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, 2017)  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 just graduated from the University of Memphis with a degree in Child Development and Family Studies.

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

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

Silas Rhodes is a Sophomore at St. Georges’s and plays water polo.

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.   

Directions:  1742 Carruthers Pl 38112 is my address.  Go West on Poplar past the Zoo.  Cross over McLean and take the 1st right onto Hawthorne. Take the 2nd left onto Carruthers Pl.  1742 is on the right.

Parking:  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