Purdue University, Division of Recreational Sports Website

Rec Sports
Learn to swim
Updated 4/14/14

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

Group Lessons

Summer group lessons will begin on June 9. The schedule is still being finalized and details will be posted on this website by April 25, including the registration dates.

Summer Sessions are 2 weeks in length, meeting Monday thru Thursday.

There are 3 different sessions this summer:

  • June 9–June 19
  • June 23–July 3
  • July 7–July 17

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 check back in late April for details on the times and registration dates.

Private and Semi-Private Lessons

Unfortunately, we are not currently taking requests for private or semi-private lessons due to an extensive wait list. We do not anticipate taking any requests until May 1, 2014 at the earliest. Please check back for updates. Thank you for your patience.

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. Please CLICK HERE for more information on the process for scheduling private or semi-private lessons.

For questions about swimming lessons, please contact Kathy Lawhead at klawhead@purdue.edu or 765.494.3111