Learn to Swim

America Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program

Welcome to the UMD RSOP AQUATICS - American Red Cross “Learn-to-Swim” Program. Every swimmer is different and we encourage all swimmers to develop their skills at their own pace and comfort. Our swim class progression is designed to help participants reach their goals and provide a clear developmental track. Benefits of this approach include:

  • Accommodating students of varying abilities and ages
  • Fostering a sense of achievement and self-confidence
  • Staying grounded in a skill continuum that allows students to move easily from one stage to the next
  • Encouraging students to have fun and develop new friendships through group activities
  • -mproving communication about student’s progress

Students can register for one of three levels depending upon their current swim ability.
Cost: $60 for six, half-hour classes


Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Private swim lessons are sold in a package of 5 - 30 minute lessons for $100. One to two children are allowed per private lesson. Children must be three years of age or older. Lessons will be scheduled one time per week for five weeks.  Private lessons are held Monday-Friday, 4-4:30pm or 4:30-5pm.  A limited number of Saturday and Sunday time slots may be made available.
Call 218-726-7128 or stop in to the RSOP Registration & Information Desk in the Sports and Health Center to purchase your five-lesson pass.  Within a week after purchase, you will be contacted by aquatics staff to schedule your five lessons.

Free parking after 5pm in the pay lot on the corner of St. Marie Street and University Drive!