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Swim Lessons

Group Swim Lessons

If you are looking for fun, engaging swim lessons for you or your child, look no further! Our lessons are designed so that participants learn skills appropriate for their age and ability. We teach group lessons for almost any age group! Group lessons meet 6 times for 45 minutes each. Full descriptions of the courses can be found below.

Group lessons meet on Sundays, Mondays/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday.

AgeClass TitleTime
2-5 yearsPre-School Lessons4:15-5:00 p.m.
6-12 yearsLevel 14:15-5:00pm
Level 15:15-6:00pm
Level 24:15-5:00 p.m.
Level 25:15-6:00pm
Level 36:15-7:00 p.m.
Level 46:15-7:00 p.m.
Level 56:15-7:00 p.m.
12-16Teen Beginner Lessons5:15-6:00 p.m.
17+Adult Beginner Lessons7:15-8:00 p.m.

Register HERE for the sessions listed below.

Below are the descriptions of each of the different swim levels:

Pre-School Lessons (ages 2-5): This course is designed to help participants, pre-school children ages 2-5, feel comfortable in the water and enjoy the water safely. Participants will learn to blow bubbles through the mouth and nose, how to float on their front and back, and will begin to learn basic arm and leg actions for swimming. The focus of this course is for participants to have fun and learn to feel comfortable in the water.

Level 1 (ages 6-12): This course is designed to help participants ages 6-12. Swimmers will begin to learn basic mechanics of swimming and water safety, including: entering and exiting the pool, floating on their front and back, coordinating arm and leg movement, and learning proper breathing technique with support in the shallow end. Safety rules and introductory life saving techniques will also be taught at this level.

Level 2 (ages 6-12): This course is designed to help participants ages 6-12. Level two builds upon the skills gained in level one. Swimmers will begin to swim without support in the shallow end of the facility. They will be introduced to front and back crawl, sidestroke, elementary backstroke, and treading water.

Level 3 (ages 6-12): This course is designed to help participants ages 6-12. Level three builds upon the skills gained in level two. Swimmers will begin to learn headfirst entry into the water, while also learning to swim in a streamlined position.

Level 4 (ages 6-12): This course is designed to help participants ages 6-12. Level four builds upon the skills gained in level three. Swimmers will further develop confidence in the skills learned to this point. Other aquatic skills, such as surface dives and survival swimming, will be taught in this course.

Level 5 (ages 6-12): This course is designed to help participants ages 6-12. Level five builds upon the skills gained in level four. Swimmers will work on refinement of all skills and strokes learned to this point. Flip turns, surface dives, and proper stroke mechanics will be emphasized in this course. This is the highest level taught by the department.

Teen Beginner Lessons (ages 12-16): This course is designed for teen swimmers with little-to-no experience in the water. Swimmers will begin to learn basic mechanics of swimming and water safety, including: entering and exiting the pool, floating on their front and back, coordinating arm and leg movement, and learning proper breathing technique with support in the shallow end. Safety rules and introductory life saving techniques will also be taught at this level. The majority of this course will take place in the shallow end of the pool.

Adult Beginner Lessons (ages 17+): This course is designed to assist adults with little-to-no experience in the water in gaining confidence. Swimmers will begin to learn basic mechanics of swimming and water safety, including: entering and exiting the pool, floating on their front and back, coordinating arm and leg movement, and learning proper breathing technique with support in the shallow end. Safety rules and introductory life saving techniques will also be taught at this level.

If you are unsure of what level to register for your child, you can request an in-person registration with a swim test. Just email us at swim@olemiss.edu.

 

Individual Swim Lessons

Individual lessons are 30-minute-long sessions with a trained Ole Miss Campus Recreation swim instructor. Our instructors work to individualize each lesson to the participants’ needs, goals, and capabilities. We offer individual lessons in packages of 3 or 6 lessons. Individual swim lessons can occur any time our facility is open for normal operations, except during schedule group lesson times. The cost is $50.00 for 3 lessons and $90.00 for 6 lessons.  

Register HERE for the sessions listed below.

Refund Policy

Full refunds will only be granted up to 72 hours before the first class. After the first class meeting, any refund will be reviewed by the Coordinator of Aquatics. Email swim@olemiss.edu to request a refund.