We, Campus Recreation, pride ourselves on teaching the necessary skills needed to explore water as a lifelong fitness and recreational opportunity. Our philosophy is to always reward swimmers with praise and positive reinforcement for a job well done. Swimmers are never forced to perform. We wait until each swimmer is ready to progress. We believe that with patience, encouragement, and practice, our students will make the most of their time in the pool.

  • Academic Year: Monday & Wednesday and Tuesday & Thursday sessions are five weeks long consisting of 10 lessons; each lesson lasts 30 minutes
  • Summer: Monday thru Friday sessions are two weeks long consisting of 10 lessons; each lesson lasts 30 minutes
  • Our preferred instructor to swimmer ratio is 1 instructor per 3 to 5 swimmers
  • There are no make-up lessons for any type of group/private lesson and refunds are not given for partial attendance
  • Classes may be combined to accommodate instructors/classes

Activity Cost
Swim Lesson $48.00 per swimmer per session
FISH
Fun Instructional Swimming Hour
$66.00 per swimmer per session
Semi-Private Swim Lesson
(one instructor and two-three swimmers of similar ability)
$75.00 per swimmer per session
(must sign up together to receive semi-private rate)
Private Swim Lesson
(one instructor and one swimmer)
$120.00 per swimmer per session

 

Registration

Registration is completed at the front desk of the Health and Wellness Center (Map) using cash/check during operational hours. Registration periods are listed within each schedule listed below. The course adjustment deadline for all classes is the Wednesday prior to the start date of the session and at this time, classes may be adjusted, combined or canceled due to enrollment numbers. A minimum of a 50% cancellation fee will be charged if canceling after registration closes for each participant. Classes are filled on a first-come-first-served basis. Swimmers should be placed in classes according to their age and previous swim experience. Generally, students spend two or three sessions in one level before moving on.

To expedite your registration process, please fill out the Activity Registration prior to your arrival at the HWC.

