Swim Lessons

Just for fun, or with competition in mind, our swim instructors  will help you  reach your goals.
Age and ability make no difference; it is never too late to learn how to swim or to refine one’s skills!

Summer Swim Lessons Are Now Closed

Due to high demand we have reached maximum capacity and Summer Swim Lessons are now closed for registration.
Fall swim lessons (both group and private) will be available for registration beginning Thursday, August 14 at 7:00am.  
Registration forms (via fax, mail, email, or in person drop-off) will not be accepted before this time.
As always, swim lesson availability is on a first come, first served basis.

We hope to see you in the Fall!

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Private Swim Lessons

Each lesson is 50 minutes in length, is scheduled on an individual basis with the instructor, and takes place during Aquatic Center hours of operation.  
All skill levels are welcome!

REGISTRATION

To register for Private Swim Lessons, please complete the Private Swim Lesson Registration Form

Once complete either:

1) Email the form to arupp1@udayton.edu or fax the form to 937.229.2703.  Once received,  a representative will contact you to collect credit card payment over the phone.

OR

2) Visit theCampus Recreation main office (between 9a-5p Monday-Friday) or the Welcome Desk during operating hours to complete payment. We accept cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and Flyer Express.

Once registration  is complete, a Campus Recreation representative will  be in contact to schedule the lessons. 

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Semi-Private Swim Lessons (Summer Only)

Each lesson is 50 minutes in length, is scheduled on an individual basis with the instructor and 2-5 participants in a small group setting.  Group must be arranged prior to scheduling for lessons. These lessons take place during Aquatic Center hours of operation.  
All skill levels are welcome! Participants must be of similar ability level.

REGISTRATION

To register for Semi-Private Swim Lessons, please complete the Semi-Private Swim Lesson Registration Form.

Once complete either:

1) Email the form to arupp1@udayton.edu or fax the form to 937.229.2703.  Once received,  a representative will contact you to collect credit card payment over the phone.

OR

2) Visit the Campus Recreation main office (between 9a-5p Monday-Friday) or the Welcome Desk during operating hours to complete payment. We accept cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and Flyer Express.

Once registration is complete, a Campus Recreation representative will be in contact to schedule the lessons. 

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Group Swim Lessons | Fall 2014

Fall swim lessons (both group and private) will be available for registration beginning Thursday, August 14 at 7:00am.  
Registration forms (via fax, mail, email, or in person drop-off) will not be accepted before this time.
As always, swim lesson availability is on a first come, first served basis.

Session 1 - Mondays and Wednesdays (7 - 50 Minute Classes)

Over the duration of four weeks, two lessons per week, seven lessons total, each lesson being approximately 50 minutes. 
*Registration Deadline: September 3, 2014
Level
Time
Days
Dates
Levels 1-6, Advanced, Adult, Preschool
5:30-6:20pm
Monday and Wednesday
9.8 - 9.29
Levels 1-6, Advanced, Adult, Preschool
6:30-7:20pm
Monday and Wednesday
9.8 - 9.29

Session 2 - Mondays and Wednesdays (7 - 50 Minute Classes)

Over the duration of four weeks, two lessons per week, seven lessons totaleach lesson being approximately 50 minutes
*Registration Deadline: October 1, 2014 | **No lessons on October 8, 2014 due to Midterm Break

Level
Time
Days
Dates
Levels 1-6, Advanced, Adult, Preschool
5:30-6:20pm
Monday and Wednesday
10.6 - 10.29
Levels 1-6, Advanced, Adult, Preschool
6:30-7:20pm
Monday and Wednesday
10.6 - 10.29

Session 3 - Mondays and Wednesdays (7 - 50 Minute Classes)

Over the duration of four weeks, two lessons per week, seven lessons totaleach lesson being approximately 50 minutes.
*Registration Deadline: November 30, 2014
Level Time Days Dates
Levels 1-6, Advanced, Adult, Preschool 5:30-6:20pm Monday and Wednesday 11.3 - 11.24
Levels 1-6, Advanced, Adult, Preschool 6:30-7:20pm Monday and Wednesday 11.3 - 11.24

Session 4 - Tuesdays (7 - 50 Minute Classes)

One lesson each Tuesday, seven lessons totaleach lesson being approximately 50 minutes.
*Registration Deadline: August 27, 2014 
Level Time Days   Date
Levels 1-6, Parent Child, Adult, Advanced, Preschool 5:30-6:20pm Tuesdays 9.2 - 10.14
Levels 1-6, Parent Child, Adult, Advanced, Preschool 6:30-7:20pm Tuesdays 9.2 - 10.14

