The goal of our program is to enhance children’s ability to participate in pool activities safely while increasing swimming ability and confidence. This is achieved by creating an open, inviting environment that fosters learning, engagement, and fun!
Swim Lessons 2020 is Canceled due to Covid-19. Our hope is to be able to offer private swim lessons Fall 2020 or Spring 2021. Please check our site for more information about private swim lessons and swim lessons summer of 2021.
Swim Lessons 2020 is Canceled due to the pandemic Covid-19.
All Florida Southern College instructors are experienced and trained in the sport of swimming, making them knowledgeable and equipped to teach safely and effectively. Class sizes are kept small with student to instructor ratios being 6:1 for the upper levels and 5:1 for the younger levels, ensuring that each child receives the attention necessary to complete each level’s required skills. While participating in FSC Summer Swim Lessons, swimmers have the opportunity to learn water safety, interact with other children, and work on skills for their class level.
- All children must be at least 3 years of age and 100% potty trained to participate.
- Swim lessons run 4 days a week, Monday through Thursday, for the two-week session. Each swimmer will receive a Family summer pool pass as part of the cost.
- All classes are 45 minutes long.
The week of assigned lessons, Fridays will serve as make-up days, if necessary. Please see Parent Orientation letter located at the bottom of this page for the inclement weather and makeup policy. Classes are 45 minutes long and will start on time. Please be respectful of class participants and be on time. Classes that are missed at participant’s fault may not be transferred to another time/session or made up.
If the maximum number of students has been reached for a certain level, it will not be available for registration.
$30.00 of swim lesson payment is non-refundable. Swim lesson refunds will be determined on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Swim Lesson Coordinator. Refunds will be considered for cases such as death in the family, injuries, or emergencies. Refunds may be pro-rated depending on the situation.
Placing a child in the correct level for their age and ability is the parent/guardian’s responsibility. Florida Southern is not responsible for children who have been placed in the wrong level. Instructors will do their best to accommodate and create the best learning experience for all participants. Movement made once lessons have started will be at the instructor’s and coordinator’s discretion and will be based on availability. If you have questions about which level your child should be placed in, or if they are ready for group swim lessons.
A breakdown of all class levels, as well as age and level appropriate achievement and skills based goals are listed below. Placing a child in the correct level for their age and ability is the parent/guardian’s responsibility. Florida Southern is not responsible for children who have been placed in the wrong level. When a child enters a certain class, they must be able to complete the skills from the proceeding class with consistency, accuracy and confidence (Exception: Level 1 is designed for first time swimmers older than 6 years of age.). In order for a child to pass his/her “level,” he/she must master the skills listed, along with the additional safety topics taught at the beginning of each class. It is not uncommon for a child to remain in the same level for multiple sessions. These standards are designed by the Florida Southern College Swimming coaching staff and are implemented at the discretion of each instructor.
Instructors will do their best to accommodate and create the best learning experience for all participants. Movement made once lessons have started will be at the instructor and coordinator’s discretion and will be based on availability. If you have questions about which level your child should be placed in or if they are ready for group swim lessons, please see the following documents attached below.
Welcome to Florida Southern College Summer Swim Lessons. We are honored that you chose us to be part of your summer fun. We are looking forward to having your swimmer in class.
Below is some additional information and tips to help your swim lesson experience run smoothly.
Please be aware that FSC is not responsible for placing your child in the right level. FSC aquatic staff will do it’s best to make each participant’s experience a positive one. However, due to high enrollment in certain levels, moving swimmers up levels will rarely take place, and moving swimmers down levels will occur only when the ability of that swimmer interferes with the teaching of the other swimmers in that class. Any switching of levels will require approval from the instructor and aquatics coordinator and will be made on the first 2 days. After that, any changes will not be considered to maintain class consistency. Please be patient as the first few days of lessons are spent reviewing skills and getting to know new terminology, techniques, and equipment. A verbal progress report will be given at the end of each lesson from the instructor to the parents to show which skills were mastered and which still need some work. Please make sure that you are present and available for the instructor to find you after each lesson.
On deck, you may see some instructors who walk around or assist with different classes. These are instructor aids whose job is to assist walking kids to the bathroom and helping teach difficult skills.
In the event that we cannot use the pool for a lesson (inclement weather, bathroom accidents in pool, chemical imbalance, etc.), we will use a makeup day scheduled during the week each session. See makeup week and inclement weather policies for details.
Thank you for being part of the FSC Summer Swim Program. Please feel free to ask any questions by contacting Kendal Casey at 863.680.5040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Makeup Week Policies In event a class is cancelled by the Swim Lesson Coordinator due to inclement weather or other circumstances, the following will occur:
1 Class missed: 1 additional pool pass
2 Classes missed: 1 makeup day + 1 additional pool pass
3 Classes missed: 1-2 makeup days, depending on Friday availability + 1 additional pool pass
4+ Classes missed: partial refund at the discretion of the FSC Wellness Director & Swim Lesson Coordinators
In the case of inclement weather and participants choose to not participate in the makeup day, the lesson will not be rescheduled or refunded.
* This will also be the case in situations such as fecal accidents, vomiting in the pool, or other situations deemed necessary for pool evacuation. All pool closures are made with participant’s safety in mind and adhere to city and state aquatic regulations as well as Center for Disease Control and Health Department.
Please feel free to ask any questions by contacting the Kendal Casey at 863.680.5040 or email@example.com.