Swim Lessons


Swimming is a sport everyone can enjoy, regardless of age or limitations. For safety, for fun or for exercise, swimming is a skill everyone should have. American Red Cross swimming classes are offered almost every month for ages 6 months to 99+ years!  Below are options we offer for swim lessons.

Group Swim Lessons

Beginning at 6 months, we offer 2 levels of parent/child aquatics (parents must be in the water with children). Three levels of preschool classes, and six levels of Learn-to-Swim classes. We also offer Teen and Adult Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced courses.


  • 50-Minute Sessions: Students $60, Employees $75, Guests $85
  • 30-Minute (PCA Only): Students $30, Employees $45, Guests $55

Refund Notice

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

Current Available Classes
Click the Register Now button and then the specific class of interest. If you are not sure what level to register for, the complete listing of level descriptions can be seen below. 

Registration takes place online or at the Campus Recreation main office. 


Parent and Child Aquatics (PCA):  Parents and children (6 mo.- 3 yrs) learn together to increase a child's cofort level in tehw ater and build a foundation of basic skills. The two levels are fun filled and help introduce water safety concepts, encouraging healthy recreational habits.
-- PCA Level 1:  Basic skills of buoyancy on front and back, entries and exits, 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. 

-- PCA 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:  This is for children approximately 4-5 years of age. Throughout the trhee levels, preschool aged children are taught basic aquatic safety and progressive swimming skills while increasting their comfort level in and around the water with age appropriate skills.
-- Preschool Level 1:  Orients children to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills. 

-- Preschool Level 2:  Helps children gain greater independence in their skills and develop comfort in and around the water. 

-- Preschool Level 3:  Helps children start to gain basic swimming propulsive skills to be comfortable in and around water. 
Learn-to-Swim:  This is for individuals approximately 6 years old to teens and is designed to help participants achieve maximum success. The course is based off a logical, six-level progression that helps swimmers of varying ages and ability develop their water safety, survival, and swim skills. 
-- Level 1:  Introduction to Water skills
Helps participants feel comfortable in water and includes skills such as entry/exit, floating and supported gliding as well as basic water safety rules. 

-- Level 2:  Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Gives participants success with fundamental skills including breath holding, tretieving 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 float, treat water, and both flutter and dolphin kicks.

-- Level 4:  Stroke improvement
Develops confidence in skills learned and improves other aquatic skills such as swimming underwater and elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly. 

-- Level 5:  Stroke Refinement
Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes. Includes skills such as strode jump entry, tuck and pike servace dives, front and back flip turns whil swimming and sculling.

-- Level 6:  Swimming and skill Proficiency
Refines the strokes so participants swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances.
Adult Swim:  Intended for teens and adults who wish to improve their aquatic knowledge and skills. There are 3 adult levels offered:  Learning the Basics, Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes, and Swimming for Fitness.

Private Swim Lessons

MTSU Campus Rec offers private lessons for ages 6 months (Parent and child) through adulthood. Private lessons are for those seeking one-on-one swimming instruction. Private lessons are a half hour per session, and will focus on the goals of the participant. Individuals may register for as many sessions as desired.

How to Register:  
Return a registration form or fill one out in the Campus Recreation office. Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 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. 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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Contact Information

Office Phone:
(615) 898-2104


Mailing Address:
Campus Recreation P.O. Box 556 
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Physical Address:
1848 Blue Raider Drive
Murfreesboro, TN  37132
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