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Private Swim Lessons

UREC is currently offering private swim lessons for ages 3 and older for members of the JMU and local community. Private lessons are for those seeking one-on-one swimming instruction in the UREC pool. Private lessons are a half hour per session and will focus on the goals of the participant, whether you are looking to learn to swim for the first time or you’re training for a race! For children under 16, lessons take place during family hours at UREC.

Registration Process:

  1. Complete the Online Interest FormThe form will open to accept new responses on August 28.
  2. You will be matched with a swim lesson instructor within 3-5 business days of completing the interest form. Please schedule and communicate with your instructor directly.
  3. After being matched with an instructor, you will be given access to purchase a package of either four (4) or eight (8) swim lesson sessions.
  4. Payments must be made prior to the first lesson.

Private Lesson Pricing:

  • JMU Community (with an active UREC membership): 4 Lessons = $85, 8 lessons = $160
  • General Community: 4 Lessons = $130, 8 lessons = $210
Group Swim Lessons

UREC offers Group Swim Lessons to members of the JMU community with an active UREC membership during family hours at UREC. Group Swim Lessons are an eight-class series with a 1:6 instructor to student ratio on Sundays. Classes are led by certified student employees.

Youth Group Lesson Offerings:

  • Preschool: Ages 3 to 5 years old. Focus is on water adjustment and beginning skills with water safety topics.
  • Youth: Ages 6 years to 12 years old. Focus is an introduction to skills and fundamentals with water safety topics.

  • Pricing: $65 (per dependent of a JMU community member with an active membership)

Adult Group Lesson Offerings:

  • Adult: Ages 17 and older. Focus is on comfort in the water and stroke development.

  • Pricing:
    • JMU Student: $40 
    • Faculty/Staff/Emeritus/Affiliate: $65


Registration for Spring 2024 lessons will close on on February 3 at 5 p.m.. 

Dates and times for each offering are available on URECRegister.

Parking information: P Lot, F, Lot, C9 Lot, or Convo A, B, D, and E Lots (with the exception of those signed as reserved for Basketball parking). See aerial map for details. Contact Parking Services with questions!


All swim lessons take place at the UREC pool.

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