Since 1914, the American Red Cross has helped millions of people learn to swim through the nation’s first water safety program, and it’s still the gold standard more than 100 years later!

Refer to our Group Lesson Policies page for more information about this program.


Session Information

Sessions are six (6) weeks in length and classes meet one day a week during the session.  Fees are for the entire 6 week session and must be paid in full at registration.

Fall 1: September 9 - October 19, 2019
Classes meet one day per week.

Class Descriptions, Schedules & Fees

Minimum class size for any level is 3 participants.  If minimum is not reached on the first class meeting, the class will be cancelled.

Parent / Child - Ages 6 months through 3 years, 30 minute lessons

Children and their caregivers learn together to increase the child’s comfort level in the water while building a foundation of basic skills such as arm and leg movements, breath control and safe entries through guided discovery, songs and games. Each child must have an adult caregiver in the water with them during the class.

Saturdays 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Fees: 
Members: $30 ($5/lesson)
Non Members: $48 ($8/lesson)

Preschool - Ages 3 through 5, 30 minute lessons

Participants explore basic skills through repetition and muscle memory while encouraging safety in the water. Entry and exit, breath control, gliding, floating, jumping, treading water and combined arm and leg actions are just a few of the skills practiced each class meeting while developing comfort and independence.

Tuesdays 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Thursdays 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Saturdays 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM 

Fees: 
Members: $36 ($6/lesson)
Non Members: $48 ($8/lesson)

Level 1 - Suggested Ages if you have't attended a session before: Ages 6 through 12 
45 minute lessons

After a brief assessment on the first day of class, participants are divided into groups based on comfort in the water and swimming ability. Beginners focus on water adjustment and development of basic swimming skills such as breath control, floating, gliding, treading water and arm and leg actions. More experienced participants will move to Level 2 to expand upon those concepts and work to fine tune their strokes and breath control while increasing their endurance and learning new skills.

Tuesdays 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Thursdays 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Saturdays 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Fees: 
*Students: 
$30 ($5/lesson)
Members: $48 ($8/lesson)
Non Members: $60 ($10/lesson)

*To receive UMSL Student pricing, the student must be enrolled in the current semester and the individual taking swim lessons.

Level 2 - Suggested Ages if you haven't attended a session before: Ages 8 through 14
45 minute lessons

After a brief assessment on the first day of class, participants could be moved around to another level based off of comfort in the water and swimming ability. Participants will expand upon concepts such as breath control, floating, gliding, treading water and combined arm and leg actions and work to fine tune their strokes and breath control. Beginners, self-taught swimmers and everyone in between will learn and refine basic skills while building the confidence and endurance needed to enjoy this lifetime activity.

Tuesdays 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Thursdays 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Saturdays 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Fees: 
*Students: $30 ($5/lesson)
Members: $48 ($8/lesson)
Non Members: $60 ($10/lesson)

*To receive UMSL Student pricing, the student must be enrolled in the current semester and the individual taking swim lessons.

Level 3 - Suggested Ages if you haven't attended a session before: Ages 8 through 14
45 minute lessons

After a brief assessment on the first day of class, participants could be moved around to another level based off of comfort in the water and swimming ability. Participants will expand upon concepts such as breath control, floating, combined arm and leg actions and work to fine tune their strokes and breath control while increasing their endurance and learning new skills. Self-taught swimmers and everyone in between will learn and refine basic skills while building the confidence and endurance needed to enjoy this lifetime activity.

Tuesdays 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursdays 
6:45 PM - 7:30 PM

Fees: 
*Students: $30 ($5/lesson)
Members: $48 ($8/lesson)
Non Members: $60 ($10/lesson)

*To receive UMSL Student pricing, the student must be enrolled in the current semester and the individual taking swim lessons.

Teen & Adult Basic - Suggested Ages if you haven't attended a session before: Ages 15 & Up
45 minute lessons

After a brief assessment on the first day of class, participants could be moved around to another level based off of comfort in the water and swimming ability. Participants will expand upon concepts such as breath control, floating, gliding, treading water and combined arm and leg actions and work to fine tune their strokes and breath control. Beginners, self-taught swimmers and everyone in between will learn and refine basic skills while building the confidence and endurance needed to enjoy this lifetime activity.

Tuesdays 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursdays
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Saturdays
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Fees: 
*Students: $30 ($5/lesson)
Members: $48 ($8/lesson)
Non Members: $60 ($10/lesson)

*To receive UMSL Student pricing, the student must be enrolled in the current semester and the individual taking swim lessons.

 

Stroke Clinic

Coached workout for advanced swimmers looking to join a team, compete in triathlon or stay in shape for summer swim leagues. Participants practice the four competitive strokes along with turns, lap swim etiquette and light physical conditioning. Must be able to swim two continuous lengths of the pool using rhythmic breathing and tread water.

Teen & Adult - Ages 13 through adult, 1 hour lessons

One Day a Week -
Mondays, 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Fees:
*Students: $30
Members: $40
Non Members: $50

Two Days a Week - 
Tuesdays AND Thursdays, 7:30 PM - 8:15 PM
Fees:
*Students: $60
Members: $75
Non Members: $90

*To receive UMSL Student pricing, the student must be enrolled in the current semester and the individual taking swim lessons.

 

Session Information

Sessions are six (6) weeks in length and classes meet one day a week during the session.  Fees are for the entire 6 week session and must be paid in full at registration.

