Swim Lessons – Group

Memorial Day Hours:

The Kaplan Center will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.

Swim Lessons: Group

Learn-to-Swim Program

Our Learn-to-Swim Program offers a group instructional setting for participants of all swimming levels. This program aims to teach people to be safe in, on, and around water focusing on skill development, water safety and drowning prevention. Ages range from preschool age to adults. All lessons are taught by experienced and skilled American Red Cross certified instructors.

Class Descriptions:

We will be offering Preschool Aquatics (ages 3-5), Learn to Swim Levels 1-6 (ages 5-16), Adult Learn to Swim (ages 16+), and Adult Swimming for Fitness (ages 16+). Details about each level are provided with a link below.

Not sure what level you may be? You may fill out a group lesson interest form here. We will email you back with the appropriate level based on the information provided.

Preschool Aquatics Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills
Level 2: Fundamental Aquatics Skills Level 3: Stroke Development
Level 4: Stroke Improvement Level 5: Stroke Refinement
Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency Adult Swim- Learning the Basics
Adult Swim- Swimming for Fitness


All lessons will be held consecutive dates running on the same days of the week. There are a total of 8 dates of instruction. Specific class times area listed below.

Summer A
Class Dates: 6/10, 6/11, 6/12, 6/13, 6/17, 6/18, 6/19, 6/20
Registration: May 15th – June 6th

Class Level Times
Preschool Aquatics I 3:00-3:30pm and 3:45-4:15pm
Learn to Swim Level 1 3:00-3:45pm and 3:45 -4:30pm
Learn to Swim Level 2 4:45-5:30pm
Adult Swim – Learning the Basics 5:30-6:15pm

Summer B
Class Dates: 7/ 8, 7/9, 7/10, 7/11, 7/15, 7/16, 7/17, 7/18
Registration: June 17th – July 3rd

Class Level Times
Preschool Aquatics I 3:00-3:30pm and 3:45-4:15pm
Learn to Swim Level 1 3:00-3:45pm
Learn to Swim Level 2 3:45-4:30pm
Learn to Swim Level 3 4:45-5:30pm
Adult Swim – Learning the Basics 5:30-6:15pm

Members: Members of Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness
Non-Members: UNCG Affiliated Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Retiree
Community: Anyone not affiliated with UNCG

To Register:

To register, please call the Administrative Office at 336-334-5924 or visit the office between 8am-5pm Monday-Friday. Please see above for registration deadlines.


  • How many people are in each group lesson?
      Ratios for group lessons are 6 participants per instructor, with a maximum of 12 participants per class.
  • How many lessons are included in group lessons?
      In total, there are 9 sessions. The first class consists of skills test to ensure each participant is in the proper level class, followed by 8 sessions of instruction.
  • What if I don’t know which level is for me?
      Complete a Swim Lesson Interest Form online, and our instructors will contact you to determine the appropriate level to join. There are also newsletter hyperlinks on our Group Lessons website, containing general information about each of the class levels.
  • What if I can’t make it to one of the group lesson dates?
      We recommend attending every session in order to learn the skills in a logical progression; however, you may miss up to two lessons and still be eligible for the exit skills assessment, which is the American Red Cross’s standard for certifying swimmers and moving up levels. No refunds or makeup sessions will be granted for any missed lessons.
  • What if the level I sign up for does not have enough enrollment?
      To run a group lesson, we need at least three participants. If a level does not have enough enrollment, you can take the level below or pay the difference for private lessons.

Additional Questions? Contact our Aquatics Coordinator, Lindsay Wigderson, at l_wigder@uncg.edu.