Swim Lessons: Group & Private

Swim Lesson Registration is now open!

Available for all ages, abilities, and skill levels. Our goal for participants to learn the skills of being safe in, on and around the water, lead a life of health and fitness and to open up opportunities for fun in all recreational aquatic programs. Group Lessons are offered in two sessions during the academic semester. Private swim lessons are one-on-one and are scheduled with your instructor of choice. Both lesson options are available for facility members and non-members. All group lessons and youth private lessons are 30 minutes in length. Adult private lessons are one hour in length. Sign up today, see the front desk or email the Aquatics Coordinator for more information. 


Group Lessons

There are 3 categories of Group Swim Lessons: Little Splashers, Preschool, and Learn-To-Swim. These categories are sorted by age and ability. To place your child in the correct group, click here. All group lessons are 30 minutes in length. Youth swim lessons occur in 4 week sessions with two lessons a week, (Mondays and Wednesdays) or 6 week sessions with one lesson a week (Saturdays). Adult lessons occur in 4 week sessions, twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays). 

Dates & Rates:

Session 1

  • Weekdays (Jan. 29- Feb. 23)
    • Member: $45, Non-Member: $60.
  • Saturdays (Feb. 3 – Mar. 10)
    • Member: $35, Non-Member: $50.

Session 2

  • Weekdays (Mar. 19 – Apr. 11)
    • Member: $45, Non-Member: $60.
  • Saturdays (Mar. 24- Apr. 28)
    • Member: $35, Non-Member: $50.

Youth Schedule

Adult Schedule

Little Splashers: 6 months – 3 years old

Primary Focus: Water Adjustment and Boundaries

Parents and children will learn safe behaviors in and around the water and develop swim readiness. This class will equip parents with methods on increasing their child’s comfort in the water as well as creating boundaries in, on and around the water. Songs and games make the environment welcoming and exciting for the first swim lesson or a returning student.

Class size: 6-8 students, 1 instructor

Preschool Swim: 3-5 years old; 2-3 swimmers per group

Primary focus: Comfort and Control

Student Goals: To overcome fear associated to the water, become aware of safe boundaries in, on and around the water, learn proper breath control, full submersion, independent floating on front and back, rolling from the front to the back as a place of safety, and safe entry and exit into and from the pool.

Class size: 2-4 students, 1 instructor

Learn-to-Swim: 6-13 years old

Level 1

Primary Focus: Introduction to water skills

Student Goals: To increase comfort in the aquatic environment and gain basic aquatic skills.  In addition learn how to tread water, learn freestyle arms and backstroke arms, and independently enter the water safely.

Class size: 2-4 students, 1 instructor

Level 2 

Primary focus: Fundamental Aquatic Skill

Student Goals: To efficiently and independently move through the water by demonstrating the basics of freestyle and backstroke. In addition, build on water safety topics, as well as acquire new safety knowledge.

Class size: 2-4 students, 1 instructor

Level 3

Primary focus: Stroke Development

Student Goals: Increase independence in the water, master breath control, learn proper freestyle and backstroke, be introduced to breaststroke and butterfly.

Level 4 

Primary focus: Stroke Improvement

Student Goals: Refine breaststroke and butterfly, increase the distance of freestyle and backstroke by learning a simple open turn at the wall and apply correct tempo to each stroke.

Adult Swim: 14+ years old; 2-4 swimmers per group

Level 1: Learning the Basics can help teens or adults overcome their hesitation in, on and around the water and learn the basic skills to achieve a minimum level of water competency.

Level 2: Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes is designed for teens and adults who want to: improve their foundational swimming skills, increase the level of comfort in, on and around the water, enjoy the water with their loved ones, open the door for other aquatic opportunities.

Level 3: Fitness swimming is for teens and adults that want to improve their swimming skills for a variety of reasons. Some may want to use the benefits of water to improve their fitness level, become part of Swim Fit (Masters Swim), or other competitive races such as triathlons or open water swims.

Private Lessons

Private swim lessons are a great way to get one-on-one instruction to overcome any swim hurdle. Swimmers can thrive in an environment that is customized to their needs and goals. Please fill out a private swim lesson appointment form at the manager’s desk. Instructor availability varies by semester as our instructors are UMaine students. All scheduling is done through the Aquatics Coordinator.

Email Adrianna Del Amo for more information.

Children’s (Age 0-13) Packages for 30-minute private lesson fees are below:

  Member         Non-Member
1 Lesson $15 $20
3 Lessons $36 $50
5 Lessons $52 $76
8 Lessons $84 $122
12 Lessons $114 $169
20 Lessons $170 $261

Adult (Age 13 and up) Packages for 60-minute private lesson fees are below:

  Member         Non-Member
1 Lesson $32 $40
3 Lessons $78 $102
5 Lessons $113 $153
8 Lessons $179 $243
12 Lessons $243 $339
20 Lessons $363 $523