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! Several two-week sessions are offered during summer months.
Beginning at 6 months, we offer three levels of parent/child aquatics (parents must be in the water with children). Three levels of preschool classes are available, and six levels of Learn-to-Swim classes are offered. We also offer Teen and Adult Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced courses for those who did not have an opportunity to learn skills earlier or for those who may want to refresh skills learned previously.
Other American Red Cross courses available include: Lifeguard Training, Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard Instructor, Lifeguard Management, and Fundamentals of Instructor Training.
Remaining Summer Sessions are:
July 7 - 18
July 21 - Aug 1
Fall Sessions are:
Sept. 15-26 and Sept. 29-Oct. 10
For Pool closing updates due to severe weather, please follow us on Twitter @MTSUCampusRec
or check our website home page for the Twitter feed. You can also check our Facebook
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Click Here for the "Learn-to-Swim" Levels Guide
Click Here for the Group Lesson 2014 Schedule
Click Here for the 2014 Private Lesson Registration Form
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. Call 898-2104 for more information.
50 Minute Sessions: Students $60, Employees $70, Guests $80
30 Minute (PCA Only): Students $30, Employees $40, Guests $50
Registration Deadline: Sept. 15
Must register at MTSU Campus Rec and American Red Cross online
Lifeguard Instructor Training Course
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 and 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
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.
Dates: Summer sessions completed
Times: 4:00-5:00 pm Monday-Friday
Cost: $34.00 per 2-week session
Ages: 8-16 (beginners only)
Sign up and pay in the Campus Recreation office by 12:00 noon on the Friday before class begins. We are excited to enjoy Go Dive!
The swim camp is a competitive skills program for youth and teens. The week-long camp
emphasizes stroke techniques, swim drills and dry land conditioning.
Dates: Summer sessions completed
Times: 3:30-5:00 pm Monday-Friday
Cost: $12.00 per 1-week session
Sign up and pay in the Campus Recreation office by 12:00 noon on the Friday before class begins. We look forward to a great summer with you!
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.
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 is a water exercise class for aerobic fitness and muscle toning and uses the training principles of Frequency, Intensity, and Time combined with dance and core exercise to get in shape. Reduce stress and relax at the same time. This class is appropriate for all levels of fitness, as well as those who may have some restrictions.
Tuesday and Thursday 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
*Cost: All classes are $1
Get fit, get refreshed, and get in shape too!
Health issues must be discussed with instructor prior to class attendance
Two lanes are provided for lap swimming during other activities as space permits. Training equipment such as kickboards, pull buoys, hand paddles, bar buoys, and buoy belts are provided for your water activities
Monday - Friday
6:15 - 8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Scheduled aquatics activities take place from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Space is limited during this time.
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.