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Are you looking for swimming lessons in the Ames area?

Are you interested in improving your swimming abilities and live in the Central Iowa area? Look no further! Recreation Services at Iowa State University is now offering swimming lessons for ALL ages!

Adult Lessons

To be eligible for adult swim lessons, participants must have a Rec Membership to register and be 18 years or older. Swim lessons are 30 minutes per session. All lessons will be at State pool located on Iowa State University’s campus. Lessons are offered twice a week for 4 weeks. There are currently 2 different sections of American Red Cross Adult Swim Lessons offered at Iowa State: Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes and Learning the Basics. 

Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes class is designed to better participants’ expertise in basic water skills and all six strokes: front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, and sidestroke. In addition, there is an emphasis on flip turns on the front and back, entries from the side of the pool, distance skills, and endurance skills. This swimming class is geared towards individuals who are intermediate swimmers and feel comfortable in the water.

Learning the Basics class is specifically catered towards beginner swimmers. This swimming class introduces basic aquatic skills and 4 strokes: front crawl, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, and breaststroke. Furthermore, this class has a focus on treading water and survival floating.

Youth Lessons

To be eligible for youth swim lessons, participants must be at least 42 inches tall AND at least 5 years old. There are currently 5 Levels of swimming lessons being offered at Recreation Services. Individuals participating in swimming lessons are required to provide their own towel and swimsuit. If the participants’ guardians have a membership at Recreation Services, they are NOT required to stay in the pool area during the swimming lesson but must remain in the building. If the participants’ guardians do NOT have a membership at Recreation Services, they are only allowed to stay in the pool area. Dependents of students or faculty/staff at Iowa State University are only eligible at this time. All swimming lessons are 30 minutes per session, twice a week for 4 weeks.

Iowa State Recreation Services takes pride in creating exceptional experiences for our students, faculty, and our community as well. If you’re interested in swimming lessons or just want to learn more about Recreation Services at Iowa State, click the link below!

Click here to register for swim classes and learn more about pricing.