Learn to Swim and Dive

The Learn to Swim courses are to teach children and young teens to be safe in, on, and around the water and to swim well. Aquatic and personal water safety skills are taught in a logical progression through six levels. As they progress through the levels, participants build on their basic skills and learn to refine various propulsive movements on the front, back, and side.

This is a free program that is used to gauge the level of the swimmer so that they can more accurately be placed in the correct Learn to Swim Program. The purpose of this class is not to teach skills but rather assess them.

Fall/Spring Dates

Monday November 26 5:15 p.m.–5:45 p.m. Register
Wednesday January 2 5:15 p.m.–5:45 p.m. Register
Wednesday January 30 5:15 p.m.–5:45 p.m. Register
Tuesday April 23 5:15 p.m.–5:45 p.m. Register
Wednesday May 1 5:15 p.m.–5:45 p.m. Register

 

American Red Cross Parent Child swimming lesson

6 months to 3 years (30 minutes) Min. 3/Max. 6

Developed for children 6 months to 3 years, Parent and Child Aquatics helps young children get ready to swim by emphasizing fun in the water. Parents and children participate in several guided practice sessions that help kids learn elementary swimming skills, including water entry, bubble blowing, front kicking, back floating, underwater exploration and more.

Course length

Varies by location. Courses typically meet for 30 minutes over 6 sessions.

Price

Rec Member $49 | Non-Member $68

Available courses

Fall Session 7 Monday/Wednesday January 7–23 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register
Session 1 Monday/Wednesday February 4–20 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register
Session 2 Saturday February 9–March 16 10:00–10:30 a.m. Register
Session 4 Monday/Wednesday March 4–20 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register
Session 5 Sunday March 10–May 5 1:00–1:30 p.m. Register
Session 6 Monday/Wednesday April 1–17 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register
Session 8 Saturday April 6–May 11 10:00–10:30 a.m. Register
Session 9 Monday/Wednesday April 29–May 15 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register

 

No Class

Wednesday, November 21

 

Special Notice

  • Registration for swim lessons will close 3 days before the first session.
  • The Minimum enrollment for any group lesson is 3 students.
  • Classes not meeting the minimum will either be canceled or combined 2 days prior to the first scheduled lesson.
  • If the class is canceled, a full refund will be issued.
  • The maximum enrollment for each lesson is 10 students.
  • There will be no make-up lessons beyond the scheduled lessons and no refunds will be given.
  • Any photographs taken by Learn to Swim Staff becomes property of Miami University Recreational Sports Center.
  • These photos may be used in future promotional material.

American Red Cross swimming lesson

3 to 5 years (30 minute) Min. 3/Max. 6

Children ages 3–5 years old learn water safety, survival skills and foundational swimming concepts in a safe and fun environment. Skills are age-appropriate, allowing students to achieve success on a regular basis.

Varies by location. Courses typically meet for 30 minutes over 6 sessions

Price

Rec Member $49 | Non-Member $68

Preschool 1

Helps children become comfortable in the water and basic water safety.

Available courses

Fall Session 7 Monday/Wednesday January 7–23 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register
Session 1 Monday/Wednesday February 4–20 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register
Session 2 Saturday February 9–March 16 10:00–10:30 a.m. Register
Session 4 Monday/Wednesday March 4–20 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register
Session 5 Sunday March 10–May 5 1:00–1:30 p.m. Register
Session 6 Monday/Wednesday April 1–17 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register
Session 8 Saturday April 6–May 11 10:00–10:30 a.m. Register
Session 9 Monday/Wednesday April 29–May 15 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register

 

No Class

Wednesday, November 21

Preschool 2

Builds on Level 1 and introduces fundamental skills, such as kicking and builds on Level 1.

Available courses

Fall Session 7 Monday/Wednesday January 7–23 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register
Session 1 Monday/Wednesday February 4–20 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register
Session 2 Saturday February 9–March 16 10:00–10:30 a.m. Register
Session 4 Monday/Wednesday March 4–20 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register
Session 5 Sunday March 10–May 5 1:00–1:30 p.m. Register
Session 6 Monday/Wednesday April 1–17 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register
Session 8 Saturday April 6–May 11 10:00–10:30 a.m. Register
Session 9 Monday/Wednesday April 29–May 15 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register

 

No Class

Wednesday, November 21

Preschool 3

Focuses on coordinating arm and leg movements and improving upon skills learned in Levels 1 and 2.

