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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 member of the Student Recreation Center and Pre-Team participants must be current members of the Aquatic Center. We offer familiarization classes for toddlers 19 months to 3 years old, 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 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 at the Student Recreation Center or Aquatic Center Memberships Offices.

UREC Membership Requirements apply for most classes.

See program policies for details.

Group Swim Lessons | Private-Semi Private Swim Lessons

Class Fees

Preschool Lessons:

  • $55 per session for UA Students
  • $60 per session for UREC Members
  • $90 per session for Non-Members

Youth/Pre-Team Lessons:

  • $65 per session for UA Students
  • $70 per session for UREC Members
  • $90 per session for Non-Members
  • *All Pre-Team Classes held at the Aquatic Center


  • $80 per session for UA Students
  • $90 per session for Non-Members


  • $55 per session for UA Students
  • $60 per session for UREC Members


  • Parent/Child19 months – 3 years
  • Preschool – 3 – 5 years
  • Youth – 6 & up
  • Pre-Team – 7-14

Session Dates

  • Group Session 1: June 5 – 15
  • Group Session 2: June 19 – 29
  • Group Session 3: July 10 – 20
  • Group Session 4: July 24 – August 3

Each Session = Monday – Thursday; 8 classes

Pre-Team = Mon., Tues., Thursday; 6 classes

Private Lessons

  • Private Session 1: June 4 – 30
  • Private Session 2: July 9 – August 4

Each Session = 1 Day per week; 4 classes

Please review the Registration Information Packet form and carefully to choose the session date and skill level the participant. Registration opens December 1.

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.

For additional program questions or information, contact the Aquatic Center Member Services Office at 205-348-5244 or Ryan Sanders at 205-348-0217 or email at: