Welcome to our summer swim lesson program. Four two-week sessions of 8 lessons will be offered this season with the first session starting on June 12th. Our primary goal is to provide quality instruction and a positive learning environment as your child learns to swim or improves swimming skills. Learning to swim is a very memorable experience. We want it to be a fun and exciting experience for you and your child. Please note that a separate registration form is required for each session if you plan to enroll your child in more than one session.
Because of our extensive experience teaching swimmers of all ages and abilities, we have developed a strong belief in “class-size reduction”. The importance of the teacher/student ratio cannot be demonstrated better than in the pool. “Group” lessons are just not effective, especially when teaching young or beginner swimmers. Swim lesson programs that offer “group lessons” may have attractive rates, but the actual “swimming time” each student receives is minimal. Therefore, our program has been designed to maximize your child’s one-on-one quality time with his/her instructor. Our lessons are 25 minutes in length and are private (1 student) or semi-private (2 students) only. Minimum age for our students is 4 years old (or somewhere close). All of our instructors have been trained and have prior experience teaching swim lessons.
The majority of our students (including adults) are placed into one of the following five skill groups:
1) Non-swimmers are typically fearful of the water, but are becoming adjusted to the aquatic environment. They are learning basic swimming and safety skills through fun and enjoyment in the water.
2) Beginners are not fearful of the water but can make little or no forward progress. These students typically want to “run” in the water or swim with their head up (dog paddle). They are learning to kick efficiently, and put their faces in the water to maintain a horizontal body position.
3) Advanced Beginners are not afraid to put their faces in the water, can float, and are learning basic swimming skills (swimming on front and back, rhythmic breathing, diving for submerged objects).
4) Intermediate swimmers are learning overarm stroking, side breathing, and various kick types. We also refer to this level as “Pre Swim Team”.
5) Swim Team level swimmers are learning or refining skills that are required to perform the four competitive swim strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly).
When enrolling your child (or yourself) in the swim lesson program, please be aware of the following payment policies:
The attached registration form with the session fee must be turned in to the front desk. You may pay with a check (made out to “Rollingwood”) or the Lesson Director can charge your club account once the lessons have begun (indicate on bottom line of registration form).
Non-members enrolling in the program must attach a check to the form or you will not be scheduled.
Lessons will be scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis for each session.
Please sign-up early (often the later sessions fill-up before the first session starts). Please do not call the club to inquire about openings or reserve a time slot, as there are no telephone sign-ups. Your completed registration form must be in-hand to begin the scheduling process.
You will be contacted before the start of the session to confirm your lesson time and instructor. Our indoor and outdoor pools are very busy, so lesson times are limited. Early registration and flexibility on your part should enable us to find a time slot for your child. If you pay with a check, we will hold your check until the start of the session. If we are unable to schedule your child for some reason, the check will be returned. After the start of the session, any outstanding balances for members will be charged to your club account.
Due to the structure and popularity of our program, there will be no deductions for planned absences, no refunds, and no make-ups or re-scheduling for missed lessons. We are a business similar to gymnastics or dance programs in which you pay for a “time slot”. If you do not show up or cancel the lesson it is unfair to those on our waiting list, and it is unfair to the instructor who is still “on-duty” during that time slot. If your instructor cancels the lesson, he/she will schedule a make-up lesson. Please keep in mind that instructors can become ill and they are encouraged to cancel the lesson rather than expose your children.
Cost for one 2-week session (8 lessons total): semi-private private
To enroll in the lesson program, please fill out, detach, and return the “Swim Lesson Registration” form with your check attached (made out to “Rollingwood”), or indication that you would like the lessons charged to your account. You may use the same form for more than one child, but NOT for more than one session. Please indicate your preference for private or semi-private lessons and desired time slot on the registration form. If you would like your child to share the lesson with a friend (or sibling) who has similar swimming ability please indicate so. Please be aware that both children must be signed-up with proper payment before class assignments are made. If you sign-up for semi-private lessons and we are unable to find a suitable partner for your child, you will be asked to pay the private lesson rate until a partner is found.
As with any type of athletic program, success is not guaranteed. Typically, the younger the child, the longer the learning process. This process includes developing trust for his/her instructor and becoming comfortable in the water, which may take longer than you realize. For example, please do not expect your three-year-old to be swimming after a single session. It is possible, but it is not the norm. After the session begins, please feel free to discuss any concerns you may have regarding your child’s swim lessons with the instructor and/or the lesson director. We are striving to offer a quality program, but need your feedback.
2013 SUMMER SWIM LESSON REGISTRATION
Student’s Name__________________________________Age _______ Birthdate ___________ M / F
City, State, Zip______________________________________________________________________
home phone_______________________ cell or work phone _____________________
Member____________ Non-member___________ Today’s date__________________________
Email address____________________________________________ ____member ____non-member
Please indicate the summer session (1 only) for which you are registering:
_____ SESSION 1 June 10th – June 20th (M-Th)
_____ SESSION 2 June 24th – June 28th (M-F)
July 1st –July 3rd (M,T,W)
_____ SESSION 3 July 8th – July 18th (M-Th)
_____ SESSION 4 July 22nd – August 1st (M-Th)
______ We may be interested in some additional August lessons to fit our schedule.
I would prefer: ____ private lessons (one student) ____ semi-private lessons (two students)
____ no preference, either type is fine
My child would like to share the lesson with ______________________________
(we will attempt to find a partner for your child if you do not list one)
My choice for a lesson time would be: (Please indicate your choices with 1,2,3,4, etc.)
_____ 2:00 – 2:30 _____4:00 – 4:30
_____ 11:00 – 11:30 _____ 2:30 – 3:00 _____4:30 – 5:00
_____ 11:30 – 12:00 _____ 3:00 – 3:30 _____5:00 – 5:30
_____ 12:00 – 12:30 _____ 3:30 – 4:00 _____before 11:00 or after 5:30 (please indicate, but may be limited due to due to other pool activities)
To help us access your child’s swimming level, please refer to the skill groups on the first page and complete the following section:
To my knowledge, the group that best describes my child’s abilities is:
___Beginner ___Swim Team Level
Other information or special requests:_________________________________________________________
Does your child have asthma, diabetes, or any other medical condition we should be aware of?_____________________________________________________________________________________
I understand the payment and “no make-up” policies_____________________________________________
_____ Please charge my account (members only) ______check is attached $ ____________
Non-members: Please read and sign below:
I accept full responsibility for myself and my Family’s use of any and all apparatus, appliances, facility, privilege or services whatsoever owned and operated by the club, at my own risk and shall hold the club, its shareholders, directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents harmless from all loss, claim, injury, damage, or liability sustained or incurred by me and my family resulting there from. Furthermore, I grant permission to Rollingwood Racquet Club to call and inform me of any Club Promotions.