Available courses

Fall Session 7 Monday/Wednesday January 7–23 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register
Session 1 Monday/Wednesday February 4–20 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register
Session 2 Saturday February 9–March 16 10:00–10:30 a.m. Register
Session 4 Monday/Wednesday March 4–20 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register
Session 6 Monday/Wednesday April 1–17 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register
Session 8 Saturday April 6–May 11 10:00–10:30 a.m. Register

No Class

Wednesday, November 21

Special Notice

  • Registration for swim lessons will close 3 days before the first session.
  • The Minimum enrollment for any group lesson is 3 students.
  • Classes not meeting the minimum will either be canceled or combined 2 days prior to the first scheduled lesson.
  • If the class is canceled, a full refund will be issued.
  • The maximum enrollment for each lesson is 10 students.
  • There will be no make-up lessons beyond the scheduled lessons and no refunds will be given.
  • Any photographs taken by Learn to Swim Staff becomes property of Miami University Recreational Sports Center.
  • These photos may be used in future promotional material.

American Red Cross swimming lesson

6 years and older (45 minutes) Min. 3/Max. 6

Our six-level Learn-to-Swim program is unlike anything offered by other learn to swim programs. The program is designed for children over 6 years all the way up to adults, and students progress through the levels at their own pace, mastering the skills in one level before advancing to the next. Each level of our Learn-to-Swim class includes training in basic water safety and helping others in an emergency, in addition to stroke development.

Courses meet over 6 sessions of 45 minutes each.

Price

Rec Member $55 | Non-Member $73

Level 1

Introduction to Water Skills

Available Courses

Session 7 Monday/Wednesday January 7–23 6:55–7:40 p.m. Register
Session 1 Monday/Wednesday February 4–20 6:55–7:40 p.m. Register
Session 2 Saturday February 9–March 16 10:40–11:25 a.m. Register
Session 4 Monday/Wednesday March 4–20 6:55–7:40 p.m. Register
Session 5 Sunday March 10–May 5 1:40–2:25 p.m. Register
Session 6 Monday/Wednesday April 1–17 6:55–7:40 p.m. Register
Session 8 Saturday April 6–May 11 10:40–11:25 a.m. Register
Session 9 Monday/Wednesday April 29–May 15 6:55–7:40 p.m. Register

No Class

Tuesday, November 20

Wednesday, November 21

Level 2

Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Available courses

Session 7 Monday/Wednesday January 7–23 6:55–7:40 p.m. Register
Session 1 Monday/Wednesday February 4–20 6:55–7:40 p.m. Register
Session 2 Saturday February 9–March 16 10:40–11:25 a.m. Register
Session 4 Monday/Wednesday March 4–20 6:55–7:40 p.m. Register
Session 5 Sunday March 10–May 5 1:40–2:25 p.m. Register
Session 6 Monday/Wednesday April 1–17 6:55–7:40 p.m. Register
Session 8 Saturday April 6–May 11 10:40–11:25 a.m. Register
Session 9 Monday/Wednesday April 29–May 15 6:55–7:40 p.m. Register

No Class

Tuesday, November 20

Wednesday, November 21

Level 3

Stroke Development

Available Courses

Fall Session 7 Monday/Wednesday January 7–23 6:55–7:40 p.m. Register
Session 1 Monday/Wednesday February 4–20 6:55–7:40 p.m. Register
Session 2 Saturday February 9–March 16 10:40–11:25 a.m. Register
Session 4 Monday/Wednesday March 4–20 6:55–7:40 p.m. Register
Session 5 Sunday March 10–May 5 1:40–2:25 p.m. Register
Session 6 Monday/Wednesday April 1–17 6:55–7:40 p.m. Register
Session 8 Saturday April 6–May 11 10:40–11:25 a.m. Register
Session 9 Monday/Wednesday April 29–May 15 6:55–7:40 p.m. Register

No Class

Tuesday November 20

Wednesday, November 21

Level 4

Stroke Improvement

Available Courses

Session 7 Monday/Wednesday January 7–23 6:55–7:40 p.m. Register
Session 2 Saturday February 9–March 16 10:40–11:25 a.m. Register
Session 3 Tuesday February 12–March 19 6:15–7:00 p.m. Register
Session 7 Tuesday April 2–May 7 6:15–7:00 p.m. Register
Session 8 Saturday April 6–May 11 10:40–11:25 a.m. Register

 

No Class

Tuesday, November 20

Wednesday, November 21

Level 5 & 6

Stroke Refinement, Swimming & Skill Proficiency

Available Courses

Session 3 Tuesday February 12–March 19 6:15–7:00 p.m. Register
Session 7 Tuesday April 2–May 7 6:15–7:00 p.m. Register

Special Notice

  • Registration for swim lessons will close 3 days before the first session.
  • The Minimum enrollment for any group lesson is 3 students.
  • Classes not meeting the minimum will either be canceled or combined 2 days prior to the first scheduled lesson.
  • If the class is canceled, a full refund will be issued.
  • The maximum enrollment for each lesson is 10 students.
  • There will be no make-up lessons beyond the scheduled lessons and no refunds will be given.
  • Any photographs taken by Learn to Swim Staff becomes property of Miami University Recreational Sports Center.
  • These photos may be used in future promotional material.

