Adult Swim

Welcome to Adult Swim.

Developed for older teens and adults, our program gives adult swimmers at every level the opportunity to improve their skills in a safe environment – and under the guidance of a trained instructor. Lessons are open to students, faculty, staff and all members of the Tucson community.

Quick Links to Courses

Clinics

CLINICS  

Adult Swim

BEGINNER LESSONS  |  INTERMEDIATE LESSONS  

Private and Semi-Private Lessons

PRIVATE LESSONS  |  SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS  

For More Information

Contact the aquatics staff at crec-aquatics@email.arizona.edu to learn more or to either request a disability-related accommodation or ask a question about accessibility.

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CLINICS

Become a better swimmer with our swim clinics! Each clinic will focus on one aspect of swimming at a time. Clinics are designed to help swimmers who want to learn, improve or perfect a specific swim skill or stroke.

What You Will Learn

Participants will be able to:

  • refine their technique, learn a new skill and better understand the finer details of swimming

Course Delivery

Clinics may incorporate videos, in-water demonstrations and feedback from our experienced staff.

Dates

Day/Date Time Location Member Non-Mem  
Breaststroke Clinic - Sunday, February 18 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Pool  $0 $0 REGISTER
Backstroke Clinic - Sunday, March 17 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Pool  $0 $0 REGISTER
Butterfly Clinic - Sunday, April 21 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Pool  $0 $0 REGISTER

 

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BEGINNER LESSONS - LEARNING THE BASICS

The Adult Beginner class is designed for participants who have very little or no swimming experience and may be uncomfortable in the water. 

What You Will Learn

Participants will be able to:

  • gain confidence and self-reliance in the water
  • perform basic water skills including comfortable entry, submersion, floating, breathing techniques, and an introduction to basic swimming strokes

Course Delivery

Adult Beginner lessons take place in the north end of the shallow end of the Campus Rec pool which is 4-4.5ft. deep. Instructors may move to another area to practice specific skills.

Click here for more information about the pool layout.

Please Note: Our swim lesson program progresses participants through the learning process of swimming.  Participants will start at their entry level and after successfully completing a skill checklist can progress to the next level.  Each participant learns at their own rate and repeating a level is normal for the learning process of swimming. 

Weather policy: In the event of inclement weather (thunder & lightning) the pool is closed for 30 minutes after the last lightning sighting. During this time, lessons could be delayed up to 15 minutes. After 15 minutes past the start time, the lesson will be cancelled. Cancellations are processed on a case-by-case scenario and communicated with participants via email.

Dates

Swim lessons held on the same day of the week for four consecutive weeks of the month.

Day/Date Time Location Member Non-Mem  
Mondays, March 11 - 25 6:15 - 6:55 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Tuesdays, March 12 - 26 6:15 - 6:55 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Wednesdays, March 13 - 27 6:15 - 6:55 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Thursdays, March 14 - 28 6:15 - 6:55 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Saturdays, March 16- 30 10:15 - 10:55 a.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Mondays, April 1 - 22 6:15 - 6:45 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Tuesdays, April 2 - 23 6:15 - 6:45 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Wednesdays, April 3 - 24 6:15 - 6:45 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Thursday,s April 4 - 25 6:15 - 6:45 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Saturdays, April 6 - 27 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER

Please note: no refunds will be offered once registration has been processed and a $15 administrative fee will be assessed to switch between courses.

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INTERMEDIATE LESSONS - REFINING STROKE TECHNIQUES AND SKILLS

The Adult Intermediate class is designed for participants who are comfortable swimming in shallow water and have experience swimming in deep water. 

What You Will Learn

Participants will be able to:

  • swim distances greater than 25 yards comfortably using more than one defined swimming stroke
  • Improve stroke technique to allow for continuous lap swimming

Course Delivery

Adult Intermediate lessons take place in the north end of the shallow area and lanes 14-15 of the Campus Rec pool which is 4-5.5ft. deep. Instructors may move to another area to practice specific skills.

