Aquatic Programs

Private Swim Lessons

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS & AQUATIC PERSONAL TRAINING

Private lessons are a perfect option for swimmers looking to gain confidence in skills or get a competitive edge.  Our lessons give youth or adults individualized attention to master swimming skills by setting your own goals with the instructor. The instructor will then customize lessons to meet these objectives.  All lessons are at The Lodge Indoor Pool. New or interested participants should complete the Private Swim Lesson Request Form online. Our staff will then contact you to schedule lessons based on your schedule and staff availability. Requested lesson times are not a guarantee, especially during peak times. To cancel or reschedule a lesson, contact Amy at 314.835.6162 or amyboyd@desperesmo.org.

COST:

Cost is per package with a maximum of two participants of similar ability allowed in a lesson.  Click on the link below to purchase the package:
1 Lesson - $38/Member & Resident; $53/Non-Resident
3 Lessons - $90/Member & Resident; $126/Non-Resident
6 Lessons - $170/Member & Resident; $238/Non-Resident
9 Lessons - $246/Member & Resident; $344/Non-Resident

AVAILABLE DAYS & TIMES:


Dates and times will be arranged by the Private Swim Lesson Coordinator for a time that works best for you and your schedule. For new customers, please click here to request private swim lessons online (free).  Returning customers please select one of the corresponding packages above.  Swim lessons will be arranged within 7 to 10 business days of submitting your form depending on peak season availability.   Peak swim lesson times are not a guarantee during the busy swim season of March-June. Availability and times change frequently and may be limited due to high demand. 
Monday: 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 4 - 5 p.m., 7 - 8 p.m. 
Tuesday: 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. 
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 12p.m., 4 – 5 p.m., 7 - 8 p.m. 
Thursday: 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. 
Friday: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

INSTRUCTORS


Our private instructors have all had previous experience and are very enthusiastic about teaching swimming lessons. Private swimming lessons are only taught by our most experienced instructors, many of whom have their Water Safety Instruction Certification from the American Red Cross.


NEW COVID-19 PROCEDURES


There are several changes for check in procedures due to the St. Louis County Health Department regulations:
o We are limiting swim lessons to only the swimmer and one parent or guardian on the pool deck and in the facility.
o All patrons who enter The Lodge will have their temperature checked and will be screened for COVID-19 by the front desk before being allowed admittance to the indoor pool. PLEASE COME READY WITH YOUR FACE COVERING ON. Face coverings are now required for all patrons, 3 and older, unless exercising, swimming or eating/drinking.
o There is no towel service for guests to use, this has been discontinued.  All participants will need to bring their own towel from home.
o Each participant will need to keep their face covering on while waiting for their lesson to begin.
o Swimmers WILL NOT be wearing their mask in the water (this is not recommended by the CDC or our local health department).  Our instructors will be wearing a face covering during lessons. 
o All equipment used during the swim class will be sanitized and disinfected after each use.  Assigned equipment will stay with the swimmer for the duration of class.
o Showers are not available due to St. Louis County guidelines.  All swimmers will need to exit the pool and dry off with a towel in the restrooms or family change locker rooms.  
o Families will need to check out upon leaving the facility with the front desk.

CANCELLATIONS & RESCHEDULING


To cancel or reschedule a lesson during the office hours listed below, please contact Amy Boyd at amyboyd@desperesmo.org or 314.835.6162. During evening or weekend hours please contact The Lodge Front desk at 314.835.6150 and ask for the Supervisor on Duty so we can notify your instructor. 
Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

In the event of severe weather, it is at the discretion of both the instructor and the participant whether or not to hold the lesson.

POLICIES

  • No more than two participants are allowed in any half hour session.
  • All participants must be age 3 or older to start private swim lessons.
  • Cancellations made 24 hours in advance will be rescheduled.
  • Cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance will not be rescheduled.
  • You may reschedule one session per three lesson package, two sessions per six lesson package, and three sessions per nine lesson package.
  • All private swim lesson packages have an expiration of one year.
  • All lesson dates within the swim lesson package purchased must be scheduled in advance with the private swim lesson coordinator.  
Member/Resident Cost Non-Resident Cost
One
Participant

Two
Participants

One
Participant

Two
Participants

Request for Private Lessons Link to Private Swim Lesson Request Form (FREE)
One, 30-min session $30 $48 $36 $58
Three, 30-min sessions $72 $115 $86 $139
Six, 30-min sessions $135 $216 $162 $261
Twelve, 30-min sessions $252 $403 $303 $487