Swim Lesson FAQ's

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Swim Lesson FAQ's

Will group lessons take place this summer?
Unfortunately, no. We are only able to offer private and semi-private lessons this summer.

Are you offering a pool membership this season?
No. Due to the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19 and the evolving health guidelines, we are not offering a pool membership option this season.

Can my child take a swim lesson while they are at camp or after care?
Campers can be enrolled in a private swim lesson; however, we will not be able to provide staff to transport swimmers from Camp or After Care to their swim lesson. A parent/guardian must be present to walk campers to and from their lessons.

Will my swimmer need to wear a face covering or face shield in the water?
No. The current health guidelines caution that wearing face coverings/shields while swimming presents safety risks. However, we ask that all swimmers wear a cloth face covering any time while not in the pool.

How many children can participate in a semi-private swim lesson?
We allow a maximum of two children from the same household in semi-private lessons. Children should have a similar ability level.

Can I sign up my swimmer and their best friend to do a semi-private swim lesson together if they are in the same social bubble?
Unfortunately, children in semi-private lessons must be from the same household.

Can I request a specific instructor for my swimmer?
Yes. While we cannot guarantee any requests, we do our best to accommodate requests when we can. If you wish to request an instructor, please include your request in the “customer notes” when you register online. 

What does my child need to bring to swim lessons?
Your child should come to swim lessons in a swimsuit (and swim shirt if desired) and bring a towel. Goggles are recommended but not required. Please tie back long hair.

Can my swimmer arrive early or stay late to play in the pool? 
No. The pool is not open for drop-in's, please arrive to your lesson no earlier than 5 minutes ahead of time and we ask you vacate when the lesson is complete. Thank you. 

I need to enroll my swimmer in lessons, but I am facing financial hardship. Is there anything that I can do?
We understand that swim lessons are essential. If you are facing financial hardship, please apply for the Danaz Salak Swim Lesson Scholarship.

What is your refund policy? How do I request a refund? 
Cancellations must be received by the Wednesday before the scheduled lesson. Cancellations fees are as follows: Monday-Friday block lessons, $10, Sat/Sun single lesson, $2. If request received after Wednesday, you will forfeit 50% of the lesson fee. No refunds will be granted day of scheduled lesson. To request a refund, please email csd@marinwood.org