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Aquatics

Aquatics

Swim Lessons

 
 

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 Cost | Location | Course Descriptions | Policies | Cancellations & Refunds
 
To register for Water Babies, Adult, and Private Swim Lessons please visit our online store. 
 For registration instructions please click here.
 
Cost and Registration
$50 per session, which consists of six 25-minute lessons. Registrations for all new swim lessons participants in Preschool (3-5 years old) and Learn to Swim (6 to 13 years old) Levels are done in person to ensure that your child is placed in the proper class based on their current skills. In person registration takes place on the dates listed below from 10am-12pm and from 5pm-7pm. Children must come to registration dates dressed and ready to enter the water for a short skill test. Payment is due in full at time of registration and can be made by cash, check or credit card. Water Babies and Adult courses can still register online. FGCU Faculty/Staff are eligible for a $5 discount on all swim lessons. Registrations for swim lessons are in person to ensure that your child is placed in the proper class based on their skills. Payment is due in full at time of registration.

In person registration takes place on the dates listed below from 10am-12pm and from 5pm-7pm.
  • Registration dates: June 1st and 2nd
  • Registration dates: June 29th and 30th
 
FGCU Faculty/Staff are eligible for a $5 discount on all swim lessons. To receive your discount you must register by cash or check IN PERSON at the Aquatics Center.
 
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.
 
Course Dates
Monday/Wednesday (June 6th - June 22nd) & Tuesday/Thursdays: (June 7th - June 28th) **no class on Thursday, June 16th**

July Swim Lessons:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday Mornings July 11th-July 22nd
10:00-10:25am: Water Babies & Preschool Beginners
10:30-10:55am: Preschool Beginners & Preschool Intermediate
11:00-11:25am: Preschool Advanced & Level 1
11:25-11:55am: Level 2 & Level 3
 

Tuesday/Thursday Mornings July 12th-July 28th
10:00-10:25am: Preschool Beginner
10:30-10:55am: Preschool Advanced
11:00-11:25am: Level 1
11:30-11:55am: Level 2


Monday/Wednesday Evenings July 11th- July 27th
5:00-5:25pm: Water Babies & Preschool Beginner
5:30-5:55pm: Preschool Beginner & Preschool Intermediate
6:00-6:25pm: Preschool Advanced & level 1
6:30-6:55pm: Level 2 & Level 3
7:00-7:25pm: Level 4/5 & Adult Beginners


Tuesday/Thursday Evenings July 12th- July 28th
5:00-5:25pm: Water Babies
5:30-5:55pm: Preschool Beginners
6:00-6:25pm: Preschool Intermediate
6:30-6:55pm: Level 3
7:00-7:25pm: Level 4/5

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 Beginners (3-5 years)
Introduction to water skills for children three to five years of age that have little or no swim lesson experience.  This class helps students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely.
 
Preschool Intermediate (3-5 years)
This class is designed for preschool children who are comfortable putting their face in the water, able to blow bubbles, jump in without assistance, paddle in the front, and float on their back (with ears in the water). 
 
Preschool Advanced (3-5 years)
This class is to increase proficiency and build on the basic aquatic skills learned in Preschool Beginner and Intermediate. The child should be able to fully submerge underwater, float on their back without assistance, and be completely comfortable in the water.
 
Learn to Swim (6 years and up)
Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills (ages 6-12)
Introduction to water skills for children six 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.

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills (ages 6-12)
This class gives students success with floating on their front and back, kicking and basic arm movements.

Level 3: Stroke Development (ages 6-12)
Focuses on stroke development, while building on the skills in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice and adding new skills to achieve water competency.

Level 4: Stroke Improvement (ages 6-12)
This class improves participant’s proficiency in performing the swimming strokes that were introduced in Level 3. 

Level 5: Stroke Refinement (ages 13+)
Helps participants refine their performance of all six strokes (i.e., front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, and sidestroke).  This class provides further coordination, endurance and refinement of strokes so that students swim with ease.
 
Adult (ages 13+)
This class is designed for adults to become more comfortable in the water and improve on their swimming skills.

Adult Swimming for Fitness (ages 13+)
Whether you are training for a triathlon or just want a different type of workout, we have the class for you. Adult Swimming for Fitness is designed to further your swimming technique as well as improve your cardiovascular health and build strength. Swimming is a full-body aerobic workout, joint friendly, and is great for cross-training. The instructor will be able to plan the workouts based on your goals. 
 
 
Policies
  • 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; if minimum is not met, class is subject to cancellation (with full refund) or time change.
  • 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
Weather Cancellations
The first day that class is cancelled, we will be watching a land based safety video that is recommended by the American Red Cross.  The second class that is cancelled, we will schedule a make-up day. 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.

Refunds
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 239-590-7700.

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Adult Swimming for Fitness (ages 13+)
Whether you are training for a triathlon or just want a different type of workout, we have the class for you. Adult Swimming for Fitness is designed to further your swimming technique as well as improve your cardiovascular health and build strength. Swimming is a full-body aerobic workout, joint friendly, and is great for cross-training. The instructor will be able to plan the workouts based on your goals. 



Policies
  • 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