Session 5 - Tuesdays (7 - 50 Minute Classes)

One lesson each Tuesday, seven lessons totaleach lesson being approximately 50 minutes.
*Registration Deadline: October 15, 2014 | *No lessons on November 25 due to Thanksgiving Break
Level Time Days  Date
Levels 1-6, Parent Child, Adult, Advanced, Preschool 5:30-6:20pm Tuesdays 10.21 - 12.9
Levels 1-6, Parent Child, Adult, Advanced, Preschool 6:30-7:20pm Tuesdays 10.21 - 12.9

Session 6 - Saturdays (6 - 60 Minute Classes)

One lesson each Saturday, six lessons totaleach lesson being approximately 60 minutes.
*Registration Deadline: August 25, 2014 | **No lessons on September 20 due to Family Weekend or October 11 due to Fall Break
Level Time Days  Date
Levels 1-6, Parent Child, Adult, Advanced, Preschool 12:30-1:30pm Saturdays 8.30 - 10.18

Session 7 - Saturdays (6 - 60 Minute Classes)

One lesson each Saturday, six lessons totaleach lesson being approximately 60 minutes.
*Registration Deadline: October 20, 2014 | **No lessons on November 29 due to Thanksgiving Break
Level Time Days  Date
Levels 1-6, Parent Child, Adult, Advanced, Preschool 12:30-1:30pm Saturdays 10.25 - 12.6

Registration

To register for Group Swim Lessons, please complete the Group Swim Lesson Registration Form

Once complete, either:  

1) Email your completed form to arupp1@udayton.edu or fax the form to 937.229.2703. Once received, a representative will contact you to collect credit card payment over the phone

OR

2) Visit Campus Recreation Main Office (between 9am-5pm Monday-Friday) or the Welcome Desk during operating hours to complete payment. We accept cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and Flyer Express.

Once registration is complete, a Campus Recreation representative will contact you to schedule the lessons.

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Group Swim Lessons | Spring 2015

Spring swim lessons (both group and private) will be available for registration beginning December 1 at 7:00am.  
Registration forms (via fax, mail, email, or in person drop-off) will not be accepted before this time.
As always, swim lesson availability is on a first come, first served basis.

Session 1 - Mondays and Wednesdays (7 - 50 Minute Classes)

Over the duration of four weeks, two lessons per week, seven lessons total, each lesson being approximately 50 minutes. 
*Registration Deadline: January 7, 2015 | **No lessons on January 19 due to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Level
Time
Days
Dates
Levels 1-6, Advanced, Adult, Preschool
5:30-6:20pm
Monday and Wednesday
1.14 - 2.9
Levels 1-6, Advanced, Adult, Preschool
6:30-7:20pm
Monday and Wednesday
1.14 - 2.9

Session 2 - Mondays and Wednesdays (7 - 50 Minute Classes)

Over the duration of four weeks, two lessons per week, seven lessons total, each lesson being approximately 50 minutes. 
*Registration Deadline: February 4, 2015 | **No lessons on March 4, 2015 due to Midterm Break

Level
Time
Days
Dates
Levels 1-6, Advanced, Adult, Preschool
5:30-6:20pm
Monday and Wednesday
2.11 - 3.9
Levels 1-6, Advanced, Adult, Preschool
6:30-7:20pm
Monday and Wednesday
2.11 - 3.9

Session 3 - Mondays and Wednesdays (7 - 50 Minute Classes)

Over the duration of four weeks, two lessons per week, seven lessons total, each lesson being approximately 50 minutes.
*Registration Deadline: March 4, 2015 | **No lessons on April 1 and 6 due to Easter Break
Level Time Days Dates
Levels 1-6, Advanced, Adult, Preschool 5:30-6:20pm Monday and Wednesday 3.11 - 4.8
Levels 1-6, Advanced, Adult, Preschool 6:30-7:20pm Monday and Wednesday 3.11 - 4.8

Session 4 - Tuesdays (7 - 50 Minute Classes)

One lesson each Tuesday, seven lessons totaleach lesson being approximately 50 minutes.
*Registration Deadline: January 6, 2015 
Level Time Days   Date
Levels 1-6, Parent Child, Adult, Advanced, Preschool 5:30-6:20pm Tuesdays 1.13 - 2.24
Levels 1-6, Parent Child, Adult, Advanced, Preschool 6:30-7:20pm Tuesdays 1.13 - 2.24

