Adult Swim Program

Swim Lesson Fall 2020

Due to COVID-19, swim lesson registration dates for Fall 2020 will continue to remain tentative. We are not accepting requests for individual lessons at this time. Thank you for understanding!

Find out more about RecWell Fall 2020 plans!


Recreation & Wellness offers Adult Swim Lessons for anyone 17 years of age and older. Individual Lessons are great for working one-on-one with an instructor and Group Lessons (Learn to Swim and Swim Skills & Techniques) allow you learn basic skills or develop existing skills in small class sizes up to 6 participants. All abilities welcome in all lessons. 

Looking for Youth Swim Lessons? Learn more through GVSU Swimming & Diving programs!


Individual Swim Lessons

Swim instructor

Individual lessons are open to participants 17 years old and older.Meet with a qualified student instructor 1 on 1 to work toward your personal swimming goals. Lessons are available during pool open hours. 

  • 1 Lesson: $25
  • 4 Lessons: $80

For more information, please contact rec@gvsu.edu

We will not be accepting Individual lesson requests at this time. 


Learn to Swim

Swim Lesson

This class will develop fundamental skills, including: floating, water safety, breath control, beginner freestyle/beginner backstroke, and treading water.

Learn to Swim is available to any 17 years of age and older. Lessons occur once a semester and run for 6 weeks. Previous participants are welcome to register for lessons following semesters. All abilities are welcome. 

Great for individuals who:

  • Are new to swimming or have a fear of the water
  • Want to become confident in the water  
  • Want to learn fundamental swimming skills and beginning strokes
  • Want to have the skill set to recreationally swim

Cost: $42 for 6 lessons 

*All lessons are 45 minutes long.


Swim Skills & Techniques

This class will develop swim skills beyond the basics, including: learning new strokes, improving stroke technique and breathing, building endurance and efficiency, and intro to lap swim.

Swim Skills & Techniques is available to any 17 years of age and older. Lessons occur once a semester and run for 6 weeks. Previous participants are welcome to register for lessons following semesters. All abilities are welcome. 

Swim instructor

Swim Lessons

Great for individuals who:

  • Feel very comfortable in the water
  • Can swim across a 25 foot pool (with any type of stroke or kick)
  • Want to improve breathing skills, stroke efficiency, and breathing  
  • Want to be able to swim for fitness or swim for longer distances

Cost: $42 for 6 lessons

*All lessons are 45 minutes long.