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Frequently Asked Questions: Registration

How much do lessons cost?

Private lessons are $45 per lesson. Semi-private lessons are $34 per lesson per swimmer. Swim lessons run on a semester basis: Spring (Jan-May), Summer 1 (Jun-Jul), Summer 2 (July-Aug), and Fall (Aug-Dec) and are purchased in a package of about 10-16 lessons. The number of lessons varies depending on the instructor’s availability, and on any holidays the MJCCA may be closed.

To participate in swim lessons, do you have to be an MJCCA member?

You must have either an MJCCA or swim lesson membership.

Can I make changes to my swim lesson package?

You can make changes to your private or semi-private swim lesson package prior to the completion of 4 lessons.

Can I cancel my swim lesson package and get a refund/credit for unused lessons?

No refund or credits will be issued for swim lesson packages including unused lessons. Purchasing a package is a commitment for the entire semester in order to foster a consistent learning experience.

Frequently Asked Questions: Basic Information

What is the difference between private and semi-private lessons?

Private lessons are a 1:1 ratio (one swimmer and one instructor). Semi-private lessons are a 2:1 ratio (two swimmers and one instructor). Participants in semi-private lessons must be close to the same ability level to keep lessons fluent and help all participants improve together. You will need to schedule with another family if you choose semi-private lessons.

How long is a swim lesson session? And how often?

Swim lessons are 30-minutes long, once a week. It’s the ideal time for students to remain engaged and attentive while having fun and remaining consistent.

Can adults take private swim lessons?

Of course! We welcome adults who want to improve their swimming ability, from basic water safety to perfecting stroke technique. Regular swim lesson fees and policies apply.

How old does my child need to be to take swim lessons?

Children typically begin individual lessons when they are 6 months old.

Do I have to be in the water during my child’s swim lesson?

Instructors handle all supervision and instruction during scheduled lessons; parents are welcome to stay and observe if they choose but do not need to be in the water.

How do swim lessons work if my child is currently attending The Weinstein School/Club J/School’s Out Camp?

We provide transportation for swim lesson students enrolled in these programs.

Frequently Asked Questions: Scheduling

What if I need to cancel a swim lesson?

You must give 24-hour notice for any cancellation to not be charged for that lesson. Please cancel your swim lesson on your Pike13 app, giving the instructor as much as possible. Notices received within 24 hours before the lesson or lack of notice of an absence will result in being charged for the lesson.

What happens if I’m part of a semi-private lesson and one participant cancels?

You may attend your swim lesson or cancel and arrange a makeup lesson with your partner if they cancel before 24-hours.

Can I make up a lesson?

Yes! Please note, it is not guaranteed that your instructor will do your makeup lesson. Additionally, we have 2 weeks of makeup periods after the semester is over.

The MJCCA’s Inclusion Program strives to provide the necessary accommodations and flexibility for youth who require additional support so they may access the transformative opportunities available at the MJCCA. Our Inclusion Team collaborates with parents, educators, and staff to determine if successful program placement is possible. These youth and their families are then supported by our Inclusion Team through program accommodations and may also receive individualized assistance. Click here for more information.

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