Adult Swimming Program

Adult group swim lessons are offered year-round. Locations change seasonally alternating between the Florida Pool and the O’Connell Center Pool. All swim lessons are taught by certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors. Enrollment is limited to maintain an optimal teaching environment. Registration is completed on a first come, first served basis.

Registration & Cost:

  • Registration opens one week in advance.
  • Registration closes the first day of each session at 12:00 p.m.
  • Register on RSConnect.

Affiliation Price
Students & Members$27
Non-Members$35

Adult Swimming Class Schedule

SessionDate Day of Week Time Location
Adult - BeginnerMay 17 - June 7, 2022
Tuesday6:10 pm - 6:40 pmFlorida Pool
Adult - BeginnerMay 18 - June 8, 2022
Wednesday6:10 pm - 6:40 pmFlorida Pool
Adult - Beginner
May 19 - June 9, 2022
Thursday6:10 pm - 6:40 pm
Florida Pool
Adult - BeginnerJuly 5 - July 26, 2022
Tuesday 6:10 pm - 6:40 pm
Florida Pool
Adult - BeginnerJuly 6 - July 27, 2022
Wednesday
6:10 pm - 6:40 pm
Florida Pool
Adult - BeginnerJuly 7 - July 28, 2022
Thursday6:10 pm - 6:40 pm
Florida Pool
Adult - IntermediateMay 17 - June 7, 2022
Tuesday
6:50 pm - 7:20 pm
Florida Pool
Adult - IntermediateMay 18 - June 8, 2022Wednesday6:50 pm - 7:20 pm
Florida Pool
Adult - IntermediateMay 19 - June 9, 2022
Thursday
6:50 pm - 7:20 pmFlorida Pool
Adult - AdvancedMay 17 - June 7, 2022
Tuesday
6:50 pm - 7:20 pm
Florida Pool
Adult - AdvancedMay 18 - June 8, 2022
Wednesday
6:50 pm - 7:20 pmFlorida Pool
Adult - AdvancedMay 19 - June 9, 2022
Thursday
6:50 pm - 7:20 pm
Florida Pool
Adult - IntermediateJuly 5 - July 26, 2022
Tuesday
6:50 pm - 7:20 pm
Florida Pool
Adult - IntermediateJuly 6 - July 27, 2022
Wednesday6:50 pm - 7:20 pm
Florida Pool
Adult - IntermediateJuly 7 - July 28, 2022cThursday

6:50 pm - 7:20 pm
Florida Pool
Adult - AdvancedJuly 5 - July 26, 2022
Tuesday
6:50 pm - 7:20 pm
Florida Pool
Adult - AdvancedJuly 6 - July 27, 2022Wednesday
6:50 pm - 7:20 pm
Florida Pool
Adult - AdvancedJuly 7 - July 28, 2022
Thursday
6:50 pm - 7:20 pm
Florida Pool

Adult Swimming Make-Up Days

Session
DateTime Location
Make UpJune 14, 20226:10 pm - 6:40 pm
Florida Pool
Make UpJune 15, 2022
6:10 pm - 6:40 pm
Florida Pool
Make Up June 16, 20226:10 pm - 6:40 pmFlorida Pool
Make Up June 14, 20226:50 pm - 7:20 pmFlorida Pool
Make Up June 15, 20226:50 pm - 7:20 pmFlorida Pool
Make UpJune 16, 20226:50 pm - 7:20 pmFlorida Pool
Make Up August 3, 20226:10 pm - 6:40 pmFlorida Pool
Make Up August 4, 20226:10 pm - 6:40 pmFlorida Pool

Make up lessons are scheduled each semester for classes missed or canceled due to illness, weather, or unforeseen pool closures. During make-up lessons, there is no final evaluation testing completed and instructors may be different from a participants’ regularly scheduled days. Pre-registration is required and no cost is associated.

Level Descriptions:

Adult Beginner:

This class is tailored to the individual with little to no swim experience and may be apprehensive about completely submerging. Instructors work closely with swimmers to increase water confidence by guiding them through the process of basic movement in the water. The goals of this class are to teach proper breathing while swimming and recovery to a standing position from the horizontal floating position.