Click here for more information about the pool layout.

Please Note: Our swim lesson program progresses participants through the learning process of swimming.  Participants will start at their entry level and after successfully completing a skill checklist can progress to the next level.  Each participant learns at their own rate and repeating a level is normal for the learning process of swimming. 

Weather policy: In the event of inclement weather (thunder & lightning) the pool is closed for 30 minutes after the last lightning sighting. During this time, lessons could be delayed up to 15 minutes. After 15 minutes past the start time, the lesson will be cancelled. Cancellations are processed on a case-by-case scenario and communicated with participants via email.

Dates

Swim lessons held on the same day of the week for four consecutive weeks of the month.

Day/Date Time Location Member Non-Mem  
Mondays, March 11 - 25 6:15 - 6:55 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Tuesdays, March 12 - 26 6:15 - 6:55 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Wednesdays, March 13 - 27 6:15 - 6:55 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Thursdays, March 14 - 28 6:15 - 6:55 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Saturdays, March 16- 30 10:15 - 10:55 a.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Mondays, April 1 - 22 6:15 - 6:45 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Tuesdays, April 2 - 23 6:15 - 6:45 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Wednesdays, April 3 - 24 6:15 - 6:45 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Thursdays, April 4 - 25 6:15 - 6:45 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Saturdays, April 6 - 27 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER

Please note: no refunds will be offered once registration has been processed and a $15 administrative fee will be assessed to switch between courses.

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PRIVATE LESSONS 

All private lessons are 30-minute one-on-one sessions with a certified instructor. The number of sessions depends on which package you decide to purchase. 

What You Will Learn

Participants will be able to:

  • Improve their skills and work on their goals by learning from an instructor in an intimate setting

Course Delivery

All lessons must be completed within 6 months in which the package is purchased. Participants are required to sign an agreement detailing times, dates and cancelation policy for the lessons. Once registration is completed, the Aquatic Staff will review your client information and will email additional documentation for you to complete. Only after this documentation is finished will they pair you with an instructor. The Aquatic Staff pairs instructors to best match your swimming/ training background, goals and schedule. While we start this process right away, we do ask for a transition period to contact and confirm the instructors' availability; at times this process can take roughly 2 to 3 weeks. Our priority is to find an instructor who is well-suited to your preferences and training needs!

Dates

# of Packages # of Sessions Location Member Non-Mem  
5 Packages 5 Sessions Pool $175 $200 REGISTER
10 Packages 10 Sessions Pool $333 $380 REGISTER
15 Packages 15 Sessions Pool $450 $513 REGISTER

Please note: no refunds will be offered once registration has been processed.

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SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS 

All semi-private lessons are 30-minute sessions for up to three participants with a certified instructor. The number of sessions depends on which package you decide to purchase. 

What You Will Learn

Participants will be able to:

  • Improve their skills and work on their goals by learning from an instructor in a more intimate setting

Course Delivery

All lessons must be completed within 6 months in which the package is purchased. Participants are required to sign an agreement detailing times, dates and cancelation policy for the lessons. Once registration is completed, the Aquatic Staff will review your client information and will email additional documentation for you to complete. Only after this documentation is finished will they pair you with an instructor. The Aquatic Staff pairs instructors to best match your swimming/ training background, goals and schedule. While we start this process right away, we do ask for a transition period to contact and confirm the instructors' availability; at times this process can take roughly 2 to 3 weeks. Our priority is to find an instructor who is well-suited to your preferences and training needs!

Dates

# of Packages # of Sessions Location Member Non-Mem  
5 Packages 5 Sessions Pool $225 $250 REGISTER
10 Packages 10 Sessions Pool $428 $475 REGISTER
15 Packages 15 Sessions Pool $578 $642 REGISTER

Please note: no refunds will be offered once registration has been processed.