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We're experiencing longer than usual wait times for swim lessons.

We appreciate your patience as we make our way through the current waitlist! To be added to the waitlist for Private Swim Lessons, please complete the Swim Lesson Interest Form.




PRIVATE & SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS


If you are looking for the fastest, easiest and most flexible way to learn how to swim or improve a skill, then consider taking our private or semi-private swim lessons. To register for the lessons, please fill out the registration form for Private or Semi-Private lessons. Once the form is received, the Coordinator of Aquatics will contact you to set up lessons.

Please be aware:

  • Minimum age to participate is 3 years old.
  • The prices listed are per person.
  • Parents/guardians must be present for the duration of all youth lessons.
  • All lessons will take place at the J.C. Scrap Chandler Pool in the ODU Student Recreation Center.

Private Lessons

Private swim lessons give you the individualized attention you need to progress more quickly.

Lessons ODU Student SRC Member Non-Member
Private
Six 30-minute lessons
$110 $125 $165
Private
Twelve 30-minute lessons
$210 $240 $300
Private
Six 45-minute lessons
$125 $140 $180
Private
Twelve 45-minute lessons
$225 $255 $315

Semi-Private Lessons

Semi-private swim lessons are for a small group of two family members or friends with similar skill level who want to learn how to swim together. Please note, we do not offer participant matching for semi-private lessons. Participants who do not have a partner should register for private swim lessons.

Lessons ODU Student SRC Member Non-Member
Semi-Private
Six 30-minute lessons
$58 per participant $78 per participant $98 per participant
Semi-Private
Twelve 30-minute lessons
$110 per participant $135 per participant $165 per participant
Semi-Private
Six 45-minute lessons
$73 per participant $93 per participant $113 per participant
Semi-Private
Twelve 45-minute lessons
$125 per participant $150 per participant $180 per participant





GROUP SWIM LESSONS


Adult Group Swim Lessons

We are not offering group swim lessons at this time. Please check back at a later date.

Adults (18+) can take one of our American Red Cross swimming courses:

Adult Beginner

Adult beginner swim lessons are for individuals 18 years and older who are looking to learn the basics for swimming. Participants in this Learn-to-Swim program will learn how to float, submerge completely, and propel themselves through the water on both front and back using the front and back crawl. This program is designed to allow swimmers to progress at their own pace, mastering one set of skills before moving on to the next.

Adult Intermediate

This American Red Cross course is for individuals 18 years and older who are comfortable with the basic concepts of swimming and looking to enhance their swimming skills.



Preschool Group Swim Lessons

We are not offering group swim lessons at this time. Please check back at a later date.

Preschool lessons (3-5 years old) are designed to teach water adjustment, basic swimming and safety skills in a fun, small group setting. Children must be 3 on the first day of class, toilet trained, able to communicate their needs and be willing to separate from their guardian.

Preschool Level 1: Beginner

This level introduces basic aquatic skill, which children continue to build on as they progress through Levels 2 Preschool Aquatics and then on to Youth Lessons. Children start developing positive attitudes and safe practices around the water. Most skills are performed with assistance from the instructor.

Preschool Level 2: Intermediate

This level promotes further development of aquatic skills. Children begin to perform skills at a more advanced level by increasing repetitions, distances, times and levels of refinement. Skills are performed increasingly more independently.



Youth Group Swim Lessons

We are not offering group swim lessons at this time. Please check back at a later date.

Youth lessons (6-12 years old) are designed to allow students to progress through the levels at their own pace, mastering the skills in one level before advancing to the next. This program provides an increased emphasis in the areas of drowning prevention and water safety through an inclusive approach to swimming.

Youth Level 1: Beginner

This level introduces basic aquatics skills and will orient swimmers to aquatic environment through development of a positive attitude and safe practices near the water. This level is for the non-swimmer who does not submerge head or body. Swimmers will learn to fully submerge, front floats, back floats and forward momentum in the water. There are no prerequisite swim skills required, and it is recommended that your child be able to learn comfortably without a parent/guardian.

Youth Level 2: Intermediate

This level introduces more independent swimming skills. Your child must be able to float without assistance for at least 10 seconds and perform the basic motions of a freestyle (front crawl) and/or backstroke (back crawl) approximately five body lengths without assistance.

Youth Level 3: Advanced

This level features independent ability to swim freestyle and backstroke without aid for at least 15 yards. Your child must be comfortable swimming in the deep end for this level. Stroke development, stroke mastery and endurance building will be the primary focus.





READY TO LEARN TO SWIM?

We are currently working through our wait list. If you are interested in receiving information about ODU Recreation & Wellness swim lessons as it becomes available, please complete the Swim Lesson Interest Form.

Swim Lesson Interest Form






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