Attention! Beginning February 2021, we will offer Adult private swim lessons to Kaplan Center Members only. Adult Semi-private lessons are not available at this time. Please email our Swim Lessons Program Assistant, Catie Lerma (cvlerma@uncg.edu) with any questions. See you in the water!

We offer private lessons (1:1) instructor to student ratios. Our lessons consist of six 45-minute sessions of individualized instruction. Our instructors will work with you the first day to determine your goals and level of ability.


To Register:

Once an instructor confirms the dates, you must pay before the first day of lessons. To pay, please call the Administrative Office at 336-334-5924 or visit the office between 8am-5pm Monday-Friday.


Prices:

UNCG StudentsKaplan Center MembersCommunity
Adult Private Lessons$90$125$165

UNCG Students: Currently enrolled students with an active Kaplan Center membership
Kaplan Center Members: All other current members


COVID Updates

Participants:

  • No minors will be allowed to take swim lessons at this time.
  • Only members will be allowed to register for lessons. No external participants will be allowed at this time.

Social Distancing Measures:

  • Face coverings are required by instructors (plastic face shield or cloth covering) during the entire swim lesson unless demonstrating in the water, socially distanced from the participant.
  • Instructors will mainly instruct outside the water and will not physically touch/ guide the participants. When demonstrating a skill inside the water, the participant will be socially distanced from the instructor.
  • Participants will be required to wear a mask at all times when not in the water.
  • Each instructor/ participant duo will use a single lane in the lap pool to stay distanced from other individuals.
  • Participants are responsible for reviewing the UNCG Campus Safety Expectations. (https://update.uncg.edu/)
  • Participants are expected to comply with all posted signage regarding requirements for physical distancing, face coverings, and prohibitions on congregating.
  • Anyone exhibiting symptoms of illness will be required to refrain from coming to the Kaplan Center until such time as they are no longer symptomatic or cleared by a medical provider.

Cleaning:

  • Shared equipment will be cleaned by a student staff member before and after all swim lessons. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment when possible.
  • Participants will have access to hand sanitizer before and after class.

Private/Semi-Private Swim Lesson FAQs

How long is each swim lesson?

Each swim lesson session is 45 minutes.

How many lessons are included in a swim lesson package?

Private and lessons are purchased in sets of 6.

Can I be paired with another participant looking for semi-private lessons?

Yes, however, it is not guaranteed the lesson will run. We recommend registering with another person in mind using our online scheduler.

How does scheduling lessons work?

We will pair you with an instructor based on the registration form and the instructor’s availability. Once paired, you will work with the instructor to determine days and times that work best for both of you.

How do I pay for lessons?

Swim lesson packages are purchased over the phone at 336-334-5924 or at the Welcome Desk. Payment will be accepted after being assigned an instructor and before the first lesson.

What ages are offered for swim lessons?

We currently are currently only offering swim lessons to adults. If you are willing to learn, we look forward to working with you to help further your aquatics experience.

What should I bring to my swim lessons?

Appropriate swim attire, goggles, a towel, and a positive attitude. 

Group Lesson FAQs

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.