1. What do we bring?

Bring a towel, bathing suit, and something to change back into.

2. Can my student wear goggles?

Yes, provided they fit properly and don’t leak. Test by putting goggles over eyes (push gently) without the strap. If they stay on, they’re air tight and water won’t get in.

3. Do you teach in the rain?

Yes, the children love to swim in the rain. Bring your umbrella. Note: we clear the pool in the event of lightening. This has happened once in 52 years.

4. Do you have changing rooms and showers?

We have one shower in each of the two dressing rooms.

5. What happens if my child gets sick?

We provide make up lessons for actual illness. You need to sign up at the office for a specific date and time during a future session. The student will be assigned an instructor with other students of the same ability.

6. Can my student swim before or after his lesson?

Only members of the private swim club may use the pool facilities outside of the actual swim lesson. The Ann Curtis Swim Club opens at noon, so this applies to afternoon lessons only. The morning is reserved for lessons only, and the student may swim only when with his teacher.

7. How long will it take for my child to learn to swim?

Naturally this varies from student to student and depends on previous experience (happy or traumatic), and ability to practice outside his lesson time. Most students will progress one level per session, although some do get “stuck” at specific hurdles (ex. floating, breathing, deep water) and others progress very quickly.

8. Can I stay and watch the lessons?

Yes, there is seating available to watch your student. Siblings must be sitting with their parents and are not allowed to eat in the pool area or go into the pool.

9. What if my child refuses to go in?

We don’t force the child to go in the water, but the first day we will assign him a class to watch. Some children need to see what we are going to do in the class, and by the second day are ready to join in.

10. Do you have lifeguards on duty?

The pools always have lifeguards on duty during the swim club hours. Our guards are firm but fair, and we expect the members and their guests to follow the guards’ directions.

11. Who is allowed to use the slide, diving board, and wading pool?

Children must be at least 4 years old to go on the slide and the diving board. Also, they must be able to swim to the ladder by themselves without adult intervention. The wading pool is for children 3 years and younger.

12. If I miss, can I get a makeup lesson?

Scheduling conflicts are not our responsibility. We have reserved a specific time and instructor for the student. We know from experience that a student will make better progress if he/she takes the lessons as originally scheduled.

13. What is the water temperature?

25 yard main pool heated to 84 F

Teaching pool heated to 85-87 F

Shallow Dolphin pool heated to 82-84 F