Private Swim Lessons


Emory Community Private Lessons




Private swimming lessons are offered year-round by Emory Varsity Swimming and Diving Team members.  We offer private and semiprivate lessons to both children and adults.

Private Lessons (1 swimmer per instructor) are 30 minutes in duration and the fee is $30.  Packages available: 1 lesson for $30, 5 lessons for $150 and 10 lessons for $300.

Semiprivate Lessons (2 swimmers per instructor) are 30 minutes in duration and the fee is $50 or $25 per swimmer.  Packages available: 1 lesson for $50, 5 lessons for $250 or 10 lessons for $500.    We  There is no way on our on-line registration system for two families to split semi-private lesson costs.  We recommend one family register and pay for semi-private lessons, and then work out a way to split the costs between yourselves.  We can't work with groups larger than 2 swimmers in this program.  For group swim lessons (children only), please visit our group lesson program.  We don't currently offer group swimming lessons for adults.

The Private/Semi-Private lesson program does have an additional annual family registration fee of $20.00.  This fee will be applied to the first swimmer you register for lessons.

Our instructors can teach at either the indoor Woodruff PE Center pool (primary facility ) or the SAAC Outdoor pool (weekends only in 2014 for non-SAAC pool members).  The registration system requires us to list a facility, so the Woodruff PE Center is listed on the system, but that does not mean you must do your lessons at that facility.  Instructors must do lessons during open swim hours when a lifeguard is on duty and they are restricted from doing lessons when other programming is going on in the pool (group lessons, Eagle Swim Team, etc). Most instructors are doing the bulk of their lessons on weekends between 1-4pm or early evenings during the week (5:15-6pm).

There is no place on the registration system for you to sign up for a specific date/time, but there is a place on the registration for notes/medical information.  Please use that space for time/day preferences and information about the swimmer (age, ability level, etc).   You can also request a specific instructor in the notes/medical information area, if you have someone in mind for the lessons.  Once you register and pay online for lessons, an instructor will contact you to schedule the first lesson.

There If you don’t hear back from an instructor within a week of registering, please email Jon ( so he can check on the status of the lesson.

Please keep in mind that most of our private lesson instructors are Emory Varsity swimmers.  Transition times between semesters (first two weeks of May, last two weeks of August, and mid-December to mid-January are the most difficult times for us to add new private lesson clients.  It may take more than one week to place you with an instructor during these weeks.

This program is VERY popular and there are times when we can't keep up with the demand.  If we can't successfully place you with an instructor within your timeline, we will certainly refund your payment. Every instructor has their own schedule and it changes weekly.  It is impossible for us to predict which day/times are open in advance.

If you have any questions, please contact us at or call Jon at 404.727.4081 / Cindy at 404.727.2617.