My teaching hours flex to adapt to my son's changing schedule.
Doug Senz Swim Lessons has been designated as a whining and wimpiness free zone.
Coach Doug’s Information and Rules:
Please be kind to my neighbors. Park in my driveway and leave room for a second car
or park on the street in front of my house.
For safety reasons, all students must be accompanied by an adult for the duration
of the lesson. Dropping off is not allowed.
Running, horseplay and loud talking (especially on cell phones) will not be tolerated.
Those not in the water need to sit quietly on the bench or in chairs and watch the
lessons, read, or do homework. Please stay off of the hill and out of the plants.
This eliminates distractions and creates a positive learning environment.
Please make sure that everyone stays off of and away from the pool cover and the
tracks. They are expensive to repair.
No glass containers!!!
Swimmers who are not toilet trained must wear health department approved swim diapers.
Little Swimmers, pull ups or other disposable diapers are not allowed.
Ongoing lessons must be paid for in advance at the beginning of the month or at the
beginning of the session. Half hour lessons are $50; one hour lessons are $90. If
you need to cancel a lesson, 48 hours notice is needed or you will be charged for
I teach rain or shine. Lessons are stopped only if there is lightning.
Swim Safely, Swim Smart and Swim Well!
My daughters have been taking lessons with Coach Doug for two summers now and I would
highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a private swim teacher.
First of all, his backyard pool is the temperature of a nice warm bathtub. Students
hate to leave the pool. Kids love that he provides crunchy snacks and water, in
addition to Otter Pops and Red Vines afterwards.
My older daughter joined swim team at the advanced old age of 7 and could barely
swim 25 yards--she left her first practice in tears vowing never to come back. She
worked with Coach Doug every week and received individual, specialized instruction
that focused on technique, not on speed. As he explained to her--that will come
as her technique improves.
She kept plugging away and with his guidance and instruction, she not only improved
her times, but more importantly her confidence increased.
She will never be the fastest swimmer, but the stroke techniques and self confidence
she gained are reward enough.
My younger daughter is making progress too. Even if she doesn't join swim team, she'll
be equipped to if she decides to when she's older.
He is very responsive to e-mails and will specialize lessons to accommodate students'
needs/requests. I have seen very accomplished swimmers come for one or two lessons
to refine their strokes to give them the edge to make County, as well as adults who
want to learn how to swim.
Coach Doug is not inexpensive ($50/half hour, $90/hour), but worth every penny. He
starts in the early spring and teaches through August. If you are in need of a great
teacher, give him a ring!
My 2016 swim season will be starting the first week in March. I will be teaching
on regular Fridays and flexible Saturdays to start the year.
My regular weekday lessons are offered in multiple week sessions and the entire session
must be paid for in advance in order to lock in your time slot.
Flexible Saturday lessons (starting March 5) are scheduled week-to-week and are paid
for each Saturday.
2016 Regular Weekday Swim Lesson Schedule:
Early Spring Session = Eight (8) week session: Fridays, March 4 - April 22.
Later Spring Session = Seven (7) week session: one Friday, April 29 and then Thursdays
through June 9 OR Fridays, April 29 - June 10 (TBA)
Summer Session = Eight (8) or Nine (9) week session: Days TBA, starting the week
of June 13 and going through the week of August 1 or August 8.