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Class Placement

What class/level should my child be in?

The Swim Academy at Worcester Fitness is organized into three groupings with classes arranged according to your child’s age, level of independence, and swimming ability:

How will I know when my child is ready to advance to the next level?

Your child’s swim instructor will share his or her recommendation for class placement towards the end of each class session.
It is important to note that it is common for students to remain in the same level for several sessions while they work on developing their skills.

Swim Academy Monthly Membership

Do you have to enroll in the Swim Academy Membership to sign up for swim lessons?

No you do not! You can continue to register for our swim lessons session by session.

Are there any additional fees associated with the Swim Academy Membership prices?

There are no additional fees.
The monthly fee of $69 per month includes your swim lessons!
For details about Swim Academy Membership, click here.

What does priority enrollment mean?

You do not have to worry about registering on open enrollment day. Your child will remain in their current class unless you contact our Swim Director, Kat Butterfield beforehand to advance their level. Your spot is also reserved prior to open enrollment. Most classes do fill up.

How late can I enroll for Monthly Membership?

We will accept students into our Academy Membership until January 1st. Please contact us to sign up.

Private Swim Lessons

Does Worcester Fitness offer Private Swim Lessons?

Yes, please contact our Swim Director, Kat Butterfield to discuss how to begin.

How many sessions are included in private swim lessons?

You can purchase one single session or a package of four sessions at any one time.

I have two or more children who I am interested in having sign up for private lessons. Is it possible for them to be in the same lesson together?

Yes, this is possible; however, there are a variety of factors that should be considered when signing up multiple children for combined private lessons. Our skilled instructors can help guide you to make the best choice for your family that will allow for the greatest benefit from your lessons. Please contact us to discuss.

Swim Academy Policies

What is your cancellation and make up policy?

We do not offer refunds once a session has begun. There are no make ups guaranteed if your child misses a class. Academy members have one absence built into their payments.

Do you cancel lessons during inclement weather?

Worcester Fitness will contact you if lessons are cancelled due to weather. We do not follow the public-school cancellations.

When are make-up classes held if class is cancelled?

If classes are cancelled due to weather or due to an unforeseen incident causing the instructor or swim director to cancel, make up classes are held at the end of the session.

What happens if an instructor has to cancel class?

If an instructor cannot make a scheduled class either due to a planned or unplanned event we will first try to have a substitute instructor cover the class. The substitute instructor is always a current member of our WSI team. If we are unable to find coverage, class will be made up at the end of the session.

What is your locker room policy?

Our locker room policy does not allow children over the age of 2 to go through the opposite sex locker rooms. There is a pool door that brings you directly onto our pool deck as well as two changing stalls and one handicapped bathroom in the pool area for changing.

What temperature is your pool?

We keep our pool at 86 degrees. The temperature is comfortable for all ages over 4 months, but for those most sensitive we recommend a long sleeve swim top.

What should we pack for our swim lesson?

All participants need an appropriate swim suit that allows them to learn and move comfortably. Any child not toilet trained must wear a swim diaper. Standard diapers are not allowed in the pool. Preschool and Youth Academy swimmers are encouraged to bring goggles. You can purchase youth and adult size goggles upstairs at our Member Services. A towel is recommended for after lessons.

Can my child come to lessons when sick?

Children with fevers, diarrhea, vomiting, communicable disease, and contagious illnesses are not allowed in our pool. Please allow 24 hours free of symptoms before returning to our pool.

Does your pool have chlorine?

We have a saline filtration system that creates our chlorine from salt. This offers our swimmers a much safer experience in our water as well as our environment. We also have an ultraviolet filtration system to keep our pool functioning properly and clean for our swimmers.

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About Our Swim Lessons

Worcester Fitness Swim Academy is a comprehensive, results-oriented swim lesson program with a wide range of classes designed to meet your child’s individual needs and goals. With classes conveniently scheduled during the daytime, evenings, and weekends, our dedicated team teaches important water safety skills, while working with you or your child to increase comfort level, strength, and eventually stroke development and endurance in the pool. We offer Adult Swim Lessons too!