Private Lessons

Priority for Private Lessons will be given to children with special needs and children we think that will do better in a private lesson setting.  These lessons are great if your child missed the cut off date for group lessons.  (3 1/2 by December 31, 2016)  Private lessons include five 30 minute lessons everyday for 1 week.

Cost:  $140.00 for five 30 minute lessons every weekday for 1 week


Savannah Forsythe, my daughter is back in the water this summer!  She is a instructional resource teacher at a local high school and has the cutest baby named Mary Geddes. 

Shelby Adams, my other daughter is a senior at the University of Memphis studying Child Development. 

Megan Moore is a junior at Mississippi College and is studying nursing.

Millie Walt graduates from the University of Memphis in May in Graphic Design & works at Paper Source.

Daniel Richmond is a senior at Baptist College of Health Sciences studying nursing.

Avery Amstutz is my niece and is a sophomore at Taylor University studying Marketing.

Molly Stelling is a junior in high school and a competitive swimmer for Thunder.

Private Lesson Reminders: 

Payment:  Please bring $140 cash or check made out to your child’s teacher the first day of private lessons.

Bring:  Please bring your child already dressed in a bathing suit, with a towel and goggles with their name on the strap.  Level 5 students need to bring goggles, a mask, snorkel, and fins.   

How It Works:  Parents are allowed to sit & watch your child in our pool yard.  If your child leaves the pool and comes over to you, please have them go back to the pool. Sometimes your child’s teacher may think that your child might do better with you not sitting in the pool yard.  If this is the case, you may be asked to  step outside the gate or to sit on my front porch.  We want to avoid having to play “tug-a-war” with your child.

Rain:  Please wait to call 276-5259 45 minutes before your child’s lesson for a cancellation message on my answering machine.   Please do not assume that lessons are canceled because it is raining at your house. It may not be raining here!  If a lesson is canceled, it will be made up on Saturday of that same week at the same time.

Make Up Lessons:  We only make up for bad weather and if your child gets sick or injured.  We are unable to make up for vacations, birthday parties, or sporting events.   Make up days are always on Saturday at the same time as the scheduled weekly lesson. With the number of children and lessons involved we have to hold to this policy.  Thank you for understanding.

  If you need to cancel your child’s lessons, you must notify me one week in advance of the first lesson.  If you do not give me a week’s notice,  I will ask you to pay for the entire week. A week gives me time to give your spot to another child.  My teachers count on the money that they make in private lessons as many of them are helping pay their way in college.