Host Facility Requirements
For learn-to-swim groups, lessons may only be held in private, backyard pools that maintain a temperature of 90 degrees. (Rules are slightly different for stroke groups, but the pool temperature is crucial to maximizing the progress of younger swimmers.) Pools must be large enough that a child has to take 3-4 strokes to swim across the shorter direction and have a deck edge that children can hold onto on at least one side. Host pools must be available for at least 4 hours of swim lessons. The host pool can be a private event with your own guests or it can be opened up to other outside swimmers. If all 4 hours are filled, the host's child will participate for free. Please upload a photo of your pool on the registration form if you are not sure if it is adequate for hosting lessons.