Fall 2017 schedule: October 9th – November 16th


Registration opens August 16, 2017, and closes October 10, 2017

Monday & Wednesday: October 9 – November 15, 2017

4:10-4:40pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
133101 01

Level 2
133104 01

Level 3
133105 01

4:10-4:40pm

Private
133202 01
or
Semi-Private
133201 01

4:45pm-5:15pm

Preschool
133102 02

Level 1
133103 02

Level 4
133106 01

4:45pm-5:15pm

Private
133202 02
or
Semi-Private
133201 02

5:20-5:50pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
133101 03

Level 2
133104 03

Private
133202 03
or
Semi-Private
133201 03

5:20-6:20pm

FISH
133109 01

5:55-6:25pm

Level 1
133103 04

Level 3
133105 04

Private
133202 04
or
Semi-Private
133201 04

Tuesday & Thursday: October 10 – November 16, 2017

3:05-3:35pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
133101 05

Level 1
133103 05

Private
133202 05
or
Semi-Private
133201 05

3:05-3:35pm

Private
133202 06
or
Semi-Private
133201 06

3:40-4:10pm

Preschool
133102 06

Level 2
133104 06

Private
133202 07
or
Semi-Private
133201 07

3:40-4:10pm

Private
133202 08
or
Semi-Private
133201 08

4:15-4:45pm

Level 1
133103 07

Level 4
133106 07

Private
133202 09
or
Semi-Private
133201 09

4:15-5:15pm

FISH
133109 02

4:50-5:20pm

Preschool
133102 08

Level 2
133104 08

Level 3
133105 08

Winter 2018 schedule: January 22nd – March 1st


Registration opens November 22, 2017, and closes January 23, 2018

Monday & Wednesday: January 22 – February 28, 2018

4:10-4:40pm

Preschool

233102 01

Level 1
233103 01

Level 4
233106 01

4:10-4:40pm

Private
233202 01
or
Semi-Private
233201 01

4:45-5:15pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me

233101 02

Level 2
233104 02

Private
233202 02
or
Semi-Private
233201 02

4:45-5:45pm

FISH
233109 01

5:20-5:50pm

Level 1
233103 03

Level 3

233105 03

Private
233202 03
or
Semi-Private
233201 03

5:55-6:25pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
233101 04

Level 2
233104 04

Level 3
233105 04

5:55-6:25pm

Private
233202 04
or
Semi-Private
233201 04

Tuesday & Thursday: January 23 – March 1, 2018

3:05-3:35pm

Preschool
233102 05

Level 2
233104 05

Private
233202 05
or
Semi-Private
233201 05

3:05-3:35pm

Private
233202 06
or
Semi-Private
233201 06

3:40-4:10pm

Level 1
233103 06

Level 4
233106 06

Private
233202 07
or
Semi-Private
233201 07

3:40-4:40pm

FISH
233109 02

4:15-4:45pm

Preschool
233102 07

Level 2
233104 07

Level 3

233105 07

4:50-5:20pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
233101 08

Level 1
233103 08

Private
233202 08
or
Semi-Private
233201 08

4:50-5:20pm

Private
233202 09
or
Semi-Private
233201 09

Spring 2018 schedule: April 16th – May 24th


Registration opens February 28, 2018, and closes April 17, 2018

Monday & Wednesday: April 16 – May 23, 2018

4:10-4:40pm

Level 2
333104 01

Private
333202 01
or
Semi-Private
333201 01

4:10-5:10pm

FISH
333109 01

4:45-5:15pm

Level 1
333103 02

Level 3
333105 02

Private
333202 02
or
Semi-Private
333201 02

5:20-5:50pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
333101 03

Level 2
333104 03

Level 3
333105 03

5:20-5:50pm

Private
333202 03
or
Semi-Private
333201 03

5:55-6:25pm

Preschool
333102 04

Level 1
333103 04

Level 4
333106 04

5:55-6:25pm

Private
333202 04
or
Semi-Private
333201 04

Tuesday & Thursday: April 17 – May 24, 2018

3:05-3:35pm

Level 1
333103 05

Private
333202 05
or
Semi-Private
333201 05

3:05-3:35pm

Private
333202 06
or
Semi-Private
333201 06

3:40-4:10pm

Preschool
333102 06

Level 2
333104 06

Level 3
333105 06

3:40-4:10pm

Private
333202 07
or
Semi-Private
333201 07

4:15-4:45pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
333101 07

Level 1
333103 07

Private
333202 08
or
Semi-Private
333201 08

4:15-5:15pm

FISH
333109 02

4:50-5:20pm

Preschool
333102 08

Private
333202 09
or
Semi-Private
333201 09

Summer 2018 schedule: July 9th – July 20th


Registration opens May 23, 2018, and closes July 9, 2018

Monday – Friday: July 9 – 20, 2018

Morning classes

9:10-9:40am

Preschool
433102 01

Level 1
433103 01

Level 2
433104 01

Level 4
433106 01

9:45-10:15am

Swimmer N Me
433101 01

Level 2
433104 02

Level 3
433105 01

9:45-10:45am

FISH
433109 01

10:20-10:50am

Preschool
433102 02

Level 1
433103 02

Level 3
433105 02

Afternoon classes

3:05-3:35pm

Level 1
433103 03

Level 2
433104 03

Level 3
433105 03

Level 4
433106 02

3:40-4:10pm

Preschool
433102 03

Level 1
433103 04

Level 2
433104 04

Private
433202 01
or
Semi-Private
433201 01

4:15-4:45pm

Preschool
433102 04

Private
433202 02
or
Semi-Private
433201 02

Private
433202 03
or
Semi-Private
433201 03

Private
433202 04
or
Semi-Private
433201 04

4:50-5:20pm

Swimmer N Me
433101 02

Private
433202 05
or
Semi-Private
433201 05

Private
433202 06
or
Semi-Private
433201 06

Private
433202 07
or
Semi-Private
433201 07

Summer 2018 schedule: July 30th – August 10th


Registration opens May 23, 2018, and closes July 30, 2018

Monday – Friday: July 30 – August 10, 2018

Morning classes

9:10-9:40am

Preschool
433102 05

Level 1
433103 05

Level 2
433104 05

Level 4
433106 03

9:45-10:15am

Swimmer N Me
433101 03

Level 2
433104 06

Level 3
433105 04

9:45-10:45am

FISH
433109 02

10:20-10:50am

Preschool
433102 06

Level 1
433103 06

Level 3
433105 05

Afternoon classes

3:05-3:35pm

