VMP Group Swim Lessons Registration
The South Windsor Parks & Recreation Department offers American Red Cross Learn to Swim classes, which are held Monday-Thursday, rain or shine. Lessons are cancelled only in the event of severe weather. We will make-up the first missed class on the second Friday of the session. If any other classes are cancelled due to weather, you will be prorated and refunded for the missed class. We will make every attempt to run a lesson. If we are able to get the majority of the lesson in, we will. If not, we will schedule a makeup. In the event that we cannot reschedule the lesson, you will receive a prorated refund.
The criteria for participation in Levels 1 through 6 is that participants must be able to participate in a group of up to 6 students WITHOUT the parent(s) or guardian(s) present. It is recommended that the child take and pass parent & Child Aquatics Level II before enrolling in Level I.
Children must be at least 4 years old to register for Level I. If you feel you child is ready to enroll in Level I and is younger than 4, please call our office to register at (860)648-6355.
The safety of your children is our 1st priority and it is our goal to provide them with an optimal environment to learn the swimming skills. Research shows that children can be distracted by their parents' presence during swim lessons. For this reason, we ask that parents please try to distance themselves from the class. As a general rule, please try to stay off the pool deck . There are multiple picnic tables as well as grassy areas to sit. It can be distracting to not only your own child, but also the other children in the class as well as the instructor.
Swim lessons play a significant role at VMP. It is important to our staff that all children get the highest quality lessons we can offer. As a result, the VMP staff holds the right to rope off sections of the pool specifically designated for swim lessons Monday -Friday. During those times patrons are to refrain from swimming in these areas. This includes the diving boards. If there are swim lessons in the diving area, patrons are not to use the boards at that time. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
This year registration will be as follows:
Resident Swim Lesson Registration will begin March 15 at 8:00 AM at the South Windsor Parks & Recreation Main Office or you can register online at this time.
PLEASE READ BELOW BEFORE REGISTERING.
The $10 discount for pass members is only available after pool membership passes have been purchased. You must do this in a seperate transaction. You must purchase or renew your passes before registering for swim lessons to receive the discount.
There will be open enrollment for all sessions, with the following restrictions:
If you want to sign up a child for more than one session, you must sign up this child for the same level until the child passes that level.
Because your child cannot advance to the next level without proper notification by the instructor, you may not sign up for the next level in advance. For example: If your child is signed up for level II you may not sign up for a level III until your child has received the certificate from the instructor indicating he or she may move to level III.
Please note: failure to abide by this policy will result in cancellation of your enrollment.
Proper Swim level placement is instrumental in providing a successful and enjoyable swim lesson experience for all participants. Please make sure you refer to last year's certification before registering your child to facilitate proper placement.
If you registered a child for multiple sessions and the child passes a level on their first attempt, for the next session, you may switch to an available class in the next level, stay in the same level, or receive a refund for that class.
There will be no switching classes or levels after the second class in each session.
If your child passes a level, but is registered for multiple sessions of that same level, it is your responsibility to switch the child to another open class at the new, higher level.
If a child is registered for an inappropriate level, the child may be moved to a more suitable level depending on availability.
Registration for Non-Residents will begin on March 22 at 8:00 AM, You can register online or at the Parks & Recreation office at this time.
Please note that in the event that a lesson is cancelled due to under enrollment, you will receive notification no earlier than the Saturday before the session starts.
For more information on each of the classes please click on the links below: