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Frequently Asked Questions:


How many lessons does my child get per session?

Desert Swim School packages all group lessons into a six lesson session. All backyard lessons, where we come to your pool, are eight lessons. EVERY lesson is 30 minutes in length.

What should I bring to my child’s swim lesson?

Please refer to our Tips for a Good Swim Lesson page for a short list of items you may want to bring to your swim lesson.

How should I register for swim lessons with Desert Swim School?

You can register by clicking the register button at the top of the page.

Does Desert Swim School charge me any extra hidden fees?

Nope, never! We do not charge a registration fee. You will receive an email prior to your session ending with the option to resign for additional sessions.

What level should my child be in?

Please refer to our Skill Level Descriptions page for information on what is taught in each level.

How many sessions will it take my child to learn how to swim?

Each child learns at a different pace, we do our very best to ensure each child progresses in each lesson. We do not guarantee that your child will be swimming after one session but we will continue to work with them at their individualized pace regardless of the level they are placed in. Our levels can vary greatly for example we may have a class of timid beginners and a class of beginners who are building confidence and will soon be swimming. If you are concerned about your child’s progress please contact us at (480) 461-3888

What if my child missed a lesson due to an illness?

We are so sorry that your child was sick, but thank you so much for keeping them home and reducing the spread of their illness! We do our very best to accommodate our clients with make-up classes but make-ups are based upon availability and are limited to one make-up per child per session. We maintain quality and safety by keeping our child to instructor ratio at 4:1, we will never overfill a class for a make-up. We can not guarantee a make up class.

Do you offer swim lessons for older beginners and adults?

Yes we have a few options for older beginners. If your child is between the ages of 6 and 17 and is a complete beginner with no swimming experience we recommend signing them up for a private class. You can see private swim lesson pricing for children here.

We also have options for adult beginners, we offer small group and private classes to suit your needs.

Does Desert Swim School offer lessons for persons with disabilities or special needs?

Yes! Desert Swim School has many instructors who are experienced in teaching lessons to those with special needs. Please call our office at (480) 461-3888 and ask for our Swim Lesson Coordinator. They will be happy to review every possible option with you.

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