Swim Lessons

General Information

Swim lessons are taught by Campus Recreation Swim Lesson Instructors. The classes will be held at Lancaster Aquatic Center pool located on the corner of University and Complex Drive on the University of Kentucky's campus. Participants must register in advance for courses.  Registration will close on Sunday prior to the start day of class. Additional questions you may call (859) 257–7940.

If you have a UK LinkBLUE account, you can complete your registration for the Group Lessons course on line.

Adult Swim Lessons

Our swim lessons are designed to help adults who want to learn an array of swimming techniques, ranging from overcoming common fears of the water to learning and refining strokes. 

Classes will be structured based on the individuals’ goals. The class is limited to 6 people to allow participants to receive individual attention. The minimum number of participants is 4 to host a class.
For questions contact Maia Vergara at uky.wsi@gmail.com  

Adult Beginner: This class is open to the fearful or first-time swimmer. Instruction provided will be based upon the specific desires of the adults taking the class.

Adult Intermediate: This class is for more advanced swimmers who want to focus on improving stroke technique and refining finer swimming details. Specific instruction will be tailored to the specific desires of the adults enrolled in the course.

Fall 2018 Adult Swim Lessons
 

Level

Day(s)

Dates

Time

Register by noon on

Beginner

T/Th

9/11 - 9/27

6:30-7:15 p.m. 

9/9

Beginner

T/Th

10/9 - 10/30

Except 10/23

6:30-7:15 p.m. 

10/7

Beginner

T/Th

11/1 - 11/29

Except for 11/8-11/20-11/22

6:30-7:15 p.m. 

10/30

Beginner

Sat/Sun

  9/8-9/29 Except for 9/15

2:00pm-2:45 p.m. 

9/5

Beginner

Sat/Sun

  11/1 - 11/29, TBA

 

2:00-2:45 p.m. 

10/29

Intermediate/Advanced

  W/F

9/12 - 9/28

6:30-7:15 p.m. 

9/9

Intermediate/Advanced

  W/F

10/10 - 10/26

6:30-7:15 p.m.

10/7

Intermediate/Advanced

  W/F

10/31-11/30 Except for 11/9-11/20-11/22

6:30-7:15 p.m.

10/29

Intermediate/Advance

Sat/Sun

  9/8-9/29 Except for 9/15

2:00pm-2:45 p.m. 

9/5

Intermediate/Advance

Sat/Sun

  11/1 - 11/29

 Except for 11/8-11/20-11/22

2:00-2:45 p.m. 

10/29

 

Children Swim Lessons

LEARN TO SWIM CHILD COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

Preschool 1-2: The purpose of this class is to familiarize children between ages 4 and 5 years old with the water and begin practicing skills, with assistance. Instructors will work with each participant on skills such as: entering and exiting the water safely, blowing bubbles through the mouth and nose, and floating, gliding, and arm and leg actions will be performed on both front and back. Participants will begin to develop positive attitudes and safety skills in, on, and around the water. *

 

Preschool 3: The purpose of this class is to familiarize children between ages 4 and 5 years old and to continue practicing skills, with some assistance, to be safe and comfortable in and around the water. Instructors will work with each participant on skills such as: entering and exiting the water safely, blowing bubbles through mouth and nose, floating on both front and back, gliding on both front and back, and beginning arm and leg actions on front and back. Participants will continue to develop positive attitudes and safety skills in, on, and around the water. *

*Age exception can be made if the child is at least 40 inches tall. 

 

Youth level classes are for children ages 6 and up.

Youth 1: The purpose of this class is to introduce participants to the aquatic environment and help them acquire basic aquatic skills with assistance. Instructors will introduce skills, such as: entering and exiting the water safely, blowing bubbles through the mouth and nose, and floating, gliding, and arm and leg actions on both front and back. Safety topics will be discussed for participants to develop skills to stay safe in and around the water

 

Youth 2: The purpose of this class is to build on students' fundamental aquatic skills. Partipants will practice skills, with little to no assistance, such as: floating, treading water, rolling from front to back and back to front, and combined arm and leg actions on front and back. This class also helps participants continue to develop positive attitudes and safe practices in, on, and around the water.

 

Youth 3:  The purpose of this class is to work on stroke development and improve upon their current aquatic skills. Participants will practice skills such as: feet-first entries, rotary breathing, floating, treading water, front crawl, elementary backstroke, and flutter, scissor, and breaststroke kick. This class also helps participants to continue to develop positive attitudes and safe practices in, on, and around the water.

