Unfortunately the UCCS Campus Recreation Swim Lesson Program is on hold until further notice. We hope to bring our swim program back online soon after the Aquatics Center reopens. This page will be updated when we are offering swim lessons again and accepting participants.
The Campus Recreation Swim Lesson Program serves adults and children of all ages and abilities in a one-on-one or within a small group environment. All swim instructors nationally certified by recognized organizations to teach the fundamentals of water safety, stroke development and skill refinement. Swim lessons are either 30 or 45 minutes in length. Note, 30-minute classes are typically recommended for younger children.
Description of swim lesson levels and skill development
Participant is uncomfortable in the water, and will not put his/her face in the water. Participant has not yet mastered floating, and is unable to swim independently.
Swimmer is comfortable in the water and will submerge independently and is starting to float on front and back independently.
Swimmer is swimming short distances on their front and back unassisted, and comfortable jumping into water above their heads. This level expands upon basic skills learned in Level 1.
Swimmer is swimming full strokes unassisted. This level focuses on increasing endurance, and introduces breaststroke and butterfly strokes.
Swimmer is swimming at least half the length of the pool unassisted. This level focuses on stroke improvement and technique.
Before starting this level, swimmers must pass the UCCS swim test. Swimmer will refine stroke coordination and stroke technique for the front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, and side stroke. This level also introduces flip turns and surface dives.