Below are our policies for all swimmers and participants in our lessons, events, and programs.
We appreciate advance notice of cancellations. You can cancel by sending an email (recommended), calling, and/or leaving a voicemail. Telling your instructor does not count as giving notice.
With 48 hours notice, we can credit your account for the lesson price OR schedule a make-up lesson (maximum of two credits allowed per swimmer per month).
With 24 hours notice, we can schedule a make-up lesson.
No-shows: If you skip a lesson without telling us, this is considered a no-show and we will contact you to inquire if you still wish to continue. If you no-show to two consecutive lessons and do not respond to our inquiry, you will be removed from the calendar.
Make-ups cannot be your regular swim time. You must have a make-up scheduled within two weeks of the cancelled lesson (you don’t have to have the lesson within two weeks, but you must have decided on a date with the office).
Exceptions: We do make exceptions for medical emergencies. If you can provide a doctor’s note, pharmacy receipt, or some other confirmation of a medical appointment we will be happy to give you a credit or make-up.
Late arrival: If you arrive less than 15 minutes late to your lesson, you are welcome to use the remaining time. At 15 minutes past lesson start time, instructors are allowed to leave the pool before their next lesson, so we cannot guarantee they will be available. We do not issue credits, refunds, or make-ups for time lost due to late arrivals.
We bill monthly, with payment due at the first lesson of each month. Invoices are issued a week before they’re due, and sent to clients’ emails as provided in registration forms. If you do not receive an invoice, it is your responsibility to contact us to request one and to pay. If you would prefer to pay week-to-week, simply let the office know and we will put a note on your account.
We accept exact cash, checks, and credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, & American Express).
- We cannot keep credit/debit card information on file
- You must actively pay your invoices each month
- Returned checks are subject to a $25 fee
We offer a grace period until the 10th. This applies even if you cancel your first lesson of the month and won’t be at the school until after the 10th. Payments can be made remotely over the phone or online. If no payment has been made by the end of business hours on the 10th, a $15 late fee will be applied to your bill. If you need to pay late due to unusual circumstances, please notify the office by the 10th confirming your intent to pay, and we will not apply a late fee.
It is our goal for you to consistently have the same instructor each week, but sometimes a substitute will be needed. If we provide you a substitute at the same time and location as your regular lesson, we cannot credit/reschedule your lessons without the proper amount of notice.
When you are ready to discontinue your regular weekly spot, you must fill out an exit form to confirm your intent to give up the spot. We cannot officially remove you from the schedule until the exit form is turned in. Each family in a semi-private lesson must turn in a separate form. Forms are available online or in our office.
The regular advance-notice cancellation policy applies to lessons missed due to exiting the program. You will be billed for a lesson if your exit form gives less than 48 hours notice that you will miss it. We cannot backdate exit forms.
Children ages 5 years and under are allowed in the opposite-sex changing rooms. For the comfort of our customers and instructors, please do not bring children age 6 years and older into the opposite-sex changing room. Family changing stalls are available on the pool deck.
Lost & Found
FSS is not responsible for lost or damaged items. Due to high volume of items left at our pools, items unclaimed after one month are donated to a local charity.
If we cancel swim lessons due to weather, participants affected will be given the option of a 75% credit or a make-up lesson (to be scheduled within 30 days). If we remain open and you decide not to attend, no credits or make-ups are issued for cancellations outside of our standard 24 & 48 hour cancelation policy.
Please allow 90 days for us to process refund requests. Refunds are paper checks sent to the mailing address provided by you. If you need your refund sent to a different address, please notify us when requesting your refund.
As a thank you to customers who commit to continued lessons with us by paying for multiple months in advance, we offer 5 to 15% off lesson costs. Please note that payments for multiple months are not eligible for refunds. Such payments can be saved as credit on your account toward future lessons, or used to purchase a gift certificate which you may give/sell to another person.
We reserve the right to add, update, or change polices at any time. In the event of a policy change, we will notify you in print and/or via an e-notification.