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Swim Lessons

Learn to Swim with Campus Recreation

 If you are interested in private lessons, please click here.

Group swim lessons are not being offered at this time.  

Registrations close the Thursday prior to the start of a new session at 9pm. Late registrations may be accepted by phone (239-745-4475) with a late registration fee of $10. 

Price: $50* per session which includes six 25-minute lessons

*FGCU faculty/staff and students 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 Campus Recreation Administrative Modular during normal business hours.

No swim lesson sessions are scheduled at this time.  


Group Swim Lessons Level Information

Full level descriptions are on our online store. It is very important that you read each level and enroll your child in the level that best represents their ability. If you are unsure what level to register your child for you can request an in-person registration with a swim test. A Water Safety Instructor can be available throughout the week and can quickly run your child through a skills test before registering. Please call 239-745-4475 if you are interested in this.

  • Water Babies

  • Preschool

  • Learn-to-Swim

  • Adult

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Private Lessons

Private lessons are scheduled one on one sessions with an instructor. Semi-private lessons are available for two swimmers looking for a more private lesson option but must be of similar abilities. All lessons are a half hour of personalized in-water instruction. Lessons are scheduled between you and your instructor based on your mutual availability and can occur at any time during our normal hours of operation but not during scheduled group lesson times due to instructor availability.

Private Lesson Packages

Instructor 1 Lesson 4 Lessons 6 Lessons
1:1 $35 $120 $180
1:2 $45 $160 $240

*Current FGCU Faculty/Staff and Students receive $5 off each lesson. Please let us know of your FGCU affiliation when filling out the registration form. 

Want to register?
If you are interested in private swim lessons please begin your registration by completing our online form. Once your interest form has been submitted we will work on matching you with the best instructor based on your desired times and needs. Payment for total cost of private lessons will be due before getting in the water for your first lesson. Payment for private lesson can be made in cash or check only.  



Name POSITION Email Phone
Darian Huffaker Aquatics Program Assistant (239) 745-4475
Emma Reeners Assistant Director, Aquatics (239) 590-7701