Swimming Classes

Aquatics classes focus on comfort and safety in the water. All levels focus on technique with four competitive strokes: front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly. Classes develop a training and workout methodology based on individual needs.

Group Lessons

Members: $80 per session/participant

Non-members: $95 per session/participant

**Due to staffing issues,  UREC is onle able to offer lessons on Mon/Wed and Saturday. The only available lessons on Tuesday/Thursday are for women's only.**

Private/Buddy Lessons

Private Members: $110 per session/participant

Private Non-members: $130 per session/participant

Buddy Members: $95 per session/participant (Must purchase classes for both students at the same time.)

Buddy Non-members: $110 per session/participant (Must purchase classes for both students at the same time.)

**Due to staffing issues, UREC is onle able to offer lessons on Mon/Wed and Saturday. The only available lessons on Tuesday/Thursday are for women's only.**

Download the information packet and cancellation policy for guidelines and a waiver to sign before the first class. For questions, please read Swimming Class FAQ.

Adult Class | all levels

All levels focus on technique with four competitive strokes: front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly. Class include drills and developing a training/workout structure based on individual needs.

All adult classes are 6:15–6:55 p.m.

Kid's Class | 4–12 years

This class focuses on being comfortable and safe both in and around the water. Participants learn to coordinate the front stroke, back stroke and floating. Pool safety is stressed as well as having fun.

All child classes are 5:30–6:10 p.m.

Private/Buddy Lessons | all levels & ages

Brand new to swimming or needing to brush up on your swimming techniques? Join our certified water safety instructor in this one-two–on–one lesson to help you master the water. Work to improve techniques and strokes you already know or get a fresh start in the water.

Women's Only Class | all levels

The intention of women's only swim classes is to help assist anyone who identifies as a women with their aquatics goals. All levels focus on technique with four competitive strokes: front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, and butterfly and the safety strokes elementary backstroke and sidestroke. Classes include drills and developing a training/workout structure based on individual needs.

All women's classes are 1:45–2:25 p.m.

COVID-19 information regarding lessons:

We encourage members of the University community to follow the public health guidance that applies to their vaccination status. For more information on current UTD guidance please see Comets United.

Please note the following items:

  • all participants are encourage to wear swim suits to and from lessons
  • all participants must rinse off before entering the pool
  • all parents are required to stay on deck or by windows during children's lessons

Level 1

  • Building comfort with the water
  • Introduction to the motor skills required for front crawl, back crawl, elementary back stroke and breaststroke with assistance from an instructor

Level 2

  • Fundamental aquatic skills for swimming without assistance
  • Advanced understanding of locomotion skills for primary strokes without assistance

Level 3

  • Thorough understanding of skills required for swimming without supervision and introduction to survival swimming
  • Introduction to scissor and dolphin kick
  • Introduction to headfirst entry safely into the water

Level 4

  • Building confidence in the strokes through stroke technique refinement
  • Building basic endurance skills in all strokes
  • Learning sidestroke, butterfly and surface dives

Level 5

  • Polishing of stroke techniques and introduction to lap swimming (50+ yards)
  • Introduction to flip turns

Level 6

  • Perfection of stroke technique with special emphasis on endurance training (100+ yards)
  • Focus on the swimmers goals to allow improvement beyond classes we offer
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the dress code for the pool?

Proper swim attire is required in the pool. T-shirts and athletic shorts are not allowed. Please see an instructor or lifeguard if you are unsure if what you have is appropriate.

Where can I change clothes for class?

The locker rooms are immediately next to the pool deck, with space to change and shower. No children of the opposite sex over the age of 4 are allowed in the locker rooms. Please see the Control Desk to utilize the single stall restrooms.

How many people are in each class?

Maximum enrollment is 10 students per session, but it could be fewer depending on how many students register. We do our best to provide each student with a sufficient amount of attention. Ratio is about five students to one instructor.

What is the age limit for group lessons?

We allow swimmers ages 4-12 to participate in our child group classes. Swimmers ages 13 years and older can participate in the adult group classes.

Classes have already started. May I/my child still register?

No. Registration ends at 11:59 p.m. on the Thursday before the first day of class. We do not allow late registration for group lessons.

I/my child can't make a class. May I reschedule?

Classes are not rescheduled for individuals who have conflicts with class time. If a student is late, classes will not go over to accommodate for the student's missed time. Only if the university is closed unexpectedly will arrangements be made for another class.

What is the refund policy for lessons?

We only provide refunds for medical emergencies. This policy is strictly enforced. Please refer to our cancellation policy for more information.

What is the student-to-instructor ratio?

We do our best to provide each student with a sufficient amount of attention within a class. There are usually two instructors present at every class. For group lessons the ratio is about five students to one instructor. For private lessons the ratio is one–to–one.

What will I/my child learn in this class?

For beginners, we will teach the basics of swimming and freestyle/front crawl. For intermediate and advanced swimmers, we will work on stroke technique and introduce new strokes. Deep end swimming, diving and flip turns will also be taught if time allows. Near the end of a child's class, games will be played.

Do I/my child need to wear a swim cap and goggles?

Swim caps are not required, but we recommend people with long hair pull it out of their face. Goggles are strongly recommended.