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Bama Swim School

Swimming doesn't have to end with the summer! Register for swim lessons today!
University Recreation's Bama Swim School is a year-round instructional swim program open to the UA and Tuscaloosa community. We offer familiarization classes for young children 6 month to 3 years old and swim lessons for participants 3 years through adults. Bama Swim School teaches skills in a logical progression, allowing participants to swim in and around the water with an increased emphasis in the areas of drowning prevention and an inclusive approach to swimming skills development, water safety, building confidence in the water, developing skills that last a lifetime.
Please review the Bama Swim Lessons Packet carefully to choose the session date and skill level for you and/or your child.
Please print and fill out the Registration Form and bring it by the Member Services Office at either the Aquatic Center or the Student Recreation Center during our business hours, Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-5:45pm or Friday 8:00am-4:45pm.
For additional questions or information, contact the Aquatic Center Member Services Office at (205)348-5244 or Alex Sandoval at

Bama Swim School Spring Schedule

All lessons are held at the Student Recreation Center.

Sunday Swim Lessons (Every Sunday for 6 weeks)

Session 4: January 18th - February 22nd, Session 6: March 1st - April 19th (no class 3/14 or 4/5)

Courses Offered



Pre-school (3-5yrs)


Youth (6-15yrs)


Adult (16+)


Monday/Wednesday Swim Lessons (Mon. and Wed. for 4 weeks)

Session 4: January 26-February 18, Session 5: February 23-March 25, Session 6: March 30-April 22
(no classes 3/16 or 3/18)

Courses Offered

Pre-school (3-5yrs)


Youth (6-15yrs)


Tuesday/Thursday Swim Lessons (Tues. and Thurs. for 4 weeks)

Session 4: January 27-February 19, Session 5: February 24-March 26, Session 6: March 31-April 23
(no classes 3/17 or 3/19)

Courses Offered

Pre-school (3-5yrs)


Youth (6-15yrs)


*Pre-Team (7-15yrs)


*Pre-Team lessons meet at the Aquatics Center (25 yard pool)

Swim Registration Form | Bama Swim Lessons Packet