Skills Learned – Front crawl, elementary backstroke, breath control, submerging, rhythmic breathing, floating (on front/back), recovering from floating position.

Adult Intermediate:

Are you confident being in the water and ready to become a stronger swimmer? This class will improve stroke proficiency while increasing your endurance in the water. Participants will learn the basics of all six swimming strokes. Our instructors will provide you with the skill set to add swimming to your exercise plan. This class is recommended for those who must take a RecSports Swim Check in order to use water crafts at Lake Wauburg.

Skills Learned – Rotary breathing, 50-yard Freestyle swim, Elementary Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Back Crawl, Sidestroke, treading water

Adult Advanced:

Are you ready to take your workout to the next level? Maximize your fitness potential by adding another dimension to your water workout with stroke refinement of Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, and even flip turns! Sign up to work closely with a certified swimming instructor. This class is available to participants who are comfortable with rotary breathing and can swim at least one stroke for 50yrds without stopping. Individualized stroke refinement is offered during this session with feedback given to improve overall stroke performance.

Skills Learned – Refinement of: Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Butterfly. Flip Turns, Swim etiquette, basics of writing a swimming workout, introduction to interval training in the water, drills for improving technique

You must wear a bathing suit and bring your Gator 1 Card. We highly suggest you bring goggles and a towel. Goggles are an essential piece of gaining comfortability in the water. Places in Gainesville to purchase goggles include Dick’s Sporting Goods, Target, and Walmart.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact the Aquatics Office by emailing us at rsquatics@ufsa.ufl.edu. See you at the pool!

Adult Swimming Program

Adult group swim lessons are offered year-round. Locations change seasonally alternating between the Florida Pool and the O’Connell Center Pool. All swim lessons are taught by certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors. Enrollment is limited to maintain an optimal teaching environment. Registration is completed on a first come, first served basis.

Make up lessons are scheduled each semester for classes missed or canceled due to illness, weather, or unforeseen pool closures. During make-up lessons, there is no final evaluation testing completed and instructors may be different from a participants’ regularly scheduled days. Pre-registration is required and no cost is associated.

Level Descriptions:

Adult Beginner:

This class is tailored to the individual with little to no swim experience and may be apprehensive about completely submerging. Instructors work closely with swimmers to increase water confidence by guiding them through the process of basic movement in the water. The goals of this class are to teach proper breathing while swimming and recovery to a standing position from the horizontal floating position.

Skills Learned – Front crawl, elementary backstroke, breath control, submerging, rhythmic breathing, floating (on front/back), recovering from floating position.

Adult Intermediate:

Are you confident being in the water and ready to become a stronger swimmer? This class will improve stroke proficiency while increasing your endurance in the water. Participants will learn the basics of all six swimming strokes. Our instructors will provide you with the skill set to add swimming to your exercise plan. This class is recommended for those who must take a RecSports Swim Check in order to use water crafts at Lake Wauburg.

Skills Learned – Rotary breathing, 50-yard Freestyle swim, Elementary Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Back Crawl, Sidestroke, treading water

Adult Advanced:

Are you ready to take your workout to the next level? Maximize your fitness potential by adding another dimension to your water workout with stroke refinement of Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, and even flip turns! Sign up to work closely with a certified swimming instructor. This class is available to participants who are comfortable with rotary breathing and can swim at least one stroke for 50yrds without stopping. Individualized stroke refinement is offered during this session with feedback given to improve overall stroke performance.

Skills Learned – Refinement of: Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Butterfly. Flip Turns, Swim etiquette, basics of writing a swimming workout, introduction to interval training in the water, drills for improving technique

You must wear a bathing suit and bring your Gator 1 Card. We highly suggest you bring goggles and a towel. Goggles are an essential piece of gaining comfortability in the water. Places in Gainesville to purchase goggles include Dick’s Sporting Goods, Target, and Walmart.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact the Aquatics Office by emailing us at rsquatics@ufsa.ufl.edu. See you at the pool!