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UAB University Recreation makes water safety a priority in our community. Our Swim School is an American Red Cross based curriculum designed for participants ranging from 6 months old to adult. UAB Swim School is designed to teach proper technique while providing an easy transition to lifelong swimming. Participants new to the program will begin with an assessment of basic skills to determine their comfort and current swimming abilities and then placed into an appropriate level group on the first day of class.

Each session of group lessons consists of six 30-minute classes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Current Schedule

    Current Schedule

    Spring 2023 Swim School

    Session 1 - Febuary 21 - March 11

    Class A (Level 1 - Parent/Child) : Tuesdays & Thursdays - 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Class A1 (Level 1 - Ages 4 - 7) : Tuesdays & Thursdays - 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Class B (Level 1 - Ages 4 - 7) : Tuesdays & Thursdays - 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
    Class B1 (Level 1 - Ages 8 - 12) : Tuesdays & Thursdays - 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
    Class C (Level 1 - Adult) : Tuesdays & Thursdays - 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Class C1 (Level 1 - Adult) : Tuesdays & Thursdays - 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Session 2 - March 21 - April 8

    Class A (Level 2 - Parent/Child) : Tuesdays & Thursdays - 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Class A1 (Level 2 - Ages 4 - 7) : Tuesdays & Thursdays - 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Class B (Level 2 - Ages 8 - 12) : Tuesdays & Thursdays - 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
    Class B1 (Level 2 - Ages 13 - 17) : Tuesdays & Thursdays - 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
    Class C (Level 2 - Ages 18 - 21) : Tuesdays & Thursdays - 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Class C1 (Level 2 - Ages 21+) : Tuesdays & Thursdays - 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    *Minimum requirement for a class to run is 3 individuals.
    **Individuals may sign up for multiple sessions if that is what they desire.
  • How to Register

    How to Register

    How to Register

      1. Download the Enrollment Form

      2. Completely fill out and sign the Enrollment Form

      3. Return competed form to the Coordinator of Aquatics and Operations at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

      4. Complete payment for your sessions by:
      - Calling Membership Services (205-934-8224)
      - Stopping by Membership Services


    Enrollment Documents

    FORM Printable (Completed by pen)Fillable (Completed on a computer)
    Enrollment Form
    (One per family)
    Download here! Download here!

    Registration Details

    • A minimum of 3 registered participants in each class is required.
    • In the event the minimum is not met, lessons may be rescheduled for another scheduled session or canceled.
    • Pre-registration is required to allow for class preparation and instructor assignments. Registration closes 6 days before a session begins.
    • Late registrations are subject to class availability and are not guaranteed. Late registration is not prorated.
    • Waitlists: If you are placed on waitlist, you will be contacted in chronological order in the event any spaces come available. Full payment of registration fees is required to hold a space.


    Refund & Transfer Policy

    • Refunds are not issued for Rec Swim School.
    • Refunds are only granted in cases where there is a documented medical condition that precludes completion of the program. If a refund is warranted, it is pro-rated based upon the program start date.
    • Programs are transferable, for the full amount, within the same academic semester it is purchased and if there is space available.
    • Full refunds are only issued if UAB University Recreation cancels a program, class, or activity.
  • Cost

    Cost

    Type Description Session Cost
    UREC Member
    • Active and enrolled UAB Students
    • UAB employee, faculty, or staff with active membership
    • Children between the ages of 5-12 with active membership
    • Children between the ages of 0-4 who are non-members due to membership ineligibility* and the parent/guardian is a current member.
      Minor memberships only available to children between the ages of 5-18.
    $80
    Non-UREC Member
    • Children between the ages of 5-12 who are non-members and the parent/guardian has neither an affiliation with UAB nor a current UAB UREC membership
    • Community member with no UAB affiliation
    • UAB employee, faculty, or staff with no active membership
    $90

    *Payment must be recieved by registration deadline

  • Class Descriptions

    Class Descriptions

    Parent Child (6 months - 4 years)

    This course will help young children become comfortable in, on and around the water so that when the time comes, they are ready to learn how to swim. Parent and Child Aquatics lays the foundation for future aquatic skills. An adult—it could be a parent, guardian, or caregiver—is required to accompany each child in the water and participate in every class. The adult participants learn too! Adults learn how to safely handle their infants or toddlers in, on and around the water, as well as how to become water smart.

