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Summer 2014 Swim Lesson Program

 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 1
(PM classes) 

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5
(PM classes)

Session Dates

May 12-May 22

June 2-June 12

June 23-July 3

July 14-July 24

Aug 4-Aug 14

Online Registration Opens

April 12

May 24

June 14

July 5

July 26

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

Class Times
Water Babies: 9:00-9:30 AM, 5:00-5:30 PM
Minnows (Level 1): 9:00-9:30 AM, 5:00-5:30 PM
Guppies (Level 2): 9:40-10:10 AM, 5:40-6:10 PM
Sea Horses (Level 3): 9:40-10:10 AM, 5:40-6:10 PM
Dolphins (Level 4): 10:20-10:50 AM, 6:20-6:50 PM
Sharks (Level 5): 10:20-10:50 AM, 6:20-6:50 PM

Adult Beginner (13+): 11:00-11:30 AM, 7:00-7:30 PM
Adult Intermediate (13+): 11:00-11:30 AM, 7:00-7:30 PM

Course Descriptions
Water Babies (Parent and Child)
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.

Minnows (Level 1)
Introduction to water skills for children three years and older that have little or no swim lesson experience.  This class helps students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely.

Guppies (Level 2)
For children 3 years and older.  Gives students success with floating front and back, kicking and basic arm movements.

Sea Horses (Level 3)
Stroke Development: builds on the skills in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice and adding new skills.

Dolphins (Level 4)
Stroke Improvement: develops confidence and endurance in the strokes learned and to improve other aquatic skills.

Sharks (Levels 5) -- not available spring 2014
Stroke Refinement and skill proficiency: provides further coordination, endurance and refinement of strokes so that students swim with ease.

Beginning Adults 13+
This class is tailored to the individual with little or no swimming experience.  Teaches front and back floats, rhythmic breathing, front and back crawl, and elementary backstroke.

Intermediate Adults 13+ -- not available spring 2014
This class is designed to build on the skills of the Beginning Adult course. Participants will learn breaststroke and butterfly while refining the front and back crawl.

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.