Swim School

Swim School – Summer Session

UREC Swim School Summer Session is group swim lessons designed for 3-6 or 3-8 children participants who enjoy learning in small group settings. Different levels allow you to choose which class level is best suited for your child’s current skill level. Swimmers will receive 8, 30 minute lessons per session.

All lessons will take place at the outdoor pool and will be held Monday – Thursday. If weather doesn’t allow for lessons in the outdoor pool, lessons will be moved to the indoor pool. Fridays are reserved for make-up lessons and Fun Fridays.

Fun Fridays allow up to 4 immediate family members to use the shallow end of the lap pool and the leisure river. Join the fun between 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. on both Fridays during your swimmer’s session dates to enjoy UREC’s amazing outdoor aquatic facilities.

Swim School will offer 5 sessions during the months of May, June, and July. UREC is offering four different levels of class – Starfish, Seahorse, Clownfish, and Marlins. See below for descriptions of each level.

*Registration closes the Friday before classes are scheduled to begin.

Swim School Summer Schedule – Registration Opens March 1

Table showing the dates of when swim lessons are offered during Tiger’s Den.
WeekDateBase RateLSU Students, Faculty, Staff, UREC Members*
Session 1May 25 – June 5, 2020$125$80
Session 2June 6 – 19, 2020$125$80
Session 3June 22 – July 2, 2020$125$80
Session 4July 6 – 17, 2020$125$80
Session 5July 20 – July 31, 2020$125$80
* All registrants in this category without an active UREC membership will need to complete their registration at the facility to have their discount applied.

*UREC Memberships are defined by those listed on the UREC Membership page.

Contact Troy Lukas at tlukas@lsu.edu for additional information.

If a scheduled time does not reach the 3 participant minimum, you may either:

  • Shift to a new time offering
  • Shift to a new session offering
  • Pay the difference for a private lesson
  • Receive a full refund

LSU Employees may fill out an application for Payroll Deduction as payment. Registration is still required.

Animated Starfish


Parent and Child
Familiarize child with water and increases comfort.

Learning Objectives:

  • Holds
  • Supports
  • Safe entry and exit
  • Face in water
  • Bubble blowing
Animated Clownfish


First level of basic swim skills and movements.

Learning Objectives:

  • Blowing bubbles
  • 10 bobs
  • Standing to 10 second floats
  • Flutter kick 1/2 lemgth of pool with kickboard
  • 1/2 length freestyle
Animated Seahorse


Teaches basic water skills and safety independently.

Learning Objectives:

  • Blowing bubbles
  • Independent entry and exit
  • 5 bobs
  • 5 yd. assisted glide
  • 5 second floats
Animated Marlin


Increases basic skills and introduces new strokes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Treading water for 15 seconds
  • Various kicks
  • Intro to diving, breast stroke, and backstroke for 1/2 length of pool
  • Full length freestyle