New to the Charles River Aquatics program?
Here are some important points about our program. Please give us a call with any more questions at 617-939-8078.
Charles River Aquatics offers a very disciplined approach to teaching correct swimming technique
CRA Levels are UNIQUE
Before registering for swim lessons at Charles River Aquatics, you should understand our program is technically focused so our levels do not always coincide with other programs.
- New swimmers who are 4 and 5-years-old should be placed in Level 1.
Charles River Aquatics has done extensive research on 4 and 5-year-old children new to our program. Every new 4-year-old has been evaluated as a Level 1 swimmer, and 95% of 5-year-olds are placed Level 1.
- New Swimmers who are 6 and older registering for Levels 2 – 7 MUST have an evaluation.
If you have looked over our Level Descriptions and believe your child is Level 2 or higher, you will need an evaluation prior to registration. Evaluations are by appointment only and are given when we have room in the pool. No evaluations are given in the evening (5:30 PM and later), as we have swim team practice. Set up your evaluation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does my new swimmer need an evaluation?
Our Main Season runs 10 months | September-June
Our lessons run consecutively (with some blackout dates-view calendar) over a 10 month season beginning mid-September through mid-June. You set your class day and time and keep the spot going forward. Billing will be monthly on the 1st. You can cancel or suspend your membership at any time, although we will not prorate for mid-month cancellation.
Our Summer Season works on a different cycle.
Summer Lesson Sessions are different depending on the location. More information coming soon!
We do not offer refunds, make-ups or prorate fees.
Please be sure you understand the following before registering
- CRA will issue no refunds or credits for missed or cancelled lessons.
- CRA offers no make-ups, nor a class change for a day.
- CRA will not prorate a month if you cancel mid-month.
- If CRA has cancelled a program due to inclement weather or pool issues, then we will do our best to offer a make-up class.
How do I cancel my class or change day and/or time?
You can request changes or cancel your lessons at any time but there will be no prorating for cancelling before the end of the month. To change or cancel please email Sarah at email@example.com.[/dt_sc_toggle_framed]
BLACK OUT DATES
The dates where there are NO LESSONS are: