Frequently Asked Questions

What is the minimum age?
Indoor: Ages 3 and up. If your child is younger than 3 years old and took lessons with us this summer, you may enroll them in indoor swim lessons.

Summer: Ages 2.5 and up. Lessons for children under 2.5 available on case-by-case. 

What do I need to swim?
We recommend suits that are at least 90% polyester. Polyester is chlorine and UV ray resistant. Polyester will last longer than suits made from nylon, neoprene, or other materials. We also recommend a thermal rash guard for indoor lessons. Some of our favorite websites to purchase swim attire are www.swimoutlet.com and www.amazon.com. In addition to a good suit, swimmers should have a good pair of goggles. Our favorite goggle brands are Speedo and TYR.

How long will it take my child to learn how to swim?
There is no one size fits all. There are a few factors that play a role in learning to swim: age, personality, and pool time. Things to consider before enrolling your child into swim lessons:

  • Does my child enjoy bath time or do they hate getting water in their face?
  • Has my child spent time around large pools of water in the past or is this completely new?
  • Has my child had a traumatic water experience?
  • Will my child work with an instructor? This is a big one for little ones. A large pool and a new person could completely overwhelm your child.
  • Children that are not as inclined to try new things or children that are fearful will take longer to learn how to swim.

We teach our students by building trust with them. We do not believe in creating traumatic water experiences and we will not push your child to perform a skill that they are not ready to do.

Summer Swim Lesson Locations

Mobile Services 
Learn to swim at the pool that you spend the most time in! We offer mobile swim lessons serving Charlottesville and the surrounding counties. You must have your own pool or a community pool to enroll in mobile swim lessons. If you request mobile swim lessons at your community pool, you must have the approval to bring your own instructor from your HOA prior to enrolling.

Mobile lesson slots are available Monday-Thursday starting May 31. Fridays are reserved for rain makeups.

Key West Swim and Tennis Club
393 Key West Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22911

No pool? No problem! We are excited to partner with Key West Swim and Tennis Club to offer swim lessons to club members and nonmembers. Club membership is not required to participate in swim lessons; however, we encourage you to join for the summer to practice outside of lesson time.

Lesson slots are available from 12-7 pm Monday-Thursday starting June 13. Fridays are reserved for rain makeups.

Summer Swim Lesson Rates

Summer Enrollment Starts on April 11. 

Weekly Fee for Mobile Services
There is a $10.00 weekly travel fee for lessons booked at personal residences and community pools when our instructor travels to your neighborhood.

Private Lessons
Private lessons are one-on-one. Private swim lessons are customized to help the swimmer meet their goals.

Semi-Private Lessons
Semi-private lessons are for two participants. This is a good option for siblings or friends in the same age range that have similar skill levels. Both participants must be present at each lesson to receive the semi-private lesson rate. Semi-private swim lessons are not a great fit if one participant is not putting their face in the water and the other one is.

CVSS does not pair swimmers for semi-private swim lessons. It is the responsibility of the parent/swimmer to find another swimmer to participate in semi-private swim lessons.

Small Group
Book lessons for a small group of 3 or 4 swimmers. All swimmers must be in the same age range and skill level to book small group swim lessons.

CVSS does not pair swimmers for small group swim lessons. It is the responsibility of the parent/swimmer to coordinate all participants in small group swim lessons.

  • 45-minute lessons only.
  • $26 per swimmer.

Swim Lesson Packages

  • Book 4, 6, or 8 lessons at a time. Once you are enrolled in a session you can continue to renew packages all summer long.
  • We do not hold lesson spots if your requested start date is more than 2 weeks away from our summer session start date of May 31 for mobile lessons and June 13 for lessons at Key West. Only enroll if you plan to start lessons immediately.
  • 20-minute lessons are only available for children under 3 years old.

 

Four
20-minute lessons

Private: $124
Semi-Private: $164

Six
20-minute lessons

Private: $187
Semi-Private: $247

Eight
20-minute lessons

Private: $249
Semi-Private: $328

Four
30-minute lessons

Private: $187
Semi-Private: $247

Six
30-minute lessons

Private: $280
Semi-Private: $370

Eight
30-minute lessons

Private: $374
Semi-Private: $494

Four
45-minute lessons

Private: $278
Semi-Private: $368

Six
45-minute lessons

Private: $417
Semi-Private: $552

Eight
45-minute lessons

Private: $555
Semi-Private: $735

Four
60-minute lessons

Private: $370
Semi-Private: $490

Six
60-minute lessons

Private: $555
Semi-Private: $735

Eight
60-minute lessons

Private: $740
Semi-Private: $980

Indoor Swim Lesson Location

Fairview Swim and Tennis Club
707 Belvedere Boulevard
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Hosted by the Virginia Gators. 

Indoor Swim Lesson Rates

Indoor Swim Lesson Enrollment ends April 8.

Private Lessons
Private lessons are one-on-one. Private swim lessons are customized to help the swimmer meet their goals.

Semi-Private Lessons
Semi-private lessons are for two participants. This is a good option for siblings or friends in the same age range that have similar skill levels. Both participants must be present at each lesson to receive the semi-private lesson rate. Semi-private swim lessons are not a great fit if one participant is not putting their face in the water and the other one is.

CVSS does not pair swimmers for semi-private swim lessons. It is the responsibility of the parent/swimmer to find another swimmer to participate in semi-private swim lessons.

Six
30-minute lessons

Private: $280
Semi-Private: $370

Nine
20-minute lessons

(under 3 years old)

Private: $280
Semi-Private: $370

Six
45-minute lessons

Private: $417
Semi-Private: $552

Six
60-minute lessons

Private: $555
Semi-Private: $735