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.

In an effort for UMSL to do its part in continuing to prevent unnecessary exposure to COVID-19, we are offering semi-private and group swim lessons. 


Group Swim Lessons


Register NOW at the RWC or our online member portal!

Adult Class:

Days Session Dates Session Time
Monday/Wednesday 5/2 - 5/9 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM

Level 2-4 Class:

Days Session Dates Session Time
Tuesday/Thursday 5/3 - 5/10 6:20 PM - 7:00 PM

Preschool/Level 1 Class:

Days Session Dates Session Time
Tuesday/Thursday 5/3 - 5/10 6:00 PM - 6:40 PM
Monday/Wednesday 5/2 - 5/9 530 PM - 6:10 PM

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.

Round 1 Options:

Days Session Dates Session Time
Mondays 1/31 - 3/7 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursdays 2/3 - 3/10 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Pricing 
Members: $36
Non Members: $48


Round 2 Options:

Days Session Dates Session Time
Mondays/Wednesdays 4/4 - 4/20 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesdays/Thursdays 4/5 - 4/21 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Pricing 
Members: $36
Non Members: $48


 

Level 1 - Suggested ages if you haven't attended a session before: Ages 6 through 12  -  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. Beginners focus on water adjustment and development of basic swimming skills such as breath control, floating, gliding, treading water and combined 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.

Round 1 Options:

Days Session Dates Session Time
Tuesdays 2/1 - 3/8 6:00 PM - 6:40 PM
Wednesdays 2/2 - 3/9 6:00 PM - 6:40 PM

Pricing 
Members: $48
Non Members: $60


Round 2 Option:

Days Session Dates Session Time
Mondays/Wednesdays 4/4 - 4/20 6:00 PM - 6:40 PM
Tuesdays/Thursdays 4/5 - 4/21 6:00 PM - 6:40 PM

Pricing 
Members: $48
Non Members: $60


 

Level 2 - Suggested ages if you haven't attended a session before: Ages 8 and up  -  40 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.  They will work to fine tune their strokes and breath control while increasing their endurance and learning new skills.  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.

Round 1 Options:

Days Session Dates Session Time
Mondays 1/31 - 3/7 6:20 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursdays 2/3 - 3/10 6:20 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturdays 2/5 - 3/12 9:30 AM - 10:10 AM

Pricing 
Members: $48
Non Members: $60


Round 2 Option:

Days Session Dates Session Time
Saturdays 3/26 - 4/30 9:30 AM - 10:10 AM
Mondays/Wednesdays 4/4 - 4/20 6:20 PM - 7:00 PM

Pricing 
Members: $48
Non Members: $60


 

Level 3 - Suggested ages if you haven't attended a session before: Ages 9 and 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, 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.

Round 1 Option:

Days Session Dates Session Time
Mondays 1/31 - 3/7 6:20 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursdays 2/3 - 3/10 6:20 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturdays 2/5 - 3/12 9:30 AM - 10:10 AM

Pricing 
Members: $48
Non Members: $60


Round 2 Option:

Days Session Dates Session Time
Saturdays 3/26 - 4/30 9:30 AM - 10:10 AM
Tuesdays/Thursdays 4/5 - 4/21 6:20 PM - 7:00 PM

Pricing 
Members: $48
Non Members: $60


 

Teen & Adult BasicSuggested ages if you haven't attended a session before: Ages 15 and 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.

Round 1 Options:

Days Session Dates Session Time
Tuesdays 2/1 - 3/8 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Saturdays 2/5 - 3/12 10:20 AM - 11:05 AM

Pricing 
Students: $35
Members: 
$48
Non Members: $60


Round 2 Option:

Days Session Dates Session Time
Saturdays 3/26 - 4/30 10:20 AM - 11:05 AM
Mondays/Wednesdays 4/4 - 4/20 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM

Pricing 
Students: $35
Members: 
$48
Non Members: $60


 

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 in the water with them during the class.

Round 1 Options:

Days Session Dates Session Time
Tuesdays 2/1 - 3/8 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Thursdays 2/3 - 3/10 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Pricing 
Members: $36
Non Members: $48


Round 2 Option:

Days Session Dates Session Time
Tuesdays 3/22 - 5/3 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Thursdays 3/24 - 5/5 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Pricing 
Members: $36
Non Members: $48


 

Stroke Clinic - Ages 6 through 12  -  45 minute lessons

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.

No lessons being offered at this time.

Pricing 
Members: $75
Non Members: $95


 


Semi-Private Swim Lessons


General Semi-Private Swim Lessons - Ages 3 through adult  -  40 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.

Pricing 
Students: 
$55
Members: $65
Non Members: $75

Parent / Child - Ages 6 months through 2 years old -  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.

Pricing 
Members: $90
Non Members: $100


Registration & Lessons Information

Group Lessons:
Registration for all group swim lessons are available in person at the RWC Triton Trading Post, through the online member portal, or UMSL REC app.  If you are a member and do not have your online credentials yet, please click here for directions on how to request your online member portal credentials.

Fees are for the entire session and must be paid in full at registration.

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

Semi-Private Lessons:

Our semi private lessons are currently fully booked!  Please check back here for information on when we will begin booking again.

Minimum number of participants is 2 and a maximum of 3 per lesson.  Participants must sign up together and all must be present at the time of payment.  Participants will pay individually.

There are a total of six lessons included in the prices shown.  Once participants are registered, they will be matched with an instructor.  The instructors and participants will all work together to set the dates for all six lessons.

All instructors will meet the participants at the Welcome Desk and direct them to the Triton Trading Post to pay on the first day of lessons.  Fees for all six lessons must be paid for in full on the day of the first scheduled lesson.

Face shields will be provided to all of the instructors.

Cancellation and Refund Policy 

Group Lessons Policy:
We do not offer a refund for our group swim lessons if a participant is unable to attend a class.  We only offer a refund if we (RWC) have to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances.

Semi Private Lessons Cancellation Policy:
If all of the participants needs to reschedule they can work with the instructor ahead of time to find a new time, if someone fails to show up we will run the class for who is present and the individuals who missed will forfeit both the lesson and not receive a refund. There will be no refund for any lessons not redeemed.

Please Note: You have six months from your first scheduled semi-private lesson to schedule and finish all six lessons. If you fail to do so, the RWC will assume the cost of the remaining sessions. No refunds will be given for the lessons not scheduled.

 

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