FALL 2014 REGISTRATION - swim lessons for all ages!

The Student Recreation & Wellness Services Aquatic Program offers American Red Cross Group Swim Lessons for SRWC members & non-members.  Lessons are offered for infants, toddlers, pre-school and school-age children as well as adults.  Instructors are American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors.

For additional information please contact Diane Weaver, Manager, Aquatics at 330-972-7172 or by email at weaverd@uakron.edu

Cost of classes:

30-minute classes (Parent-Tot & Pre-School):  $35 for members & $45 for non-members

45-minute classes (All Youth levels & Adult):  $40 for members & $50 for non-members

Attention Parents/Assigned Guardian:

Please be reminded that as you are entering SRWS facilities for programming and activities with your child, you are required to adhere to the supervision guidelines of Student Recreation & Wellness Services:

  • Escort your child at all times when needing to utilize locker rooms, restrooms or family changing rooms.
  • Do not direct or instruct your child to enter locker rooms, rest rooms or family changing rooms without your direct supervision and accompanying them into these areas.
  • Use family changing rooms whenever possible, if you have more than one child, or if there is a gender difference between the child and locker room/restroom you would need to utilize.
  • Keep constant eye contact of your child.
  • Do not use the “buddy system” of sending two or more children into a locker room or restroom unsupervised by a parent or guardian responsible for the children while in SRWS facilities.
  • If seated outside the pool area and your child needs to exit the pool area, immediately attend to your child before they exit the pool and accompany them into the family changing room, locker room or restroom to maintain supervision.

Failure to adhere to these guidelines can lead to removal from the facilities and loss of future facility use privileges.


FALL 2014 Session Dates:

Session A: Tuesday/Thursday evenings, September 16th - October 9th (adult classes only)

Session B:  Saturday mornings, September 6th - November 22nd, (NO classes on 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11)

Session C: Tuesday/Thursday evenings, October 14th - November 11th (adult classes only, NO class on 11/4)

All registration forms must be filled out online & emailed back to SRWS Aquatics Program.  Simply click the SUBMIT button on the form & follow the instructions to officially send your form to swimlessons@uakron.edu.



http://www.uakron.edu/webforms/minor-swim-registration-form.dot - CLICK HERE!


Classes offered include:


Prerequisite: Children 6 months to 3 years old. Infants must be able to sit up on their own before taking this class. A trusted adult(s) is required to accompany the tot at all times.

Fun activities are used to teach infants and young children to feel comfortable in the water while learning the very basics of breathing and floating. It is important to know that this program is not intended to teach children to become good swimmers but merely to gain comfort in the water.

SATURDAY: 9:30AM - 10:00AM
SATURDAY: 10:10AM - 10:40AM
SATURDAY: 12:05PM - 12:35PM
SATURDAY: 12:40PM - 1:10PM


Prerequisite: Children 3 to 5 years old.

In this level children will complete a series of skills, with the help of an instructor, such as blowing bubbles, front and back floats, along with introduction of arm motion. This level may be repeated until the skills are acquired.

SATURDAY: 9:30AM - 10:00AM
SATURDAY: 10:55AM - 11:25AM
SATURDAY: 11:30AM - 12:00PM
SATURDAY: 12:35PM - 1:05PM

Learn-to-Swim Youth Level 1:

Prerequisite: Children over 6 years old. Completion of Preschool.

In Learn-to-Swim Level 1 children will learn to enter and exit the water independently, while continuing to work in their front/back floats and gliding.

SATURDAY: 9:15AM - 10:00AM
SATURDAY: 10:05AM - 10:50AM
SATURDAY: 10:55AM - 11:40AM
SATURDAY: 12:35AM - 1:20PM

Learn-to-Swim Youth Level 2:

Prerequisite: Children over 6 years old. Completion of Level 1 or able to do a front and back float independently.

In this level children will learn to kick on both their front and back along with swimming with combined arm and leg motions on front.

SATURDAY: 10:05AM - 10:50AM
SATURDAY: 10:55AM - 11:40AM
SATURDAY: 11:45AM - 12:30PM

Learn-to-Swim Youth Level 3:

Prerequisite: Children over 6 years old. Completion of Level 2.

In this level children will learn to jump into deep water from the side of the pool along with learning to swim both front crawl and backstroke.

SATURDAY: 10:05AM - 10:50AM
SATURDAY: 10:55AM - 11:40AM
SATURDAY: 11:45AM - 12:30PM


Learn-to-Swim Youth Level 4:

Prerequisite: Children over 6 years old. Completion of level 3.

In this level children will become more efficient in swimming both front crawl and backstroke while learning strokes such as breaststroke and elementary backstroke. Children will also learn open turns for both front crawl and back crawl.

SATURDAY: 10:05 AM - 10:50 AM
SATURDAY: 10:55 AM - 11:40 AM

Learn-to-Swim Youth Level 5:

Prerequisite: Children over 6 years old. Completion of level 4.

Participants in level 5 program will learn endurance and stroke refinement to improve on overall swimming technique. Along with building on stroke endurance of front crawl, backstroke, elementary backstroke and breaststroke, swimmers will also learn side stroke, butterfly and shallow diving into deep water.

SATURDAY: 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Learn-to-Swim Youth Level 6:

Prerequisite: Children over 6 years old. Completion of level 5.

In level 6 swimmers will continue to build on endurance and stroke technique through the introduction of new drills and swim equipment. Swimmers will also learn proper flip turns for both front crawl and Tuesday.

SATURDAY: 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

ADULT Swim Lessons:

SATURDAY: 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM