Our local pools are already filled up for regular lessons for the entire summer but I can "advertise" for one of the lifeguards/swim instructors to teach private lessons. My main concern is dd who is already 8 and hasn't had any instruction at all and isn't very comfortable in the water, so private lessons for her first time would be a better fit anyway.
I have no idea what to offer as pay for this. The kid who answered the phone at the pool said "oh about $10 for a lesson, that could be like half an hour or 45 min, or maybe $15, depends on the person who calls you..." not very much help. So I was thinking I could work it out to have dd go for about a 40 min lesson then switch and let ds get a 20 min lesson and pay $25 per lesson. Once a week.