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Campus Recreation

Division of Student Life and Enrollment

Swim Lessons

Parent/Child, Preschool, & Youth
Group Swim Lessons

The ETSU Campus Recreation Swim Lesson Program varies in ages from 6 months - 12 years old. Group swim lessons consist of 8 thirty minute classes that occur for 4 weeks. Participants should register in specific swim levels depending on their swimming abilities. We also offer a Water Babies class for ages 6 months to 32 months. Water Babies requires a parent/guardian in the water the entire class.

Group lessons are offered to current ETSU Faculty/Staff, Students and their dependents. There is no late registration. We work on a first come, first serve basis. When classes are full, the registration will be closed for that specific group. We recommend registering in the first few days to make sure you have a spot.

Group Lessons:

  • ETSU Student: $40
  • ETSU Faculty/Staff: $50

Lessons may be cancelled due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances. All makeups for inclement weather will be held the Friday of the same week the class is cancelled. Refunds will not be given for inclement weather, cancelled or missed lessons. 

If you have any questions, please email .


Fall Group Swim Lessons


Our next group of fall swim lesson sessions will begin October 21. This round of lessons will only be offered Monday/Wednesday for the Jellyfish 5:30pm (2+), Sea Turtle 6pm (4+) and Seal 6:30pm (6+) levels.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Water Babies - Starfish and Seahorse: 6 months - 2 years

Water Babies is a swim class for children from the ages of 6 months to 32 months. It is a chance for parents and their child to bond and explore the water together. The class will consist of various exercises and learning opportunities for the parent and child. We will explore the water and how to feel comfortable in it. We'll also learn how to move our arms and legs in the water and how to get our faces wet! Each child will need to have an adult in the water with them at all times. The class will consist of 8 thirty minute lessons over a four week span.

Jellyfish: 2 years & up

Basic water safety, submerged mouth, nose and eyes; front and back glide and recover to a vertical position, combined arm and leg action on front and back, perform entries into the pool, perform exits out of the pool.

Sea Turtle: 4 years & up
Retrieval of objects of the bottom of pool without help, how to glide on back and front with submerged face, treading water without assistance, wearing goggles, basic elementary kicking.
Seal: 6 years & up
Entering the pool by jumping in, safe diving rules, diving from sitting or kneeling position, elementary arm stroke techniques for freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Combining arm strokes and legs together for movement in water, breath technique when swimming, using goggles.
Dolphin: 7 years & up
Enter the water by jumping in, fully submerged and holding breath, tread water with arms and legs, standing dive, open turns on front and back, stroke technique (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) front flip turn, 25 yard swim of freestyle/backstroke and 15 of butterfly and breaststroke.


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