Youth Swim

Welcome to Youth Swim.

Our program allows everyone the opportunity to learn in a safe environment, at their own pace. Swim classes are taught by certified, knowledgeable and caring instructors who can help swimmers at every level feel comfortable in the water and progress to the next level. Lessons are open to all members of the Tucson community.

Quick Links to Courses

Swim School

LEVEL 1 - SEAHORSE  |  LEVEL 2 - SEA TURTLE  |  LEVEL 3 - SQUID   |  LEVEL 4 -SHARK   |  LEVEL 5 - WILDCAT

Parent and Child

PARENT AND CHILD SWIM 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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LEVEL 1 - SEAHORSE

Level 1 is an introduction to water skills. Students will learn how to feel comfortable in the water and safely enjoy it. 

What You Will Learn

Participants will be able to:

  • travel at least 5 yards from the wall
  • glide on front supported at least 2 body lengths
  • float, roll and self-sufficient breath control

Course Delivery

Level 1 takes place on the west end shallow end of the Campus Rec pool which is 3-3.5ft. deep and is temperature-controlled to a range of 81-84 degrees year-round.

Click here for more information about the pool layout.

Swimming lessons include a variety of activities including direct and indirect teaching techniques.  Each 30 minute lesson can be observed to include the following components:

  • Welcome & Water Safety topic
  • Water Warm-up
  • Review Skills- taught through games and drills
  • New Skills- taught through games and drills
  • Games & Drills- to reinforce learned skills
  • Wrap-up and Water Exit

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

Day/Date Time Location Member Non-Mem  
Monday, March 11 - 25 5:30 - 6:10 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Tuesday, March 12 - 26 5:30 - 6:10 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Wednesday, March 13 - 27 5:30 - 6:10 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Thursday, March 14 - 28 5:30 - 6:10 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Saturday, March 16- 30 9:30 - 10:10 a.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Monday, April 1 - 22 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Tuesday, April 2 - 23 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Wednesday, April 3 - 24 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Thursday, April 4 - 25 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Saturday, April 6 - 27 9:30 - 10:00 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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LEVEL 2 - SEA TURTLE

Level 2 dives into the fundamentals of aquatics. Students will learn basic swimming skills. 

What You Will Learn

Participants will be able to:

  • practice with swimming farther distances independently
  • roll on front and back
  • back float and kick while on their back

Course Delivery

Level 2 takes place on the west end shallow end of the Campus Rec pool which is 3-3.5ft. deep and is temperature-controlled to a range of 81-84 degrees year-round.

Click here for more information about the pool layout.

Swimming lessons include a variety of activities including direct and indirect teaching techniques.  Each 30 minute lesson can be observed to include the following components:

  • Welcome & Water Safety topic
  • Water Warm-up
  • Review Skills- taught through games and drills
  • New Skills- taught through games and drills
  • Games & Drills- to reinforce learned skills
  • Wrap-up and Water Exit

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

Day/Date Time Location Member Non-Mem  
Monday, March 11 - 25 5:30 - 6:10 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Tuesday, March 12 - 26 5:30 - 6:10 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Wednesday, March 13 - 27 5:30 - 6:10 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Thursday, March 14 - 28 5:30 - 6:10 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Saturday, March 16- 30 9:30 - 10:10 a.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Monday, April 1 - 22 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Tuesday, April 2 - 23 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Wednesday, April 3 - 24 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Thursday, April 4 - 25 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Saturday, April 6 - 27 9:30 - 10:00 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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LEVEL 3 - SQUID

Level 3 focuses on stroke development. Additional guided practice will help students improve their skills. 

What You Will Learn

Participants will be able to:

  • combine arm and leg practice with freestyle
  • use arm movements in order to stay afloat
  • practice with leg positioning and kick technique
  • breath on their back while swimming farther distances

Course Delivery

Level 3 takes place on the west end shallow end of the Campus Rec pool which is 3-3.5ft. deep and is temperature-controlled to a range of 81-84 degrees year-round.

Click here for more information about the pool layout.

Swimming lessons include a variety of activities including direct and indirect teaching techniques.  Each 30 minute lesson can be observed to include the following components:

  • Welcome & Water Safety topic
  • Water Warm-up
  • Review Skills- taught through games and drills
  • New Skills- taught through games and drills
  • Games & Drills- to reinforce learned skills
  • Wrap-up and Water Exit

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

Day/Date Time Location Member Non-Mem  
Monday, March 11 - 25 5:30 - 6:10 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Tuesday, March 12 - 26 5:30 - 6:10 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Wednesday, March 13 - 27 5:30 - 6:10 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Thursday, March 14 - 28 5:30 - 6:10 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Saturday, March 16- 30 9:30 - 10:10 a.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Monday, April 1 - 22 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Tuesday, April 2 - 23 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Wednesday, April 3 - 24 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Thursday, April 4 - 25 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Saturday, April 6 - 27 9:30 - 10:00 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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LEVEL 4 - SHARK

Level 4 targets stroke improvement. Students will gain confidence in swim lessons, improve their stroke and learn additional skills. 

