We, Campus Recreation, pride ourselves on teaching the necessary skills needed to explore water as a lifelong fitness and recreational opportunity. Our philosophy is to always reward swimmers with praise and positive reinforcement for a job well done. Swimmers are never forced to perform. We wait until each swimmer is ready to progress. We believe that with patience, encouragement, and practice, our students will make the most of their time in the pool.

  • Academic Year: Monday & Wednesday and Tuesday & Thursday sessions are five weeks long consisting of 8 lessons; each lesson lasts 30 minutes
  • Summer: Monday thru Friday sessions are two weeks long consisting of 10 lessons; each lesson lasts 30 minutes
  • Our preferred instructor to swimmer ratio is 1 instructor per 3 to 5 swimmers
  • There are no make-up lessons for any type of group/private lesson and refunds are not given for partial attendance
  • Classes may be combined to accommodate instructors/classes

Activity Cost
Swim Lesson $46.00 per swimmer per session
FISH
Fun Instructional Swimming Hour
$64.00 per swimmer per session
Semi-Private Swim Lesson
(one instructor and two-three swimmers of similar ability)
$72.00 per swimmer per session
(must sign up together to receive semi-private rate)
Private Swim Lesson
(one instructor and one swimmer)
$112.00 per swimmer per session

 

Registration

Registration is completed at the front desk of the Peter Courtney Health and Wellness Center (Map) using cash/check during operational hours. Registration periods are listed within each schedule listed below. The course adjustment deadline for all classes is the Wednesday prior to the start date of the session and at this time, classes may be adjusted, combined or canceled due to enrollment numbers. A minimum of a 50% cancellation fee will be charged if canceling after registration closes for each participant. Classes are filled on a first-come-first-served basis. Swimmers should be placed in classes according to their age and previous swim experience. Generally, students spend two or three sessions at one level before moving on.

To expedite your registration process, please fill out the Activity Registration prior to your arrival at the HWC.

Fall 2019 schedule: October 7th – 30th


Registration opens August 9, 2019, and closes October 9, 2019, prior to class time

Monday & Wednesday:
October 7 – October 30, 2019

4:10-4:40pm
Swimmer N Me
133101 01

4:10-4:40pm
Level 1
133103 01

4:10-4:40pm
Private
133202 01
or
Semi-Private
133201 01

4:45-5:15pm
Preschool
133102 01

4:45-5:15pm
Level 2
133104 01

4:45-5:15pm
Private
133202 02
or
Semi-Private
133201 02

5:20-5:50pm
Level 1
133103 02

5:20-5:50pm
Level 3
133105 01

5:20-6:20pm
FISH
133109 01

5:55-6:25pm
Level 2
133104 02

5:55-6:25pm
Level 4
133106 01

Tuesday & Thursday:
October 8 – October 29, 2019

(No classes on October 31, 2019)

3:40-4:10pm
Preschool
133102 02

3:40-4:10pm
Level 2
133104 03

3:40-4:10pm
Private
133202 03
or
Semi-Private
133201 03

4:15-4:45pm
Level 1
133103 03

4:15-4:45pm
Level 3
133105 02

4:15-4:45pm
Private
133202 04
or
Semi-Private
133201 04

4:50-5:20pm
Private
133202 05
or
Semi-Private
133201 05

4:50-5:20pm
Private
133202 06
or
Semi-Private
133201 06

4:50-5:20pm
Private
133202 07
or
Semi-Private
133201 07

Fall 2019 schedule: November 4th – 26th


Registration opens August 9, 2019, and closes November 7, 2019, prior to class time

Monday & Wednesday:
November 4 – November 25, 2019

(No classes on November 27, 2019)

