Pegasus Swimming Lessons
Frequently Asked Questions
When does registration for Pegasus Swimming begin?
- Registration opened on MARCH 31st at 9:00 PM. We encourage you to reserve potential available time-slots so that you get preferred dates and times. All registration occurs through email: PegasusSwimming@gmail.com.
How many lessons does a swimmer have to complete to finish a session?
- It is recommended that each swimmer completes a minimum of 5 lessons to ensure that the instructor is able to accurately gauge each swimmer's ability. However, lessons do not need to be scheduled in multiples of 5. For example, if a family's schedule only allows a swimmer to complete 8 lessons, it is not required for that individual to be scheduled in for an additional 2 lessons.
Do lessons have to be scheduled on a set basis?
- Lessons do not have to be scheduled Monday to Friday. One of the advantages at Pegasus Swimming is that families are offered flexibility to schedule lessons whenever the family is available. For example, lessons can be scheduled for a Monday at 4:30pm one week, and then a Thursday at 10:30am the next week. Pegasus Swimming operates to accommodate all of the busy summer schedules that exist. Scheduling is convenient for Rep Team athletes, frequent cottagers, shift-work employees or last minute planners.
Why is each lesson at Pegasus Swimming 55-minutes?
- The 55-minute lessons provide each swimmer the opportunity to practice each skill numerous times while being taught by the city's best instructors. Swimmers develop their swimming skills through focused repetition and expert feedback that our unique lesson duration allows for.
Are parents allowed to stay and watch the lessons?
- Parents are more than welcome to stay for the duration of the lessons. Pegasus Swimming is equipped with 2 fully-furnished patio sets where parents are encouraged to sit back and enjoy the sunshine or shade. However, if you, as a parent, would like to take the hour off and do some shopping or running around, you are more than welcome to do that too.
How old should a swimmer be when he/she first learns to swim?
- The age at which a swimmer begins in the pool varies based on the individual needs of the child, the comfort of the parents, and the flexibility of everybody's schedule. At Pegasus Swimming we have taught private lessons to children as early as 18-months, and we have taught children who were starting after the age of 10. Our strong recommendation at Pegasus Swimming is that if the parents are comfortable, children should be introduced to the water in a safe and fun environment as early as possible.
Does Pegasus Swimming offer adult lessons?
- Of course. Pegasus Swimming offers lessons to adults who are wanting to learn to swim or improve their efficiency. Our patient and unique one-on-one approach with adults learning to swim has resulted in a very high rate of success and many satisfied clients.
How long will it take a swimmer to pass each level?
- It is impossible to predict how long it will take a swimmer to pass each level. Some swimmers require a few lessons in the Pegasus Swimming program to complete a level, where some swimmers may need additional lessons to perfect a required skill necessary to complete a level. Each swimmer has his/her own strengths and weaknesses, which allows him/her to complete each skill and level at a different pace.
Will a swimmer receive a badge or sticker if he/she completes a level?
- Yes. Every swimmer enrolled at Pegasus Swimming will be taught the Red Cross swimming curriculum and acknowledged through the distribution of badges or stickers when a level is completed.
Are lessons still taught at Pegasus Swimming if it is raining?
- Lessons ARE still taught rain or shine. However, if thunder is heard or lightning is seen, all swimmers and instructors must exit the pool for a duration of 15-minutes. During the 15minutes, the weather must remain thunder and lightning free. If thunder or lightning interrupt a scheduled lesson, pricing will be adjusted accordingly.
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