Learn to Swim

Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics & Youth

Gallaudet University Physical Education & Recreation Department offers Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics and Youth swimming lessons at all levels that help children develop confidence and competency in the water. Classes are open to Deaf, Hearing and KODA (Kid of Deaf Adult) children. To be held at the Gallaudet University swimming pool located in the Field House and taught by certified experienced instructors.

Cost

$185 for 8 classes Saturday and Sunday (group classes only, limit to 8 swimmers each class)

Swimming lessons are available for individuals between the ages of 1-12 years old.

The cost is $185 per session, each session includes 8 lessons (8 classes Saturday and Sunday). The rate for additional siblings is $100 per session.

Morning Classes Afternoon Classes
9:00am to 9:30am Age 1 to 2 years old 11:30am to 12:00pm Age 1 to 2 years old
9:40am to 10:10am Age 3 to 5 yrs old 12:10pm to 12:40pm Age 3 to 5 yrs old
10:20am to 10:50am Age 6 to 12 yrs old 12:50pm to 1:20pm Age 6 to 12 yrs old

Please select ONE CLASS for your child either Morning class or Afternoon class.

Refund Policy

Request for refunds must be submitted three days prior to the first day of class to perswimschool@gallaudet.edu.

Please note, Gallaudet University does not give credit for missed classes. In the event of class cancellations, an email notification will be sent.


Class Policy

  1. Children under the age of 5 MUST be accompanied in the water by a parent and/ or guardian in swim attire. This will help your child gain more confidence while in the water.
    For parents that are required to be in the pool with the child, please note a maximum ratio of one adult per one child.
    Only one child can be supervised by one adult in any specific course.
  2. Children ages 6 and above may be supervised by the parent and/ or guardian from designated poolside areas.
    The instructor may request that you move farther away if your child is distracted by your presence.
    Please refrain from interrupting the instructor while lessons are taking place.
    Children who are not participating in lessons must be monitored closely by the parent and/or guardian and be within arm's reach of the adult at all times.
  3. Food, glass containers, cell phones, video cameras, and/or animals are prohibited, except for registered service dogs which are permitted on the pool deck.
  4. Patrons needing special accommodations should contact the pool manager. Gallaudet University is not responsible for lost personal property.

How to Register

Registration for classes can be completed in three steps:

  • Submit Registration. Select class preference from the options list below and click on the REGISTER NOW link under "REGISTRATION LINK".
  • Submit Waiver. The waiver form will be sent via email and MUST be submitted on the first day of class.
  • Submit Payment. The online payment link will be sent via email following registration.

There are MORNING CLASSES AND AFTERNOON CLASSES. Please SELECT ONLY ONE. Thank you.


Registration opens in mid December 2021


Morning Classes

DESCRIPTION AGE CLASS TIME DAY REGISTRATION LINK
Infant
MORNING CLASS
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Learn to Swim: Infant
1 to 2 years old 9:00AM to 9:30AM Saturday and Sunday Registration CLOSED
Toddler
MORNING CLASS
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Learn to Swim: Toddler
3 to 5 years old 9:40AM to 10:10AM Saturday and Sunday Registration CLOSED
Beginner
MORNING CLASS
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Learn to Swim: Beginner
6 to 12 years old 10:20AM to 10:50AM Saturday and Sunday Registration CLOSED
DESCRIPTION AGE CLASS TIME DAY REGISTRATION LINK
Infant
AFTERNOON CLASS
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Learn to Swim: Infant
1 to 2 years old 11:30AM to 12:00PM Saturday and Sunday Registration CLOSED
Toddler
AFTERNOON CLASS
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Learn to Swim: Toddler
3 to 5 years old 12:10PM to 12:40PM Saturday and Sunday Registration CLOSED
Beginner
AFTERNOON CLASS
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Learn to Swim: Beginner
6 to 12 years old 12:50PM to 1:20PM Saturday and Sunday Registration CLOSED

Questions?

Please contact Michael D. Brecheen at perswimschool@gallaudet.edu or VP 202-250-2574.
Coordinated by the Physical Education & Recreation Department at Gallaudet University.