4:10-4:40pm
Swimmer N Me
133101 02

4:10-4:40pm
Level 1
133103 04

4:10-4:40pm
Private
133202 08
or
Semi-Private
133201 08

4:45-5:15pm
Preschool
133102 03

4:45-5:15pm
Level 2
133104 04

4:45-5:15pm
Private
133202 09
or
Semi-Private
133201 09

5:20-5:50pm
Level 1
133103 05

5:20-5:50pm
Level 3
133105 03

5:20-5:50pm
Private
133202 10
or
Semi-Private
133201 10

5:55-6:25pm
Level 2
133104 06

5:55-6:25pm
Level 4
133106 02

5:55-6:25pm
Private
133202 011
or
Semi-Private
133201 011

Tuesday & Thursday:
November 5- November 26, 2019

(No classes on November 28, 2019)

3:40-4:10pm
Preschool
133102 04

3:40-4:10pm
Level 2
133104 08

3:40-4:10pm
Private
133202 12
or
Semi-Private
133201 03

4:15-4:45pm
Level 1
133103 07

4:15-4:45pm
Level 3
133105 04

4:15-5:15pm
FISH
133109 02

4:50-5:20pm
Private
133202 13
or
Semi-Private
133201 13

4:50-5:20pm
Private
133202 14
or
Semi-Private
133201 14

Winter 2020 schedule: January 13th-February 6th


Registration opens October 30, 2019, and closes January 15, 2020, prior to class time

Monday & Wednesday:
January 13 – February 5, 2020

(No classes on January 20, 2020)

4:10-4:40pm
Swimmer N Me
233101 01

4:10-4:40pm
Level 1
233103 01

4:10-4:40pm
Private
233202 01
or
Semi-Private
233201 01

4:45-5:15pm
Preschool
233102 01

4:45-5:15pm
Level 2
233104 01

4:45-5:15pm
Private
233202 02
or
Semi-Private
233201 02

5:20-5:50pm
Level 2
233104 02

5:20-5:50pm
Level 4
233106 01

5:20-6:20pm
FISH
233109 01

5:55-6:25pm
Level 1
233103 02

5:55-6:25pm
Level 3
233105 01

Tuesday & Thursday:
January 14 – February 6, 2020

3:40-4:10pm
Preschool
233102 02

3:40-4:10pm
Level 2
233104 03

3:40-4:10pm
Private
233202 03
or
Semi-Private
233201 03

4:15-4:45pm
Level 1
233103 03

4:15-4:45pm
Level 3
233105 02

4:15-4:45pm
Private
233202 04
or
Semi-Private
233201 04

4:50-5:20pm
Private
233202 05
or
Semi-Private
233201 05

4:50-5:20pm
Private
233202 06
or
Semi-Private
233201 06

4:50-5:20pm
Private
233202 07
or
Semi-Private
233201 07

Winter 2020 schedule: February 10th – March 5th


Registration opens October 30, 2019, and closes February 12, 2020, prior to class time

