Adult Swim Program

See you in the Fall!!

Have a safe and wonderful summer. Swim lessons will return Fall 2021. 

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 45 minutes long and are available during pool open hours.  

Please note that there will be no physical contact during lessons at this time. At minimum, individuals should be comfortable enough in the water to float on their own. The pool is 4 feet deep in the lap swim area. 

  • 1 Lesson: $25
  • 4 Lessons: $80

For more information, please contact rec@gvsu.edu


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: Swim Skills & Techniques is not in session at this time. 

 

*All lessons are 45 minutes long. 


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 Group Lessons will not be occurring Winter 2021. Please sign up for Individual Lessons instead! Note that individual lessons are no-contact.  

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: Learn to Swim is not in session at this time. 

*All lessons are 45 minutes long.