Office of Student Life

Learn to Swim

Community Programs offers Red Cross swim lessons for ages 6 months through adult, at all skill levels. Learn-to-Swim teaches aquatic and safety skills in a logical group and private classes are held during the academic year. 

Participants receive six 30 – 45-minute lessons which teach swimming and water safety skills, including those listed below:

  • Water entry and exit
  • Breath control and underwater swimming
  • Buoyancy
  • Changing direction and position treading
  • Swimming on front back and side
  • General and personal water safety

 

Learn-to-Swim Group Lessons 

Community Programs offers swim lessons for 6-month-olds through adults. Learn-to-Swim teaches skills in a logical progression, allowing participants to swim and play safely in and around the water. Group Classes are held during the academic year on Sundays.

The Learn-to-Swim Program provides an increased emphasis in the areas of drowning prevention and water safety and an inclusive approach to swimming and water safety through the American Red Cross. Please review the course selection guide carefully to choose the correct placement for your child. Please email Pangio.3@osu.edu with any questions. 

Student to Instructor Ratio:

1:4

First Lesson Structure

Meet your instructor on the Recreation Natatorium pool deck near the class pool. Signage will be provided. Instructors will spend part of the first class assessing your child’s skills. Instructors reserve the right to change placement and class time to provide the best possible learning experience. If you are unsure of your child’s level, please be sure to give us a call at 614-292-2115 before registering.

Sunday Group Lesson Dates, Offerings and Fees

Fall 2024 Group Registration Dates:

Fall Session 1 - General Registration: Tuesday, August 27, 2024 - 8 a.m.

Fall Session 2 - General Registration: Tuesday, October 15, 2024 - 8 a.m.

Fall 2024 Dates:

  • Fall Session 1: Sundays: September 8 - October 20, 2024 (No class 10/13)
  • Fall Session 2: Sundays: October 27 - December 8, 2024 ( No class 11/24)

 Group Lesson Fees:

  • Member Rate: $90: includes six 30–45-minute classes.
  • Non-Member Rate: $105: includes six 30–45-minute classes

Joining Recreational Sports

Purchase a membership online here or you may visit the RPAC Welcome Center to purchase one. Monthly memberships paid via payroll deduction can only be purchased in person at the RPAC Welcome Center. All memberships may be purchased in person at the RPAC Welcome Center.

Please check out our Membership Website for all membership options.

Sunday Class Offering Schedule:

Class Level

Class Length 

Offerings 

 

 

Parent Child

30 Minutes

 11:30 a.m.

 

 

2:15 p.m. 

 

 
         

Preschool Level 1 

30 Minutes

 12:15 p.m. 

 

 

1:15 p.m. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preschool Level 2

45 Minutes

12:15 p.m. 

 

 

 1:15 p.m. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preschool Level 3

45 Minutes

12:15 p.m. 

 

 

 1:15 p.m. 

 

 

 

 

 2:15 p.m.

 

 

Learn to Swim Level 1

45 Minutes

  12:15 p.m. 

 

 

  1:15 p.m. 

 

 

  2:15 p.m. 

 

 

 

       

Learn to Swim Level 2

45 Minutes

 12:15 p.m. 

 

 

  1:15 p.m. 

 

 

  2:15 p.m. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn to Swim Level 3

45 Minutes

   12:15 p.m. 

 

 

  3:15 p.m. 

 

 

  4:15 p.m. 

 

 

 

       

Learn to Swim Level 4

45 Minutes

  12:15 p.m. 

 

 

   2:15 p.m. 

 

 

  3:15 p.m. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn to Swim Level 5

45 Minutes

 3:15 p.m. 

 4:15 p.m.

 

 
   

 

       

Learn to Swim Level 6

45 Minutes

  3:15 p.m. 

  4:15 p.m.

   
   

 

       

Adult Beginner

45 Minutes

  12:15 p.m. 

   

  1:15 p.m. 

   

 

   2:15 p.m.    

Adult Intermediate

45 Minutes

   3:15 p.m. 

   4:15 p.m.

   
   

 

*Please review the level description document

 

Private Lesson Dates, and Fees

Fall 2024 Private/Semiprivate Registration Dates:

Fall Session 1 - General Regristration: Tuesday, August 27, 2024  - 8 a.m.

Fall Session 2 - General Registration: Tuesday, October 15, 2024 - 8 a.m.

Spring 2024 Dates:

  • Fall Session 1: Week of: September 8 - October 20, 2024 (No class 10/10 - 10/13)
  • Fall Session 2: Week of: October 27 - December 8, 2024 (No class 11/20 - 11/24)

Private Lesson Fees

  • Member Pricing: $150.00 per child (Includes 6 lessons)
  • Non- Member Pricing: $180.00 per child (Includes 6 lessons)

Click HERE to register and view current private lesson offerings. If you do not see any openings online please be sure to fill out the interest form and you will be added to our waitlist. As spots open in our program, we will reach out to you directly.

Semi-Private lesson Dates and Fees:

  • Member Pricing: $210.00 per pairing (Includes 6 lessons for max of 2 participants)
  • Non- Member Pricing: $240.00 per child (Includes 6 lessons for max of 2 participants)

If you would like to do a semi-private lesson, please register one person for the lesson on fusion and email our office at pangio.3@osu.edu to change the lesson to a semi-private lesson. You will be required to pay the difference with a saved payment on file.

Make up Classes

Group Lessons: We do not provide make-ups or refunds for any missed lessons. If we must cancel an entire Sunday due to the weather, Covid-19, etc. we will make every attempt to provide a makeup day, but a makeup day is not guaranteed. Make up days are pending on our facility schedule and instructor availability.

Private Lessons: We do not provide make-ups or refunds for any missed lessons outside of a medical illness or family emergency. Make ups are not guaranteed and our based-on facility availability and instructor availability. If your instructor needs to miss a class a makeup day will be provided.

Cancelation/Refund Policy

Any registrations that are canceled at least 2 weeks prior to the start of a program are eligible for a 100% refund minus a $15.00 administration fee. Refunds or cancellations must be requested by emailing pangio.3@osu.edu Please note that all refund requests need to be reviewed and approved before a refund is provided.

Any cancelations within less than 2 weeks of the start of a program will not be refunded. If you have any questions, please contact Nick at Pangio.3@osu.edu

Parking

The department of recreational sports does not provide parking. Please be sure to review your parking options HERE. Participants that are affiliated with Ohio State and have a parking pass please be sure to review where your pass allows you to park during programming hours