Swim Lessons

Our Learn-to-Swim program is unlike anything offered by other learn to swim programs! We offer lessons for children beginning at six months old all the way up to adults. Participants 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 program includes training in basic water safety and helping others in an emergency, in addition to stroke development.

Adult Group Swim Lessons

These 45 minute group lessons are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the school year and summer months.  We offer beginning and intermediate group swim lessons.  Beginning group lessons are focused on learning the basic skills to achieve a minimum level of water competency.  Intermediate group lessons are designed for teens and adults who want to improve their skills and strokes.  

Women's Only Swim Lessons 

These 45 minute group lessons are offered to women on Monday and Wednesdays throughout the school year. We offer beginning and intermediate group swim lessons.  Beginning group lessons are focused on learning the basic skills to achieve a minimum level of water competency.  Intermediate group lessons are designed for teens or adults who want to improve their skills and strokes.  

Youth Group Swim Lessons 

Youth swim lessons are available for SRC Members and their dependents. This program is designed to teach participants how to swim and how to be safe in and around the water.  Class sizes are set to meet the Red Cross standard of six participants to one instructor. Class levels are designed to group participants with similar abilities and skills in order to best learn the required skills.  Classes included in this program are: Parent and Child Aquatics (ages: six months to three years old), Preschool Aquatics (ages: four and five) and Learn-to-Swim Levels 1-6 (ages: six and up).  All group swim lessons are 30 minutes long, with the exception of Level 5/6, which are 45 minutes long.

  • Parent and Child
  • Preschool
  • Level 1 & 2: Introduction to Water Skills & Fundamental Aquatic Skills
  • Level 3 & 4: Stroke Development & Stroke Improvement
  • Level 5/6: Stroke Refinement & Swimming and Skill Proficiency

You must be a SRC Member to register for Youth Group Swim Lessons. SRC Members will use their Cougar Card for facility access and the youth will be checked in on a roster for each lesson. 

Cougar Kids Camp-After Camp Group Swim Lessons

Optional After Camp Swim Lessons are available from 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday for $15 when you register for Cougar Kids Camp. These swim lesson sessions are a week long. Please visit urec.wsu.edu/cougarkids for more information about Cougar Kids Camp. 

Private Swim Lessons

Private and semi-private buddy lessons are available upon request for anyone over the age of 3 (three).  These lessons can be set up around your schedule, and are customized to fit your goals and needs.  Private and semi-private buddy lessons are available for youth and adults. Private lessons are 30 minutes in length. 

Single Participant Lesson Buddy Lesson
$19 for One Lesson $25 for One Lesson
$100 for Six Lessons $125 for Six Lessons

Registration for Private Swim Lessons can be done in the main office of the WSU Student Recreation Center between the hours of 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Non-members can purchase private swim lessons but must purchase a Day Pass or 10-Punch Day to access the facility for each private lesson.

** Please note that no swim lessons take place on September 5 (Labor Day) or November 11 (Veterans Day)