Group Swim Lessons

Group Swim Lessons at the SRWC are for both adults and children. Our Adult Group Swim Lessons are free and drop in. Our Children's Group Swim Lessons consists of small group classes that are great for families with multiple children, infants 6 months of age that need to develop a comfort around the water, and any youth who want to learn to swim. All classes are taught to American Red Cross standards. Check out the schedules below!

Schedule

Children's Learn to Swim Spring 2021
Location: SRWC Pool
  Dates Times Cost
Session 1: Parent and Child Feb 6, 13, 20, 27
(Saturdays)
11:15-11:45 am
 OR
12:00-12:30 pm

$75/session

*$25 off for SRWC members
Session 2: Parent and Child Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 
(Saturdays)
11:15-11:45 am
 OR
12:00-12:30 pm

$75/session

*$25 off for SRWC members
Session 3: Parent and Child April 3, 10, 17, 24
(Saturdays)
11:15-11:45 am
 OR
12:00-12:30 pm

$75/session

*$25 off for SRWC members
Session 4: Parent and Child May 1, 8, 15, 22,
29 (Saturdays)
11:15-11:45 am
 OR
12:00-12:30 pm

$75/session

*$25 off for SRWC members

We have temporarily extended the age of our parent/child class to 6 month-4 years old. The class will be taught in parent/child format with parents in the water with their children and an instructor on deck. The instructors will differentiate the lesson to ensure everyone is learning skills appropriate for their age and skill level.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, locker rooms will be closed and changing in the facility is prohibited. Showers will be available for rinsing off before and after lessons. Additional spectators will not be permitted to attend lessons at this time.

Adult Swimming Workshops Fall 2020
Location: SRWC Pool
Level Dates Time Cost
Beginner N/A N/A Free
Intermediate/Advanced N/A N/A Free

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Water Workshops in Fall 2020 have been canceled. Private swim lessons are available.

Program Pricing

As of January 3, 2017, all Children's Group Swim Lesson Participants must have a guardian that is a current SRWC member or UNLV Students. All Adult Group Swim Lesson Participants must have an SRWC Membership.

  • SRWC Membership: $25/month

To access the facility, all members must have either a UNLV issued Rebel Card or a Community Access Card. There is a one-time fee of $20 for a Community Access Card. For more information, go to the Membership Options page.

Contact

Samantha Steel
Program Coordinator for Aquatics
702-774-7113
samantha.steel@unlv.edu

Nicole Feno
Graduate Assistant for Aquatics
702-774-7112
nicole.feno@unlv.edu

Hours

Monday-Friday
6 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Forms

*Waiver must be completed for all programs.

Course Descriptions

Children’s Group Swim

Learn to Swim Level 1

Purpose: To begin developing positive attitudes, good swimming habits, and safe practices in and around the water. Participants start at about 6 years of age.

Course Requirements:

  • Enter water using ramps, steps, or side
  • Exit water using ladder, steps, or side
  • Blow bubbles for 3 seconds
  • Bobbing 5 times
  • Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back glide, recover to a vertical position
  • Back float for 5 seconds
  • Roll from front to back and from back to front
  • Treading water arm and hand action
  • Alternating, simultaneous leg and arm actions on front and back
  • Combined leg and arm actions on front and back

Learn to Swim Level 2

Purpose: To give participants success with fundamental skills, including learning how to float without support and to recover to a vertical position.

Course Requirements:

  • Step or jump from the side into shoulder-deep water
  • Exit water using ladder, steps, or side 
  • Fully submerge and hold breath
  • Open eyes underwater and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front, jellyfish, and tuck floats for 10 seconds
  • Front and back glide, recover to a vertical position
  • Back float for 15 seconds
  • Roll from front to back and from back to front
  • Tread water for 15 seconds
  • Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back
  • Combined leg and arm actions on front and back
  • Finning arm actions on back
  • Bobbing 10 times

Learn to Swim Level 3/4

Purpose: To provide additional guided practice in deeper water, develop participants' confidence in the learned strokes, and improve other aquatic skills.

Course Requirements:

  • Jump into deep water from side, submerge, return to surface then to side
  • Headfirst entry from the side in seated or kneeling position
  • Bobbing while moving to safety
  • Rotary breathing
  • Survival float for 30 seconds
  • Back float for l minute
  • Tread water for l minute
  • Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back
  • Open turns, flutter, and dolphin kicks on the front and back
  • Push off in streamlined position on front, then begin kicking
  • Swim front crawl for 15, 25 yards
  • Swim elementary backstroke for 15, 25 yards
  • Scissor and breaststroke kicks
  • Headfirst entry in compact and stride position
  • Feet-first surface dive and underwater swim
  • Tread water using two different kicks
  • Survival swim for l minute
  • Breaststroke, back crawl for 15 yards
  • Butterfly, sidestroke for 15 yards
  • Push off in streamlined position on back, then begin kicking

Learn to Swim Preschool

Purpose: To orient preschool-age children to the aquatic environment and to help them acquire rudimentary levels of basic aquatic skills. Participants begin the program at about 4 or 5 years old.

Course Requirements:

  • State two pool rules
  • Jump into chest-deep water
  • Fully submerge and hold breath underwater for 5 seconds
  • Bobbing, 5 times
  • Front glide and back glide, recover to vertical position
  • Back float for 10 seconds
  • Front float for 5 seconds
  • Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back for two body lengths

Learn to Swim Parent & Child

Purpose: Familiarize children between the ages of 6 months and approximately 3 years with the water and teach swimming readiness skills and provide safety information for parents and teach techniques parents can use to orient their children to the water. All skills are done with parent assistance.

Course Requirements:

  • Getting wet through play and kicking
  • Entering and exiting the water with guided assistance
  • Blowing bubbles on the surface and with face submerged
  • Fully submerge underwater
  • Floating on front and back
  • Gliding on front and back
  • Rolling front to back and back to front
  • Kicks on front and back
  • Arm action on front and back
  • Learn multiple different holds and supports (parents)

Adult Swimming Workshops

Adult Beginner

Beginner workshops will teach participants how to be safe and comfortable in shallow and deep water. Participants will learn basic water safety, floating, swimming on their front and back, two different kicks, and treading water.

Adult Intermediate

Intermediate workshops will teach participants how to further develop their stroke techniques in freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly. Participants will also learn flip turns and have an opportunity to learn how to dive.

Adult Advanced

Advanced workshops will work to fine tune developed swimmers stroke techniques and mechanics. Participants will complete high intensity workouts lead by an instructor. Participants will also learn how to read, write, and develop swimming workouts.