    In Parent and Child Aquatics Level 1, great experiences and fun activities are provided to teach infants and young children to:

    - Feel comfortable in the water.
    - Enter and exit the water safely.
    - Explore breath control and submerging.
    - Explore floating on the front and back.
    - Change body position in the water.
    - Play safely in the water.
    - Experience wearing a life jacket. Parents, you also learn:
    - How to properly supervise children and maintain safe behavior in, on and around the water.
    - How to hold and support your child in the water.
    - How to select and fit a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket for your child.
    - Valuable water safety information to make your family safer in, on and around the water.
    ***if child is not potty trained, they must have a swim diaper in order to participate

    Kids (4yr-7yrs)

    Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: Swimmers learn basics of swimming: bobbing, going under water, supported front and back floating, supported rolling over from front to back and back to front, supported gliding, supported flutter kick, supported front crawl arms, and jumping in.

    Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: Swimmers should already be able to float on front and back and put their head under water. swimmers will work on independent front and back floating, independent rolling over from front to back and back to front, independent front and back glides, front crawl arms and kicks, back crawl arms and kicks, retrieving underwater objects, and jumping into water over their head.

    Youth (8yrs-12yrs)

    Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills: Swimmers learn basics of swimming: bobbing, going under water, supported front and back floating, supported rolling over from front to back and back to front, supported gliding, supported flutter kick, supported front crawl arms, and jumping in.

    Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills: Swimmers should already be able to float on front and back and put their head under water. swimmers will work on independent front and back floating, independent rolling over from front to back and back to front, independent front and back glides, front crawl arms and kicks, back crawl arms and kicks, retrieving underwater objects, and jumping into water over their head.

    Young Adults (17yrs-20yrs)

    Level 1 - Learning the Basics: This level is designed to introduce the inexperienced or fearful adult to the water so that they become more comfortable in the water and learn to enjoy the water safely. Adults will learn how to enter and exit the pool safely and control their breathing. As they build their confidence, students will learn proper body position on both their front and back with proper flutter kick. Basic paddle stroke, Front Crawl, Back Crawl, Elementary Backstroke, and basic water safety skills are covered.

    Level 2 - Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes: This level is designed to introduce swimming strokes to adults so that they develop confidence and endurance as novice swimmers. Adults master the swimming strokes in the Learning the Basics level, Freestyle, and Backstroke. Breaststroke, Sidestroke, Butterfly, and basic flip turns and turning at the wall are introduced. Treading water and recovery to a swimming position is mastered.

    Adults (21yrs+)

    Level 1 - Learning the Basics: This level is designed to introduce the inexperienced or fearful adult to the water so that they become more comfortable in the water and learn to enjoy the water safely. Adults will learn how to enter and exit the pool safely and control their breathing. As they build their confidence, students will learn proper body position on both their front and back with proper flutter kick. Basic paddle stroke, Front Crawl, Back Crawl, Elementary Backstroke, and basic water safety skills are covered.

    Level 2 - Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes: This level is designed to introduce swimming strokes to adults so that they develop confidence and endurance as novice swimmers. Adults master the swimming strokes in the Learning the Basics level, Freestyle, and Backstroke. Breaststroke, Sidestroke, Butterfly, and basic flip turns and turning at the wall are introduced. Treading water and recovery to a swimming position is mastered.

  • Additional Resources

    Additional Resources

  • Disability Accommodations

    Disability Accommodations

    Disability Accommodations

    For disability accommodation requests, please complete the form below.

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