Learn to Swim Program

For decades, Lamar University has provided professional, low-cost swimming lessons to the Southeast Texas community. Our staff offers both one-on-one lessons and group lessons.

Why LU Learn to Swim?

  • Our lessons are open to the community - you don't have to be an LU/LIT student or staff member to participate.
  • Classes are taught by Red Cross certified instructors.
  • We follow a structured program to ensure an easy transition between each level:
    • Parent-and-Child 1 & 2
    • Pre-School Aquatics 1, 2, & 3
    • Learn-to-Swim 1-6
  • We also offer Adult lessons.

Summer Group Lessons

  • Open to ages 1 year to adult
  • Eight 30 to 45-minute lessons over eight days
  • Cost: $70 for eight 30 to 45-minute lessons

Summer One-on-One Lessons

  • Open to ages 5 years to adult
  • Four 30-minute lessons over four days
  • Cost: $70 for four 30-minute lessons

Summer 2019 Information

Registration begins May 20th. 

Things to know about registration:

  • Parent Portal will be for: 
    • Registering for lessons
    • Seeing your schedule of lessons 
    • Seeing skills you or your child have completed
    • Balance for lessons
    • Option to communicate with instructors and administration
    • Indicate contact information and sign waiver
  • Registration Time: 
    • Begins May 20th
    • Dates and times will be posted on this website beforehand
    • Dates and times will only show up on parent portal on May 20th
  • What Class to Register For:
    • Only register your child for their current level through summer
      • If your child passes, we will move them to the appropriate level
    • If you are unsure of level contact us
    • If you register for an incorrect level, your class will be dropped
    • Levels
      • P/C - Ages 1 & 2 year olds

      • PS - Ages 3 - 5 year olds

      • Level 1 - 6-9 year olds

      • Level 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - based on swim ability

      • BT - Ages 10-16 year olds with little to no swim experience

      • A - Ages 17 years old and up 

  • How to Pay:
    • Once registered, you will receive a link within 1-2 business days to pay for the class
    • You can pay online with the link or in person within 3 business days
    • Any payments not received within that time frame will be dropped from all classes
    • All classes must be paid when registered

Things to know about classes:

  • Attendance
    • We do not offer makeup classes unless the university shuts down
    • If you are more than 8 minutes late, you will not be allowed in the class
  • Skills
    • Skills will be posted on the parent portal within 5 days of completing your session
    • If we discover on your first day that you are in the wrong class, we will move you to the correct level to ensure you get the most out of your classes

 

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Group Class Dates & Times
June 3-13, 2019
Parent & Child Aquatics (P/C) 4:00pm 5:30pm
Preschool Aquatics (PS) 12:00pm 2:00pm 3:00pm 5:30pm
Level 1 1:00pm 3:00pm 6:30pm
Level 2 2:00pm 4:00pm 5:30pm
Level 3 12:00pm 6:30pm
Level 4 6:30pm
Level 5 7:30pm
Level 6 7:30pm
Beginner Teen (BT)  1:00pm 7:30pm
Adult (A) 7:30pm

 

June 17-27, 2019
Parent & Child Aquatics (P/C) 5:30pm
Preschool Aquatics (PS) 12:00pm 2:00pm 4:00pm 5:30pm
Level 1 1:00pm 3:00pm 6:30pm
Level 2 2:00pm 4:00pm 5:30pm
Level 3 3:00pm 6:30pm
Level 4 6:30pm
Level 5 7:30pm
Level 6 7:30pm
Beginner Teen (BT)  1:00pm 7:30pm
Adult (A) 12:00pm 7:30pm

 

July 15-25, 2019
Parent & Child Aquatics (P/C) 4:00pm 5:30pm
Preschool Aquatics (PS) 12:00pm 2:00pm 3:00pm 5:30pm
Level 1 1:00pm 3:00pm 6:30pm
Level 2 2:00pm 4:00pm 5:30pm
Level 3 1:00pm 6:30pm
Level 4 6:30pm
Level 5 7:30pm
Level 6 7:30pm
Beginner Teen (BT)  12:00pm 7:30pm
Adult (A) 7:30pm

 

One-on-One Class Dates & Times
June 3-6, 2019 
9:00am 9:45am 10:30am

 

June 10-13, 2019
9:00am 9:45am 10:30am

 

June 17-20, 2019
9:00am 9:45am 10:30am

 

June 24-27, 2019
9:00am 9:45am 10:30am

 

July 8-11, 2019
12:15am 1:00pm 1:45pm 2:30pm
3:15pm 4:00pm 4:45pm 5:30pm
6:15pm 7:00pm 7:45pm

 

July 15-18, 2019
9:00am 9:45am 10:30am

 

July 22-25, 2019
9:00am 9:45am 10:30am

 

July 29 - August 1, 2019
9:15am 10:00am 10:45am 11:30am 12:15pm
1:00pm 1:45pm 2:30pm 3:15pm 4:00pm
4:45pm 5:30pm 6:15pm 7:00pm 7:45pm

Spring 2020 Information

Spring LTS registration begins February 3rd.  Lessons will be available starting February 10th through May 1st.  Lesson days will seven days a week with times throughout our open hours. 

  • Ages: 5 and up
  • Cost: $18 per 30-minute session for up to 10 sessions
  • Location: Indoor Pool

Things to know:

  • You can register for one lesson per day
  • You can register for up to 10 sessions
  • If you are more than 5 minutes late, your class will be canceled with no refund or transfer for funds
  • Lessons must be paid in full within 3 days of registration or the class will be dropped