Swimming Lessons

COVID-19 UPDATE (4/12/21)-  Group & Private Swimming Lessons are now available- See complete information below.

The Baylor Swim Club- Swimming Lesson Program teaches children basic strokes and water safety. Baylor Swim Club is a USA Swimming Silver Medal Club of Excellence serving the greater Chattanooga area.

Group and private swimming lessons are offered year-round during the week.

Participants are grouped by ability. There are three different levels that are offered: Beginner, Advanced Beginner, and Pre-Swim Team level. Next to each of the different levels is the class curriculum.  The minimum age requirement for our lessons is children ages three and older. Please take the time to read each of these. It will help you choose the correct level for your child.


Group Swimming Lessons

We are excited to announce that our Group Swimming lessons will be returning beginning Tuesday, April 27th.  We will be offering an April / May session on Tues. & Thurs. afternoon/evenings.  At this time we will only be offering Beginner and Advanced Beginner classes.  Please read through all the important information below regarding the return of the swimming lessons program.

Registration Information & Cost

There is a non-refundable registration/insurance fee of $30 per swimmer/year, payable at the time of registration. This is a one-time fee that provides USA Swimming insurance for both the swimmer and club.

All registrations must be completed online. The cost of a session of eight (or six 45 min. lessons for Pre-Swim Team) classes is $100.00. Phone or email registrations will NOT be accepted.

Group Swimming Lesson Online Registration

**ALL Baylor Faculty / Staff and Make A Splash candidates will need to contact the Swim School Director before registering online to receive the appropriate discounts for swimming lessons.**

Swimming Lesson Schedule

The April / May group swimming lesson schedule is now available.  See the link below to view the schedule

Click here for the Swimming Lesson Schedule

COVID-19 Policies & Procedures

Due to COVID-19 and the protocols on the Baylor School campus, we will only be able to offer swimming lessons in our endless / teaching pool.  Unfortunately, due to the restrictions that are in place while school is in session, there will be no access to the 50-meter pool for lessons.  If you have a child that would need stroke lessons that would require access to the 25-yard course, we will NOT be able to accommodate them at this time.  Lessons at this time would only be for those at the beginner or advance beginner levels.  We hope to be able to add the pre-swim team level very soon.  Below you will find the Baylor Swimming Lesson COVID-19 Protocols & Procedures.  Please read them over carefully prior to registering for swimming lessons.

Baylor Swimming Lesson COVID-19 Protocols & Procedures

Swimming Lesson Policies & Release

During the online registration process, you will be asked to acknowledge that you have read over and agree to the Baylor Swimming Lesson policies and release. See below a PDF version of the swimming lesson policies and release form.

Baylor Swimming Lesson Policies & Release Form

Waiting List

All class availability can be viewed on the online registration page. A waiting list will automatically be created if a particular class is full.


Private & Semi-private Swimming Lessons

The Baylor Swim Club also offers private and semi-private swimming lessons. The cost for a private swim lesson is $31.00 a half-hour. During this lesson, the child gets one on one attention with the instructor. This is a way to move through the curriculum at a much faster rate. In addition, to private lessons, the Baylor Swim Club also offers semi-private lessons (2 students – 1 instructor). The cost of a semi-private swimming lesson is $47.00 a half-hour.  See complete information below regarding private and semi-private lessons.

Online Registration

Beginning this spring all of our private lessons must be completed online through the TeamUnify platform.  See the link below for class date(s) and time offerings.  When registering for classes select the instructor tab above and then select the day and time that is available.  The cost for private lessons are $31.00 per half-hour lesson and semi-privates are $47.00 per half-hour lesson.  All registrations for lessons are on a first come first serve basis via the online sign-up.

COVID-19 Protocols & Procedures

Due to COVID-19 and the protocols on the Baylor School campus, we will only be able to offer swimming lessons in our endless / teaching pool.  Unfortunately, due to the restrictions that are in place while school is in session, there will be no access to the 50-meter pool for lessons.  If you have a child that would need stroke lessons that would require access to the 25-yard pool, we will NOT be able to accommodate them at this time.  Lessons at this time would only be for those at the beginner or advance beginner levels.  Below you will find the Baylor Swimming Lesson COVID-19 Protocols & Procedures.  Please read them over carefully prior to registering for swimming lessons.

Semi-Private Lessons

If you are interested in semi-private lessons for children in the same family, you should go ahead and register one of your children for a private lesson time slot.  Once you have done that you should add the second child to the waitlist.  Once you have done this, please contact Swim School Director, Brian Gill so that the second child can be added to the class, and additional charges can be added.


Group Swimming Lesson Class Levels

Baylor Group Swimming Lesson Curriculum (all levels)

BEGINNER

The Beginner Level teaches basic water safety and survival skills. The beginner class also introduces basic freestyle and backstroke. This class is recommended for children not yet comfortable in the water. The instructor will be in the water at all times. Each lesson is 30 minutes long with a maximum of 4 children per class.  The minimum age requirement for our lessons is children ages 3 and older.

ADVANCED BEGINNER

The Advanced Beginner Level teaches and refines freestyle and backstroke. To be at this level a child must be comfortable in the water. The instructor will be in the water at all times. Each lesson is 30 minutes long with a maximum of 4 children per class.

PRE-SWIM TEAM

The Pre-Swim Team level will now be offered in six 45 min. lessons. This level is designed for the swimmer to have a natural progression to the Baylor Developmental program or the swim team level. The class teaches refinement in both freestyle and backstroke. It also introduces breaststroke, and diving/starts are also taught. In order for the swimmer to participate in this level, the swimmer must be able to swim 15 yards (halfway) across the pool unassisted. This class is conducted in the large 50 meters by 25-yard competition pool with water depths ranging from 7-12 feet. Each lesson is 30 minutes long with a maximum of 6 children per class.


Facilities

Swimming lessons at Baylor are held in the beautiful state of the art Baylor School Natatorium. Within the Natatorium, lessons are taught in the endless pool. This pool duals as a training pool for experienced swimmers, and a pool for children just learning to swim.

The maximum depth of the pool if 3 feet and the water is heated to a comfortable 84 degrees for younger swimmers.

The Endless Pool’s adjustable current caters to swimmers of all skill levels. It is ideal for swimming, exercise, therapy, and fun.


Questions?

If you have questions feel free to email Swim School Director Brian Gill or call the Baylor Swimming office at 423-267-8506 x630.