Adult Swimming Lessons

Adult Lessons

Adult swim lessons are offered each semester. We teach 3 levels of the American Red Cross Learn to Swim program for ages 14 and up.  We offer free lessons($10 registration fee) to USA students during Fall Semester only for the level 1 non-swimmer class as part of our Greg Florian Swim For Life program.  Adult swim lessons are open to the community.

▼   Level 1

Skills Learned

  • Entering and exiting the water safely from the pool deck/wall walking.
  • Basic water skills are introduced.
  • Water Safety skills such as bobbing and finning. 
  • Breathing through mouth and nose, and putting face in the water while swimming.
  • Front float, back float, assisted and unassisted glides on front and back.
  • Swimming with alternating arms on front (front crawl) and back (back crawl) with flutter kicks.
  • Breaststroke arms and legs.


  • Minimum age is 16 years old. There is no maximum (you are never too old to learn how  to swim)
▼   Level 2

Skills Learned

  • Entering the water by jumping in.
  • Holding front and back floats for five seconds, unassisted.
  • Water safety skills:  Front glide, roll over and fin on back, and elementary backstroke. 
  • Backstroke arms and flutter kick refined. 
  • Breast stroke pulls and kicks refined. 
  • Front Crawl Alternating arms, flutter kick, and rotary breathing.
  • Learning to tread water with sculling arms.


  • Minimum age is 16 years old. There is no maximum (you are never too old to learn how to swim)
  • Must have taken our level 1 class or swim lessons before.
  • Must be able to put whole face in water and swim with alternating arms across pool
▼   Level 3

Skills Learned

  • Entering the water by jumping in, and diving into the deep water well. 
  • Flip Turns and turns for all strokes.
  • Refining all strokes (back crawl, breaststroke, and front crawl).
  • Rotary breathing refined. 
  • Water Safety skills. 


  • Minimum age is 16 years old. There is no maximum (you are never too old to learn how to swim)
  • Must have taken our level 2 class
  • Must know how to swim front crawl, backstroke, and breaststroke.
▼   Swim 4 Life

Greg Florian

Swim 4 Life (USA Student Swim Lessons October 2017)

Memorial Swim Lessons

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Greg Florian was a student worker for the Student Recreation Center, and was involved in the USA community in many ways. You may best know him as Napoleon Dynamite at sporting events. He always showed up to cheer on his Jags and interact with the crowd in character. Greg and his brother David tragically drowned in 2014 when they were swept off a sand bar by a strong current. Neither brother knew how to swim. In their memory, the Campus Recreation Aquatics Program would like to offer the Adult Level 1 "Learning the Basics" swim class for non-swimmers, free to all Current USA students($10 registration fee applies). This free class is offered every Fall Semester. Sign up early, there are a limited number of spots available.

▼   Cost

SRC members     $65.00 per session
Community         $75.00 Per session

USA Students      $25.00 per swim session. Greg Florian Memorial Fall Swim lessons for beginners are free for USA students with a $10 registration fee.

▼   Refund and Make-Up Class Policy

We do not give refunds or make-up classes if you have to miss due to vacation, illness, or other events. We do offer make-up classes if we have to cancel due to weather. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

▼   Registration Information

Registration for Spring, Summer, and Fall swim lessons begins online March 1st for SRC members and April 1st for non-members.  Once you have paid for a Group Swim Lesson session, that payment cannot be refunded, transferred, or changed to private lessons.

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