 

Youth 4:  The purpose of this class is to work on stroke improvement for previous and new strokes. Participants will practice skills, such as: front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly.

 

Youth 5:  The purpose of this class is to work on stroke refinement and improve upon their current aquatic skills. This class allows for swimmers to refine their performance in all 6 swimming strokes and practice diving and flip turns. Additionally, swimmers continue to develop positive attitudes and safe practices in, on, and around the water.

 

Youth 6:  The purpose of this class is to work on stroke refinement and fitness. This class allows for swimmers to refine their performance in all 6 swimming strokes, use more equipment like buoys, paddles, and pace clocks, and build endurance.

Lesson

Day(s)

Time

Preschool 1- 2

Preschool 3

Sat/Sun

12:30pm-1:15 pm

12:30-1:15 pm

Youth 1

Youth 2

Sat/Sun

12:30-1:15 pm

Youth 3

Youth 4

Youth 5

Youth 6

Sat

1:30 pm- 2:15 pm

Sessions are held at Lancaster Aquatics. Each session has 6 lessons of 45 min each. Register using the links below. 
Cost:
Student: $35
UK Faculty and Staff: $45
Non-UK Affiliate: $50

SINGLE PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS (Adult or Child)
Cost:

$25 - per individual private lesson / for UK student, faculty, staff and dependent 

$30 - per individual private lesson / for participants not affiliated with UK:

Private Lessons are 30 minutes long. You can pay for as many single private lessons as you would like to take. You will contacted by the swim instructor to set up lesson times.

Private Lessons: Private lessons offer one-on-one instruction. They are scheduled directly with the instructor. Please use the link below to register and give us information so we can pair you with an instructor.  Please note, our instructors are UK students and will do their best to accomodate your requested time for lessons with their academic schedules.

Private Swim Lesson Request Form

 

Class Information 

Some dates are subject to be rescheduled due to conflicting events.

Private Lessons - please use the Private Swim Lesson Request Form listed above

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Cancellation/Refunds: All group lessons require at least 2 participants to run. Cancellations made prior to the first day of class will be honored. After the first day of class, no refunds will be given. If there is an extenuating circumstance, the participant will speak with the Graduate Assistant.
  • Registration: Participants can register and pay for Group Lessons by accessing registration for the course on line using your UK LINKBlue account, at the Membership Sales desk in the Lancaster Aquatics Center, or by mailing in the forms & payment. You must register for courses by the Sunday prior to the start date of the course.  Private Lesson registration is completed by using the Private Lesson Request Form.  Private Lessons are assigned on an individual basis.
  • Scheduling: Group sessions consist of 6, 30 minute lessons. Refer to each lesson session for the schedule above. 
  • Missed Class: There are no make up lessons if a participant must miss class due to their own scheduling conflicts. However, if a class has to be rescheduled due to a facility event conflict then the class will be rescheduled based on the instructor and participants' schedules.
  • Payment: Payment must be made at the time of registration either online or at the Membership Sales Desk.  
  • Parking:  There is no free parking on UK campus for weekdays, Monday - Friday.  Use Parking Structure #7, located on Sports Center Drive, $2/hour during weekdays.  On Saturday and Sunday, use PS #1, near the VA Medical Center, located at the corner of University Dr. and Cooper.  This parking structure is free on weekends only.  Do not park on University Drive unless you have a UK Parking permit AT ANYTIME.

 

 

To register for a class, PRINT and mail the registration slip below, along with a check or money order payable to "University of Kentucky" or pay with a credit card. Be sure to open, print, and sign the Waiver Form and mail it along with the following section.

Mail to:
Swim Lessons
University of Kentucky
Lancaster Aquatic Center
416 Complex Drive
Lexington‚ KY 40506–0219

Name of Participant:_____________________________________________

Date: _____________________________

Email:_________________________________________________________________

Phone:_________________________________________________________________

Name of UK Affiliate (student, faculty, staff, or none):_____________________

UK ID#: ___________________________

Age of participant:________

Parent Contact (if participant is a minor):

_________________________________

Beginner or Intermediate?:_____________________________________________

Brief description of the swimming skills you would like to develop listed from website: ____________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

Lesson List Session requested (level, dates, times): ___________________________________

For Lessons please circle the class you would like to participate in:
 

 

 

Enclosed SIGNED Waiver Form (must have to participate on first day): ___________

I have enclosed a check payable to University of Kentucky. Please enroll me in swim lessons.

     

Today's date: ________________