Rhode Island's first swim school facility designed exclusively for teaching kids to swim

​​​​​​15 Gooding Ave Bristol, RI 02809
255 Legris Ave West Warwick, RI 02893
ph: (401) 396-8765​​

How do I pay for lessons?

We offer the convenience of automatic recurring bill payment.  You can choose to use either a credit/debit card or a checking account where we will automatically charge you each month for the cost of that month's lessons.  We also accept cash and checks.

How much do Swim Lessons cost?

Please click here for our Price Sheet to get more information. 

How do I withdraw from lessons?

You can withdraw your child from lessons at anytime.  Click here for our Withdrawal Form.  Due to our intricate schedule, we require withdrawal forms be submitted prior to the student's last full month of lessons.

What is your cancelation/makeup policy?

There is a limit of 1 make up classes per student/per month while enrolled at Ripples Swim School.  To qualify for a make-up lesson, you must cancel your lesson on our website at least 2 hours prior to your lesson start time.  Make-up lessons can be used any time while enrolled at Ripples Swim School.  Make-up lessons can only be used while currently enrolled in lessons and missed make-up lessons cannot be made up.  A cancellation of your enrollment will lead to a forfeiture of all unused make-up swim lessons on your account.  Please note, make-up lessons cannot be used to extend lessons past your requested last class date, we cannot guarantee make-up swim lessons with specific teachers and we cannot guarantee that missed Private or Semi-Private lessons can be made up in Private or Semi-Private classes.  Make up classes are non-transferable.  Please click here for our Policies Form.

How can I change my day/time of lesson?

Contact us to re-arrange your lesson time.  We will do our best to accommodate the time you desire.  Please click here for our Registration page to see all available class times.

What is the Inclement Weather Policy?

If you are unsure as to whether or not swim classes are being held due to weather, please call us.  If we do cancel classes (for any reason), we will schedule a free replacement class for you.

Can I request a specific instructor?

Yes.  You can request a specific instructor and we will do our best to accommodate your request.  However, we are unable to guarantee a specific instructor.

Why a saltwater pool?

Saltwater pools are on the rise as an alternative to traditional chlorine-based pools.  One of the biggest advantages of a saltwater pool is that they are more environmentally safe and use fewer chemicals than a traditional chlorine-based pool.  Another advantage is the level of comfort you experience in a saltwater pool.  You can say good-bye to red stinging eyes, irritated skin, discolored hair, and faded swim suits as saltwater pools are much softer on your skin, hair, and eyes.  They are also far more suitable for asthma and allergy sufferers.

How do I sign up?

Since our lessons are continual you can enroll your child anytime.  Please Click here for our Registration page to get all the details you need.  You can contact us any time at swiminfo@ripplesswim.com with any questions. 


What makes Ripples Swim School unique?

At Ripples Swim School we operate a family-friendly facility with warm pool and air temperatures.  Our salt water pool and customized amenities are designed around the needs of children and families.  The Swim Lessons we offer move at your child’s pace with small class sizes and levels broken down into easy to achieve benchmarks.  Ripples Swim School offers “continual” lesson programs rather than “session based” programs.  Continual lessons meet at a pre-designated time, once a week (multiple days per week can be added easily).  Your child will be automatically re-enrolled at the beginning of each month for their same time slot.  Due to there

being no gaps and no time-off between sessions, continual lessons help to prevent skills from eroding.  Kids who take year round swim lessons learn to swim and be safe in the water at a faster pace.