Swim Lessons

Children waiting for their swim lesson

Learn to Swim Classes

Jump into the pool of excitement with our Learn to Swim classes! Whether you're a water wizard or a total newbie, our experienced swim instructors are all set to help you or your young enthusiasts boost their aquatic confidence. But act fast, as spots are vanishing faster than a cannonball into the pool!

Register online at our Membership Portal or by phone at 513-556-0604.

Please note that registration should be made under the name of the swimmer.

Registration for Private and Semi Private lessons is now open! Request Lessons now!


Fees for Group Lessons covers the cost of a once a week of either a 3-week or 4-week lesson plan with instructor. The class schedule can be found below under adult and youth group lessons.

Cost of Learn to Swim Programs
Class Members Non-Members Next Session Start  Registration Opens
3-week sessions $24  $33 1/11/2024 12/19/2023
4-week sessions $32  $44  1/10/2024 12/19/2023
Private Lessons* $160 $200
N/A 1/23/24
Semi - Private Lessons* $120/swimmer $160/swimmer N/A 1/23/24

*Includes eight 45-minute private lessons that expire 6 months after purchase.

Private lessons fill up quickly and are subject to availabiltiy of instructors. All private lessons must be used within 6 months of purchase. 

Adult lessons are available in 2 levels: Beginner and Intermediate. To ensure that applicants are in the appropriate level, participants are asked to demonstrate their swimming abilities and to outline their personal goals.

Adult lesson registration fills quickly, please register in advance if you wish to participate.

Adult Learn to Swim Group Schedule
Swim Level February Dates March Dates April Dates
Adult Intro to Swim 4-week session 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28 Wednesday 6 p.m. 3/6, 3/20, 3/27 Tuesday 5 p.m. 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23
Adult Beginner 4-week session 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 Thursdays 5 p.m. 3/7, 3/21, 3/28 Thursdays 5p.m. 4/4, 4/11, 4/28, 4/25
Adult Advanced Beginner 4-week session 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 none none
Adult Beginner 4-week session 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22 none none
Adult Intermediate/Fitness
4-week session 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 none none

Welcome to the Adult Introduction to Swimming course, where safety is a top priority. This class is tailored for individuals who may have limited or no prior experience with water or swimming. Our primary focus will be on teaching fundamental swimming techniques and essential survival skills to ensure your safety in and around the water.

This course serves as a vital stepping stone towards future swimming lessons and is aimed at imparting both confidence and foundational skills. We believe that everyone should feel secure and at ease in aquatic environments, and this class will equip you with the necessary skills to achieve just that. Your safety is our utmost concern as we guide you through your swimming journey.

In this level, we'll work together to combine several basic skills and start moving towards developing full swimming strokes. To join this class, it's important to be able to float on your back and front and have some control over your breath while underwater. We'll start by practicing kicking and other ways to move in the water before we put all these skills together into complete swimming strokes.

At this level, participants will work on refining technique of several strokes including front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, and elementary backstroke. Open turns, proper body position, and breathing techniques will be emphasized. Participants will be swimming the width of the pool (25 yards) as they work on their skills.

Group and Private youth Learn to Swim is available for swimmers of all levels. To find the class that best meets the needs of your swimmer - follow the information in the accordions below.

Schedule of Youth Learn to Swim Group Classes
Swim Level Day Febuary 4-Week Session April 4-week session
Infant and Toddler Saturday 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 11 a.m. none
Preschool 1 Saturday 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 11 a.m. none
Preschool 2 Saturday 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 11 a.m. none
Beginner 1 (level 1) Saturday 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 12 p.m. none
Beginner 2 (level 2) Saturday 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 12 p.m. none
Advanced Beginner 1 (level 3) Saturday 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 12 p.m. none
Advanced Beginner 2 (level 4) Saturday 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 1 p.m. none
Intermediate (level 5) Saturday 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 1 p.m. none
Advanced (level 6) Saturday 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 1 p.m. none
Infant and Toddler Monday none 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22 - 4 p.m.
Preschool 1 Monday none 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22 - 4 p.m.
Beginner 1 (level 1) Monday none 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22 - 5 p.m.
Beginner 2 (level 2) Monday none 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22 - 5 p.m.
Advanced Beginner 1 (level 3) Monday none 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22 - 5 p.m.
Beginner 1 (level 1) Wednesday none 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24 - 4 p.m.
Beginner 2 (level 2) Wednesday none 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24 - 4 p.m.
Advanced Beginner 1 (level 3) Wednesday none 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24 - 4 p.m.
Advanced Beginner 2 (level 4)
Wednesday none 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24 - 5 p.m.
Intermediate (level 5) Wednesday none 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24 - 5 p.m.
Advanced (level 6) Wednesday none 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24 - 5 p.m.

Introducing "Baby's First Splash" - Perfect for little ones aged 6-24 months!

Join us for a delightful 30-minute class, where one adult and one child can embark on an exciting water adventure. We'll focus on introducing your precious little one to the water, teaching essential water safety, and, most importantly, having loads of fun together!

Our water comfortability class is specially crafted to ensure your child's first encounters with water are enjoyable and educational. They'll learn basic positioning and become familiar with the water, setting the stage for future water-based learning success. Give your child the gift of a positive water experience right from the start!

This class is designed for preschool-aged kids of all skill levels

Dive into "Introduction to Water Skills" - Ideal for kids aged 2-5 years!

Give your little one the perfect chance to take their first solo splash! With our skilled instructors supervising, your child will build the essential skills to become a confident swimmer.

This class is tailored to concentrate on early developmental skills, such as floating, entering and exiting the water safely, submerging below the water's surface, and more. It's the first step towards a lifetime of aquatic enjoyment!

Fundamental Water Skills - Age 4-6 years old

Re-enforce foundational skills and safety while introducing first concepts and strokes. participants will practice with assistance. Participants will be introduced to front crawl, backstroke, and breaststroke.

Stroke Development - Age 5-7 years old

Swimmers will spend time refining front crawl, backstroke, and breaststroke as well as being introduced to advanced swim skills like treading, diving, and flip turns. 

Stroke Improvement 

Intermediate swimmers will have time to perfect their swim strokes and be exposed to swim etiquette for recreational swimming. They will be exposed to advanced drills and techniques needed to become proficient swimmers.

Not sure what class is best for you or your simmer? Take this swim level quiz for a recommendaton

Please email Sarah Zeman for any questions.  

We are now accepting requests for Private Lessons for Spring semester 2024.

If interested, please fill out the Private Swim Lesson Request Form  

Private lessons include eight 45-minute private lessons that expire six months after purchase. Our private lesson instructors are certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors that will work closely with you and the swimmer to ensure high quality swim instruction. Private lessons are available for all swimmers over the age of 3 years old – including adults!  

 

Once the form is complete, the aquatics staff will review the form and contact you within 10 business days to match you with an instructor.*

Please email Sarah.zeman@uc.edu with any additional questions regarding swim lessons

 

*Private lessons are subject to instructor availability