SwimAmerica at the Waveny Pool & Kiwanis Park)
old does my child have to be to participate in lessons?
Your child must be 3 years old to take swimming lessons, however,
your child may start
lessons in the week he or she turns 3.
How big are the groups?
We group 4 children per instructor for
non-swimmers (0-2 stickers) and for intermediate swimmers (3-4
Do you use floatation devices?
No. We believe that floatation devices prevent
children from becoming safe, independent swimmers, and they can
provide a false sense of security.
My child cannot attend lessons on one or more of
the lesson days.
Can I pay for only the
days he or she will be able to attend?
No; you must register and pay for the whole session.
child missed a few days of lessons. Can they be made up?
there is no make up, credit, or refund for missed lessons.
click here to see a list
of the requirements for passing each station.
happens when we have "bad weather?"
if we have to cancel, we'll update our
website showing what classes are cancelled, and we'll provide
credit (not a make up) for the cancelled lesson. We ask that
parents see our website instead of calling the Recreation
Department or the Waveny Pool office. We can update the website
from our phone, and parents can see it from theirs.
What happens after my child completes station 10?
We'll send a letter of congratulations and
an invitation to try out for our age group swim team for boys
& girls age 7 through 21.
pools do you use?
We use the Waveny Pool during the summer,
and back yard or condominium pools whenever they
enough. Lessons at the Waveny pool are open only to children who are Waveny
pool pass holders.