Swim Lessons

Swim Lesson In Progress

Swim Lessons have been suspended due to COVID-19 for the Fall 2020 Semester.

American Red Cross Swim Lessons

  • Once we have received your application we will place the application in our in our spreadsheet, for our instructor to choose.
  • If after a few weeks you haven’t been placed, please resubmit an updated/current application or email learn-to-swim@uwm.edu
Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills

Introduction to Water Skills

  • Orient participants to the aquatic environment and help them gain basic aquatic skills
  • Help participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices around water

Prerequisites

  • No skill prerequisites
  • Participants usually start at about 6 years of age
Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Fundamental Aquatic Skills

  • Build on the basic aquatic skill and water safety skill sand concepts learned in Level 1

Prerequisites

  • Successful demonstration of the Learn-to-Swim Level 1 exit skills assessment
Level 3: Stroke Development

Stroke Development

  • Build on the skills learned in Levels 1 and 2 to help participants achieve basic water competency in a pool environment.

Prerequisites

  • Successful demonstration of the Learn-to-Swim Level 2 exit skills assessment
Level 4: Stroke Improvement

Stroke Improvement

  • Improve participants’ proficiency in performing the swimming strokes that were introduced in Level 3

Prerequisites

  • Successful demonstration of the Learn-to-Swim Level 3 exit skills assessment
Level 5: Stroke Refinement

Stroke Refinement

  • Help participants’ refine their performance of all six swimming strokes (i.e., front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke)
  • Refine strokes so participants swim them with greater efficiency and effectiveness over longer distances

Prerequisites

  • Successful demonstration of the Learn-to-Swim Level 4 exit skills assessment
Learn To Swim Fees
  • For UWM students and UREC members lessons cost $16 per lesson for a Private lesson (1 swimmer) and $18 per lesson for Private +1 lesson (2 swimmers of similar abilities and goals).
  • For Non-members the price is $18 for a private and $20 for a private +1 lessons.
Learn To Swim Fees
UWM Students and University Recreation Members
Student/Member Private Lesson (One swimmer and one instructor) $16
Student/Member Private +1 Lesson (Two swimmers of similar abilities and goals) $18
Non-Members and Milwaukee Area Community
Non-Member/Milwaukee Community Private Lesson (One swimmer and one instructor) $18
Non-Member/Milwaukee Community Private +1 Lesson (Two swimmers of similar abilities and goals) $20

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs
  • For UWM students and UREC members lessons cost $16 per lesson for a Private lesson (1 swimmer) and $18 per lesson for Private +1 lesson (2 swimmers of similar abilities and goals).
  • For Non-members the price is $18 for a private and $20 for a private +1 lessons.
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