Swim Lessons/Classes

swim lessons

CRIS Aquatics is proud to offer American Red Cross swim lesson programs. Our swim lessons offer a supportive, nurturing environment in which participants ages six months to adult can learn to swim or improve their existing skills. We offer lessons for beginners to experienced swimmers. Our swim lesson program runs year round and we offer group, private, and semi-private lessons.

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Group Swim Lessons

Prices

  • Students: $40*
  • Members: $60
  • Non-Members: $80

Last day of registration is the day before the first class of each session.

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Weeknight Sessions

Monday through Thursday evenings: Eight Lessons, Two Weeks

  • Parent/Child: 6 months-3 years-30 minutes, 6:10-6:40 pm
  • Preschool: 4-5 years-30 minutes, 6:10-6:40 pm
  • Youth Beginners: 6-12 years-40 minutes, 6:50-7:30 pm
  • Youth Intermediate: 6-12 years-40 minutes, 7:40-8:20 pm
  • Adult: 13 years & up-40 minutes, 7:40-8:20 pm

Session One: June 3-13

Session Two: June 17-27

Session  Three: July 8-18

Session Four: July 22-Aug.1

Saturday Morning Sessions

June 8-July 27

  • Parent/child: 6 months-3 years-30 minutes, 9:30-10 am
  • Preschool: 4-5 years-30 minutes, 10:10-10:40 am
  • Youth Beginners: 6-12 years-40 minutes, 10:50-11:30 am
  • Youth Intermediate: 6-12 years-40 minutes, 11:40 am-12:20 pm
  • Adult: 13 years & up-40 minutes, 11:40 am-12:20 pm

Class Descriptions

Swim lessons are broken down into age groups and then by level. Swim test will be given on the first day to establish which level student is placed in.

Group Swim Lesson Level Information:

PARENT/CHILD: Ages 6 months-3 years. 30 minute lessons. This class teaches water safety and water adaptation, through songs and games for children and their parents. Parents will become confident handling their babies in the water while teaching water movement skills. 10 pairs per instructor

 Preschool: Ages 4-5 years. 30 minute lessons. This class is divided into 2 levels. No more than 6 participants per instructor,. 

    • Beginners- no previous water experience
    • Beginners/Intermediate- comfortable in water, puts face in water blow bubbles, can swim minimum of 5 ft with or without belt or assistance.

  • Youth: Ages 6-12 years. 40 minute lessons. This class is divided into 3 levels. No more than 8 participants per instructor
    • Beginners I- no previous water experience. This level teaches the fundamentals of swimming
    • Beginners II - basic water skills mastered; can float on front and back, swim 15 feet without assistance, glide and kick
    • Intermediate- swims easily on stomach in deep water, breathes side to side and can swim front and back crawl
  • Adult and Teens: Ages 13 and up. 40 minute lessons. This class is designed to teach beginner adults the fundamentals of swimming as well as work with those that want to develop their skills. Up to 10 participants per instructor
  • Water Aerobics: Water Aerobics classes are offered throughout the year in our Leisure Pool. You do not have to be a Recreation Center member to enroll in these classes. Six-week sessions cost $69.

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Private Lessons

At CRIS, we are passionate about teaching kids and adults to be strong swimmers. Our lessons are for swimmers from age four to adult and include a private one-on-one session with your very own certified instructor for extreme beginners or those who want to condition through swimming. Private lessons are for your convenience. We offer lessons any time that the building is open. Let us know what days and times fit your schedule and we will match you with an instructor that is able to work with your availability

  • Each session includes five lessons.
  • Each lesson will be 30 minutes in length.
  • Must be at least four years of age
  • Register online or at the front desk.
  • Payment must be received at the time of registration. 
  • An instructor will contact you to set up dates and times for the lessons within sevens days of registration.
  • If you have a particular time or day that you would like to have the lessons, please indicate that on the registration form.
  • You may request an instructor of your choice as long as both of your schedules are compatible. 
  • No refunds will be given after the first lesson. If participant misses a lesson without at least 3 hours prior notice or the participant is over 15 minutes late the lesson is forfeited.

Sessions consist of five lessons, 30 minutes each.
Costs:

  • Students - $80*
  • Members - $100
  • Non-Members - $120

At CRIS, we are passionate about teaching kids and adults to be strong swimmers. Our lessons are for swimmers from age four to adult and include a private one-on-one session with your very own instructor for extreme beginners or those who want to condition through swimming.

Sessions consist of five lessons, 30 minutes each.

Costs:

Students - $80*
Members - $100
Non-Members - $120

Semi-Private Lessons

The University of Memphis Recreation Center offers Semi-Private (two to four students per instructor) lessons. These lessons are flexible and can be taught around your schedule. Lessons will be offered Sunday through Saturday during facility hours, depending on the availability of an instructor.

  • Each session includes five lessons.
  • Each lesson will be 30 minutes in length.
  • Participants must sign up together
  • We ask that all participants in private or semi-private swim lessons be at least four years of age or older.
  • Semi-Private lessons should be on the same skill level and close to the same age
  • Register online or at the front desk. Payment must be received at the time of registration. 
  • An instructor will contact you to set up dates and times for the lessons within seven days of registration. If you have a particular time or day that you would like to have the lessons, please indicate that on the registration form.
  • You may request an instructor of your choice as long as both of your schedules are compatible.
  • No refunds will be given after the first lesson. If participant misses a lesson without at least three hours prior notice or the participant is over 15 minutes late the lesson is forfeited.

Cost per Person:

  • Students: $60*
  • Members: $75
  • Non-Members: $90

Sessions consist of five lessons, 30 minutes each.

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For more information, please call 901.678.3461 or e-mail Ashley Chism, the Aquatic and Safety Coordinator, at
amchism1@memphis.edu

*To obtain discount for dependents of students, students must make an appointment with membership office by calling 901.678.3459. Students must bring to the appointment some proof of dependent's relationship to student, such as a birth certificate, custody paper, insurance card, or tax return.