American Red Cross Diving lesson

7 years and older (45 minutes) Min. 3/Max. 6

This program teaches basic techniques and safety considerations for springboard diving - preparing them for participation on a diving club or team.>

Courses meet over 6 sessions 45 minutes each.>

Price

Rec Member $55 | Non-Member $73

Diving Fundamentals

Participants will learn how to perform a hurdle approach and then learn straight, tuck, and pike dives as well as how to stretch properly.

Children should be able to: dive from the side of the pool and swim 25 yards.

Diving Progression

Participants will build on skills learned in Level 1 and work toward inwards, flips and diving from the 3-meter springboard. Advanced participants will be introduced to twisters and platform spotting.

Children should be able to: perform the straight, tuck and pike positions and perform front and back dives.

Available courses

Session 7 Tuesday April 2–May 7 6:15–7:00 p.m. Register
No Class

Tuesday November 20

Thursday, November 22

Special Notice

  • Registration for swim lessons will close 3 days before the first session.
  • The Minimum enrollment for any group lesson is 3 students.
  • Classes not meeting the minimum will either be canceled or combined 2 days prior to the first scheduled lesson.
  • If the class is canceled, a full refund will be issued.
  • The maximum enrollment for each lesson is 10 students.
  • There will be no make-up lessons beyond the scheduled lessons and no refunds will be given.
  • Any photographs taken by Learn to Swim Staff becomes property of Miami University Recreational Sports Center.
  • These photos may be used in future promotional material.

Free Assessment Days

This is a free program that is used to gauge the level of the swimmer so that they can more accurately be placed in the correct Learn to Swim Program. The purpose of this class is not to teach skills but rather assess them.

Fall/Spring Dates

Monday November 26 5:15 p.m.–5:45 p.m. Register
Wednesday January 2 5:15 p.m.–5:45 p.m. Register
Wednesday January 30 5:15 p.m.–5:45 p.m. Register
Tuesday April 23 5:15 p.m.–5:45 p.m. Register
Wednesday May 1 5:15 p.m.–5:45 p.m. Register

 

Parent and Child

American Red Cross Parent Child swimming lesson

6 months to 3 years (30 minutes) Min. 3/Max. 6

Developed for children 6 months to 3 years, Parent and Child Aquatics helps young children get ready to swim by emphasizing fun in the water. Parents and children participate in several guided practice sessions that help kids learn elementary swimming skills, including water entry, bubble blowing, front kicking, back floating, underwater exploration and more.

Course length

Varies by location. Courses typically meet for 30 minutes over 6 sessions.

Price

Rec Member $49 | Non-Member $68

Available courses

Fall Session 7 Monday/Wednesday January 7–23 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register
Session 1 Monday/Wednesday February 4–20 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register
Session 2 Saturday February 9–March 16 10:00–10:30 a.m. Register
Session 4 Monday/Wednesday March 4–20 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register
Session 5 Sunday March 10–May 5 1:00–1:30 p.m. Register
Session 6 Monday/Wednesday April 1–17 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register
Session 8 Saturday April 6–May 11 10:00–10:30 a.m. Register
Session 9 Monday/Wednesday April 29–May 15 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register

 

No Class

Wednesday, November 21

 

Special Notice

  • Registration for swim lessons will close 3 days before the first session.
  • The Minimum enrollment for any group lesson is 3 students.
  • Classes not meeting the minimum will either be canceled or combined 2 days prior to the first scheduled lesson.
  • If the class is canceled, a full refund will be issued.
  • The maximum enrollment for each lesson is 10 students.
  • There will be no make-up lessons beyond the scheduled lessons and no refunds will be given.
  • Any photographs taken by Learn to Swim Staff becomes property of Miami University Recreational Sports Center.
  • These photos may be used in future promotional material.

Preschool

American Red Cross swimming lesson

3 to 5 years (30 minute) Min. 3/Max. 6

Children ages 3–5 years old learn water safety, survival skills and foundational swimming concepts in a safe and fun environment. Skills are age-appropriate, allowing students to achieve success on a regular basis.

