Swim Lessons

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. Youth Group Swim Lesson registration is completed online only through the UREC website and will show up as available for purchase, if you are an SRC member. These lessons are not available for purchase for non-members. 

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) 

Registration Ends October 22

Adult Beginner Swim Lessons (Thursday)

Oct 19 - Dec 7 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[Thrs] 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
$45 - $55
 
 
Learning the Basics. These lessons will help you learn how to be comfortable and active in the water. You will learn how to float, submerge completely, propel yourself through the water on the front and back, and begin to learn the basics of the front and back crawl strokes. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 45 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. Registration for this class will close one day prior to the course start date. If you have any questions about our Adult Learn to Swim program, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Adult Beginner Swim Lessons (Tuesday)

Oct 17 - Dec 5 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[T] 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
$45 - $55
 
 
Learning the Basics. These lessons will help you learn how to be comfortable and active in the water. You will learn how to float, submerge completely, propel yourself through the water on the front and back, and begin to learn the basics of the front and back crawl strokes. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 45 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. Registration for this class will close one day prior to the course start date. If you have any questions about our Adult Learn to Swim program, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Adult Intermediate Swim Lessons (Thursday)

Oct 19 - Dec 7 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[Thrs] 6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$45 - $55
 
 
Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes You will learn and improve proficiency in basic aquatic skills and the six basic swimming strokes. These lessons will teach you how to become a more efficient and effective swimmer. You will also learn how to be safe in and around the water. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 45 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. Prerequisites: You must be comfortable in chest-deep water, able to put your face in the water, and able to perform 15 yards of the front crawl, breast stroke and back crawl. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. Registration for this class will close one day prior to the course start date or until filled. If you have any questions about our Adult Learn to Swim program, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Adult Intermediate Swim Lessons (Tuesday)

Oct 17 - Dec 5 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[T] 6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$45 - $55
 
 
Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes You will learn and improve proficiency in basic aquatic skills and the six basic swimming strokes. These lessons will teach you how to become a more efficient and effective swimmer. You will also learn how to be safe in and around the water. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 45 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. Prerequisites: You must be comfortable in chest-deep water, able to put your face in the water, and able to perform 15 yards of the front crawl, breast stroke and back crawl. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. Registration for this class will close one day prior to the course start date or until filled. If you have any questions about our Adult Learn to Swim program, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared Lindorfer at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Women's Only Beginner Swim Lessons (Monday)

Oct 16 - Dec 4 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[M] 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
$45 - $55
 
 
Learning the Basics These lessons will help you learn how to be comfortable and active in the water. You will learn how to float, submerge completely, propel yourself through the water on the front and back, and begin to learn the basics of the front and back crawl strokes. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 45 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. There are no prerequisites for this class. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. Registration for this class will close one day prior to the course start date or until filled. If you have any questions about our Adult Learn to Swim program, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Women's Only Beginner Swim Lessons (Wednesday)

Oct 18 - Dec 6 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[W] 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
$45 - $55
 
 
Learning the Basics These lessons will help you learn how to be comfortable and active in the water. You will learn how to float, submerge completely, propel yourself through the water on the front and back, and begin to learn the basics of the front and back crawl strokes. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 45 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. There are no prerequisites for this class. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. Registration for this class will close one day prior to the course start date or until filled. If you have any questions about our Adult Learn to Swim program, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.
 
 

Women's Only Intermediate Swim Lessons (Monday)

Oct 16 - Dec 4 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[M] 6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$45 - $55
 
 
Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes You will learn and improve proficiency in basic aquatic skills and the six basic swimming strokes. These lessons will teach you how to become a more efficient and effective swimmer. You will also learn how to be safe in and around the water. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 45 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. Prerequisite: You must be comfortable in chest-deep water, able to put your face in the water, and able to perform 15 yards of the front crawl, breast stroke and back crawl. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. Registration for this class will close one day prior to the course start date or until filled. If you have any questions about our Adult Learn to Swim program, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509-335-5407.
 
 

Women's Only Intermediate Swim Lessons (Wednesday)

Oct 18 - Dec 6 in Smith Gym Room 77 (Pool)
[W] 6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$45 - $55
 
 
Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes You will learn and improve proficiency in basic aquatic skills and the six basic swimming strokes. These lessons will teach you how to become a more efficient and effective swimmer. You will also learn how to be safe in and around the water. All of our instructors are certified as Water Safety Instructors and teach 45 minute lessons based off the curriculum of the American Red Cross. Prerequisite: You must be comfortable in chest-deep water, able to put your face in the water, and able to perform 15 yards of the front crawl, breast stroke and back crawl. Refund Policy: With receipt or proof of purchase, full refunds are given until the registration deadline. 50% refunds are given until and including the first day of class. No refunds after the first day of class. **Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht at 335-9669 for more information. Registration for this class will close one day prior to the course start date or until filled. If you have any questions about our Adult Learn to Swim program, coaches or individual instruction please do not hesitate to contact Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics at jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu or 509.335.5407.