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 swim lessons in Spring Session 2. 


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.

There will be no classes for Spring Session 1

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.

Classes have not been scheduled at this time. 

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.

Classes have not been scheduled at this time. 

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.

Classes have not been scheduled at this time. 

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.

Classes have not been scheduled at this time. 

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.

Classes have not been scheduled at this time. 

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.

Classes have not been scheduled at this time. 

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

Classes have not been scheduled at this time. 

Fees:
*Students: $30
Members: $40
Non Members: $50

 

Two Days a Week 
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 and Registration Information

These are semi-private swim lessons where the number of participants per lesson has a minimum of two participants and a maximum of three. The maximum number of different households is two. Participants must sign up together and all must be present at the time of payment. Participants will pay individually. 

Lessons will be 45 minuets each and there will be a total of six lessons. Once participants are registered, participants will be matched with an instructor and the instructors and participants will all work together to set the six dates for the lessons. 

All instructors will meet the participants at the Welcome Desk and direct them to the Membership Office to pay on the first day of lessons. 

Due to high volume of swim lesson requests, we are temporarily suspending new swim lesson requests. Check back soon for updates on summer swim lessons and resuming our semi-private classes. Thank you. 

Fees are for the entire six session lesson must be paid in full on the day of the first lesson. 

Faceshields will be provided to the instructors. 

Ages and Pricing

Participants will pay individually, but sign up together. 

Parent / Child - Ages six months through two years, 45-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.

Members: $90
Non Members: $100

Other - Ages three through Adult, 45-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.

Student: $55
Members: 
$65
Non Members: $75

 

Cancellation and Refund 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.

 

 

 

Registration

Due to high volume of swim lesson requests, we are temporarily suspending new swim lesson requests. Check back soon for updates on summer swim lessons and resuming our semi-private classes. Thank you. 

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