Private Swim Lessons

Due to the high demand for private lessons and the current wait list, we are not accepting additional private lesson customers at this time.

Private and semi-private lessons are available for participants of all ages. Lessons are sold as a single session or a 6-lesson package. Contact Ann Hoover, Fitness and Aquatics Manager, at to inquire about availability of instructors. Ann and the Head Swim Instructor will locate an available instructor who will then contact the participant.

Swim lesson tickets are purchased at the SDC Ticket Office after an instructor and lesson date have been assigned. On the day of each lesson, show the lesson ticket to the desk attendant at the ID check point of the multi purpose area to receive a blue wristband (required for pool access). The instructor will collect the lesson ticket on the pool deck.

Private swim lessons are held during open swim times only and are based on availability of instructors. If a swim instructor is not available, the participant will be placed on a wait list and contacted as soon as an instructor is available. If a wait list exists, a maximum of six swim lesson sessions can be redeemed before a participant is placed back on the wait list in order to keep the list moving and give everyone an opportunity to participate. Swim lessons may resume with the same or a new instructor based on instructor availability and wait list size.


SDC Pool


Single Sessions

  • Private, one-student lesson $20/hour
  • Semi-private, two-student lesson $35/hour
  • Semi-private, three-student lesson $47/hour

Six-Lesson Packet

  • Private, one-student lessons $96
  • Semi-private, two-student lessons $166
  • Semi-private, three-student lessons $221

Private swim lesson tickets can be purchased at the SDC Ticket Office. All private and semi-private lesson passes are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase.

About the Aquatics Manager

Ann Hoover is a local resident of Hancock, Michigan. She is currently the Fitness and Aquatics Manager for the SDC. She has been working in the health and fitness industry for over 20 years. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Fitness Management from Northern Michigan University. She has worked in many areas of health and fitness including: Personal Training, Fitness Coordinator, Spinning Coordinator, Fitness Class instructor, Running Clinic Coordinator, Health Instructor for programs such as PATH (Personal Action Towards Health) and is involved in multiple Health and Wellness committees within Michigan Tech.

Ann has an extreme passion for exercise and truly enjoys helping others improve their lifestyle to be fit, healthy and empowered! Her love for exercise keeps her active, strong and enables her to feel great about herself as a woman, mother, and professional. Her greatest passions are weight training, marathons, triathlons, and being active with her family.