Enrollment

New students should read this information first to learn about our curriculum and class structure.

Behavior expectations, class rescheduling policies and more can be found here.

Returning students can start on this page and continue below.

Class Structure, Dates & Times

We define any group of classes as a “session”. Our standard session consists of eight (8) 35-minute “lessons” or “classes”.  Each session consists of four 35-minute classes per week for two weeks. Fridays are reserved for pool-maintenance related make-ups.

It is important to note that a “session” of eight 35-minute classes is simply a means of defining a date range for scheduling purposes. You may enroll in as many sessions as needed to obtain your goals. For some students, one session of eight classes is sufficient to accomplish those objectives. Most students, however, need multiple sessions to become proficient swimmers. Of course you are not required to enroll in multiple sessions. You may enroll in one session at a time.

We create each session’s classes with a blank slate of 35-minute class times. Enrollment is done on a “first come – first served” basis.

Specifically, the first student added to a particular class time for a given session determines the age-ability-profile for that class. Because we are very particular about matching students according to a combination of age and ability, each student added thereafter must fall within the age-ability-profile of the first student added. In this way, the class schedules are dynamic and can change daily based on enrollment. When we communicate with you, we will need to gather age and ability specific information about your child(ren) in order to provide you with the age-ability-compatible classes for your child(ren). You can help expedite this process by determining the ability level(s) (which we refer to simply as “ability” \ “abilities”) of your child(ren) using our Determine Student Ability questionnaire. Via our online enrollment system, you can provide that ability related information, as well as your preferences for class times. We will then reply via email as detailed in the section below for “Enroll Online”.

Spring  classes are offered in the late afternoon and evening. Children’s classes start as early as 3:00 PM and as late as 6:55 PM. Each class is 35 minutes in duration. A “session” consists of eight (8) 35-minute lessons; two lessons per week for four weeks. Teen\Adult classes are available after the last children’s classes; and therefore typically begin at 7:30 PM or 8:05 PM. Each Teen\Adult class is 70 minutes in duration. A “session” consists of four (4) 70-minute lessons; one lesson per week for four weeks. When you click on the “Enroll Online” link below, you will be linked to our customized online enrollment system, where you will be guided through the enrollment process via “tabs”. In the tab titled, “Sessions”, you will be presented with “pick-lists” of the exact sessions (date ranges) and class times available. That is where you will select your desired sessions and class times.

Summer classes are offered from 2:00 PM through 9:20 PM! The first children’s classes will start at 2:00 PM. We offer classes nearly every 35 minutes from mid-afternoon through the evening, with the final children’s classes starting at 7:25 PM. Each class is 35 minutes in duration. A “session” consists of eight (8) 35-minute lessons; four lessons per week for two weeks. Teen\Adult classes are available after the last children’s classes; and therefore typically begin at 8:10 PM. Each Teen\Adult class is 70 minutes in duration. A “session” consists of four (4) 70-minute lessons; two lessons per week for two weeks, Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays. When you click on the “Enroll Online” link below, you will be linked to our customized online enrollment system, where you will be guided through the enrollment process via “tabs”. In the tab titled, “Sessions”, you will be presented with “pick-lists” of the exact sessions (date ranges) and class times available. That is where you will select your desired sessions and class times.

(If we have a contract to offer swim lessons to your community, information will be disseminated to you via your community’s website and/or newsletter and/or email blasts. Lessons at homes associations are offered in the mornings, with start-times from 8:00 AM through 10:30 AM. Each community will have an individualized schedule based on pool availability, instructor availability and customer demand.)

2021 Session Schedule

We are now enrolling!
Location Key: TVoL = Town Village of Leawood
Due to the uncertainty of the pandemic, Jeff has made a decision that we will not offer a spring program. We plan to begin our 2021 swim instruction season in early June, in hopes that the vaccines will be available to the general population by then. We understand that other swim instruction providers are currently offering their services; and others will begin sooner than we are willing to do so. Our "style" of teaching is very "personalized". As Jeff has always said to new instructors through the years, "We do full contact teaching." We cannot most-effectively implement the teaching methodologies and techniques of our unique "Personalized Swim Instruction" curriculum while adhering to the restrictions (wearing of masks and physical distancing) necessary to protect the instructors and students. We are hopeful that such restrictions will be unnecessary (at least in an "aquatic classroom" environment) by the start of our first 2021 session, which will be named, "Session 4". However, we will retain the historical connection regarding the naming system of our sessions. Specifically, during the seasons in which we had begun in March, that session was always "Session 1", with "Session 2" starting in late March or early April, etc. For the aforesaid reasons, we will not offer Sessions 1 through 3 this season. Again, we will begin with "Session 4."
Summer SessionsMon through Thurs for 2 WeeksLocationClass Times
Session 4June 7 - June 17TVoLChildren’s Classes (all PM): 2:00 to 2:35; 2:35 to 3:10; 3:10 to 3:45; 3:50 to 4:25; 4:25 to 5:00; 5:00 to 5:35; 5:35 to 6:10; 6:10 to 6:45; 6:55 to 7:30; 7:30 to 8:05.
Session 5June 21 - July 1TVoLChildren’s Classes (all PM): 2:00 to 2:35; 2:35 to 3:10; 3:10 to 3:45; 3:50 to 4:25; 4:25 to 5:00; 5:00 to 5:35; 5:35 to 6:10; 6:10 to 6:45; 6:55 to 7:30; 7:30 to 8:05.
Session 6July 6* - July 15TVoLChildren’s Classes (all PM): 2:00 to 2:35; 2:35 to 3:10; 3:10 to 3:45; 3:50 to 4:25; 4:25 to 5:00; 5:00 to 5:35; 5:35 to 6:10; 6:10 to 6:45; 6:55 to 7:30; 7:30 to 8:05.
Teen\Adult Classes: 8:10 to 9:20 on Mon\Wed or Tues\Thurs.
*Due to July 4 being on a Sunday, we want to provide our customers and instructors with an extra day for travel, etc. before starting this session. Therefore, the first week of Session 6 will be held Tuesday through Friday, with a potential makeup day on Saturday. The second week will be the usual Monday through Thursday with Friday as a potential makeup day.
Session 7July 19 - July 29TVoLChildren’s Classes (all PM): 2:00 to 2:35; 2:35 to 3:10; 3:10 to 3:45; 3:50 to 4:25; 4:25 to 5:00; 5:00 to 5:35; 5:35 to 6:10; 6:10 to 6:45; 6:55 to 7:30; 7:30 to 8:05.
Teen\Adult Classes: 8:10 to 9:20 on Mon\Wed or Tues\Thurs.
Session 8August 2 - August 12TVoLIf sufficient interest and instructor availability
Session 9August 16 - August 26TVoLIf sufficient interest and instructor availability