Session 5 - Tuesdays (7 - 50 Minute Classes)

One lesson each Tuesday, seven lessons total, each lesson being approximately 50 minutes.
*Registration Deadline: February 24, 2015
Level Time Days  Date
Levels 1-6, Parent Child, Adult, Advanced, Preschool 5:30-6:20pm Tuesdays 3.3 - 4.14
Levels 1-6, Parent Child, Adult, Advanced, Preschool 6:30-7:20pm Tuesdays 3.3 - 4.14

Session 6 - Saturdays (6 - 60 Minute Classes)

One lesson each Saturday, six lessons total, each lesson being approximately 60 minutes.
*Registration Deadline: January 10, 2015
Level Time Days  Date
Levels 1-6, Parent Child, Adult, Advanced, Preschool 12:30-1:30pm Saturdays 1.17 - 2.21

Session 7 - Saturdays (6 - 60 Minute Classes)

One lesson each Saturday, six lessons totaleach lesson being approximately 60 minutes.
*Registration Deadline: February 21, 2015 | **No lessons on March 7 due to Midterm Break and April 4 due to Easter Break
Level Time Days  Date
Levels 1-6, Parent Child, Adult, Advanced, Preschool 12:30-1:30pm Saturdays 2.28 - 4.18

Registration

To register for Group Swim Lessons, please complete the Group Swim Lesson Registration Form

Once complete, either:  

1) Email your completed form to arupp1@udayton.edu or fax the form to 937.229.2703. Once received, a representative will contact you to collect credit card payment over the phone

OR

2) Visit Campus Recreation Main Office (between 9am-5pm Monday-Friday) or the Welcome Desk during operating hours to complete payment. We accept cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Once registration is complete, a Campus Recreation representative will contact you to schedule the lessons.

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Skill Levels Descriptions

Parent Child:
6 months - 2 years old
(Students - Min 2, Max 5) 

The parent and child class emphasizes water safety and adjustment skills. The participants will participate in several guided practice activities to help master skills such as water entry, blowing bubbles, front and back kicking, floating, underwater exploration and more!  A parent or guardian is required to accompany the participant in the water at all times. Proper swim wear is required.

Preschool 1:
2 - 5 years old
(Students - Min 2, Max 5)

Prerequisites: Children should be comfortable in the water without an adult.

Description: Skills taught include entering and exiting water, retrieving object in shallow water, moving in the water with assistance, the ability to learn in a group setting, opening eyes under water and pool safety.

Safety Topic: Pool Safety

Preschool 2:
2 - 5 years old
(Students - Min 2, Max 5)

Prerequisites: Children should be comfortable in the water without an adult.

Description: Skills taught include jumping into the water with assistance, becoming comfortable laying on back in the water, blowing bubbles through the mouth, introduction to flutter kick (both on front and back), and swimming arm techniques.

Safety Topic: Pool Rules

Level 1:
Age: 6-13 years
(Students - Min 2, Max 5) 

Prerequisites: Ability to follow instructions in a group setting

Description: This class emphasizes the introduction to swimming skills and techniques. Classes will consist of enhanced water adjustment and refinement of basic in-water movement. Skills taught include submerging head & blowing bubbles(through both nose and mouth), basics of front & back floats, introduction of simultaneous arm & leg actions (front crawl and back crawl), bobs and glides.

Safety Topic: Pool Rules

Level 1 Learning Objectives

Level 2:
Age: 6-13 years
(Students - Min 2, Max 5) 

Prerequisites: ability to comfortably submerge oneself; mastery of level one objectives Level 2 emphasizes mastering fundamental skills to prepare students for future stroke introduction. 

Description: Skills taught include floating on front & back without support, gliding, combined arm & leg actions on front & back (front & back crawl), treading water and much more! 

Safety Skill: Lifejackets in deep water

Level 2 Learning Objectives

Level 3:
Age: 6-13 years
(Students - Min 2, Max 5) 

Prerequisites: Ability to float unsupported for at least 10 seconds, mastery of front and back glides, demonstration of  front and back crawl for a distance of 3-5 yards, and mastery of level two objectives, including some level of endurance.

