Health & Recreation Complex

Swim Lesson FAQ's

What is the make-up policy? ~ Show

Our new Make-up Policy only allows for make-ups due to illness or cancellations due to weather. Therefore you will not be able to make-up a lesson due to vacations, school functions, or appointments.

Where should I park? ~ Show

Parking is located to the right outside of the Health and Recreation Complex in the Hinkle Field house parking lot. You can also park along the street and in the Clowes parking lot. During home football and basketball games, the parking lot will be closed. Here is the link to the football and basketball schedule.

When should I arrive? ~ Show

Please try to arrive 5-10 minutes before the lessons start in order to be ready for the instructor at the starting time. 

What should the student wear/bring? ~ Show

Your students should bring a bathing suit and towel. The Health and Recreation Complex is not responsible for providing towels. A cap and goggles can be worn, but are not required. Infants and toddlers not potty trained must wear swim diapers.

How many lessons will it take for the student to learn how to swim? ~ Show

Every student is different, therefore the number of lessons range considerably. Our instructors adjust and adapt their lessons to how their students learn in order to maintain an appropriate pace for the child's level and ability. 

How does severe weather effect lessons? ~ Show

Tornado Warning: If a tornado warning is issued during swim lessons, all participants must get out of the water and go into the locker rooms until it is clear.

  • If the lesson has already gone 20 minutes, it will be considered a full lesson. 
  • If under 20 minutes, a make-up lesson will be scheduled.


Snow Cancellations: Lessons will only be cancelled due to snow if the roads are hazardous to drive and/or the University closes.

  • The decision to cancel will be made at least one hour before the start time of lessons. 
  • Please call 940-4HRC to find out if lessons are cancelled. 
  • The lesson will be rescheduled.