Tuition

Tuition for our standard group sessions of 4 students per class for eight (8) 35-minute lessons is $100 per student. Tuition for our standard Teen \ Adult group sessions of 4 students per class for four (4) 70-minute lessons is also $100 per student. We limit our class size to four students. If you want the option of having fewer than four students in a class, you can arrange for an exclusive group class. In an exclusive group class, you can determine the number of students from your family and/or friends. Your tuition will be directly proportional to our standard group class of four students, as detailed in this tuition chart:

Standard Group:
4 Students
Exclusive Group:
3 Students
Exclusive Group:
2 Students
Private:
1 Student
Per StudentPer StudentPer Student
$100.00$133.33$200.00$400.00

$35 Off Per Student!

To thank our customers for allowing us to thrive for 35 years, we are offering $35 OFF Per Student for Each Student’s First 2021 Session. All students are eligible, whether learning with us for the first time or continuing for another season. Each student is eligible for this discount once and it is applicable to any of the sessions.

Determine Student Ability Level

Please review our curriculum to better understand our Ability Level system. We have designed this section to expedite the enrollment process. While you are welcome to review this with one of our Enrollment Counselors via telephone; we understand how difficult it is to speak on the phone with little ones tugging at your legs. Therefore, you can follow the questions below by clicking through the slides at your convenience to determine your children’s Ability Levels, which we refer to simply as “Abilities”. After determining your children’s Abilities and determining the sessions in which you are interested; please Enroll Online. However, if you have questions or need clarification, please use our Contact Us feature to send us an online inquiry. Of course, you may also call 816-942-SWIM (7946) and speak with one of our Enrollment Counselors.

Answer the following questions to determine your student’s ability level.

Does Student have a fear of the water if it is above his/her head and he/she has NO FLOATATION DEVICE?
Yes = Ability Level 1a!  
No = continue to next slide

Can Student lay his/her face in the water, push away from the edge of the pool to a full extension of his/her body and remain floating in this extended position for 3 seconds?
No = still Ability Level 1a
Yes = continue to next slide

Can Student swim 3 times the length of his/her body? Correct technique is not considered here. This question is designed to determine if he/she can make it this distance when attempting to move his/her legs and arms.
No = Ability Level 2a
Yes = continue to next slide

Can Student swim “Freestyle” (sometimes referred to as the “crawl”) moving his/her legs from the hips with minimal bend in the knees?
No = still Ability Level 2a!
Yes = continue to next slide

Can Student swim Freestyle at least 3 times the length of his/her body with minimal bend in the knees as just described AND with his/her elbows elevated above the hands, as opposed to the hands swinging high like a windmill?
No = Ability Level 2b!
Yes = continue to next slide

Can Student swim Freestyle 10 times the length of his/her body with the coordination just described in the previous question? Breathing to the side is not considered here – just the ability to continue this coordination for a longer distance than the previous question.

No = Ability Level 2c!  
Yes = continue to next slide

Can Student breathe by rolling his/her head and body to the side? This is done as an individual skill with the instructor’s assistance. We are not yet asking if he/she can breathe to the side while swimming.
No = Ability Level 3a!
Yes = continue to next slide

Can Student swim Freestyle 10 times the length of his/her body with minimal bend in the knees, AND with his/her elbows elevated above the hands; AND is able to consistently breathe to the side with correct timing? Breathing is performed with correct timing when the student begins to breathe as his/her arm is pulling through the water. Incorrect timing is when the arm is adjacent to the swimmer’s mouth when a breath is taken. In this case, the student is not getting sufficient air or is even pushing the water into his/her mouth. This would result in the student having to stop and pull his/her head up to breathe. (See next two slides).

Incorrect Timing for Lateral Breathing:
No = Ability Level 3b!

Correct Timing for Lateral Breathing:
Yes = Ability Level 3d!

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Preparing Children for Instruction and a Positive Swimming Experience: