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
50 Minute Sessions: Students $60, Employees $75, Guests $85
30 Minute (PCA Only): Students $30, Employees $45, Guests $55
- 100% 14 days before class
- 50% 8-13 days before class
- No refund one week before class
Registration takes place online or at the Campus Recreation Main Office. For a list of current offerings, please click
the "Register Now" button and click on 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. Please direct any other registration issues or questions to the Campus
Recreation Main office (stop by or call 615-898-2104).
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
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
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.