Description: This class is an introduction to stroke basics. In this course, students will work on developing skills, such as front crawl, back crawl, and the introduction of the breaststroke and butterfly kicks. Mastery of the sit dive, rotary breathing, and water treading are the primary objectives of this course. 

Safety Skill: Buddy system

Level 3 Learning Objectives

Level 4:
Age: 6-13 years
(Students - Min 2, Max 5) 

Prerequisites: Ability to front and back crawl for 15 yards without assistance, mastery of level three objectives

Description: This course is for swimmers with enough endurance to swim a length of the pool who have basic stroke skills established. Level objectives include defining the specifics of each stroke such as front crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, back crawl, and elementary backstroke. Students will learn kneeling dives, treading techniques, and be introduced to advanced skills such as standing dives, and the scissor kick.

Safety Skill: Reaching and throwing assists

Level 4 Learning Objectives

Level 5:
Age: 6-13 years
(Students - Min 2, Max 5) 

Prerequisites: Ability to swim 25 yards with rhythmic breathing, mastery of treading water, diving, and level four objectives.

Description: This level focuses on establishing endurance and stroke refinement. All strokes are fully introduced and students will work to fully grasp the different techniques.

Safety Skill: Looking before you enter the water

Level 5 Learning Objectives

Level 6:
Age: 6-13 years
(Students - Min 2, Max 5) 

Prerequisites: Ability to swim all strokes for at least 50 yards, dive into deep water, and completion of level five objectives.

Description: Level six emphasizes stroke perfection and endurance.  Students learn the fundamentals of fitness swimming, water exercise, turns, starts and safety skills.

Safety Skill: What to do when you’re tired

Level 6 Learning Objectives

Advanced (ADV):
Age: 8-14 years
(Students - Min 2, Max 5) 

Prerequisites: Children should have passed level 6 or should possess the skills to pass level 6

Description: Advanced swim is designed for children who have completed level 6 and wish to continue to use swimming for fitness and/or competition. Stroke refinement, endurance, and competitive techniques are emphasized in a small group environment. Participants must be able to swim 8 pool lengths (200 yards) continuously.

ADULT SWIM LESSONS
Adult Beginner:
Age: 14+ years

Description: In this level, participants will work on becoming comfortable in the water. Basic swimming skills will be worked on including but not limited to front and back floats and glides, rhythmic breathing drills, alternating arm-stroke, and flutter kicking. 

Adult Intermediate:
Age: 14+ years

Prerequisites: Comfort in the water, basic floating skills, and stroke mechanics.

Description: Participants will work on improving basic strokes including front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, and elementary backstroke. Open turns, proper body position, and breathing techniques will be emphasized. Participants will be swimming 25 yards while working on their skills.

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Pricing

Campus Recreation Member Non-Member
Private (4 Lessons) $65.00 $85.00
Private (6 Lessons) $85.00 $105.00
Group Lesson (Per Session) $45.00 $65.00

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Parking

A permit is required to park in UD lots prior to 7:30p on weekdays. Parking permits may be obtained by contacting UD Parking Services. UDCR sells monthly parking permits for $15. This pass allows access to lots S2 or C. Parking passes will be available at the time of your first lesson if purchased. No permit is needed in the "visitors" C Lot after 7:30p on weekdays or weekends.  A parking permit is valid one calendar month from the date of purchase.

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Other Details You Need To Know

Please review the items below for important details to ensure the best experience before your first lesson.

Minors Policy

In the best interest of your child, the University of Dayton has established the following minors policy. Please click here to review this policy before beginning swim lessons.


Cancellation Policy

Any swim lesson needing to be canceled must be done a minimum of 8 hours in advance of the scheduled lesson start time.  If you do not inform us of a cancellation or your child does not attend the scheduled lesson it will be deducted from the purchased package. To Cancel a Lesson: Please contact your instructor by email or phone call. You may also call the UDCR Welcome desk at 937-229-2704. Please indicate your child's name, instructor name and time and date of the lesson.

Gifts and Tips

At UDCR your appreciation and gratitude is always welcomed, however gifts and/or tips are not. Smiles, thank you notes, and art created by your child are the best choices to show your thanks for our instructors.


Need a sitter? Want to come to my birthday party?

To maintain a professional environment and continued quality experiences, employment and outside interaction with UDCR staff by current Swim Lesson Participant families is prohibited. This is due to the blurring of lines between instructor and employee, to ensure confidentiality, and the need to maintain a professional relationship. 

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