University Recreation’s Bama Swim School

A year-round instructional swim program open to full-time UA students and current University Recreation Members.  Swim Lesson participants must be current members of the Student Recreation Center and/or Aquatic Center. We offer a pre-swim development class for preschoolers 3-5 years old, and swim lessons for youth age 6 years old through adults. Bama Swim School offers private and semi-private lessons for ages 5 years through adult. Bama Swim School teaches skills in a logical progression, allowing participants to swim 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, and developing skills that last a lifetime.


Available in person at the Student Recreation Center or Aquatic Center Membership Offices.

UREC Membership restrictions apply for swim lesson registration.

See program policies for details.

Group Swim Lessons | Private-Semi Private Swim Lessons

Class Fees

Sunday Group Lessons

  • $40 per session for Preschool lessons
  • $50 per session for Youth/ Adult lessons

*All Sunday classes held at the Student Recreation Center

Private (4 Lessons):

  • $80 per session

Semi-Private (4 Lessons):

  • $60 per session


  • Preschool – 3 – 5 years
  • Youth – 6 & up
  • Private/Semi-Private – 5 & up


Please review the Registration Information Packet (revise the registration information packet with attached document) form and carefully choose the session date and skill level the participant.

Print and fill out a Group Lessons or Private Lessons registration form and bring it by the Aquatic Center Members Services office or the Student Recreation Center Member Services office during business hours.