What to Expect
on Your First Day

We want to make learning to swim as easy as possible, that includes making sure you are prepared for lessons. Learn what to expect and bring on your first day of lessons.


Learning to swim is a defining and memorable experience in your child's life. Our passionate team of certified instructors is here to make sure it is a positive experience for all. Through our small class sizes, warm water, individual attention and passionate team of certified instructors, we are committed to teaching all swimmers to love the water, swim safe and swim for life.

All families are required to review and agree to our SafeSplash School Policies. This is typically completed as part of creating a swimmer account. You can also access a printable version via the link above.


You are welcome to jump in to lessons at any time. Most of our classes occur on a perpetual schedule - the same time and place each week. Once you or your swimmer is enrolled, classes simply continue until you wish to withdraw. Our goal is to make swim lessons a fun part of your child’s regular routine, and do it in a way that is as convenient as possible for your family’s busy schedule.  (We also have a bit of experience at this and we know that consistency and frequency are important to building independent swimmers!)


When arriving to the Hilton McLean, SafeSplash swimmers will need to proceed to the back parking lot. You will see a blue SafeSplash banner to the right of the hotel that leads you to the dedicated entrance for SafeSplash swimmers. This entrance will lead directly to the pool. Customers will see a gate that leads to a small set of stairs and another blue SafeSplash flag marking the entrance. A member of our team will greet customers at the entrance.  

Please join us 15 minutes prior to your class time on your first day. We’ll make sure you have completed all of your account registration information, show you around and give you and your swimmer a minute to acclimate to your new swim school.  Our on deck manager will gather students for their classes just a few minutes prior to their class start time. Once you’re in the swing of things, arriving 5-10 minutes works for most families. Most importantly, be sure your swimmer is ready to dive in on time.

suitcase-rolling-solid WHAT TO BRING TO LESSONS

We ask all swimmers to bring goggles, a swimsuit, a swim cap and a towel. Swim caps help keep swimmers hair out of their way and keep their goggles on! All swimmers under the age of 3 years (and those who are not fully potty trained) must wear a reusable diaper in addition to a disposable swim diaper.


We offer plenty of seating around the pool and we ask parents to watch their child’s lesson from the designated viewing areas on deck. Parents or caregivers are always required to stay on the premises during lessons.    


Our team of instructors keep detailed skill trackers for all of our swimmers. We’ll keep you updated on your child’s progress through our Splash-N-Tell sessions where your kiddo has the opportunity to show off their latest life saving skills in addition to progress reports that keep you up-to-date on your students level and completed swim skills. If you’d like more frequent updates, please don’t hesitate to ask our team. There’s nothing more fun than watching the pride in your little swimmer when they show off to mom and dad!   

SafeSplash Swim School

Tysons Corner

We’re here 7 days a week — Call us!
(571) 933-8242
Hilton McLean, Tysons Corner - 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA 22102   moreinfo@safesplash.com

Class Hours

  • Sunday
    9:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Saturday
    9:00AM - 2:00PM


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Joel L.

“My kids are learning fast and feel more and more confident in the water!”

Amanda C.

“The teachers are awesome and the curriculum really gets kids swimming well!”

Karen S

“The instructors are very patient with the beginners and maintain a fun and safe learning environment”