Children's Swim Classes

Due to COVID-19, there will be no swim lesson offered this semester, per American Red Cross recommendations. The safety of our patrons and instructors is our priority and we will continue to assess the feasibility of future swim lessons.

Children's Learn to Swim Program
Only children of current Georgia State University students and members of the Student Recreation Center are allowed to register for swimming lessons. Parents or adult supervisors may not leave the pool area. Direct adult supervision is required in the Aquatic Center while children are in the pool or in swimming lessons. Everyone must adhere to pool policies in the Policies, Procedures and Guidelines. Failure to comply with policies may result in loss of privileges and financial reimbursement.

Class Descriptions
Parent & Child
For ages 6 to 36 months. Parent(s) must participate in the water with the infant. This class teaches underwater acclimation while parents learn how to give their child a positive experience in the water.

3 to 5-year-olds who are new to the water will develop comfort in the water, learn water entry, bubble blowing, floating, kicking, underwater exploration and general water safety skills.

Learn to Swim Levels 1 to 4
These classes are for children 5 to 15 years old and taught in the leisure pool. Children are taught to swim and improve their level of skill.

Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills
Prerequisite: Must be age 5 the first day of the program and comfortable away from the parent.
Objectives: Supported floating on front and back, gliding, kicking and alternating arm and leg action.

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Prerequisite: Must possess level 1 skills including supported floating and kicking.
Objectives: Unsupported float, gliding, kicking on front and back without support, combined arms action with a kick on front and back, treading water without support and personal safety and rescue skills.

Level 3: Stroke Development & Improvement
Prerequisite: Must be comfortable in the lap pool and possess level 2 swim skills.
Objectives: Front crawl with breathing to the side, coordinated back crawl, elementary backstroke, scissors and dolphin kick, treading water skills, diving from the side of the pool and personal safety and rescue skills.