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UCLA Recreation

Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons are available weekdays and weekends for children aged 3-12 years. Make any lesson (for children 5 and above) a semiprivate by adding another child for an additional $40. A maximum of two children can be enrolled in a semi-private lesson. We highly recommend that semi-private partners are at a similar age and/or ability level. Lessons are located in the Family Pool at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center.

To view schedule, available lessons, and pricing, please sign in to the UCLA Recreation Webstore. Youth swim lessons can be found under Quarter: Summer 2022 and Category: Youth and Family > Swim Lessons

Weekend Private or Semi-Private Lessons (25-minute lessons)

Private lessons are available on weekends & weekdays for children 3-12 years.

Lesson Days & Times:

Select times between 10 AM and 1:30 PM

  • Saturdays 4/2 - 4/30*
  • Sundays 4/3 - 5/1*
  • Saturdays 5/7 - 6/4*
  • Sundays 5/8 - 6/5*
  • Saturdays 6/25 - 7/23*
  • Sundays 6/26 - 7/24*
  • Saturdays 7/30 - 8/20
  • Sundays 7/31 - 8/21

* no lessons Easter Saturday (4/16, 4/17), Memorial Day Weekend (5/28, 5/29), July 4 Holiday (7/2, 7/3)

* no lessons (6/18, 6/19 and 6/20) in observance of the Juneteenth holiday

Weekday Private or Semi-Private Lessons (25-minute lessons)

Semi-private lessons are available weekdays for children 5-12 years and are limited to 2 children per lesson and must be signed up with a partner. UCLA Recreation does not pair students for semi-private lessons. Make any lesson (for children aged 5 and above) a semi-private by adding another child for an additional $40. (A maximum of two children can be enrolled in a semi-private lesson).

Lesson Days & Times:

Select times between 3 PM and 6 PM

  • Mon & Wed 6/13 - 6/22*
  • Tues & Thurs 6/14 - 6/23
  • Mon & Wed 6/27 - 7/6*
  • Tues & Thurs 6/28 - 7/7
  • Mon & Wed 7/11 - 7/20
  • Tues & Thurs 7/12 - 7/21
  • Mon & Wed 7/25 - 8/3
  • Tues & Thurs 7/26 - 8/4
  • Mon & Wed 8/8 - 8/17
  • Tues & Thurs 8/9 - 8/18
  • Mon & Wed 8/22 - 8/31
  • Tues & Thurs 8/23 - 9/1

* no lessons on Monday, June 20th in observance of the Juneteenth holiday

* no lessons on Monday, July 4th in observance of the 4th of July holiday

Swimming for Two (18 months - 3 years)

Swimming for Two (for children ages 18 months to 3 years old and their parent): This class is for children who have little water experience. Designed to help toddlers become comfortable in and around the water with a parent or guardian. This class teaches parents or guardians techniques to help orient their children to water activities in a safe manner. This is NOT designed to teach children to become good swimmers or to survive in the water on their own.

Lesson Days & Times:

Saturdays 6/25 - 7/23*

Saturdays 7/30 - 8/20

* no lessons Graduation Weekend (6/11-6/12)

Kids Conquer the Water

Kids Conquer the water (for children ages 3 to 5 years old and their parent): This class is for children who submerge in the water reluctantly, not at all, or require flotation support at all times. Designed to help children become independent in the water, this class gives parents tools to help children learn basic swimming skills such as kicking, floating, and underwater exploration.

Lesson Days & Times:

Saturdays 6/25 - 7/23*

Saturdays7/30 - 8/20

* no lessons Graduation Weekend (6/11-6/12)

Summer Camps 2022 Swim Lesson Opportunities

Additional swim lesson opportunities are part of our UCLA Rec Youth Summer Camps. Click the webpages below to learn more:

Additional Information

We highly recommend that semi-private partners are at a similar age and/or ability level. Lessons are located in the Family Pool at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center.

All Swim Lessons: UCLA Recreation Swim Instructors are lifeguard or Water Safety Instruction certified and have experience with multi-level instruction.

Make-Up Lessons: Due to the popularity of our swim programs, UCLA Recreation is unable to make-up lessons missed by participants and will only reschedule in the event of program or instructor error.