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!
All Florida Southern College instructors are experienced and trained in the sport of swimming, making them knowledgeable and equipped to teach safely and effectively. While participating in FSC Summer Swim Lessons, swimmers have the opportunity to learn water safety, interact with the instructor, 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 5 days a week, Monday through Friday, a one week session. (Except for session III, Tuesday-Friday)
- All classes are 30 minutes long.
Due to Hollis Wellness Center facility capacity guidelines, there will be a limited amount of spots available for each swim lesson session and class time.
All classes will be limited with one or two participants per class.
Should two or more classes be cancelled due to any of the following, Covid-19, inclement weather, bathroom accidents in the pool, chemical imbalance, etc., a partial monetary refund shall be given to the family.
If any Covid-19 symptoms, Covid-19 positive test result, or Covid-19 exposure inhibits your child from participating in your registered session (all 5 classes) and you notify the FSC Hollis Wellness Center no fewer than 72 hours prior to day one of your registered session, you will be eligible for a full monetary refund ($100 or FSC faculty staff $80).
Refunds will be considered for cases such as death in the family, injuries, or emergencies. Refunds may be pro-rated depending on the situation. Plesae contact the swim lesson coordinator for more details.
If you signed up and your plans have changed, we can offer a discount! If we can fill your spot from someone from the waiting list, you will be eligible for a monetary refund of ($85 or FSC Faculty Staff $70/website surcharges). If we can't fill your spot with someone from the wait list, you will only be eligilbe up to 50% of a refund. Please contact the swim lesson coordinator for more details.
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. These standards are designed by the Florida Southern College Swimming coaching staff and are implemented at the discretion of each instructor.
Skill and level evaluation will take place between the instructor and your child throughout Day One of each session. Our one-on-one approach will help your child learn at their own pace and will allow for instructors to adjust curriculum and better accommodate your child’s swimming level and development. Please be patient as a portion of the first lesson may be spent reviewing skills and getting to know new terminology, techniques, and equipment.
Please use the following documents and level breakdowns to evaluate your child’s current swimming/water competence. During our in-person registration, please be able to give our staff an idea of the level for which your child may be best suited.
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(s) in class.
The following is some additional information and tips to help make your swim lesson experience more enjoyable:
On deck, you may see some instructors who walk around/assist with different classes. These are instructor aids or gatekeepers whose job is to assist walking kids to the bathroom and help teach difficult skills as well as clean and sanitize our equipment and facilities.
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.
* 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.