Office of Recreational Services

Swim Lessons

 

The Office of Recreational Services offers swim lessons for ages 6 months through adult and for all skill levels. Classes are taught by certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors. To register for the Learn to Swim Program Program, you can download the Registration Form by clicking the link below and return the completed form with payment to the guest services desk at the UT Student Recreation Center. Alternatively, feel free to stop in at the Guest Services Desk and complete the necessary paperwork in person.

Registration Packet - Click for Swim Lesson Registration form

 Group Lessons:

Swimmers will be grouped by skill and consist of three to six participants per class. Students will be pre-assigned to a class prior to the first day. Group lessons are 30 minutes long for parent/child and preschool classes, and 45 minutes long for swim school and adult classes. Each session of lessons consists of 8 classes. Lessons will take place at the Student Recreation Center Pool.

Class

Day

Time

Dates

Price

Parent & Child

Monday & Wednesday

6:30 -
7:00 p.m.

February 1 - 24, 2016
8 classes

$35 Member
$50 Non-Member

 Parent & Child

Saturday

10:30 -
11 a.m.

February 6 - March 19
(No class March 5): 6 classes

$27 Member
$45 Non-Member

Preschool

Monday & Wednesday

6:30 -
7 p.m.

February 1 - 24, 2016
8 classes

$35 Member
$50 Non-Member

Preschool 

Saturday

11:05 -
11:35 a.m.

February 6 - March 19
(No class March 5): 6 classes

$27 Member
$45 Non-Member

Learn to Swim Level 1

Monday & Wednesday

7:05 -
7:50 p.m.

February 1 - 24, 2016:
8 classes

$45 Member
$60 Non-Member

Learn to Swim Level 1

Saturday

11:40 -
12:25 p.m.

February 6 - March 19
(No class March 5): 6 classes

$34 Member
$45 Non-Member

Learn to Swim Level 2

Monday & Wednesday

7:05 -
7:50 p.m.

February 1 - 24, 2016
8 classes

$45 Member
$60 Non-Member

Adult Beginner/Intermediate

Monday & Wednesday

8 -
8:45 p.m.

February 1 - 24, 2016
8 classes

$45 Member
$60 Non-Member

Adult Stroke Development

Monday & Wednesday

8 -
8:45 p.m.

February 1-24, 2016
8 classes

$45 Member
$60 Non-Member

Private Lessons:
This is an option which allows for more one on one development with an instructor. Times and dates of lessons are determined by the instructor and participant.  Private lessons consist of 4 thirty minute sessions. 

Private Lessons Registration Form

Cost: 
$70 UT students, UT Rec members
$80 Non-members

Semi-Privates:
This is an option that provides instruction for two swimmers of similar swimming levels with one instructor. Times and dates of lessons are determined by the instructor and participant. Semi-private lessons consist of 4 thirty minute lessons taught by a UT Swim School American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.

$80 for members
$90 for non-members.

Learn To Swim Class Descriptions

Parent-child: Levels 1 and 2
Ages 6 months - 3 years
American Red Cross Parent-Child aquatics builds swimming readiness by emphasizing fun in the water.  Parents and children participate in several guided practice sessions that help children learn elementary skills, including water entry, bubble blowing, front kicking, back floating, underwater exploration and more. Once children can perform basic skills without parental assistance, they may begin learn-to-swim courses.  Parent-child classes are 30 minutes long.

Preschool: Levels 1-3
Ages 3-5 years
Divided into three levels (taught simultaneously based on enrollment), preschool swimming lessons offer children an orientation to the aquatic environment and help them to acquire basic levels of aquatic skills. Preschool classes are 30 minutes long. 

Swim School: Levels 1-5
Ages 5 and up

Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills
Introduction to water skills helps students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely. Students will work to gain confidence and submerge their face in the water. They will also practice assisted floating and kicking.

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Fundamental aquatic skills help build upon students’ success from Level 1. This level places emphasis on unassisted floating and swimming on the front and back.

Level 3: Stroke Development
Stroke development builds on the skills in level 2 by providing additional guided practice.  Students will work to further coordinate front crawl and elementary back strokes. They will also be introduced to diving, treading water, scissors kick, and the butterfly kick.

Level 4: Stroke Improvement
Stroke improvement develops confidence in the strokes learned and to improve other aquatic skills. This level introduces the breaststroke, sidestroke, butterfly and open turns.

Level 5: Stroke Refinement
Stroke refinement develops performance of all 6 strokes and increases students endurance to improve their distances. Flip turns are introduced.

Adult: Beginner and Intermediate

Beginner: Introduction to Water Skills
Introduction to Water Skills helps participants feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely. Students will work to gain confidence and submerge their face in the water. They will also practice assisted floating and kicking.

Intermediate: Stroke Improvement
Stroke improvement, develops confidence in the strokes learned and to improve other aquatic skills. This level introduces the breaststroke, sidestroke, and open turns.


For more information you may reach the Swim School Graduate Assistant, Kayla Fauria @ 419.530.3726 or via email at kayla.fauria@rockets.utoledo.edu

Last Updated: 1/20/16