Monday & Wednesday:
February 10 – March 4, 2020

4:10-4:40pm
Swimmer N Me
233101 02

4:10-4:40pm
Level 1
233103 04

4:10-4:40pm
Private
233202 08
or
Semi-Private
233201 08

4:45-5:15pm
Preschool
233102 03

4:45-5:15pm
Level 2
233104 04

4:45-5:15pm
Private
233202 09
or
Semi-Private
233201 09

5:20-5:50pm
Level 2
233104 05

5:20-5:50pm
Level 4
233106 02

5:20-5:50pm
Private
233202 10
or
Semi-Private
233201 10

5:55-6:25pm
Level 1
233103 06

5:55-6:25pm
Level 3
233105 03

5:55-6:25pm
Private
233202 011
or
Semi-Private
233201 011

Tuesday & Thursday:
February 11 – March 5, 2020

3:40-4:10pm
Preschool
233102 04

3:40-4:10pm
Level 2
233104 07

3:40-4:10pm
Private
233202 12
or
Semi-Private
233201 12

4:15-4:45pm
Level 1
233103 08

4:15-4:45pm
Level 3
233105 04

4:15-5:15pm
FISH
233109 02

4:50-5:20pm
Private
233202 13
or
Semi-Private
233201 13

4:50-5:20pm
Private
233202 14
or
Semi-Private
233201 14

Class Descriptions

Semi-Private: for all ages over 6 months to Adults


Purpose: For swimmers of all ages and abilities who need or want more individualized attention. If the 2 or 3 swimmers in a semi-private lesson are similar in aquatic skills and knowledge, it is more mutually beneficial. This lesson will be tailored to develop specific swimming goals at the lowest swim level ability; otherwise, it will follow the Red Cross skill and knowledge progression. Water safety skills will be incorporated.

Private: for all ages over 6 months to Adults


Purpose: For swimmers of all ages and abilities who need or want one on one attention. This lesson can be tailored to develop specific swimming goals; otherwise, it will follow the Red Cross skill and knowledge progression. Water safety skills will be incorporated.

Swimmer ‘N’ Me: for ages 6 months to 3 years


Purpose: To introduce basic skills to a swimmer and adult. Adults are taught to safely work with the swimmer in the water, including how to appropriately support and hold the swimmer in the water and how to prepare and encourage the swimmer to participate fully and try the skills. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

  • Holding and support techniques
  • Water adjustment, entry, and exit
  • Buoyancy on front and back
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Passing from instructor to adult

Preschool: for ages 3-5 years


Purpose: To teach the most elementary aquatic skills, which swimmers will continue to build as they progress. Provides additional guided practice to give swimmers further success with fundamental aquatic skills performed with an instructor. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

  • Enter and exit the water safely
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Bobbing
  • Float on front and back
  • Explore combined arm and leg actions on front and back

Level I – Introduction to Water Skills: for ages 4 and up


Purpose: Encourages swimmers to feel comfortable in the water. Swimmers begin to develop positive attitudes, good swimming habits and safe practices in and around the water. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

  • Enter and exit the water safely
  • Perform glides on front and back with recovery to a vertical position with assistance
  • Swim on front and back using arm and leg actions with assistance
  • Float on front and back with assistance
  • Explore arm and hand movements

Level II – Fundamental Aquatic Skills: for ages 4 and up


Purpose: Continues developing fundamental skills learned throughout Introduction to Water Skills. Swimmers further develop simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on their front and back, laying the foundation for future strokes. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

  • Enter water by stepping or jumping from the side
  • Open eyes underwater, pick up a submerged object
  • Roll over from front to back, back to front
  • Exit water safely using ladder, steps or side
  • Float on front and back, including three variations of the front float

Level III – Stroke Development


Purpose: Builds on the previously attained skills further developing each swimming stroke through additional guided practice. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

  • Jump into deep water from the side
  • Headfirst entries from sitting and kneeling position
  • Perform streamlined position on the front with flutter and dolphin kicks
  • Scissors kick on side
  • Perform elementary backstroke and front crawl with rotary breathing

Level IV – Stroke Improvement


Purpose: Build confidence with previously learned strokes. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

  • Front crawl for 25 yards
  • Elementary backstroke for 25 yards
  • Breaststroke 15 yards
  • Swim underwater
  • Tread water, using 2 different kicks

FISH – Fun Instructional Swimming Hour


Purpose: Provides further refinement and proficiency of strokes to enable students to swim with ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances. Increases distance, speed, and endurance. This class is delivered as a workout with a focus on the four competitive strokes, turns and starts including various drills and training techniques. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

  • 500-yard continuous swimming using any 3 strokes
  • Cooper 12-minutes swim test
  • Treading water
  • Front and backstroke flip turn
  • Breaststroke and butterfly turn
  • Track start from diving blocks
  • Backstroke starts
  • Relay starts
  • Setting up an exercise program using a pace clock, intervals and a variety of equipment
  • Calculating target heart rate

           
Contact

Campus Recreation

(503) 838-9530 | e-mail: hwc@wou.edu | or in person: Directions/Parking