Schedule Changes

University Recreation facilities will close at 5 p.m. on March 17, 2020,
and will remain closed until further notice.
This closure includes all University Recreation tennis courts and fields complex.
We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. Please visit for more information about COVID-19 and its effect on University operations.


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. We offer a pre-swim development class for preschoolers 3-5 years old and swim lessons for youth age 6-12 years old. Bama Swim School offers private and semi-private lessons for ages 3 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.



Spring 2020 Registration

Registration opens on Monday, December 2, 2019.

Registration will close at 6 p.m. on the Wednesday before the first day of class.

Class Fees

Group Lessons

UA Student/ Member rate: $60 per session for Preschool lessons

UA Student/ Member rate: $70 per session for Youth lessons

Private Lessons

UA Student/ Member rate only: $80 per session

Semi-Private Lessons

UA Student/ Member rate only: $60 per session


Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis, and will close at 6 p.m. on the Wednesday before the first class day.

Please follow the appropriate link below to submit a swim lesson registration form.

Swim Lesson Registration Form – Student Recreation Center Member

Swim Lesson Registration Form – non-member needing a membership

Once the form is completely filled out, signed and submitted, a member of our staff will contact you within one business day to complete registration. Completing the online registration form does not guarantee space in swim lessons.

Please contact the membership office at 205-348-5140 any registration questions.

For additional program information call 205-348-2307 or email