Swim Lessons for Every Body

Private and Group Lessons for Children and Adults

Everyone can learn to swim!

We want everyone to know how to swim. Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death among children 1-5 years and the second leading cause for children 6-14. UVAC has a Learn-to-Swim Program right for you or your child.

  • We teach group lessons like Parent and Me for the youngest swimmers, Preschool and Group Swim Lessons for children ages 3-18
  • We teach Adult Lessons for all ages and Private Lessons for anyone who needs individualized instruction.
  • Splash Camp offered during school vacations and summer months, is a great way to improve swimming for children 6-10 years with a daily half-hour swim lesson.
  • Financial aid is available to help children and adults who may not be able to afford a learn-to-swim program.
  • To register, create your account NOW as it may take 2-3 days to process. DO NOT WAIT for day of registration!
  • **During Swim Lessons and Swim Team practice times parents and siblings receive 25% off Day Passes.  Also available to the lesson student who wishes to swim before or after their lesson!
  • Lessons are now offered in three locations: UVAC, New London (at Colby Sawyer College) and Killington (at Pico Fitness Center). Go here for details
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Parent and child work with the instructor through songs and games in a fun, family environment to learn:

Dates:

New school year 2024-2025 session’s date will be updated in early August.
Fall Session 1 Registration will be open on September 2 at 9:00 am.

Times:

Prices:

$117 / 6-wk session

for both Member/Non-Member

Comfort in the water, mouth and nose bubbles, assisted glides and assisted back floats, kick development and wall bobs

Dates:

New school year 2024-2025 session’s date will be updated in early August.
Fall Session 1 Registration will be open on September 2 at 9:00 am.

Times:

Prices:

$117 / 6-wk session

for both Member/Non-Member

A Dolphin child must be ready to move through the water with their face in. In the Dolphin curriculum we work on the following:

Dates:

New school year 2024-2025 session’s date will be updated in early August.
Fall Session 1 Registration will be open on September 2 at 9:00 am.

Times:

Prices:

$117 / 6-wk session

for both Member/Non-Member

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Level 1 is for beginner swimmers. In this level we teach students how to develop a comfortable air exchange through nose bubbles while also learning body positions that will make swimming easier and more efficient.

Dates:

New school year 2024-2025 session’s date will be updated in early August.
Fall Session 1 Registration will be open on September 2 at 9:00 am.

Times:

Prices:

$117 / 6-wk session

for both Member/Non-Member

Prerequisite: 10 relaxed independent wall bobs

Level 2 includes floats, glides and the beginning of a proper kick. Level 2 swimmers focus on:

Dates:

New school year 2024-2025 session’s date will be updated in early August.
Fall Session 1 Registration will be open on September 2 at 9:00 am.

Times:

Prices:

$117 / 6-wk session

for both Member/Non-Member

Independent front and back floats, independent rollover to back float, independent front and back glides. Level 3 swimmers focus on:

Dates:

New school year 2024-2025 session’s date will be updated in early August.
Fall Session 1 Registration will be open on September 2 at 9:00 am.

Times:

Prices:

$117 / 6-wk session

for both Member/Non-Member

Prerequisites: Front glide streamline kicking 15′ and back glide streamline kicking 15′

Level 4 we teach the essential parts of the crawl stroke: how to hold the head for side breathing, how the hand enters the water, how the arm recovers with a high elbow. We begin the process of putting these components together in preparation for swimming in the competition pool for extended distances. Level 4 swimmers focus on:

Dates:

New school year 2024-2025 session’s date will be updated in early August.
Fall Session 1 Registration will be open on September 2 at 9:00 am.

Times:

Prices:

$117 / 6-wk session

for both Member/Non-Member

Prerequisites: Hand lead crawl stroke with rotary breathing 25′

Level 5/6 swim lessons is taught in the competition pool* and designed to improve swimmers in freestyle, back stroke and when ready adding breast stroke and butterfly. Swimmers will work on perfecting technique, endurance and if desired readiness for swim team. 

Dates:

New school year 2024-2025 session’s date will be updated in early August.
Fall Session 1 Registration will be open on September 2 at 9:00 am.

Times:

Prices:

$132 / 6-wk session

for both Member/Non-Member

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We offer a specialized group lesson program just for adults and older teens. This is a great option if you would like to gain body awareness and balance in the water, learn basic stroke mechanics, be more comfortable with breathing during swimming and/or want to add swimming to your fitness routine.

Dates:

Summer Sessions

July | 3 Weeks
Wednesdays: July 10, July 17 and July 24
6:15pm – 7:00pm
In Warm Water Pool

August | 3 Weeks
Wednesdays: July 31, August 7 and August 14
6:15pm – 7:00pm
In Warm Water Pool

Times:

Wednesday 6:15 – 7:00pm • Warm Water Pool

Prices:

$66 for three week session

for both Member/Non-Member

Adult Advanced Beginner Class takes place in the Competition Pool. Students continue to work on improving endurance and technique with an emphasis on body balance. In this group you will learn:

Dates:

Summer Sessions

July | 3 Week Session
Fridays: July 12, July 19 and July 26
6:15 – 7:00pm

August | 3 Week Session
Fridays: August 2, August 9 and August 16
6:15 – 7:00pm

Times:

Fridays 6:15 – 7:00pm • Competition Pool

Prices:

$66 for three week session

for both Member/Non-Member

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