Varies by location. Courses typically meet for 30 minutes over 6 sessions

Price

Rec Member $49 | Non-Member $68

Preschool 1

Helps children become comfortable in the water and basic water safety.

Available courses

Fall Session 7 Monday/Wednesday January 7–23 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register
Session 1 Monday/Wednesday February 4–20 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register
Session 2 Saturday February 9–March 16 10:00–10:30 a.m. Register
Session 4 Monday/Wednesday March 4–20 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register
Session 5 Sunday March 10–May 5 1:00–1:30 p.m. Register
Session 6 Monday/Wednesday April 1–17 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register
Session 8 Saturday April 6–May 11 10:00–10:30 a.m. Register
Session 9 Monday/Wednesday April 29–May 15 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register

 

No Class

Wednesday, November 21

Preschool 2

Builds on Level 1 and introduces fundamental skills, such as kicking and builds on Level 1.

Available courses

Fall Session 7 Monday/Wednesday January 7–23 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register
Session 1 Monday/Wednesday February 4–20 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register
Session 2 Saturday February 9–March 16 10:00–10:30 a.m. Register
Session 4 Monday/Wednesday March 4–20 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register
Session 5 Sunday March 10–May 5 1:00–1:30 p.m. Register
Session 6 Monday/Wednesday April 1–17 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register
Session 8 Saturday April 6–May 11 10:00–10:30 a.m. Register
Session 9 Monday/Wednesday April 29–May 15 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register

 

No Class

Wednesday, November 21

Preschool 3

Focuses on coordinating arm and leg movements and improving upon skills learned in Levels 1 and 2.

Available courses

Fall Session 7 Monday/Wednesday January 7–23 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register
Session 1 Monday/Wednesday February 4–20 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register
Session 2 Saturday February 9–March 16 10:00–10:30 a.m. Register
Session 4 Monday/Wednesday March 4–20 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register
Session 6 Monday/Wednesday April 1–17 6:15–6:45 p.m. Register
Session 8 Saturday April 6–May 11 10:00–10:30 a.m. Register

No Class

Wednesday, November 21

Special Notice

  • Registration for swim lessons will close 3 days before the first session.
  • The Minimum enrollment for any group lesson is 3 students.
  • Classes not meeting the minimum will either be canceled or combined 2 days prior to the first scheduled lesson.
  • If the class is canceled, a full refund will be issued.
  • The maximum enrollment for each lesson is 10 students.
  • There will be no make-up lessons beyond the scheduled lessons and no refunds will be given.
  • Any photographs taken by Learn to Swim Staff becomes property of Miami University Recreational Sports Center.
  • These photos may be used in future promotional material.

Learn to Swim

American Red Cross swimming lesson

6 years and older (45 minutes) Min. 3/Max. 6

Our six-level Learn-to-Swim program is unlike anything offered by other learn to swim programs. The program is designed for children over 6 years all the way up to adults, and students progress through the levels at their own pace, mastering the skills in one level before advancing to the next. Each level of our Learn-to-Swim class includes training in basic water safety and helping others in an emergency, in addition to stroke development.

Courses meet over 6 sessions of 45 minutes each.

Price

Rec Member $55 | Non-Member $73

Level 1

Introduction to Water Skills

Available Courses

Session 7 Monday/Wednesday January 7–23 6:55–7:40 p.m. Register
Session 1 Monday/Wednesday February 4–20 6:55–7:40 p.m. Register
Session 2 Saturday February 9–March 16 10:40–11:25 a.m. Register
Session 4 Monday/Wednesday March 4–20 6:55–7:40 p.m. Register
Session 5 Sunday March 10–May 5 1:40–2:25 p.m. Register
Session 6 Monday/Wednesday April 1–17 6:55–7:40 p.m. Register
Session 8 Saturday April 6–May 11 10:40–11:25 a.m. Register
Session 9 Monday/Wednesday April 29–May 15 6:55–7:40 p.m. Register

No Class

Tuesday, November 20

Wednesday, November 21

Level 2

Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Available courses

Session 7 Monday/Wednesday January 7–23 6:55–7:40 p.m. Register
Session 1 Monday/Wednesday February 4–20 6:55–7:40 p.m. Register
Session 2 Saturday February 9–March 16 10:40–11:25 a.m. Register
Session 4 Monday/Wednesday March 4–20 6:55–7:40 p.m. Register
Session 5 Sunday March 10–May 5 1:40–2:25 p.m. Register
Session 6 Monday/Wednesday April 1–17 6:55–7:40 p.m. Register
Session 8 Saturday April 6–May 11 10:40–11:25 a.m. Register
Session 9 Monday/Wednesday April 29–May 15 6:55–7:40 p.m. Register

