Our lessons policies, structure and scheduling have changed due to covid.

Please read through the information below. 


  • The lessons office is closed to all in person registration and transactions.

  • Only NOVA staff is permitted to enter the lessons office.

  • Registration and payments for classes will be conducted by phone only. 

  • When calling the lessons office, you MUST leave a clear message with your phone number. 

  • 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!

  • All swimmers and family members MUST be familiar with all of our policies for the NOVA facility and programming. Failure to abide by these policies may result in a swimmer being removed from lessons.


Please look at the schedules below and read

 "Choosing a Level" and "Swim Lessons Policies"

before calling  to register.


  EMAIL:  [email protected]

12207 Gayton Road Richmond, Virginia 23238


NOVA's Lessons program is supported by our sponsor


  • Please note the EXACT dates of each session when registering! Some weekends will be skipped due to swim meets or holidays. 
  • Due to uncertainty of swim meets, weekend lessons and clinics will be scheduled month by month until further notice.
  • Re-enrollment is NOT automatic for weekend lessons. It is recommended you register each session available to secure a space. 

A staff member will instruct swimmers/parents when to enter the building at their assigned lessons times. Entrance to the facility is not permitted until directed to do so.


(for Lessons, Stroke School Jr. & Sr. and Strokes & Conditioning)

Session 5: $87.00 3 weekends (6 classes total)

January 16/17**

For this weekend, there may be a later time for classes due to a swim meet. we will announce any changes as soon as we know.

January 23/24

January 30/31


Swimmers attend both Saturdays and Sundays.

Saturdays and Sundays - same time both days
                    12:00 - 12:30                    
(5 minute cleaning)
12:35 - 1:05
(5 minute cleaning)
1:10 - 1:40
(5 minute cleaning)
1:45 - 2:15


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


Group Times - both Saturday and Sunday Session 5
Strokes & Conditioning (1 hr 15 min)  12:00 - 1:15 $108
Strokes School Sr #1 1:15 - 2:15 $90
Strokes School Jr 2:15 - 3:15 $90
Strokes School Sr #2 2:15 - 3:15 $90



  • 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. The times may change as covid phases and school schedules change.
  • Payment is due at the beginning of each session. If withdrawing from weekday lessons, please notify the lessons director immediately.

Weekday Times

As changes occur with school schedules, we will adapt the lessons schedule to the best of our ability. Thank you for your patience!

Mondays/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday

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


 Session 5 - $116 Session 6 - $116

January 4 - 28

February 1 - 25


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