Aquatics FAQ2023-09-05T19:26:11+00:00

Aquatics FAQS

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Aquatics FAQS

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Aquatics Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about what we offer in our Aquatics program and what you can expect at JAWS?
Take a look at our most frequently asked questions.

Can I rent out a pool for a special event?2022-09-01T01:04:56+00:00

Yes, facility rentals are permitted through Civic Center Facilities Leasing.  To inquire about pool rental, log on to

What level will my child be in for swimming lessons?2022-08-26T21:52:25+00:00

Between parent/guardian input on the child’s swim experience and a short in-person assessment by instructors, a swimming level is determined. Free aquatic assessments are periodically available.

How long to sessions last?2022-08-12T06:21:03+00:00

Session run 30 to 40 minutes depending on the swimming level.

How many children are in each class?2022-08-12T06:21:33+00:00

Swimmers who are 3 – 5 years of age have a class limit of 5 children to 1 instructor.  Older children have a ratio of 6:1 or 8:1.

What happens if my child misses a class? Do you do make-ups?2022-08-26T21:52:55+00:00

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate make up classes. Should your lesson be delayed by unforeseen pool maintenance or staff unavailability, we will re-schedule classes.

Can I drop my child off for a lesson and return when the lesson is over?2022-08-12T06:23:24+00:00

All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent and be supervised by the adult during lessons.

Can we enroll at any time?2022-08-12T06:24:05+00:00

Participants you must enroll when the session starts or wait until the next month to start in group swim classes.

How long does the swim program run?2022-08-12T06:24:35+00:00

JAWS swimming program runs all year round and enrollments continue perpetually.  Programs do break for Southwestern College Community District and federal holidays.  There are no makeup lessons for holidays.

What qualifications to instructors have?2022-08-12T06:25:12+00:00

All instructors are certified by the American Red Cross and have Water Safety Instructor certification to teach at JAWS.

Will there be a lifeguard on duty?2022-08-12T06:25:40+00:00

Absolutely.  No one is allowed into the water without a certified lifeguard on duty.

Is the pool heated?2022-08-26T21:53:26+00:00

The pools temperatures run between 74 – 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

What do we need to bring to lessons?2022-08-26T21:54:21+00:00

Please bring the child in an appropriate swim suit and towel. All children who are not toilet trained must wear disposable swim diapers. These diapers must have elastic waist and leg bands. Goggles are not mandatory, only recommended if your child is more comfortable with them. Please apply sunscreen 15 minutes before the lesson begins.

Can I take photos or video of my child?2022-08-12T06:27:05+00:00

Yes.  However, please be respectful of other members using the pool.

Do you have private swim lessons?2022-08-12T06:27:46+00:00

Yes.  Private lessons are 30 minutes and times depend on availability.  Please email to schedule.

Are drop-in lessons available?2022-08-12T06:28:10+00:00

No.  Because student’s levels are assessed and the lessons are based on the skills of those swimmers, drop-in lesson are not available.

Does Southwestern College have a swim club or Master Swim program?2022-08-26T21:55:24+00:00

Yes.  Please log on to Sol Swim Team – About ( for more information.

How do I register for swimming lessons?2024-02-22T05:30:05+00:00
How much do swimming lessons cost?2022-09-08T21:21:48+00:00

The pricing of swimming lessons varies depending on the how many weeks in the session, holidays and pool availability.

Do you have lockers?2022-09-01T01:04:03+00:00

Yes.  We have locker rentals for daily use.  If you are interested, please come to the Front Desk and fill out a rental agreement.  You may bring your own lock or we have some for sale.

Can I make a swimming lane reservation in advance?2022-08-26T03:15:05+00:00

Yes.  Please call the front desk to reserve and stop by there to pick up a swimming lane pass.

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