, 18/19, February 8/9, 15/16 March 7/8

We resume Strokes & Conditioning and Strokes School April 25th for spring.

SPRING SESSION DATES for Strokes School and Strokes & Conditioning

The SPRING session includes the dates below:
April 25/26, May 9/10, 16/17, 30/31 June 6/7
**Mark your calendar for the skipped weekends listed below in RED**
NO classes: April 4/5, 11/12, 18/19
May 2/3, 23/24



  • 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 2020. 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

Mondays/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday

12:15    Preschoolers (3 and older)/Homeschoolers   (Levels 1 - 5) 45 min
1:00           Preschoolers (3 and older)/Homeschoolers   (Levels 1 - 5) 45 min
2:30     Elementary age only (Levels 2-5 only) 45 min
3:15      Elementary age only (Levels 2-5 only) 45 min
2:30 Novice Prep (coach recommendation needed) 1 hour
3:30 Novice Prep (coach recommendation needed) 1 hour


 Mondays & Wednesdays OR Tuesdays & Thursdays

  Winter/Spring 2020 Dates: Weekday Lessons and Novice Prep  
Session 5 January 6 - January 30 $116
Session 6 February 3 - February 27 $116
Session 7 March 2 - April 2   ** (5 weeks/10 classes-extended session) **$145
Spring Break No lessons HCPS spring break April 6-9 no classes!
Session 8 April 14 (Tuesday) - April 30    (no classes Mon, April 13) (M/W $72.50) (T/Th  $87)
Session 9 May 4 - May 21 $87
**Session 10 **NOVICE PREP ONLY!  May 26 - June 11  

There are no swim lessons the week of May 25th. The summer schedule will begin on June 1st. 

VERY IMPORTANT!... There is NO automatic re-enrollment for summer lessons (including Early Summer and Summer Sessions 1-4).

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.