Lane 4 Swim School is dedicated to addressing your child as a whole. We create comfortable, relaxed swimmers, but more importantly well -adjusted, happy human beings. We foster children’s love of the water, teaching them skills and safety through gentle games and play.


Children’s Safety Village

Home Pool in Pine Castle

The 2015 group session dates are:

May 4 – May 29

June 1 – June 26

July 6 – July 31

August 3 – August 28

August 31 – September 25

September 28 – October  23


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much do lessons cost?

Private Classes:

  • 15 minutes: $25 (under two years old)
  • 30 minutes $40 (over two years old)


Private Classes with Jillian Wilkins:

15 minutes: $30 (under two years old)

30 minutes $45 (over two years old)

Group Classes

8 classes = $180.00 (twice a week for 4 weeks)

4 classes = $90.00 (once a week for 4 weeks)


Q: When can I sign up for lessons?

You can sign up anytime for lessons. Group classes are offered in month sessions. We recommend signing up early for classes because they fill up fast. Private lessons can start anytime.


Q: How do I register for lessons?

You can register by yourself online or contact Jillian to help you register. Jillian’s email is


Q: How do I pay for lessons?

We request all classes are paid for online before the class takes place. You can pay with a credit or debit card. All major credit cards are accepted.


Q: Why do you charge, in advance for lessons when I sign up?

Because our schedule is very full, we cannot reserve a spot without payment. For your benefit and for scheduling purposes we cannot allow clients to hold spots and then drop out at the last minute. We determine our staffing needs and class schedule based on enrollment.


Q: Do you offer make-ups for missed group classes?

Yes! The third Saturday of each month we offer make up classes for sick days, rain days, etc. If we are forced to cancel a class due to weather or pool chemical issues we will offer another make up class on the 4th Saturday of the month as well.



Q: Do you offer refunds, credits or transfers at Lane 4 Swim School?

Due to operational costs, no refund, credits or transfers will be issued at Lane 4 Swim School.


Q: How long does my child attend lessons?

Some parents choose to enroll their children in just a month of classes, others choose to have their children in classes every month we are open (March – October). The more consistently your child is exposed to water, the more comfortable and well-rounded swimmer they will become. Our swim lesson levels have been developed with the intent for children to be exposed to the class 8-16 times before they can successfully complete the skills and are ready for the next level. Please be aware that every child learns at their own pace and some may need little longer to learn the skills than others.


Q: Now that I can enroll at any time, what happens when my child gets put in a class with other children that have been there for a while and are more advanced then my child?

We run on monthly sessions at Lane 4 Swim School. Therefore we know what skills your child should be doing in order to get placed in a specific level. All of our teachers have been trained to split teach levels (meaning some classes may be a blend of two similar levels or various skills). There isn’t always a “cookie cutter” level for students to fit in when they sign up. We are very flexible in working with each child’s individual strengths and weaknesses within each level. We are also constantly evaluating the students and making adjustments to help each child in the learn-to-swim process. Level names are changed as soon as the children advance beyond the skills required for that class.


Q: Do I need to change classes when my child changes levels?

You will need to sign up for each month of classes. We will speak to you about looking for a class more appropriate for your child once he or she is ready to move onto the next level. Most of classes are offered 3-4 different times a week and we will help you find a class that fits your families busy schedule.


Q: What if my class has only one or student?

If a group class has only one student enrolled in it we do reserve the right to consolidate that class. (The same policy goes for semi-private lessons with only 1 enrolled student)


Q: Can you guarantee my request for my favorite teacher?

Some of our students and many of our parents have become attached to their teachers. Our teachers are wonderful and we continue to make decisions regarding where teachers are placed based on our effort to provide the best swim experience possible for everyone. We know that different students respond to different teaching personalities. We will always try to accommodate these needs. We cannot guarantee a teacher and we will always reserve the right to change teachers if necessary.


Q: What happens when a teachers schedule changes during the course of that year but I can’t change my day and time?

All of our teachers go through an extensive hiring process and training period at Lane 4 Swim School. They are all extremely qualified in teaching children how to swim and be safe in the water. We understand that you may have specific requests and we will do our best to meet those needs. However, we cannot control events that may occur in our teacher’s lives that may require them to change their schedules occasionally.



I received this amazing letter and wanted to share it with you…thank you to all who believe in me and what I am doing…

June 11, 2012

Dear Jillian,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the tremendous gift that you have given to my family. Because of your caring and child-centered approach to teaching swimming lessons, Rylee and Reid love the water, are confident in their swimming skills and have no fears about the water. This was never more apparent to us than on Wednesday evening.

Like most two-year-olds, Reid is fearless and like most mothers of two-year-olds, I am fearful. My husband and I often joke that Reid missed the memo that he is only two because he swims all over without regard for anything and he just goes, thinking he is ready for the Olympics! This is certainly a change from a few months ago. You may recall that when we first learned in January that we were going to be buying our new home with a pool, my first phone call was to you. I expressed my concerns to you about my children not knowing how to swim and I even said that if my two-year-old ever falls in the pool, I want him to be able to survive. You assured me that you could help us putting my mind and heart at ease almost immediately.

As parents, my husband and I had hoped that our children would gain the necessary skills to swim and be safe in the water, but we never hoped that they would have to use them for anything besides having fun. We did, however, want them to be ready if God forbid, they ever needed them. Thanks to your methodology, Reid was ready, willing and able to use the skills that you have taught him when he needed them the most. When he fell in the pool on Wednesday, he sank to the bottom. When he came back up to the surface, he did not cry, and he did not panic. Instead, he swam directly to the steps and got out. He took off his wet shirt and handed it to his dad as if to say that the only unusual element was that he had a wet shirt! This was an incredible response from a young child who could have just drowned. Your instruction not only taught him how to swim but also how to react positively upon hitting the water. This reaction was extremely important in this situation. Sixth months ago, I am positive that with the exact same situation the outcome would have been much different and could have been tragic.

You have always been Rylee and Reid’s biggest cheerleader and now we are your biggest cheerleaders. You have a gift in your ability to work with children and teach them to not only swim but to love the water as well. Thanks to you sharing your gift with my family, we still have our gift from God. Thank you for all you have done and will continue to do. You will always hold a very special place in our hearts.

Rebecca McDaid


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