Fall 2: October 21 - December 7, 2019
Classes meet one day per week - excluding the week of Thanksgiving.

Class Descriptions, Schedules & Fees

Minimum class size for any level is 3 participants.  If minimum is not reached on the first class meeting, the class will be cancelled.

Parent / Child - Ages 6 months through 3 years, 30 minute lessons

Children and their caregivers learn together to increase the child’s comfort level in the water while building a foundation of basic skills such as arm and leg movements, breath control and safe entries through guided discovery, songs and games. Each child must have an adult caregiver in the water with them during the class.

Saturdays 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Fees: 
Members: $30 ($5/lesson)
Non Members: $48 ($8/lesson)

Preschool - Ages 3 through 5, 30 minute lessons

Participants explore basic skills through repetition and muscle memory while encouraging safety in the water. Entry and exit, breath control, gliding, floating, jumping, treading water and combined arm and leg actions are just a few of the skills practiced each class meeting while developing comfort and independence.

Tuesdays 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Thursdays 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Saturdays 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM 

Fees: 
Members: $36 ($6/lesson)
Non Members: $48 ($8/lesson)

Level 1 - Suggested Ages if you have't attended a session before: Ages 6 through 12 
45 minute lessons

After a brief assessment on the first day of class, participants are divided into groups based on comfort in the water and swimming ability. Beginners focus on water adjustment and development of basic swimming skills such as breath control, floating, gliding, treading water and arm and leg actions. More experienced participants will move to Level 2 to expand upon those concepts and work to fine tune their strokes and breath control while increasing their endurance and learning new skills.

Tuesdays 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Thursdays 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Saturdays 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Fees: 
*Students: 
$30 ($5/lesson)
Members: $48 ($8/lesson)
Non Members: $60 ($10/lesson)

*To receive UMSL Student pricing, the student must be enrolled in the current semester and the individual taking swim lessons.

Level 2 - Suggested Ages if you haven't attended a session before: Ages 8 through 14
45 minute lessons

After a brief assessment on the first day of class, participants could be moved around to another level based off of comfort in the water and swimming ability. Participants will expand upon concepts such as breath control, floating, gliding, treading water and combined arm and leg actions and work to fine tune their strokes and breath control. Beginners, self-taught swimmers and everyone in between will learn and refine basic skills while building the confidence and endurance needed to enjoy this lifetime activity.

Tuesdays 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Thursdays 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Saturdays 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Fees: 
*Students: $30 ($5/lesson)
Members: $48 ($8/lesson)
Non Members: $60 ($10/lesson)

*To receive UMSL Student pricing, the student must be enrolled in the current semester and the individual taking swim lessons.

Level 3 - Suggested Ages if you haven't attended a session before: Ages 8 through 14
45 minute lessons

After a brief assessment on the first day of class, participants could be moved around to another level based off of comfort in the water and swimming ability. Participants will expand upon concepts such as breath control, floating, combined arm and leg actions and work to fine tune their strokes and breath control while increasing their endurance and learning new skills. Self-taught swimmers and everyone in between will learn and refine basic skills while building the confidence and endurance needed to enjoy this lifetime activity.

Tuesdays 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursdays 
6:45 PM - 7:30 PM

Fees: 
*Students: $30 ($5/lesson)
Members: $48 ($8/lesson)
Non Members: $60 ($10/lesson)

*To receive UMSL Student pricing, the student must be enrolled in the current semester and the individual taking swim lessons.

Teen & Adult Basic - Suggested Ages if you haven't attended a session before: Ages 15 & Up
45 minute lessons

After a brief assessment on the first day of class, participants could be moved around to another level based off of comfort in the water and swimming ability. Participants will expand upon concepts such as breath control, floating, gliding, treading water and combined arm and leg actions and work to fine tune their strokes and breath control. Beginners, self-taught swimmers and everyone in between will learn and refine basic skills while building the confidence and endurance needed to enjoy this lifetime activity.

Tuesdays 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursdays
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Saturdays
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Fees: 
*Students: $30 ($5/lesson)
Members: $48 ($8/lesson)
Non Members: $60 ($10/lesson)

*To receive UMSL Student pricing, the student must be enrolled in the current semester and the individual taking swim lessons.

 

Stroke Clinic

Coached workout for advanced swimmers looking to join a team, compete in triathlon or stay in shape for summer swim leagues. Participants practice the four competitive strokes along with turns, lap swim etiquette and light physical conditioning. Must be able to swim two continuous lengths of the pool using rhythmic breathing and tread water.

Teen & Adult - Ages 13 through adult, 1 hour lessons

One Day a Week -
Mondays, 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Fees:
*Students: $30
Members: $40
Non Members: $50

Two Days a Week - 
Tuesdays AND Thursdays, 7:30 PM - 8:15 PM
Fees:
*Students: $60
Members: $75
Non Members: $90

*To receive UMSL Student pricing, the student must be enrolled in the current semester and the individual taking swim lessons.

 

Registration

Please visit our Membership and Program Online Access Portal page for information on setting up your online account. After your account is set up, you can register for lessons online. You can also visit the Recreation and Wellness Center Triton Trading Post to register with our Member Services Staff. 

Refunds are not given for Fee Based Programs, unless the class is canceled. Please contact us if you have an emergency situation and would like refund consideration. 

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