Level 1
433103 07

Level 2
433104 07

Level 3
433105 06

Level 4
433106 04

3:40-4:10pm

Preschool
433102 07

Level 1
433103 08

Level 2
433104 08

Private
433202 08
or
Semi-Private
433201 08

4:15-4:45pm

Preschool
433102 08

Private
433202 09
or
Semi-Private
433201 09

Private
433202 10
or
Semi-Private
433201 10

Private
433202 11
or
Semi-Private
433201 11

4:50-5:20pm

Swimmer N Me
433101 04

Private
433202 12
or
Semi-Private
433201 12

Private
433202 13
or
Semi-Private
433201 13

Private
433202 14
or
Semi-Private
433201 14


Class Descriptions

Semi-Private: for all ages over 6 months to Adults


Purpose: For swimmers of all ages and abilities who need or want more individualized attention. If the 2 or 3 swimmers in a semi-private lesson are similar in aquatic skills and knowledge, it is more mutually beneficial. This lesson will be tailored to develop specific swimming goals at the lowest swim level ability; otherwise, it will follow the Red Cross skill and knowledge progression. Water safety skills will be incorporated.

Private: for all ages over 6 months to Adults


Purpose: For swimmers of all ages and abilities who need or want one on one attention. This lesson can be tailored to develop specific swimming goals; otherwise, it will follow the Red Cross skill and knowledge progression. Water safety skills will be incorporated.

Swimmer ‘N’ Me: for ages 6 months to 3 years


Purpose: To introduce basic skills to a swimmer and adult. Adults are taught to safely work with the swimmer in the water, including how to appropriately support and hold the swimmer in the water and how to prepare and encourage the swimmer to participate fully and try the skills. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

  • Holding and support techniques
  • Water adjustment, entry, and exit
  • Buoyancy on front and back
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Passing from instructor to adult

Preschool: for ages 3-5 years


Purpose: To teach the most elementary aquatic skills, which swimmers will continue to build as they progress. Provides additional guided practice to give swimmers further success with fundamental aquatic skills performed with an instructor. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

  • Enter and exit water safely
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Bobbing
  • Float on front and back
  • Explore combined arm and leg actions on front and back

Level I – Introduction to Water Skills: for ages 4 and up


Purpose: Encourages swimmers to feel comfortable in the water. Swimmers begin to develop positive attitudes, good swimming habits and safe practices in and around the water. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

  • Enter and exit water safely
  • Perform glides on front and back with recovery to a vertical position with assistance
  • Swim on front and back using arm and leg actions with assistance
  • Float on front and back with assistance
  • Explore arm and hand movements

Level II – Fundamental Aquatic Skills: for ages 4 and up


Purpose: Continues developing fundamental skills learned throughout Introduction to Water Skills. Swimmers further develop simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on their front and back, laying the foundation for future strokes. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

  • Enter water by stepping or jumping from the side
  • Open eyes underwater, pick up submerged object
  • Roll over from front to back, back to front
  • Exit water safely using ladder, steps or side
  • Float on front and back, including three variations of the front float

Level III – Stroke Development


Purpose: Builds on the previously attained skills further developing each swimming stroke through additional guided practice. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

  • Jump into deep water from the side
  • Headfirst entries from sitting and kneeling position
  • Perform streamlined position on the front with flutter and dolphin kicks
  • Scissors kick on side
  • Perform elementary backstroke and front crawl with rotary breathing

Level IV – Stroke Improvement


Purpose: Build confidence with previously learned strokes. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

  • Front crawl for 25 yards
  • Elementary backstroke for 25 yards
  • Breaststroke 15 yards
  • Swim underwater
  • Tread water, using 2 different kicks

FISH – Fun Instructional Swimming Hour


Purpose: Provides further refinement and proficiency of strokes to enable students to swim with ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances. Increases distance, speed, and endurance. This class is delivered as a workout with a focus on the four competitive strokes, turns and starts including various drills and training techniques. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

  • 500-yard continuous swimming using any 3 strokes
  • Cooper 12-minutes swim test
  • Treading water
  • Front and backstroke flip turn
  • Breaststroke and butterfly turn
  • Track start from diving blocks
  • Backstroke starts
  • Relay starts
  • Setting up an exercise program using a pace clock, intervals and a variety of equipment
  • Calculating target heart rate

           
Contact

Campus Recreation

(503) 838-9530 | e-mail: hwc@wou.edu | or in person: Directions/Parking