Developed for children 6 months to 3 years, this course helps young children get ready to swim by emphasizing fun in the water. Parents accompany children in the water and participate in guided sessions that introduce elementary swimming skills, such as water entry, bubble blowing, front kicking, and back floating.
Children ages 4 and 5 learn foundational swimming concepts. Skills taught in the course include personal safety, coordinating arm and leg movements, and underwater exploration. Parents do not accompany children in the water.
Children ages 6 to 13 learn foundational swimming concepts. Skills taught in the course include personal safety, coordinating arm and leg movements, and underwater exploration. Parents do not accompany children in the water.
Children ages 6 to 13 expand on foundational swimming concepts. Skills taught in the course include stroke improvement, stroke refinement, and swimming proficiency. Parents do not accompany children in the water.
This class is designed for all levels of adults, from beginners, to advanced swimmers. The class will be divided based on skill level. Each group will be assigned group and/or individual exercises to improve confidence in the water, skill level, technique, and endurance.
*Private lessons are available
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MUW Student $45.00 Campus Recreation Member $60.00 Non-Member $75.00
Payment is due in full at the time of registration. The registration deadline will one day prior to the start of class. Registration will be taken in our Campus Recreation Membership Office and online. For online payment, please see below.
If you are an active member of Stark Recreation Center, please click HERE and register. If this will be your first time using our Active Net software as a member, please enter your email address and click "forgot password" and your temporary password will be sent to your email.
If you are NOT a member of our facility, please click HERE and create an account.
(Due to high interest in private lessons, we have implemented a waiting list for those interested. For more information on the new waiting list system, please contact our membership office at 662-241-7494)
Private swim lessons are offered throughout the semester and are scheduled individually for your convenience.
5 Lesson Packages
Private Lesson (1 individual)
Semi-Private Lesson(2 individuals)
Registration and Payment
Payment is due in full at the time of registration. Registration will be taken in our Campus Recreation Membership Office only.
To ensure quality of our swim instruction program, the Assistant Director of Facilities & Aquatics determines class size. Class sizes are determined on an individual basis and vary depending on class level and instructor experience.
Each class has a minimum enrollment of 5 participants. If minimum enrollment is not met, classes may be consolidated or cancelled.
Cancellations made prior to the start of each session will receive a full refund. Cancellations made after the session begins will not be refunded unless a documentable illness, injury, or a special circumstance arises.
We do not offer a refund or a makeup class for participants who miss a class. If an instructor has to cancel class, the instructor will reschedule class. Participants are asked to be dressed and ready for class 5 minutes prior to the start of class. In the case that a student is late, class time cannot be made up.
All participants are required to wear appropriate swimwear. Street clothes, gym shorts, or T-shirts are prohibited. Young children who are not potty trained must wear swim diapers. Participants are reminded to bring their own towel. Participants are welcome to bring their own swim goggles and swim cap. We do have goggles, swim caps, ear plugs, and nose plugs available for purchase at our Customer Service Desk.
All Learn-2-Swim participants who are not Campus Recreation members will be given a Learn-2-Swim pass. This pass will allow access to our facility during the lesson time only. This pass allows the participants and parents and/or guardians access to the facility. We ask parents and/or guardians not to bring children who are not participants in our Learn-2-Swim program.
Parents and/or guardians must accompany their child to swim lessons. Participants are not allowed to enter the water unless the instructor is ready for class to begin and must exit the water at the end of class. Parents and/or guardians may not leave their child unattended in the locker rooms. Parents are reminded that all participants need to be completely dry and dressed before leaving the poll or locker room area. Parents are also strongly encouraged to remind their children that running on the pool deck, horseplay, and chewing gum are not permitted in the Natatorium.
Are you or someone you know interested in becoming a trained Lifeguard? If you answered yes, then you are in luck. Campus Recreation will be hosting a Lifeguard Training Course this Summer. The instructor will be Mrs. Jessica Horton. Listed below are the dates and times of the course as well as prerequisites.
June 5th : 9:00 AM – 5:00 PMJune 6th : 9:00 AM – 5:00 PMJune 7th : 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
- Must be 15 years or older- Must be able to swim 300 yards (6 laps)- Be proficient in front crawl & breast stroke
Online Course fee $35Training Fee $125
Stark Recreation Center1100 College StreetMUW-40Columbus, MS 39701Phone: (662) 241-7494
1100 College Street Columbus, MS 39701phone: 662.329.4750 or 877.462.8439