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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy: To help us fulfill our scheduling obligations to all students, and to maintain our schedule during our granted and approved pool permit hours, please be aware of the following cancellation policy:

All cancellations must be communicated to or via telephone: +1-323-364-SWIM.

1. Lessons cancelled with less than 24 hours notice WILL NOT receive a cancellation credit or refund. If a make-up class can be rescheduled for your student, One with the Waterâ„¢ will accommodate make-up requests on a first-come first-served basis depending on space available. Make-ups must be completed in the month the class was missed and cannot be carried over to the next month. Please remember most weeks the schedule is full and there may not be space available to accommodate make-ups. Only 1 make-up per month is allowed.
2. Lessons cancelled with more than 24 hours notice will receive a make-up lesson.
3. No refunds will be given for any cancelled appointments or "no shows." There is a $50 fee for cancellations within the 24 hour period before the scheduled lesson.
4. On the rare occasion that One with the Waterâ„¢ cancels a lesson, due to circumstances beyond our control (emergency pool closure, contamination, lightning, swim meet, etc.) you will be entitled to a make-up lesson.

Scheduled Vacations and School Breaks: We understand that many families will take trips or vacations during the year and during school breaks. We request that you provide as much notice as possible regarding these schedules, but at a minimum three weeks, so we can adjust the schedule accordingly.


Tuition and Payments: Monthly membership fees are due on the first lesson. Monthly membership payment reserves a student’s space in their scheduled lesson time(s) and if payment is not received, a student’s spot will be opened to other students. Automatic payments can be made with a credit card through our online registration process. If you prefer to pay by check, please make checks payable to One with the Water™ and bring it with you.

Waiting List: Families wishing to sign up for memberships when our schedule is full will be added to a first-come first-served waiting list. When a membership space becomes available, we will contact families in order, offering that time slot. Families who pass on a time slot due to a time constraint will maintain their spot on the waitlist until a suitable lesson time becomes available.

Safety: Please do not allow your child to enter the pool until the instructor is present and ready to begin the lesson. For lessons at the Santa Monica Swim Center or Culver City Plunge, the pool may require that all children pass a swimming test to swim alone. Otherwise, a parent or guardian must be within arm’s reach of the swimmer while in the pool. If your child is over 8 years of age and/or has passed the swim test, they are allowed to swim in the splash pool by themselves. There is an additional charge for recreational swim.

Pool Contamination: In the event of a closure for pool contamination, we will do everything to try to move the lesson to another pool. In the event pool space is not available, we will reschedule your private lesson. Please understand that any closure due to contamination is done to protect the health and safety of all swimmers and patrons. The type of contamination will determine the amount of time the pool will be shut down. In order to help prevent contamination, we ask that all swimmers use the restroom before entering the water. We also mandate that all swimmers under the age of 3 and any babies or swimmers who are not potty trained wear an approved swim diaper (i.e. little swimmers).

Please do not allow swimmers to eat within 30 minutes prior to entering the pool, in order to allow the food proper time to digest.

Locker Room Etiquette: Please do not allow your child to “deck change” or change your child out of their bathing suit on the pool deck. There are locker rooms for men and women and a family locker room. Please do not bring a child of the opposite sex, above the age of 3, into the main locker room. Please use the family restroom for dressing and other assistance.

Release from Liability

"I, the undersigned participant/ Parent of the participant, intending to be legally bound, hereby certify that I am/my child is physically fit and have not been otherwise informed by a physician. I acknowledge that I am aware of all the risks inherent in exercising (training and competition), including possible permanent disability or death, and agree to assume all of those risks. As a condition of participation, I the undersigned, hereby assume all risk of injury to my child/myself and absolve and hold harmless all coaches, members, officials, staff and administrators of One with the Waterâ„¢ and/or any other facility or administering organizations from any and all claims for losses injuries and/or all consequential damages including attorney fees incurred as a result of any and all One with the Waterâ„¢ workouts, competitions, events and activities associated with One with the Waterâ„¢, whether these losses, injuries and/or consequential damages occur as a result of my sole and/or partial negligence and/or that of any and all coaches, members, officials, staff and administrators of One with the Waterâ„¢ and/or any other facility administering organizations."

"One with the Water™ of Santa Monica, California (“One with the Water™”) and the undersigned, parent(s)/guardian(s) of the Participant, a minor (“Swimmer”), hereby enter into this Agreement for One with the Water™ to provide a swim program and/or lessons (“Program”) to Swimmer.

The undersigned represents and warrants the following:

--that Swimmer is in good physical condition and is not aware of any disease or injury that would result in injury to Swimmer during the Program.

--that Swimmer is able to undertake all physical activities and use any facilities or equipment associated with the Program.

--that there are inherent risks in Swimmer’s participation in the Program, including injuries, damages, and losses of every nature, and do hereby authorize Swimmer to assume all such risks.

In the event that Swimmer should suffer an injury or illness, the undersigned does hereby grant permission for the officials of One with the Water to have Swimmer transported to a medical facility for medical care and treatment if deemed necessary, and further acknowledge that One with the Waterâ„¢ has no liability for any costs incurred or damages suffered by Swimmer in connection with the provision of such medical care and treatment.

The undersigned hereby unconditionally waives and releases One with the Waterâ„¢, and all parents, affiliates, successors, assigns, officers, directors, representatives, agents and employees thereof, from any and all claims, damages, liability, actions or demands from injury or loss of any nature whatsoever, including any acts of negligence, which Swimmer may have or which may hereafter accrue in connection with the Program.

This Agreement is binding on the undersigned, any personal representatives, assigns, heirs, and next of kin."

Enrollment Agreement: I have read and understand the information and policies for One with the Water and agree to these terms as a condition for my student to participate as a team member with One with the Water.

(ONLINE BOX) By checking this box and submitting this form, you are agreeing to the terms of the One with the Waterâ„¢ STUDENT AGREEMENT AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY.

Parent/Guardian Signature: __________________________ Date: __________________________

Print Name: __________________________

Student/Swimmer’s Name: __________________________

Unless you registered online, please print and sign this agreement. Bring it with you and give to the instructor at your first lesson. Or you may scan and email it to:


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general info:
Swim lessons can be arranged for year-round if done in a heated pool.

All group lessons last approximately 30 minutes, with 3 children in each class. All children should be at least 18-months old. For younger children, we recommend the Parent & Me classes.

We are able to teach children and adults of different abilities at the same time. Please make every effort to attend all lessons. Make-Up lessons are not guaranteed.

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