Swim Lessons FAQs
When is registration for swim lessons?
Registration for swim lessons is available online the Monday-Friday before the session begins via a SignUp Genius Link that will be available on the MWR website and the front desk of the NAS 1 Fitness Center.
How many sessions can I sign for at a time?
One. As summer is high PCS season, we are limiting sign-ups to one session at a time to be available for sign up starting at 1200 the Monday before the session starts and ending at 2345 the Friday before the session to keep it fair for incoming families.
Who is eligible for swim lessons?
DOD ID Card Holders, NATO, and LN’s with base access.
Where can I register my child for swim lessons?
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d45aca822a7fe3-nassigonella for online sign up.
Online registration will only be available for each session on the following dates:
• Session 1: June 18 – June 29 (online registration: 11 June @ 1200 through 15 June @ 2345)
• Session 2: July 9 – July 20 (online registration: 02 July @ 1200 through 06 July at 2345)
• Session 3: 23 July – August 03 (online registration: 16 July @ 1200 through 20 July @ 2345)
• Session 4: August 6- August 17 (online registration: 30 July @ 1200 through 03 August @ 2345)
What is the ideal age for the learn-to-swim program?
The ideal age for children to start a learn-to-swim program is 3 years old. However, from 6 months to 36 months, children may benefit from the Parent/Child classes offered here in Sigonella. Camp Adventure instructors are available to assess the skill level of the child, and if they feel they are at a higher level, or need to repeat a level, they will notify you.
What level should my child be in for swim lessons?
Please review the attached Swimming and Water Safety Skills Chart PDF when you register your child online. There are several different levels based on age and ability. Parent/Child (PC) classes are for children 6 months – 36 months with a parent in the water. Pre-school (P/S) levels 1-3 are for children ages 3-5. Learn to Swim (LTS) levels 1-6 are for children ages 6+. For teenagers who are proficient in the basics and want to refine skills or learn new strokes may benefit from Adult Level lessons. The WSI certified instructor reserves the right to place a child in a level they deem developmentally appropriate.
Help! I have no idea what level my child would be in!
Don’t worry, there will be a drop in swim lesson assessment from 1500-1700 on Tuesday, 12 June and Wednesday, 13 June. This event is Intended for child ages 4-12 years to help assist in level placement. Private lessons do not have levels and do not need to attend. Children ages 6 months-36 months are eligible for Parent/Child classes only and do not need to attend. Teenagers are eligible for Adult lessons and do not need to attend. Children will be asked to demonstrate their skills so please provide appropriate swim attire. The assessments are first come, first served and will take approximately 5 minutes. There will be limited instructors available.
How long are the swim lessons?
All swim lessons are 30 minutes in length.
What types of lessons are offered?
• Group: Monday/Wednesday/Friday: Group lessons will meet 6 times in 2-week session
• Private/ Semi-Private*: Tuesday/Thursday: Private Lessons will meet 4 times in 2-week session
o *For semi-private: If there are two children of a similar age/ability level that want to participate in a semi-private level, parents will need to coordinate PRIOR to online registration and upon online registration, sign up in ONE private lesson slot indicating both participant names.
What is the cost of swim lessons?
Parent/Child: $30, Group: $40, Private/Semi-Private: $70/65 (per child)
What days and times will swim lessons be offered?
The lessons will be offered Monday-Friday in the morning and in the afternoon. The morning sessions will be held at 0900-0930, 0940-1010, 1020-1050, and 1100-1130. The afternoon sessions will be at 1700-1730, 1735-1805, and 1810-1840
Can I register all of my children in my family?
Yes, you may register all of your children within your own family.
Can I register children for another family?
No, a legal parent or guardian must sign up their own family members.
Can I choose my preferred class time?
When registering online, you may choose your preferred class time, if it is congruent with your child’s level. Please note that the instructors reserve the right to move your child to a level that is developmentally appropriate if the level they sign up for is not correct.
What happens if all the slots for the level I need are full?
If you are unable to sign up because slots are full, you can email the Aquatics Manager to be placed on a waiting list. Email subject should read: “Waitlist request/ Participant’s name.” In the email please indicate which level you are trying to sign up for, what times you would be available and the best method of contact. After registration and the first day of lessons is over, if any spots open up, you will be contacted via the contact information you provided. If a spot opens up after a class has already been conducted, you will be prorated for the remainder of the session should your child wish to finish out the session. We will have numerous sessions throughout the summer, so there are other chances for you to register your child.
How can I pay?
You may pay with cash or credit at the front desk of the NAS 1 Fitness Center. Personal checks are not accepted. All payments are due, in full, before the first class. Failure to pay before the class starts will result in the participant being dropped from the class and a member on the waitlist will be given the opportunity to fill that slot.
What supplies are needed?
You will need a swimsuit and a towel to dry off. Goggles can be beneficial for Pre-School, Learn to Swim, and adult but are not necessary for Parent/Child. A swim cap is highly recommended for girls and boys with longer hair as wet hair in the face can interfere with the child’s performance. Also, a swim diaper is required for children not yet potty-trained.
How do refunds and/or transfers work?
No refunds or transfers.
Can I switch my enrollment with another family?
No, enrollment is non-transferrable.
Can I leave my other child on the deck unattended during swim lessons?
No, there will not be a supervisor on deck to watch over the children.
If I have additional questions, who do I contact?
MWR Aquatics Director at 624-4932 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.