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, 2018)  Private lessons include five 30 minute lessons everyday for 1 week.

Cost:  $145.00 for five 30 minute lessons every weekday for 1 week


Savannah Forsythe, my oldest daughter is an Instructional Resource Teacher at a local High School, and she has the cutest baby named Mary Geddes.

Shelby Adams, my youngest daughter is getting her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Memphis.

Avery Amstutz, my niece, is graduating from Taylor University in May with a degree in Business Marketing.

Grayson Word is a Junior at the University of Tennessee, studying Architecture.

Silas Rhodes is a Junior at St. Georges’s where he started the Financial Club & Civil Discourse Club.

Mary Thomas is a Sophomore at Rhodes College majoring in Russian Studies with a double minor in Music and Middle Eastern Studies.

Millie Walt is a U of M graduate with a BFA in Graphic Design and will be spending the summer in Memphis.

Private Lesson Reminders: 

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.   

Parking:  1742 Carruthers Pl 38112 is my address. Please park in front of my house, not in my driveway.

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.


Notice Given to Me Before the First Day of Child’s Lesson Refund Amount Given
14 or more days full refund of $145.00
7-13 days half refund of $72.50
less than 7 days & no shows no refund