BG: My DD14 has recently gotten into competitive swimming, and I hired a private instructor who was a member of the nearby university's swim team this past season (season is over and she is a senior). We meet twice weekly at the university pool for her hour lesson. She has had two lessons, so far.
During last lesson, DD asked the instructor if she could stay after lesson and practice what she just learned. The instructor said yes, in fact encouraged it and urged her to practice on off days as well. I asked the instructor if we had to buy a pass if she wanted to swim (or if I wanted to swim as well-there are lanes for lap swims), and she said technically, we did, but if we told the desk that we were there for a private lesson, then that would be OK. We could use her name if we wanted. Daughter and instructor swam together for fun after the first lesson.
I'm worried that we're going to get "caught" by the lifeguard, and not have the proper pass. It also feels like using the pool like a Y when I know it's supposed to be for students/faculty. I don't like sneaking around, and can't enjoy it.
*We do have a city pool that doesn't have any diving board (which the kids love), but does have lanes, a nice facility, and frankly, longer hours. Membership there is either by session, or annual.
Question: Would it be piggish or entitled to just broach the question of buying a pass at the university pool, if I tell them DD is taking the swim lessons? What about swimming after her lesson, when we're already there? I suppose the worst they can say is "No".
Thanks in advance!