PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
We are thrilled to once again offer private swim lessons at Merrimack. These lessons are taught by our wonderful swim team coaches. Please note – lessons are only for registered Merrimack accounts. The child taking the lesson must be *a paid swimmer* on a family’s Merrimack account.
Swim lessons will be available from Tuesday, June 1 but only from a few coaches since most are still finishing up school and college. When we move into the summer schedule there will be more classes, more coaches, and more times available.
To offer private lessons at Merrimack, each instructor must be a Merrimack Pool Member, a coach on the Merrimack swim team and have current lifeguard certifications.
The coaches charge $25 for a 30-minute lesson (25 minutes in water with a 5-minute parent debriefing). Payment should be electronic (Venmo, Paypal) or by a check given directly to the coach (no cash this year). Payment is expected at the end of the lesson.
When booking please give your name, the name of your child, your telephone number, and do book at least one day in advance. Lessons may need to be moved or canceled if there is inclement weather. Do note that teenagers are often more quick to respond to texts rather than emails.
Please note when you sign up for spots (as a parent), it allows you to select multiple spots but you must click the TOP SAVE BUTTON on the banner to make sure the lessons are booked.
Lessons will take place in ‘Open Swim’ so if you would prefer water space to be less crowded, do pick a non-peak time if there is an available coach. If there happens to be an empty lap lane, coaches may move there but priority must be given to lap swimmers.
Private swim lessons are separate from Swim Team, so if you have questions or queries, please contact MPRA Board Member, Siobhan Gonzalez. Do not contact Elizabeth or members of the Swim Team who have enough on their plate this year!