Salem Swim Class Policies
Welcome to Salem Gymnastics & Swim! Our goal is to offer the finest children’s programming in the area and make your child’s time at Salem be the highlight of their growing years!
Please arrive at Salem 15 minutes prior to the start of class. Report to the check-in station to have your child marked present in the roll and to pick up their colored card. Card colors correspond to teaching stations, so please help your child know which teacher to look for. All students should be present and dressed for class 5 minutes prior to the start of their swimming class, near the door to the left of the viewing windows in the lobby. If you arrive after class has started, please have a staff person escort your child to their class.
Please have your child use the restroom before class! The warm water can make it difficult to hold in a poop.
- Changing facilities and restrooms are located through the door to the right of the swim viewing windows.
- Additional restrooms are located down the hall to the right as you enter Salem.
- Cubbies are located in the lobby for your convenience; however we are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
- Parent/Tots may use the cubbies on deck. Parents will accompany their children in the pool during Parent/Tot classes.
- Showers are located on the pool deck. Students may use the showers before and/or after their class, and parents may assist if necessary.
- No shoes are allowed on the pool deck.
ATTIRE & DIAPERS
Students and parents are asked to please wear modest swimsuits to class.
All children under 36 months and all older children who have not been potty trained at least 6 months must wear two swim diapers to class:
- a disposable swim diaper (Little Swimmer or other) and
- an approved cloth swim diaper with tight fitting elastic legs and waist
The cloth swim diaper must pass the “two-finger test”. If two fingers can be inserted under the elastic in the legs and waist, the swim diaper is too large and the child will not be permitted to enter the water. Both types of diapers are available for sale in our Front Office.
In addition, please do not bring your child to class if he/she has had diarrhea within the past two days.
Spectators are not allowed on the pool deck. Parents are welcome to watch class through the viewing windows.
When class has ended, please enter the changing room from the lobby entrance, to the far right of the pool windows. Your child will be brought to you there. All students must be in dry clothing before re-entering the Front Lobby.
Parents must supervise their children before and after their swimming class. PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW YOUR CHILD TO ENTER THE POOL UNTIL THE INSTRUCTOR IS READY TO BEGIN THEIR CLASS. DO NOT ALLOW THEM TO RE-ENTER AFTER THEIR CLASS HAS ENDED.
All preschool aged students must have an adult stay in the building.
Children are not allowed outside the building without adult supervision.
The best way for your child to learn is through consistency, attending class on a regular basis with the same instructor and classmates. However we recognize that children do get sick and we do not want their illness in the pool! For this reason, we offer swim make-up lessons on a limited basis.
Make ups are limited to one per month, per class. If you are enrolled in two classes per week you may have one make-up for each class. They must be taken within 30 days of your missed class after a class is missed, not before the fact. You may make up your missed class in any other class that is the same level, provided there are openings available. If there is not an opening available, then unfortunately a make-up lesson is not available.
Make-ups are not offered for gymnastics classes.
Make-up classes are not guaranteed. We do not adjust tuition for missed classes, and make ups cannot be taken after a student is dropped from the program.
To schedule a make-up, please look online to find a class with an opening that you would like to make-up in. Call the Front Office to schedule your make-up no more than 24 hours in advance.
No jewelry or gum is allowed. We are not responsible for any items left in the gym, however we do have a Lost and Found.
NO GUM, SMOKING, OR PETS ALLOWED INSIDE THE BUILDING.
If, at any time, you have questions regarding our policies please get in touch with us so we can address your specific questions.