Group Swim Lessons
American Red Cross Swim Lessons
NOTE: All American Red Cross swim lesson courses include instruction in basic water safety. In good weather, these lessons are incorporated into the outdoor swim lesson. However, in the case of inclement weather, the water safety portion of the curriculum is taught inside using videos and instructor examples with class participation. This option is ONLY used in the case of inclement weather and is only done once per session.
We offer four of the six the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim (LTS) levels, Preschool Aquatics, Parent & Child Aquatics, and Adult levels of swimming instruction that teach participants how to swim skillfully and safely. All Learn-to-Swim courses include instruction in basic water safety and survival skills.
Lessons are held in two-week sessions with a total of eight 45-minute classes*, with one instructor for every six participants.
*Preschool and Parent & Child Aquatics levels are taught for eight 30-minute classes.
Please note: Group and private swim lesson participants are welcome to swim outside their swim lessons, during our open swim hours, with the purchase of a day or season pass.
Helps students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water. Participants will learn breathing techniques, glides and floats, and begin the basics of swimming. For children who are not frequently in the pool and need assistance with floating and moving in the water; underwater is unfamiliar to them.
Gives students success with fundamental skills. Participants will learn how to retrieve items from the bottom of the pool, work on length of floats and glides, and improve on his/her swimming technique. For children who swim moderately well by themselves; go under water easily and comfortably; floats by themselves and displays some coordination using arms and legs for short distances.
Builds on the skills in level 2 by providing additional guided practice. Participants will learn how to breathe effectively while swimming, at least three kinds of kicks and strokes, important safety tips, and will extend his/her swimming of long distances. For children who swim a moderate distance in the pool using front and back stroke; do not need assistance and can enter deep water without apprehension.
These classes are designed for children ages 3-5 years who are somewhat comfortable in the water but are not yet ready for a full swim lesson atmosphere. Participants will grow more comfortable in and around water through games, songs, and activities designed for the preschool age level. Specific emphasis is placed on growing students’ confidence in submerging their face and head. Lessons are held in two-week sessions with a total of eight 30-minute classes, with one instructor for every five participants.
Swim lessons for participants ages 15 and older, held in two-week sessions with a total of eight 45-minute classes with one instructor for every five participants.
- Beginner: For adults who have no aquatic experience. Participants will learn to float, tread water, glide, retrieve objects from underwater, and the basics of at least three kicks and strokes.
- Intermediate: For adults who know the basics of swimming but would like to improve their technique and/or learn new and proper kicks and strokes. Participants will learn to swim longer distances and achieve proper technique in at least three kick and stroke combinations.
Group Lessons (prices per 2-week session)
- $65 - Current APSU Students, Faculty/Staff, Foy Fitness & Recreation Center Members, & Pool Season Pass Holders
- $75 - Non-Members
You may also register for lessons in person at the Foy Fitness and Recreation Center.