Swimming Lessons 2014


Program Director: Meghan Karanian, M.Ed.

Three, two-week sessions will be offered at PG Pool during the summer of 2014. Lessons will be held between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm either Monday-Thursday or Tuesday-Friday depending on the session. Beginner levels consist of eight 30-minute lessons. Intermediate classes and higher consist of eight 40-minute lessons. Each class instructor has been trained and attends regular staff meetings. All classes have at least one junior instructor and are kept small.

Will be held during from 6:00-8:00pm for all THREE sessions. Please note that for Session 1, Week 1 will be scheduled Tuesday through Friday and Week 2 will be Monday through Thursday.

Session One: June 17-20 (Tuesday-Friday) and 23-26 (Monday-Thursday)
Session Two: June 30-July 3 (Monday-Thursday) and July 7-10 (Monday-Thursday)
Session Three: July 14-17 (Monday-Thursday) and 21-24 (Monday-Thursday)

Fridays will serve as a rain date for all sessions. Please note that Session I Morning and Evening Lessons begin on Tuesday for the first week and then revert to Monday-Thursday schedule for the second week. Session II and III lessons begin on Mondays. Please pay close attention to the session dates and days that classes are offered.

Registration forms are available at the front desk.

Registration fees for eight 30-minute (Beginner level) lessons are $60, and $75 for eight 40-minute lessons (Intermediate and up). The lesson fee is due at the time of registration. Payment should be in the form of a check payable to Lighthouse Pools.

Completed registration forms and fees may be turned into the front desk or mailed to:

Meghan Karanian
400 Hillmoor Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Registration deadlines are the WEDNESDAY night the week before each two-week session begins.
Session One - Wednesday, June 11, 2014 by 8 pm
Session Two - Wednesday, June 25, 2014 by 8 pm
Session Three – Wednesday, July 9, 2014 by 8 pm

*If you are mailing your registration and payment, please allow for mailing time to meet the deadline.

Screening is the assessment tool we use to ensure your child is placed in the class best suited for their needs.

Screening is required if:
1. Your child is new to the program or did not take morning swim lessons at PG Pool during the 2013 summer season.
2. Your child has progressed rapidly over the winter and you feel they are at a higher level than they were the last time that they took lessons.

Screening will be held rain or shine, as long as the pool is open. Children will be getting into the water and need to wear a bathing suit. No child will be placed in a class without a screening.

Screening Dates and Times:
Monday, June 16, 2014, 4:00-5:00 pm
Monday, June 23 and Tuesday June 24, 2014, 9:15-11:45 am
Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 6:00-8:00 pm
Monday, July 7 and Tuesday July 8, 2014, 9:15-11:45 am
Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 6:00-7:00 pm

Takes place at any of the screening sessions. If your child has taken lessons at another pool, please bring their level card with you.

Children must be 3 years of age by the first day of the session you are signing up for in order to be eligible for swimming lessons.

This is a course designed to help the competitive swimmer with starts, strokes, turns, rules and other aspects of competitive swimming. Swimmers should be approximately at an intermediate level to register for this course.

The roster for all sessions will be posted on the Saturday before a session begins. You must stop by the pool the weekend before lessons begin to find out what time your child’s class is scheduled. You may also call Meghan to find out your child’s time. PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A PHONE CALL OR ANY TYPE OF NOTIFICATION REGARDING CLASS TIMES.

Classes are made up carefully according to the age and the needs of each child. If you have a special reason to request a definite time, please note that on the registration form and every effort will be made to honor that. However, we can’t guarantee that all requests will be honored. Please keep this newsletter for future reference and please stop me at the pool or call me to answer any questions.

Please stop me at the pool to answer any questions or call me.

Kind regards,
Meghan Karanian
(301) 980-3371