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Learn to Swim

Oklahoma State University Department of Wellness is proud to offer the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program as part of our aquatic programming.
The Learn-to-Swim Program begins with the basics of swimming and water acclimation (i.e. blowing bubbles, movement, etc.) and progresses through stroke introduction, development and refinement.  The program also includes valuable tips, tricks and practices how to safely enjoy the aquatic environment. Participants must be a minimum of 6 months old at the start of their first lesson.

Group Lessons

Group lessons are one instructor to four participants. The group lesson packages will consist of ten, 40-minute lessons (Monday-Friday) for 2 weeks. Sessions dates:
  • July 22 — August 2
  • August 12 — August 16
  • August 19 — August 23
  • August 26 — August 30
  • September 2 — September 6
  • September 9 — September 13
  • September 16 — September 20

Private Lessons

Private lessons are one instructor to one participant. The private lesson packages will consist of five, 40-minute lessons (Monday-Friday). Session dates:
  • July 22 — July 26
  • July 29 — August 2
  • August 12 — August 16*
  • August 19 — August 23*
  • August 26 — August 30*
  • September 2 — September 6*
  • September 9 — September 13*
  • September 16 — September 20*
*Lessons will be held from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. and 6:20 - 7 p.m.

Private and Group Lesson FAQs

  • How do I register for swim lessons?

    Participants for all swim lessons must register online at Payment may be made using a debit/credit card. Registration opens on April 22 at 9 a.m. and will close the Monday prior to the start of the session (i.e Week 1 closes May 27th). Registration deadlines will not be extended for any reason. There is no limit to the number of swim lesson weeks you can enroll in. It is encouraged to enroll in several weeks, as the participant is more likely to retain the information and progress their skills with more time in the water.


    How to create an account

  • How much do private and group lessons cost?

    Private Lessons (5 lessons)

    $135 for members

    $170 for non-members


    Group Lessons (10 lessons)

    $110 for members

    $135 for non-members

  • How do I know what level I should enroll in?

    Please use this flowchart to determine which level you should enroll in.

  • Can I makeup a lesson if I have to miss one?

    Due to limited availability, makeup lessons are not offered if the participant is not able to make the scheduled lesson. 

  • What if I am going to be late for a lesson?

    If a participant arrives late, the lesson time will not be extended. The instructor will wait 10 minutes from the start of the swim lesson time before the session is cancelled. Refunds will not be issued for lessons cancelled due to late arrival.

  • What if I can't make it to a lesson?

    Participants who do not show for their lesson will forfeit the lesson. No-show lessons will not be rescheduled or refunded.

  • What happens if there is inclement weather on a lesson day?

    In the event of inclement weather, lessons may be rescheduled depending on availability.

  • Can I get a refund if I decide to not participate in lessons after paying?

    Except as otherwise stated, refunds or credits will not be issued after payment has been made for an activity, class or program. Any refund request outside the stated exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis and are at the discretion of the Department of Wellness Aquatics staff. Exceptions include if the activity, class or program is cancelled by the OSU Department of Wellness, or if a participant is injured and/or unable to participate due to a documented medical reason.


    **Please note that refunds will not be issued for registrations that were processed solely to secure a spot. This policy aims to ensure fairness and availability to all interested participants and to respect the limited spots available.**


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