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Frequently Asked Questions

HOW OFTEN DO CLASSES MEET?

SHORT ANSWER:

  • Year round classes meet weekly.
  • Summer Swim classes meet Mon - Thu for two weeks. 


LONG ANSWER:

Sixteen-week Session (classes are once-per-week; same day and time each week)

  • ​Our year-round lessons are offered once a week and are scheduled in 3 sessions a year: Summer, Fall, and Winter/Spring.
  • Session dates loosely follow area school calendars. 
  • NOTE: All class levels are offered for each regular session.

Two-week Summer Swims (classes typically meet Monday through Thursday both weeks at the same time each day)

  • Summer Swims are only offered from May through August.
  • NOTE: class levels offered for Summer Swims are limited to the following levels:
    • WaterTot 1 & 2
    • Beginner 1 & 2
    • Strokes 1 & 2

Still have a question?

Call us :: (601) 898-7946


Email us :: SwimInfo@SwimMaley.com


Visit us :: 501 Lake Harbour Dr, 39157


WHAT TIMES ARE LESSONS OFFERED?

Available class times vary from session to session and the times of specific levels vary based on teacher availability and class level demand.​

Typical times for the FALL and WINTER-SPRING  sixteen-week sessions are:

  • Mondays 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesdays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm & 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • ​Wednesdays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm & 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Thursdays 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Saturdays 9:00 am - 11:30 am


Typical times for the SUMMER sixteen-week session are:

  • Mondays 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesdays 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • ​Wednesdays 10:00 am 8:00 pm
  • Thursdays 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Saturdays 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Typical times for the two-week Summer Swims vary based on the month:

  • May sessions 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June sessions 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • July sessions 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August sessions 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm

HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE IN A CLASS?

  • Up to four students
    • WaterBaby 3
    • WaterTots 1 - 3
    • Beginners 1 - 3
    • Strokes 1 & 2


  • Up to six parent/child pairs
    • WaterBaby 1 & 2 


  • Up to twenty students
    • Squads


  • Adult classes vary but typically have one instructor to three students


Our small classes are beneficial when learning to swim because it gives the instructors more time for individual attention and allows them to teach each student at their own level.

WHERE DO I FIND SPECIFIC CLASS TIMES?

  • Specific class times are available online under the Parent Portal menu option.
  • You can also call us for specific times at 601-898-7946. 

HOW LONG DOES EACH LESSON LAST?

 

Thirty Minutes

Research shows that four students in a 30-minute lesson is the optimum period of time and number of children for learning.  This is an ideal time period for both beginners and experienced swimmers.  This helps to keep the attention span of our younger swimmers and helps the more advanced classes focus on technique.

*research based on findings by the United States Swim School Association

WHEN SHOULD MY CHILD STOP TAKING LESSONS?

At minimum until your child can swim two lengths of the pool, taking breaths comfortably. This is usually accomplished upon completing the Beginning Strokes Level.  We are committed to teaching all ages to swim and want swimming to be fun, but most importantly a  safe activity.​ 

HOW YOUNG CAN MY CHILD START LESSONS?

Our WaterBaby program starts for infants at six months old.  This is a program where both a parent and child are involved.  There are countless benefits to starting your child in swimming lessons early in life. The links listed below offer more in-depth information about our WaterBaby program.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO LESSONS?

A swimsuit and a towel are the only necessities for the lessons.  We do have changing rooms where students can change before or after lessons.  Swimmers who are still in diapers must wear a reusable swim diaper while in our pool.  We have swim diapers available for purchase in our at the front counter. We use Cressi goggles exclusively during lessons and they are available for purchase at the front counter. We request that students keep all fingernails cut short. We also ask that children with chin length hair or longer pull their hair back for lessons. 

WHAT IF I MISS A LESSON?

 

Students are encouraged not to miss a lesson because they bond to their teacher and their progress builds on what they learn each week.  We understand there are many reasons why a student may miss a class and that most will miss between 2 to 4  lessons over the course of a sixteen-week session.  For an extended illness or injury (causing a child to miss four or more consecutive lessons), a parent should bring a doctor’s excuse to the child’s next lesson, and we will issue a credit on your account toward future lessons. 

Make-up lessons are not offered for missing a lesson here and there. When kids miss a practice or game in soccer, t-ball, basketball, etc. they just miss it and pick back up with the next practice or game and that's basically how we approach missed lessons. And while there is always an exception to the rule it doesn't happen very often. If you feel, however, that your circumstance is the exception then we will be happy to speak with you about it.

WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY?

Under certain circumstances (A serious injury or illness, i.e. a broken bone or extended hospitalization) you may be eligible for a credit towards future lessons. Each request is reviewed and determined on an individual basis. 


​Makeup & Refund Policy:

  1. Class absences may NOT be rescheduled or made up.
  2. Should you choose to cancel your lessons, no refunds or credits will be issued. For an extended illness or injury causing the student to miss four or more consecutive lessons, we will issue a credit toward future lessons when presented with a written doctor’s note.

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT LEVEL CLASS MY CHILD SHOULD BE IN?

  • The skills a child possesses or has achieved determines which level a they should be in.  They do not move to the next level until they have mastered the skills required to complete the current level.
  • Parents need to remember that even though a child may not have moved to the next level, teachers individualize within each class, keeping all children challenged.