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Swim lessons are on for the 2021 summer season! We are excited to get you back in the water learning the important skills that make pool time both fun and safe. We have made adjustments to our programs and added various safety precautions to reduce the Covid-19 risk to both students and instructors. The two biggest changes for 2021 will be class size and the registration process.
Class Size and Sessions
In order to protect both students and instructors, class sizes will be reduced for the 2021 season.
Due to the reduced classes sizes, we expect demand to exceed capacity. In order to allow everyone interested in swim lessons an equal chance at obtaining a spot in a class we will be conducting Session 1 registration through a lottery system. Registration will be open April 1 - 22. You will not have to make a payment at that time. You will receive an Activity Sales Receipt that lists the Lottery enrollment for each household member enrolled and the class details. It will be noted on your receipt that Lottery enrollment does not guarantee a spot in the class.
You may enroll online or in person at a Dallas recreation center during operating hours. Please review the Session 1 Activity List for a full list of classes, times, and locations. Though not required, It is recommended that you select a second and third choice class for the lottery to improve your chances of getting enrolled and not being placed on a waitlist. If you have two members of your household that you want to enroll in the same class, you may use the Lottery Friends option. Each household member must enroll individually and select the other as a Lottery Friend for this to take effect. Please note that this may decrease your chance to get your preferred class since two spots must be available for them to both be enrolled. Please review these Step-by-Step Instructions for more details.
On Friday, April 23 at 12pm, the lottery will be "spun" and the registration system will randomly place students in classes. Once a class is filled all remaining students will be placed in order on the wait list. As soon as the lottery is complete the system will send a confirmation email to everyone who registered informing them of the status of their registration. Your status will either say "Enrolled" or "Waitlist #." If your status is enrolled you will have until Friday, April 30 at 12:00pm to make your payment to confirm your registration. After that time your spot will given to the next person on the waitlist. If you applied for and were approved for a scholarship, your payment will automatically be applied.
If spots remain in classes after the lottery is spun and all waitlist enrollees have been given a chance to claim any open lottery spots, the class will be opened to the public for regular enrollment on a first come, first serve basis.
Registration instructions for Sessions 2 - 4 will be announced in the coming weeks and will take place after registration for Session 1 is complete.