Macher Holiday Hours
Water Exercise, Lap Swim & Family Swim
December 22 - January 6
9AM - 12PM
Closed on December 24th, 25th, & January 1st.
9AM - 12AM
Monday - Friday
$5 Adult $2 Child
Children must be accompanied by an adult in the water
No jumping from the sides or starting blocks
1 Adult in the water per 2 children
Children must behave in a responsible manner for shared use of the pool
Year Round Macher Water Dogs
There will be scheduled activities and breaks every season.
Fall: August 25– November 30, 2014 (Labor Day 9/1 & 2; Thanksgiving 11/26-30/14)
Winter: December 1, 2014 – February 28, 2015 (Christmas 12/20/14-1/4/15)
Spring: March 1 – May 31, 2015 (Spring break 3/21 –3/31/15)
Summer: June 1 – August 13, 2015 (End of summer break 8/14-8/31/15)*
The above schedule does not include the necessity of other unanticipated cancellations.
Water Dog year round Training
Water Dogs: Be able to swim more than 300 yards. Swim a minimum of 200 yards of freestyle, and a minimum of 50 yards of either back crawl (backstroke), breaststroke, or butterfly. Be able to dive from the side of the pool or off a starting block.
There is no minimum practice requirement; however, swimmers are limited to four practices per week. Please choose and commit to practice days and times as space at each training time may be limited.
Monday & Wednesday 4:30-5:15pm, Monday & Wednesday 5:15-6pm Tuesday & Thursday 7-7:45pm, Saturday 12-12:45pm
School Year Seasons: $215.00/season; payment is due the first week of the season (approx. 3 months). During the fall, winter, spring seasons please make checks payable to Macher Swim School.
Summer Season: Must be a member of Macher Aquatic Center. For the summer season please make checks payable to Macher Aquatic Center.
Single practice: $12.50 per practice. Check with the office as there must be room at that training time.
How to enroll:
Call the Macher Swim School office, 875-SWIM (7946) and tell us you want to sign up for the Seasonal Water Dog program. Let us know your preferred days & times.
Macher Swim Squads: Many students of the Macher swim squad program will be able to qualify for the Water Dogs, and may join the Water Dog program if they so desire.
Questions: Contact Joanne Macher, 875-7946
Welcome to Macher Swim School 2015
Mid-Missouri’s Best Swim School
Welcome to Macher Swim School!
The best is not expensive it’s priceless! This is especially true when you consider the life saving skills that becoming a good swimmer can provide.
I believe Macher Swim School to truly be the best choice for swimming lessons for you &/or your family.
Macher Swim School was founded in Columbia, MO in 1976 when Joanne Macher taught lessons at the old Christian College Pool. The pool is no longer there and the college has since changed their name to Columbia College. Macher’s is the oldest, best, and most professional swim school in Mid Missouri.
Joanne is a charter member of the National Swim School Association, a member of Columbia’s Safe Kids Coalition, and an American Red Cross Life Guard Instructor. She started teaching swimming in the late 1950’s as a teacher’s aide and has taught swimming every year since. In addition, she has coached swimming since 1976 and is has earned the recognition as an American Swim Coaches Association’s level 4 coach out of a possible of 5 levels.
With a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Master’s Degree in Education Joanne has a solid foundation in knowledge, skill, and experience in producing the best and most professional swim school in the Mid-Missouri and beyond.
Standards for Macher’s Swim Lesson Program
Benefits of Various Classes
Use of a credit/debit card: There is an additional $2 charge for use of a credit or debit card, a $10 minimum may be charged. At this time we are not accepting payments on line, but can handle on the phone payments, however, there is an additional $4 charge for over-the-phone payments. We apologize for making these additional charges for use of a ‘card’; however the credit card companies charge us 3%-5% for each transaction.
Returned check fee charge is $20: If returned checks are not settled within 10 days they will be turned over to the Prosecuting Attorney’s office.
Macher’s frequently works with the customer’s financial needs and if there is a need to spread out your payment please contact Joanne Macher, (573) 875-7946.
Paying by the class: In some situations it is more appropriate to pay the single class rate verses paying for an entire session. Single class rate for children: $12.50/class. Single class rate for adults: $13.50/class.
Multiple family member discounts: there is a $2 discount for additional family members in the same session of group swim lessons. This is offered when the cost for the session of lessons is $65 or greater. For example: If the cost for the first child is $80 the second child’s cost would be $78, the third child’s cost would also be $78.
Group classes: There will be a $2.00 administration fee to schedule a make-up class if the student must miss a class. If the student misses because of illness Macher’s encourages contacting us for a make-up class after the student is feeling better. There is an additional $2.00 fee for a make-up class resulting from missing a missed make-up class.
Private lessons: There will be a $5.00 administration fee to schedule a make-up lesson for a missed private lesson. There will be an additional $5.00 fee for a make-up class resulting from missing a missed private lesson.
Water Safety & Drowning Prevention Tips for Parents & Child Care Providers
* Macher Swim School offers the American Red Cross courses in these areas.