Swim School

Swim School

UREC Swim School 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.

This year, UREC has added Fun Friday which allows 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 swimmers session dates to enjoy UREC’s amazing outdoor aquatic facilities.

Swim School lessons will be offered at 5:00, 5:30 and 6:00 p.m.

All lessons will be held Monday – Thursday with Fridays reserved for make-up days.
*If inclement weather occurs, swim school will be moved to the indoor pool and Fun Friday will be cancelled.

*Registration closes the Friday before classes begin.


Pricing for Swim School swim lessons.
UREC MemberLSU Affiliate*Community

*To receive the LSU Affiliate rate, registration must be made in person. LSU Affiliates are defined as someone who has a direct relationship with LSU. Some examples include: Campus Federal, Chartwells, LSU School of Banking, the Louisiana Business & Technology Center, LSU Family Association, Senior State Administrators, and all elected Louisiana officials.

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