Swim Lessons


Register for Swim Lessons


Join us for swim lessons!

Swimming is an important skill to have for both children and adults. UMW Campus Recreation offers swim lessons to members of the Fredericksburg, UMW, and surrounding communities at an affordable rate. Swim lessons are 30 minutes long and take place Monday-Friday for two weeks. The next session of swim lessons will be May 1-12.


Youth Swim Lesson Options

  • Parent & Child
    This level is designed for children under the age of three. Participation can start as early as six months of age. This class teaches parents how to give their child a positive experience in the water. Participants will become acclimated to the water and learn safety skills while having fun developing swimming readiness. Parent participation is required.
    This class is offered at the following times in May 2017: 4:00-4:30pm, 4:45-5:15pm
  • Preschool
    For three to five year olds, this class will develop comfort in the water, learn water entry, bubble blowing, floating, kicking, underwater exploration and general water safety skills. Once comfortable in the water, students will move on to learn new skills such as combined arm and leg action on front and general water safety skills. Finally, eligible students will learn to refine arm and leg action on front and back, as well as treading with and without support and general water safety skills.
    This class is offered at the following times in May 2017: 4:00-4:30pm, 4:45-5:15pm
  • Child Introduction/Fundamentals
    Child must be six years old the first day of the program in order to participate and be comfortable away from parent. Objectives: Supported floating on front and back, gliding, kicking, and alternating arm and leg action. Progress to unsupported float, gliding, kicking on front and back without support, combined arm action with kick on front and back, treading water without support, personal safety and rescue skills.
    This class is offered at the following times in May 2017: 4:00-4:30pm, 4:45-5:15pm, 5:30-6:00pm
  • Child Stroke Development
    Students will learn front crawl with breathing to the side, coordinated back crawl, elementary backstroke, scissor and dolphin kick, treading water skills, diving from the side of the pool, and personal safety and rescue skills. Finally, students will improve stroke proficiency on front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breast stroke and elementary backstroke, sidestroke, surface diving, open turns, and personal safety and rescue skills.
    This class is offered at the following times in May 2017: 4:45-5:15pm, 5:30-6:00pm

Adult Swim Lesson Options

  • Adult Introduction/Fundamentals
    Overcome fear of the water and learn basic skills such as floating, gliding, kicking, rhythmic breathing, and treading water.
    This class is offered at the following times in May 2017: 4:45-5:15pm, 5:30-6:00pm
  • Adult Stroke Development
    Adults with no fear of water who possess beginner swimming skills must be able to kick and breathe using a kickboard for 25-yards without stopping. Students will learn front crawl, back crawl, and develop comfort in deep water.
    This class is offered at the following times in May 2017: 4:45-5:15pm, 5:30-6:00pm

Private Lessons

One-on-one lessons with an instructor are available for all skill levels.


Pricing

The following prices are the cost of registering one individual for one of the swim lesson class levels explained above:

  • UMW Member: $75
  • UMW Non-Member: $100
  • Private Lessons: $125

Location

Swim lessons will take place in Goolrick Hall, located on the University of Mary Washington’s Fredericksburg campus. Goolrick Hall is on the corner of College Avenue and Route 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway). Locker rooms are available for changing and showers. To find the pool, walk from the parking deck towards the large white windows on the back of Goolrick Hall. There are sliding glass doors that lead directly to the pool. This is the recommended way to access the pool.

Parking

Parking is available in the parking deck located on Alvey St. Non-UMW guests can park on the top level. As a part of your registration for swim lessons, you will prompted to complete a parking pass application. A complimentary parking pass will be given to you upon your first visit.


If you have any questions or comments concerning swim lessons, please contact Kelly Shannon, Director of Campus Recreation, at kshannon@umw.edu.