Health & Recreation Complex

Group Swim Lessons

Set schedule of lessons with a minimum enrollment of three participants and a maximum of six participants to one instructor. If the minimum enrollment is not met, we reserve the right to combine or cancel classes. Weekday group sessions consists of 8 - 40 minute lessons.  Parent-tot lessons are 30 minutes. Spring semester weekday lessons are on Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday. Make-up lessons only available for illness or cancellations due to weather.

Spring Group Swim Lesson Schedule

Registration deadlines are firm. We will not accept any registrations after the deadline is passed. 

 Sessions Dates Reg. Deadline HRC Member Cost* Non-Member Cost
Weekday Session 1 Jan. 26 - Feb. 19 Monday, Jan. 19 $40 $50
Weekday Session 2** Feb. 23 - March 26 Friday, Feb. 20 $40 $50
Weekday Session 3 March 30 - April 23 Friday, March 27 $40 $50

Saturday Session 1     

Jan. 24 - Feb. 28 Friday, Jan. 16 $30 $35

Saturday Session 2**   

March 21 - April 18 Friday, March 13 $20 $25

* Members include Butler University students and HRC members.
** No Swim Lessons March 9-13 (Butler's Spring Break) or April 4 (Easter Holiday)

Swim Lesson Times

Day Time Level(s)
Mon/Wed & Tues/Thurs 4:30pm - 5:10pm Parent Tot, Preschool, Levels 1, 2, 5, & 6
Mon/Wed & Tues/Thurs 5:20pm - 6:00pm Preschool, Levels 1, 2, 3, & 4
Saturday 10:30am - 11:10am Parent Tot, Pre, Level 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6 
Saturday 11:20am - 12:00pm Parent Tot, Pre, Level 1, 2, & 3

If you are an HRC Member, please email to receive your discount code.

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Creating an Account
You will need to create an account to register for swim lessons. ~ Show

Students, Faculty/Staff, and Current Members

*Note: Every Butler student automatically has an account generated in the system.

You must retrieve a temporary password to access your account. This is done by going through the forgotten password process. DO NOT TRY TO LOGIN OR CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT BEFORE RETRIEVING YOUR TEMPORARY PASSWORD.

  • Click here to retrieve your temporary password.
  • Click 'Login,' then select the 'Forgot Your Password?' link.
  • Enter in your Butler email address and hit 'Done'.
  • A new password will be emailed to your Butler account.
  • After you receive the email with your temporary password, login into your account and change your password.
  • Next, you will be brought to your Account Options page. If you need to make changes to your personal information such as updating phone numbers or your emergency contact information, please do so from your

Changes made to your Activenet Account will not be permanent, Activenet updates information through your Portal.

Alumni, Affiliate, and Community

  • Click here and select 'Create New Account'.
  • After your account is created, you will be able to enroll in our program offerings.

Skill Requirements
Descriptions of skills children must be able to perform for each level of youth swim lessons: ~ Show

Parent Tot

Ages 1-3yrs. old, parent who is able to swim must accompany the child in the water at all times. Children must wear swimming diapers throughout class.


New to the water, but willing to learn. Should be able to listen and follow directions from the instructor and be independent from their parent. (Age of 3 required by start of lessons)

Level 1

Some experience with the water, is willing to work away from the wall. Child is capable to enter and exit the pool with little assistance. (Age of 5 is preferred by start of lessons)

Level 2

Be able to comfortably place face and head in water. Child is capable to enter and exit the pool unassisted. Can perform front and back float for 3 seconds with support.

Level 3

Able to float unsupported for at least 5 seconds on front and back and swim 5 yards of front and back crawl without assistance.

Level 4

Can swim 15 yards front crawl using rhythmic breathing, swim 15 yards of back crawl, and tread water for 30 seconds

Level 5

Child is able to swim 25 yards of front/back crawl, 15 yards of breaststroke, and tread water for 1 minute.

Level 6

Continuously swim front and back crawl for 50 yards, breaststroke and elementary backstroke for 25 yards, and tread water for 2 minutes.


Ranges from no experience to athletic practice. Private/semi-private lessons are available. 

FAQ's ~ Show

1. What if I'm not sure of my child's level?

Above is the skill requirement list for each level. Pick the level that fit with your child's ability the best. If on the first day, the student needs to be moved to a different level, the swim lesson coordinator will help with this process.


2. What if I cannot make a lesson, who do I contact?

Please contact the Director of Aquatics, Terese McAninch, or the swim lesson coordinators by the email


3. How big are the class sizes?

The classes range from 4 to 6 students, with 6 being the maximum for one instructor.


4. Who do I contact if I have a question or concern with my child's group lesson?

At each group lesson, there will be at least one swim lesson coordinator present whom you can address your questions and concerns with, or you may send an email to