Join the "Learn-to-Swim" program for everyone: 6 months to 99+ years! Starting at 6 months, we offer two levels of parent and child aquatics. We offer three levels of preschool classes. Six levels of Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Courses are also offered. Other American Red Cross courses offered include Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard Instructor, Lifeguard Management, Lifeguard Training, and Fundamentals of Instructor Training.
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Click Here for the "Learn-to-Swim" Levels Guide
Click Here for the Group Lesson 2014 Schedule
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Click Here for the 2014 Group Lesson Registration Form
How to register
Return a registration form or fill one out in the Campus Recreation office on the main floor of the Rec Center, Room 101. We are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am - 5:00 pm. Campus Recreation accepts cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Everyone who parks on campus is required to have a parking permit, so bring your license plate number with you when you register for swim lessons.
50 Minute Sessions: Students $60, Employees $70, Guests $80
30 Minute (PCA Only): Students $30, Employees $40, Guests $50
Learn how to Lifeguard. Prerequisite skills include swimming 300 yards continuously,
April 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19
Prerequisites: Fifteen years of age by the end of the course, ability to swim 300
yards continuously using crawl and breast strokes; treading water for 2 minutes using
legs only; and surface diving to retrieve an object. Participants must also complete
a written and skills test.
Those who complete the course will receive an ARC Lifeguard Certification.
Cost: MTSU Students $160 / Faculty & Staff $170 / Guests $180
For more information, contact Dr. Pam Footit at 898-2255; to register, come by the Campus Recreation Office, Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
This program teaches skill progressions, course and lesson planning, recognizing common
skill errors, providing corrective feedback, motor learning, hydrodynamic principles,
training in cultural diversity, fitness and training, dealing with disabilities and
other conditions (30 hours with a 3-hour F.I.T. precourse).
Dates: April 12, 13, 15, 17, 19 May 17, 18, 24, 25
Times are TBD
Prerequisites: Sixteen years of age by the end of the course, also level 4 stroke skills.
Those who complete the course will receive an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and Fundamentals of Instructor Training certification.
Cost: MTSU Students: $165 / Faculty & Staff: $180 / Guests: $185
Call our office for more information: 898-2104, 7:30am-5pm Monday-Friday
Two sessions per week for four weeks, sessions will begin on January 7 and will run through April 28, 2014.
See office for pricing and availability.
Instructor: Tori Haege
For more information, call 898-2104 or stop by the Campus Recreation Office
Prepare for the excitement of diving. This American Red Cross diving skills camp can
lead to advanced diving used in Middle or High school competition.
For beginners age 8-16 only.
Dates June 9-20. June 30 - July 11, July 14-25
Prices are TBA
The swim camp is a competitive skills program for youth and teens age 10-17. The week-long
camp emphasizes stroke techniques, swim drills and dry land conditioning.
Dates June 9-13, June 16-20, June 23-27, July 7-11, July 14-18, July 21-25
Prices are TBA
For students ages 11-14 or those who have completed the 5th grade before starting
Learn what it takes to be a great lifeguard-from lifesaving and leadership skills to fitness and professional development. The experience you gain will help you prepare for Red Cross lifeguard training.
This program is designed to build a foundation of knowledge, attitudes, and skills
for future lifeguards.
The foundation consists of (5) categories:
This course introduces the skills needed to take an ARC Lifeguard Training Course.
Summer 2014 dates, time and cost TBA.
For more information about these classes, call Dr. Pam Footit at 898-2014.
Developed in collaboration with USA Swimming, this blended learning course (combination of web-based delivery of content and an in-water skill session) teaches swim coaches and other aquatic professionals how to help maintain a comfortable and safe environment for swimmers, prevent accidents and emergencies, and respond to swimmers with illnesses or injuries in water or on land.
Ideal for public safety personnel, parents, and camp staff, this course provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies. It also prepares participants for aquatic emergencies by teaching them how to protect themselves while assisting others.
This course teaches individuals, such as those who participate in aquatic activities or who work on or around water, the knowledge and skills necessary to avoid aquatic emergencies and perform self-rescues in a variety of aquatic emergency situations. Organized into five (5) approximately 1-hour lessons that include both class activities and in-water skills sessions, participants build upon basic swimming and survival skills to improve technique and endurance as well as increase water safety knowledge.
This course teaches individuals how to prevent, recognize, and respond to emergencies in, on, and around the water. It provides basic information on ocean safety (rip currents), safety at waterparks, and boating safety. Water Safety Today is intended for anyone with an interest in learning about water safety.