Youth Swim Lessons

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all summer sessions and fall session 1 classes are canceled.

  • Please check back for fall session 2 swim lesson updates. We will post information as soon as it becomes available.
  • Fall swim lessons are held on Saturday mornings between 10:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Youth swim lessons are a fun and gentle way to keep your child moving and develop their endurance, flexibility, strength, and posture while also promoting heart and lung health. We offer lessons for every skill level, from those afraid of water to experienced swimmers.


Who can attend?

Open to all children between 18 months and 14 years old.


When and where are the lessons, and how long do they last?

Fall classes take place on Saturdays for four weeks per session. Each class lasts 30 minutes and takes place in the Student Recreation Center pool


What curriculum do you use?

The UO Student Recreation Center is an independent, authorized provider of Starfish Swimming—a nationally recognized swim instruction curriculum developed by the Starfish Aquatics Institute (SAI).

The Starfish Swimming curriculum is designed for students ages 6-months to adult. Benchmarks are established at each stage in the program that combines both swimming and safety skills. Students participate in experiential learning activities that allow them to explore the water in a creative and comfortable environment. Correct swimming techniques are taught from the very beginning, providing an easy transition to swim team.