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Fall 2014 swim lesson dates will be posted in mid-September.

 Register for any course by visiting our ONLINE STORE

Each session consists of eight, 30-minute lessons with classes meeting Monday-Thursday for two weeks (four lessons per week). 


Session 4

Session Dates

July 14-July 24 

Online Registration Opens

July 5

Cost: $63 per session, register for any course by visiting our online store 

Location: Classes are held in the FGCU Aquatics Center, located directly across from Alico Arena.  Click here to view a map of campus with directions.

Class Times
Due to the frequent late afternoon rainstorms, we are now offering earlier classes in an effort to avoid class cancellations. We will resume offering more evening classes in the fall, once the summer rainstorms subside.  

  Session 4
Water Babies 9:00-9:30am
Preschool Level 1 3:30-4:00pm
Preschool Level 2 4:10-4:40pm
Level 1 9:40-10:10am; 4:50-5:20pm
Level 2 5:30-6:00pm
Level 3 10:20-10:50am
Level 4 & 5 11:00-11:30am
Adult - Basics 11:40am-12:10pm

Course Descriptions
Water Babies (parent and child 6 months-3 years)
This class familiarizes young children ages six months – three years to the water and prepares them to learn to swim while teaching parents techniques that help orient their children to the water.

Preschool (3-5 years)
Level 1: helps children become comfortable in the water and basic water safety.
Level 2: introduces fundamental skills, such as kicking and builds on Level 1.
Level 3: focuses on coordinating arm and leg movements and improving upon skills learned in Levels 1 and 2.

Learn to Swim (6 years and up)
Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills
Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Level 3: Stroke Development
Level 4: Stroke Improvement
Level 5: Stroke Refinement

Swimming Lessons Policies and Procedures
Students should come prepared for class with the following: towel, bathing suit, and sunscreen.  Children requiring the use of diapers during normal activities must wear disposable swim diapers while using University recreational facilities.  Please do not dispose of diapers in trash cans on the deck, they must be disposed of in the locker room.   

•    Minimum of three participants per class
•    Student’s swim lessons levels are based on skill level
•    Children should use the restroom before the start of their lesson
•    No children are allowed in the pool before or after their scheduled class
•    Parents must remain in the pool at all times with Water Baby swimmers
•    Parental interaction from the deck with students should be kept to a minimum as this is distracting to both the student and the instructor
•    If a student needs to be excused for any reason during a session, the parent is responsible for escorting the child to and from the pool

Payment is due in full at time of registration.

Weather Cancellations
Only one make-up day will be offered per session.  There are no make-up classes if a participant is unable to attend a class.

Full refunds will be given one week prior to the first class; $25 processing fee through the second class.  No refunds thereafter, with no exceptions.

For more information please call FGCU Aquatics at 239-590-7703.