Schedule Request Form & FAQ’s

Do you…

Want to know about schedule availability?

Want to sign up?

Just need more information?

…You have come to the right place!

Before proceeding, please read the most frequently asked questions... 

~ When do lessons start? Lessons begin March 20th (but not earlier).
~ Where are lessons offered? Lessons occur only at the Water Otters pool in Winnetka (not at your home pool).
~ Do you offer group lessons? We offer one-on-one lessons only (no Group, Parent & Me, or Semi-Privates). 
~ How young do you start teaching students? We accept students 20 months and older. 
~ How long are the lessons? All lessons last 20 minutes (not longer - even for older students)!
~ Do you offer 10 day "intensive lessons"? We ONLY offer packages of 9 lessons during a 3 week period, each Mon, Wed, and Fri (no weekends). 
~ What's your philosophy? Our lessons are play-based, developmentally appropriate, and at the child's pace (we don't rush a student's progress). 
~ Who are your instructors? Lessons are taught by mature swim professionals, extensively trained in our gentle, yet effective,Water Otter Method

(you may note your preference for a specific instructor, but it is not guaranteed).

Please fill out the form below to help us best understand your needs (it should take less than 5 minutes).

After we receive your information, a team member will contact you.

We encourage you to submit your schedule request as soon as possible since classes fill up quickly!

    STEP 1 | Primary Contact Information





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    STEP 2 | Student Details





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    STEP 3 | Session Date Preference

    Private Lesson Package Information

    • Each Session is 3 weeks.
    • Each week, lessons will be on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
    • Each lesson is 20-minutes.
    • Package Price is $405 (9 lessons total) *Sessions are pro-rated when a holiday occurs.

    Private Lessons begin at the end of March and continue through the end of September (see specific date options below).

    You must be available for all 3 weeks of each session(s) you are signing up for.

    We understand that your summer plans may be undecided at this time, but please know the schedule fills up quickly. The sooner you can get us your information the more likely you will be able to secure your desired preferences.

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    If the Tuesday, Thursday schedule becomes an option, we will be sure to contact you.

    STEP 4 | Time Preference

    We suggest choosing times when the student(s) are most awake and alert. Times that do NOT occur too close to nap or meal times are ideal.

    Remember to account for travel and transition time from other activities and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE be sure that times selected accurately reflect when you are available.


    Please select as many times as possible that would work for your family as the more options you give us the better chance you have of securing your desired times. Please know that late afternoon lesson times are the most popular.



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    STEP 5 | Acknowledgments

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