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Group Swim Lessons

UREC offers Group Swim Lessons in the Fall and Spring Semesters during family hours at UREC. Swim Lessons are five-class series on Sunday afternoons. Classes are led by certified student employees.

Group Lesson Offerings:

  • Parent-Child: Ages 6 months to 3 years old. Parent is in the water with the child and the focus is comfort level and water adjustment. (Sundays: 1:00-1:30pm)
  • Preschool: Ages 4 to 5 years old. Focus is on water adjustment and beginning skills. (Sundays: 1:45-2:15pm)
  • Youth: Ages 6 years to 9 years old. Focus is an introduction to skills and fundamentals. Note that there are two levels for this age group! (Sundays: 2:30-3:00pm)

Fall 2019 Offerings

  • Sunday, September 15 - October 13, 2019
  • Sunday, October 20 - November 17, 2019

Group Lesson Registration Periods and Pricing: 

  • Registration Opens: August 23, 2019
  • JMU Affiliates: $50
  • Community Members: $65

How to Register for Group Swim Lessons:

  1. Visit the Aquatics and Safety page on URECRegister.jmu.edu
  2. Click “Log In” in the top right corner and login with your JMU username (for JMU affiliates) or create a profile for community members.
  3. Click the swim lesson level for which you would like to register.
  4. Click the purple “Register” button on the right hand side of the page. (The parent registers themselves for the lessons and follows prompts to ensure that the child fits the age range for the session).
  5. You will be given a multi-activity pass on our online registration system so that when you check in at the Welcome Center the employee will be able to check you in as a swim lesson participant.

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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!

Private Swim Lessons

UREC offers private lessons for ages 3 through adulthood. 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. The lessons take place during family hours at UREC and are offered in the Fall and Spring.

Private Lesson Registration Periods and Pricing:

  • Registration Opens: August 23, 2019
  • JMU Affiliates: 5 Lessons = $70, 10 lessons = $130
  • Community Members: 5 lessons = $130, 10 lessons = $210

How to Register for Private Swim Lessons:

  1. Visit the Aquatics and Safety page on URECRegister.jmu.edu
  2. Fill out the Pre-Lesson Questionnaire and email it to the Graduate Assistant for Aquatics and Safety
  3. You will receive a payment link and a Service Agreement which must be emailed back to the Graduate Assistant for Aquatics and Safety before you can begin scheduling lessons.
  4. You will be paired with an instructor based on your availability and will be able to communicate with them via email to coordinate times and dates for lessons.
  5. You will be given a multi-activity pass on our online registration system so that when you check in at the Welcome Center the employee will be able to check you in as a swim lesson participant.
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