The Aquatics Department offers numerous classes each year for adults and children to learn to swim. Certified American Red Cross instructors teach all swimming classes. Enrollment for classes is limited in order to maintain quality instruction and an optimal teaching environment. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Adult Courses

Learning the Basics
Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes
Swimming for Fitness

Kids’ Lessons

The Aquatics Department offers numerous classes each year for children to learn to swim. Certified American Red Cross instructors teach all classes. Enrollment for classes is limited in order to maintain quality instruction and an optimal teaching environment. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The cost of each session (includes all lesson days in the session) is noted below.

  • $50 per child for currently-enrolled FSU students (enrollment verified at time of registration)
  • $60 per child for Campus Recreation members
  • $70 per child for Non-Members who are FSU Faculty / Staff
  • $80 per child for Non-Members who are not affiliated with FSU

Refunds: Refunds will only be processed in the event of an illness. A valid doctor’s note is required.

Class Location: All lessons are conducted at the Leach Recreation Center Pool.

Class Length: Classes run 30 minutes to 1 hour in length depending on the level. 

Make-Up Days: Registration required. Make-up lessons conducted at same time as Saturday lesson.

Register Online or In-Person: Registration takes place in Rec Connect, our online portal, or in-person at the Leach Recreation Center during normal operating hours.  For assistance with Rec Connect, please visit our Rec Connect Help Desk.

Multiple Registrations: If you are planning on registering multiple dependents for the same session, please be sure to add them as dependents on your Rec Connect account.  For assistance, please call 850-644-4531 or 850-644-0548.

Parent and Child Aquatics: Introduction to Water
Preschool Aquatics: Introduction to Water Skills
Level I: Introduction to Water Skills
Level II: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Level III: Introduction to Water Skills
Level IV: Introduction to Water Skills
Level V: Stroke Refinement
Level VI: Introduction to Water Skills

Private Lessons

The Aquatics Department offers one-on-one private lessons by certified American Red Cross instructors.  Space is limited.

Private lesson packages are available for 8, 16, or 24 lessons.

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