What You Will Learn

Participants will be able to:

  • learn rotary breathing with freestyle for independent lap swim
  • backstroke with combination of arms & legs
  • swim longer distances with freestyle and backstroke to build endurance

Course Delivery

Level 4 takes place in the northern area of the shallow end of the Campus Rec pool which is 4-4.5ft. deep and is temperature-controlled to a range of 81-84 degrees year-round.

Click here for more information about the pool layout.

Swimming lessons include a variety of activities including direct and indirect teaching techniques.  Each 30 minute lesson can be observed to include the following components:

  • Welcome & Water Safety topic
  • Water Warm-up
  • Review Skills- taught through games and drills
  • New Skills- taught through games and drills
  • Games & Drills- to reinforce learned skills
  • Wrap-up and Water Exit

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

Day/Date Time Location Member Non-Mem  
Monday, March 11 - 25 6:15 - 6:55 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Tuesday, March 12 - 26 6:15 - 6:55 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Wednesday, March 13 - 27 6:15 - 6:55 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Thursday, March 14 - 28 6:15 - 6:55 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Saturday, March 16- 30 10:15 - 10:55 a.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Monday, April 1 - 22 6:15 - 6:45 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Tuesday, April 2 - 23 6:15 - 6:45 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Wednesday, April 3 - 24 6:15 - 6:45 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Thursday, April 4 - 25 6:15 - 6:45 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Saturday, 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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LEVEL 5 - WILDCAT

Level 5 focuses on stroke refinement. Guidance allows students to refine their strokes and become efficient swimmers. 

What You Will Learn

Participants will be able to:

  • focus on butterfly and breastroke
  • practice with elementary backstroke and freestyle, gaining endurance
  • learn the dolphin kick with wingspan arm motions
  • learn the frog kick with a breastroke pull

Course Delivery

Level 5 takes place in the northern area of the shallow end and in line 15 of the Campus Rec pool which is 4-4.5ft. deep and is temperature-controlled to a range of 81-84 degrees year-round.

Click here for more information about the pool layout.

Swimming lessons include a variety of activities including direct and indirect teaching techniques.  Each 30 minute lesson can be observed to include the following components:

  • Welcome & Water Safety topic
  • Water Warm-up
  • Review Skills- taught through games and drills
  • New Skills- taught through games and drills
  • Games & Drills- to reinforce learned skills
  • Wrap-up and Water Exit

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

Day/Date Time Location Member Non-Mem  
Monday, March 11 - 25 6:15 - 6:55 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Tuesday, March 12 - 26 6:15 - 6:55 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Wednesday, March 13 - 27 6:15 - 6:55 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Thursday, March 14 - 28 6:15 - 6:55 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Saturday, March 16- 30 10:15 - 10:55 a.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Monday, April 1 - 22 6:15 - 6:45 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Tuesday, April 2 - 23 6:15 - 6:45 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Wednesday, April 3 - 24 6:15 - 6:45 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Thursday, April 4 - 25 6:15 - 6:45 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Saturday, 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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PARENT AND CHILD

Parent and Child swim lessons are created for children ages 6 months to 3 years.  Participants will enjoy various water readiness activities provided by our instructors.

What You Will Learn

Participants will be able to:

  • feeling safe in the water
  • progress from water adjustment to basic skills while working with parents

Course Delivery

Parent and Child lessons take place in the center part of the shallow end of the Campus Rec pool which is 3-4ft. and is temperature-controlled to a range of 81-84 degrees year-round.

Click here for more information about the pool layout.

AquaCub swimming lessons include a variety of activities including direct and indirect teaching techniques.  Each 30 minute lesson can be observed to include the following components:

  • Welcome & Water Safety topic
  • Water Warm-up
  • Review Skills- taught through games and drills
  • New Skills- taught through games and drills
  • Games & Drills- to reinforce learned skills
  • Wrap-up and Water Exit

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

Day/Date Time Location Member Non-Mem  
Monday, March 11 - 25 5:30 - 6:10 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Tuesday, March 12 - 26 5:30 - 6:10 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Wednesday, March 13 - 27 5:30 - 6:10 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Thursday, March 14 - 28 5:30 - 6:10 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Saturday, March 16- 30 9:30 - 10:10 a.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Monday, April 1 - 22 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Tuesday, April 2 - 23 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Wednesday, April 3 - 24 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Thursday, April 4 - 25 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Pool  $80 $88 REGISTER
Saturday, April 6 - 27 9:30 - 10:00 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.