Swim Lessons

Learn to swim, kick, turn, and flip! Whether you’re looking to become a recreational lap swimmer or the next Michael Phelps, you’ll gain essential skills in our private and group lessons. Our instructors will help you develop your technique, endurance, and confidence in the pool. Private and group lessons are available for all Rec Well members.

Swim Lessons

We are now offering in-person private swim lessons at the Nicholas Recreation Center.

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Private Lessons

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Private lessons are built for swimmers looking for individualized attention and direction. Designed with the swimmer’s individual goals in mind, each package includes three 30-minute lessons.

$70/package

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Prerequisites:

  • All fitness levels are welcome

Class components:

  • Focus on the specific skills and techniques that will improve your swimming experience, regardless of your current ability

Group Lessons

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BEGINNER LEVEL

At the beginner level, you’ll be introduced to the basics of swimming and become comfortable in the water. With the help of an instructor, you’ll learn to float and glide, front crawl, and backstroke.

$60

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Designed for:

  • Swimmers with little or no swimming experience

Prerequisites:

  • No experience required

Class components:

  • Safe water entry and exit
  • Basic breath control
  • Body balance (float on your front and back)
  • Glide on front and back
  • Flutter kicking with a kickboard
  • Introduction to front crawl (freestyle) and back crawl (backstroke)
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ADVANCED BEGINNER LEVEL

At this level, you’ll expand your knowledge of what you learned in Beginner, further developing your freestyle technique and endurance while learning new skills.

$60

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Designed for:

  • Swimmers who can comfortably swim freestyle independently in shallow water
  • Swimmers who are comfortable in shallow water and have been introduced to deep water

Prerequisites:

  • Pass Beginner Level Group Swim Lessons
  • Float for 30 seconds on front and back
  • Swim independently for 15 yards
  • Demonstrate front crawl stroke technique

Class components:

  • Improve technique and increase endurance for freestyle and backstroke
  • Rotary breathing
  • Open turns
  • Treading water and deep water safety
  • Introduction to breaststroke kick
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INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

At our highest level, you’ll begin learning advanced strokes and lap swimming skills, including butterfly and sidestroke, streamline positioning, and flip turns. Upon completion of this level, you’ll be ready to move into our Swim for Fitness program, lap swim on your own, or work with one of our instructors in private lessons.

$60

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Designed for:

  • Swimmers who have experience swimming front crawl, back crawl, and have been introduced to breaststroke
  • Swimmers who are comfortable swimming in deep water
  • Swimmers who are comfortable swimming the length of the pool

Prerequisites:

  • Pass Advanced Beginner Level Group Swim Lessons
  • Float on back for one minute in deep water
  • Swim at least 25 yards of front crawl and back crawl

Class Components:

  • Streamline positioning
  • Flip turns
  • Improve breaststroke technique
  • Introduce butterfly and sidestroke
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SWIM FOR FITNESS

Increase speed and efficiency of your strokes while learning how to plan a workout.

$60

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Designed for:

  • Experienced swimmers who are comfortable in any water depth
  • Swimmers interested in refining their stroke techniques
  • Swimmers interested in improving endurance

Prerequisites:

  • Tread water for five minutes
  • Swim at least 50 yards of front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke

Class components:

  • Improve endurance for all strokes
  • Open turns and flip turns
  • Pool etiquette for lap swimming
  • Learn principles of designing a fitness program
  • Calculation of target heart rate

Swim Tests for Study Abroad

Swim lesson instructors are able to facilitate swim tests for study abroad trips. Please fill out the swim test request form below and we will do our best to get your swim test scheduled with an instructor.