Welcome Letter - Woody’s Private Swim Instruction: A Little About Us: We teach all strokes and levels from beginners to advanced swimmers. We teach adults and children age 5 y.o. and up. It is our goal to help you learn to enjoy the water and become a confidant swimmer as quickly as you feel comfortable. Classes are taught by Woody and her Co-teachers: Cameron Wilson & Gustavo Artman.
How Our Schedule Works: Even though we all have similar teaching styles if you choose to schedule a weekly on-going time, it will be taught primarily by one teacher for consistency. Should one of our teachers have to miss a day, your class will be covered by one of our other teachers. We do try to keep substitution to a minimum. We are committed to helping all our clients reach their individual swimming goals. Learning to swim takes time and repetitions in water. So, our individualized program, schedule, and policies are designed to allow us to help you reach your goal. We don't recommend client go longer then a week between classes. Due to our limited schedule we encourage you to pick a weekly time that works for you. Clients that have picked a weekly timeslot, can keep that timeslot as long as the classes run back to back weekly with no gap. If you need to miss a week but want to return the following week to your same timeslot we can hold your spot open for your return, but payment will be due for the missed class. If you'd prefer not paying for a missed class, you also have the option of relinquishing the timeslot and wait for a new opening after your return. Please keep in mind the new time will likely be on a different time and day.
If a Schedule Change is needed: Please contact Woody by text at (510)393-0352 preferably, as soon as possible if you need to miss a class or change your schedule.
Drop in - Floater Clients: We do have some drop in clients (which we call floaters), but due to our limited schedule at this time we can not guarantee, we will always have an opening when you want it. So, floaters must be flexible enough to make most openings on different days and times to insure we can see you on a regular basis to help you reach your goal.
Policy for Missed Class: Payment is due when a class is scheduled. Unfortunately, if you miss a class full payment is still due. Unlike a typical swim school that puts lots of students in a single class, our cost is higher, because we only do private classes. So, our flexibility is limited. But we feel or 1-on-1 individually tailored program is worth it. It allows us to give each of our clients exactly what they need. As mentioned above, we encourage you to pick a weekly time that works for you. Clients that have picked a weekly timeslot, can keep that timeslot as long as the classes run back to back weekly with no gap.
Due to COVID-19 We have moved our classes to an outdoor pool where we plan to teach until the weather gets cold. We are running a limited schedule of one-hour classes.
Protocol for Teacher - All teachers will wear a plastic face shield and observe distancing as much as safely possible. KN95 mask will also be worn if closer contact is necessary.
Protocol for Clients: We want to limit the use of any indoor areas as much as possible. The pool does have a restroom available if needed. But we encourage you to only use it if necessary.
• Take your temperature at home, to confirm it is normal before leaving for the pool
What to Bring To Your Class: • Swimsuit - dressed and ready to swim • Towel
• Coverup for the trip home.
• Bring your belongings in a duffle bag or sack that can be placed on the deck. You will be directed to place your items to the left or right of the pool step on the cement deck
We do have new goggles ($20) and new nose plugs ($5) available for purchase.
Any additional equipment such as kickboards, flippers, hand paddles we will provide.
Cost: One hour 1-on-1 is Fee $100 You can secure a weekly timeslot, but unfortunately our pool cost has increased, so we are not offering a session discount at this time. We normal due 1-on-1 classes but we do have some timeslots were partners and siblings (from same house hold) can be seen together.
Payments: Payment is due when the class is scheduled. We accept Electronic payments from