No Class

Tuesday, November 20

Wednesday, November 21

Level 3

Stroke Development

Available Courses

Fall Session 7 Monday/Wednesday January 7–23 6:55–7:40 p.m. Register
Session 1 Monday/Wednesday February 4–20 6:55–7:40 p.m. Register
Session 2 Saturday February 9–March 16 10:40–11:25 a.m. Register
Session 4 Monday/Wednesday March 4–20 6:55–7:40 p.m. Register
Session 5 Sunday March 10–May 5 1:40–2:25 p.m. Register
Session 6 Monday/Wednesday April 1–17 6:55–7:40 p.m. Register
Session 8 Saturday April 6–May 11 10:40–11:25 a.m. Register
Session 9 Monday/Wednesday April 29–May 15 6:55–7:40 p.m. Register

No Class

Tuesday November 20

Wednesday, November 21

Level 4

Stroke Improvement

Available Courses

Session 7 Monday/Wednesday January 7–23 6:55–7:40 p.m. Register
Session 2 Saturday February 9–March 16 10:40–11:25 a.m. Register
Session 3 Tuesday February 12–March 19 6:15–7:00 p.m. Register
Session 7 Tuesday April 2–May 7 6:15–7:00 p.m. Register
Session 8 Saturday April 6–May 11 10:40–11:25 a.m. Register

 

No Class

Tuesday, November 20

Wednesday, November 21

Level 5 & 6

Stroke Refinement, Swimming & Skill Proficiency

Available Courses

Session 3 Tuesday February 12–March 19 6:15–7:00 p.m. Register
Session 7 Tuesday April 2–May 7 6:15–7:00 p.m. Register

Special Notice

  • Registration for swim lessons will close 3 days before the first session.
  • The Minimum enrollment for any group lesson is 3 students.
  • Classes not meeting the minimum will either be canceled or combined 2 days prior to the first scheduled lesson.
  • If the class is canceled, a full refund will be issued.
  • The maximum enrollment for each lesson is 10 students.
  • There will be no make-up lessons beyond the scheduled lessons and no refunds will be given.
  • Any photographs taken by Learn to Swim Staff becomes property of Miami University Recreational Sports Center.
  • These photos may be used in future promotional material.

Learn to Dive

American Red Cross Diving lesson

7 years and older (45 minutes) Min. 3/Max. 6

This program teaches basic techniques and safety considerations for springboard diving - preparing them for participation on a diving club or team.>

Courses meet over 6 sessions 45 minutes each.>

Price

Rec Member $55 | Non-Member $73

Diving Fundamentals

Participants will learn how to perform a hurdle approach and then learn straight, tuck, and pike dives as well as how to stretch properly.

Children should be able to: dive from the side of the pool and swim 25 yards.

Diving Progression

Participants will build on skills learned in Level 1 and work toward inwards, flips and diving from the 3-meter springboard. Advanced participants will be introduced to twisters and platform spotting.

Children should be able to: perform the straight, tuck and pike positions and perform front and back dives.

Available courses

Session 7 Tuesday April 2–May 7 6:15–7:00 p.m. Register
No Class

Tuesday November 20

Thursday, November 22

Special Notice

  • Registration for swim lessons will close 3 days before the first session.
  • The Minimum enrollment for any group lesson is 3 students.
  • Classes not meeting the minimum will either be canceled or combined 2 days prior to the first scheduled lesson.
  • If the class is canceled, a full refund will be issued.
  • The maximum enrollment for each lesson is 10 students.
  • There will be no make-up lessons beyond the scheduled lessons and no refunds will be given.
  • Any photographs taken by Learn to Swim Staff becomes property of Miami University Recreational Sports Center.
  • These photos may be used in future promotional material.

Private and Semi-Private Lessons

We have designed our lessons to meet any recreational or competitive swimming and diving needs for both children and adults. With help from our trained instructors and flexible schedule, your lesson will be individualized and self-paced.

We also offer lessons for children and adults with disabilities. These lessons are led by Water Safety Instructors who are certified by the American Red Cross and have the expertise to meet the needs and goals of the participants.

Please purchase your lessons at the Rec Pro Shop before your first scheduled lesson.

Pricing
Class Lessons Rec Member Non-Member
Private one/four $28/$76 $38/$109
Semi-Private one/four $38/$119 $50/$164

Private 1 Lesson

Registration

Private 4 Lesson

Registration 

Semi-Private 1 Lesson

Registration

Semi-Private 4 Lesson

Registration

Need to cancel a lesson? Contact 513-529-1844 at least 24 hours in advance. You will be charged if we are not notified.