Frequently Asked Questions
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A: You can register in person, over the phone or online.
Q: Are previous year's participants given priority?
A: No. Everyone is given the same opportunity to sign up. We want to provide the program to all children in the greater FM area.
Q: Can I have my friend register my children?
A: Yes you can, but your friend will need to sign the form agreeing to the refund policy and have your child's information.
Q: My child has special needs. Who should I contact to discuss what accommodations can be made?
A: Call the swimming office at 218-299-4469.
Q: What kind of training do your instructors have?
A: All of our instructors are American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors. Some have had experience, some have not - all are committed to water safety and to the Concordia swimming lesson program.
Q: What is the cost of lessons?
A: Cost is dependant on the level and number of days in the session.
Q: What if I cannot afford to pay for lessons?
A: If you live in Moorhead, contact the Moorhead Healthy Community Initiative to see if you qualify for one of their scholarships.
Q: What level should I sign my child for?
A: If your child has taken lessons at Concordia in the past three years we have that information. You can call the registration office at 218-299-4469 if you don't know your child's level.
If your child has never taken lessons or has taken lessons through a different program, please call the registration office to determine the appropriate level.
Q: My child is 2, can I start him/her in lessons?
A: If your child is 2-years-old you may enroll them in the parent and child class. This class does require a parent to participate in the water with the child. Your child must have reached their 3rd birthday to start in the beginner class.
Q: What is the student-teacher ratio?
A: The ratio is generally 10:1 for Parent & Child class, 4:1 for Beginners, 5:1 for levels 1-2 and 6:1 for levels 3-6.
Q: If my child is unable to attend their class time one day, can they attend a different class that day?
A: Yes - if there are openings in the class. You must notify us in advance to verify openings by calling the registration office at 218-299-4469.
Q: What should I do if my child will be gone the last day of the session?
A: Talk with your child's instructor ahead of time so the instructor can complete the skill sheet before your child will be gone.