Purdue University, Division of Recreational Sports Website

Rec Sports
Learn to swim
Updated 7/15/14

The Division of Recreational Sports offers Group Lessons, Private Lessons, and Semi-Private Lessons for both children and adults.

Group Lessons

Lessons are offered for adults (45 min/lesson), youth: 5yr and up (45 min/lesson), pre-school:3–5 

(30 min/lesson), and parent/child: 6 mo.–3yr (30 min/lesson).

Please go to the Group Lessons page for more details on class offerings and registration procedures.

Private and Semi-Private Lessons

Private and Semi-private lessons are scheduled according to your availability. Once you are assigned to an instructor, you will arrange your schedule directly with the instructor. In addition to the flexibility in scheduling, private and semi-private lessons are a great way to get individualized instruction. Lessons are 45-minutes in length. Purdue Rec Sports does not match up clients for semi-private lessons. If you have friends or siblings that have similar swimming ability, you can request semi-private lessons. For more information on scheduling lessons please visit the Private/Semi-Private Lessons page.

For questions about swimming lessons, please contact Gracie Gould at gouldm@purdue.edu or 765.496.1301