Swim Lessons

Swimming is a sport everyone can enjoy, regardless of age or limitations. American Red Cross swimming classes are offered almost every month for ages 6 months to 99+ years!

Group Swim Lessons

American Red Cross Swim Classes

Our Learn-to-Swim program is unique compared to other learn to swim programs. The program is designed for children over 6 months up to adults. Students progress through the levels at their own pace, mastering the skills in one level before advancing to the next.

Available Class Dates
Times vary based on the class level. Dates of each session are seen below. You will see times for each level on the registration page.

May 9 - May 20  Open for Registration
May 23 - June 3  Open for Registration 
June 6 - June 17 Open for Registration  
June 20 - July 1 Open for Registration
July 5 - July 15 Open for Registration
July 18 - July 29 Open for Registration


Fees

  • 50-Minute Sessions: Students $65, Employees $75, Guests $85
  • 30-Minute (PCA Only): Students $35, Employees $45, Guests $55

Refund Notice

  • 100% 14 days before class
  • 50% 8-13 days before class
  • No refund one week before class

Parking

  • Vehicle make, model and plate number will be collected during the registration process
  • Parking pass will be waiting for you in the Campus Rec office on the date of your first lesson (If lesson begins at 5pm or later, you will not need a parking pass and can park in any lot without being ticketed). 
  • Must park in one of the 3 assigned lots (Campus Rec Lot, Softball Lot, One Stop Visitors lot)
  • Click here to download a parking map. 

Registration

How to Register

  • Once you click the registrtaion button, you will be directed to the programs page of our web portal. 
  • Once you choose the desired option, you will see a button that says sign-in. Click this. You will see another box pop up to sign-in.
    • MTSU Fac/staff or students sign-in by pressing the top button that says Press this button even if you don't currently have an MTSU Campus Recreation account. After pressing you will need to create an account. 
    • For those who have or have had Campus Rec memberships, log-in using your email or username. 
    • All others will need to create an account for yourself. You will add dependents/family members in the next step.
  • After circling back to the swim lesson page, you will need to select which option you'd like. Now you may go through and complete the steps for registering your child. 
  • If you are not sure what level to register for, the complete listing of level descriptions can be seen below.  

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Class Descriptions

Parent and Child Aquatics (PCA): For 6-months to 3-year-olds
Parents and children learn together to increase a child’s comfort level in the water and build a foundation of basic skills. The two levels are fun filled and help introduce water safety concepts, encouraging a healthy recreational habit.

  • Level 1: Basic skills of buoyancy on front and back, entries and exits, and submersions are taught to parents and children to help orient them to the water and to help them develop a level of comfort in the water.
  • Level 2: Builds upon the skills learned in Level 1 and provides experiences and activities to develop advanced skills without support from parents.

Preschool Aquatics (PRE): For 3- to 5-year-olds
Throughout the three levels, preschool-age children are taught basic aquatic safety and progressive swimming skills while increasing their comfort level in and around the water with age-appropriate skills.

  • Level 1: Orients children to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills.
  • Level 2: Helps children gain greater independence in their skills and develop more comfort in and around the water.
  • Level 3: Helps children start to gain basic swimming propulsive skills to be comfortable in and around water.

Learn-to-Swim (LTS): For 6-year-olds to teens
Designed to help participants achieve maximum success, Learn-to-Swim courses are based on a logical, six-level progression that helps swimmers of varying ages and abilities develop their water safety, survival, and swim skills.

  • Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills. Helps participants feel comfortable in the water and includes skills such as entry/exit, floating, supported gliding, and basic water safety rules.
  • Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills. Gives participants success with fundamental skills including breath-holding, retrieving objects, combined stroke, front and back floating with minimal support, and personal safety and rescue skills.
  • Level 3: Stroke Development. Builds on skills in Level 2 and includes deep-water skills, diving from a kneeling position, back and survival floats, treading water, and flutter and dolphin kicks (no support).
  • Level 4: Stroke Improvement. Develops confidence in skills learned and improves other aquatic skills such as swimming underwater and various strokes (elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly).
  • Level 5: Stroke Refinement. Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes. Includes skills such as sculling, stride jump entry, tuck and pike surface dives, and front and back flip turns while swimming.
  • Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency. Refines the strokes so participants swim them with ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances. Level 6 is designed with “menu” options that focus on preparing participants for more advanced courses. Options include Fitness Swimming, Personal Water Safety, and Fundamentals of Diving.

Adult Swim: For teens to adults
The American Red Cross Adult Swim Program is intended for teens and adults who wish to improve their aquatic knowledge and skills. There are three Adult Swim courses offered:

  • Learning the Basics
  • Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes
  • Swimming for Fitness
Click Here to Register Now!

 

Private Swim Lessons

Private lessons are for those seeking one-on-one swimming instruction. Private lessons are a half-hour per session and focus on the goals of the participant. Individuals may register for as many sessions as desired.

Class Descriptions

Parent and Child Aquatics (PCA): For 6-months to 3-year-olds
Parents and children learn together to increase a child’s comfort level in the water and build a foundation of basic skills. The two levels are fun filled and help introduce water safety concepts, encouraging a healthy recreational habit.

  • Level 1: Basic skills of buoyancy on front and back, entries and exits, and submersions are taught to parents and children to help orient them to the water and to help them develop a level of comfort in the water.
  • Level 2: Builds upon the skills learned in Level 1 and provides experiences and activities to develop advanced skills without support from parents.

Preschool Aquatics (PRE): For 3- to 5-year-olds
Throughout the three levels, preschool-age children are taught basic aquatic safety and progressive swimming skills while increasing their comfort level in and around the water with age-appropriate skills.

  • Level 1: Orients children to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills.
  • Level 2: Helps children gain greater independence in their skills and develop more comfort in and around the water.
  • Level 3: Helps children start to gain basic swimming propulsive skills to be comfortable in and around water.

Learn-to-Swim (LTS): For 6-year-olds to teens
Designed to help participants achieve maximum success, Learn-to-Swim courses are based on a logical, six-level progression that helps swimmers of varying ages and abilities develop their water safety, survival, and swim skills.

  • Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills. Helps participants feel comfortable in the water and includes skills such as entry/exit, floating, supported gliding, and basic water safety rules.
  • Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills. Gives participants success with fundamental skills including breath-holding, retrieving objects, combined stroke, front and back floating with minimal support, and personal safety and rescue skills.
  • Level 3: Stroke Development. Builds on skills in Level 2 and includes deep-water skills, diving from a kneeling position, back and survival floats, treading water, and flutter and dolphin kicks (no support).
  • Level 4: Stroke Improvement. Develops confidence in skills learned and improves other aquatic skills such as swimming underwater and various strokes (elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly).
  • Level 5: Stroke Refinement. Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes. Includes skills such as sculling, stride jump entry, tuck and pike surface dives, and front and back flip turns while swimming.
  • Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency. Refines the strokes so participants swim them with ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances. Level 6 is designed with “menu” options that focus on preparing participants for more advanced courses. Options include Fitness Swimming, Personal Water Safety, and Fundamentals of Diving.

Adult Swim: For teens to adults
The American Red Cross Adult Swim Program is intended for teens and adults who wish to improve their aquatic knowledge and skills. There are three Adult Swim courses offered:

  • Learning the Basics
  • Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes
  • Swimming for Fitness

 

How to Register:  
Return a registration form or fill one out in the Campus Recreation office. Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 9:00 pm. Campus Recreation accepts cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Everyone who parks on campus is required to have a parking permit. Bring your license plate number with you when you register for swim lessons, and we will issue a parking permit. Call 615.898.2104 for more information.

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