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Swim Lessons & Youth Programs

Campus Recreation offers group and private swim lessons for ISU affiliates and the general public.  During summer months, we offer more advanced swim training for kids in the afternoons.

 

Private Swim Lessons

Cost:  $15/half hour, $30/hour
Call aquatics director Karen Homstad (208) 282-6152 or fill out this form to get on the waitlist
Lessons limited by instructor availability
Lessons typically held during "combo swim" hours
ISU Private Swim Lessons Information Packet

 

Children's Small Group Swim Lessons - Spring 2020

  • ISU Affiliates Early Registration starts early January 
  • Registration opens to the public mid January
  • Campus Recreation Main Office, SRC Room 360
  • Office hours through May 8 - 8am-4:30pm
  • Office not open during major holidays & ISU closures

Session dates TBA

Level 1, 2, or 3
   9:15-9:45am
   9:50-10:20am
   10:25-10:55am

Level 4
   9:15-10:00
  10:05-10:50am 

Advanced
   9:15-10:15am

Cost

Levels 1-3
Includes five (5) 30-minute classes
ISU affiliates... $25/child per session
Public............. $30/child per session

Level 4 or Advanced Levels
Includes five (5) 45-60 minute classes
ISU affiliates... $35/child per session
Public............. $40/child per session

 

2020 Summer Swim Programs

  • ISU Affiliates Early Registration starts mid-April
  • Registration opens to the public late April
  • Campus Recreation Main Office, SRC Room 360
  • Office hours through May 8 - 8am-4:30pm
  • Summer office hours start May 11 - 7:30am-3:30pm
  • Office not open during major holidays & ISU closures
  • Group Lesson Waitlists:  Lesson signups are on a first-come/first-serve basis.  If a spot or another class opens up and you are wait-listed, we will contact you ASAP.

 

Small Group Swim Lessons for Kids

Children’s small group lessons are offered Monday through Thursday mornings in two week (8 lessons) sessions.

Session Dates

  • TBA

 Class Times

Levels 1, 2, 3

30-minute classes

8:15-8:45am

8:50-9:20am

9:25-9:55am

Level 4

45-minute classes

8:00-8:45am

8:50-9:35am

9:40-10:25am This class time offered in July only

Advanced

60-minute classes

8:00-9:00am

Baby & Me

9:25-9:55am offered Session 1 only

Cost

Levels 1-3, Baby & Me
Includes eight (8) 30-minute classes
ISU affiliates... $40/child per session
Public............. $50/child per session

Level 4 or Advanced Levels
Includes eight (8) 45-60 minute classes
ISU affiliates... $60/child per session
Public............. $75/child per session

 

Teen Swim & Jr. Lifeguard Camps

  • These camps are for teens, ages 12-16, who want to improve their swimming ability and start learning lifeguard skills. 
  • Participants must be comfortable in deep water, but no prerequisite swimming skills required.
  • Each camp offers 12 hours (8 class dates x 1.5 hours) of instruction with about 45 minutes swim training and 45 minutes lifeguard & aquatic safety skills.

June Camp Dates
TBA
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:30-4:00pm

July Camp Dates
TBA
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:30-4:00pm

Cost

  • $99 per camp for ISU affiliates
  • $119 per camp for the public
  • Includes course materials & tshirt
  • 50% discount on the second camp if you register for both camps

 

Bengal Buddies Summer Swim Team

This training is those ready to increase their swimming endurance and learn the basics of the 4 Olympic strokes, starts, and turns.  Ages 5-17. 

Date, Practice Times, and Competition

  • TBA
  • 10&U 2-2:45pm
  • 11&Over 3-4pm
  • No classes the week of July 4th
  • Two optional, fun-only competitions TBA; swimmers will not need to have the USA Swimming membership to compete in our Rec League meets

 Cost

  • $99 for the summer for ISU affiliates
  • $119 for the summer for the public
  • Includes tshirt and swim cap

 Prerequisite Skills

  • Comfort in deep water
  • Able to attain back float independently anywhere in the pool required.
  • Able to swim 25 yards with rhythmic breathing

 What do I need to participate?

  • A swim suit:  For the ladies, you need a SWIM suit--not a “bathing suit,” not a sitting-around-looking-cute suit.  It should be a one piece swim that stays put when pushing off the wall or motoring through the pool. For the guys, trunks or shorts are fine to start—as long as they stay put when you push off the wall or get motoring.  Guys may want a practice “jammer” type suit. Jammers are much better for non-recreational, swim team swimming than baggy bloomer trunks.
  • Goggles:  ISU loan and sell, if you don’t have good goggles and/or don’t know what to buy.
  • Swim Cap (Optional):  If you have long hair, you’ll need a swim cap—which is still optional but practical unless you have epic French braiding skills.  Swimmers will get a team cap for free when they join.

Campus Recreation Office

campusrec@isu.edu

(208) 282-4854

SRC, Room 360

Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm

 

Hours

Fall 2019 Hours:
Aug 19 to Dec 13

Monday      6am-11pm
Tuesday     6am-11pm
Wednesday 6am-11pm
Thursday    6am-11pm
Friday        6am-9pm
Saturday    8am-9pm
Sunday      12pm-9pm

Closed Thurs Nov 28

Pool Schedule

Wall Schedule

 

News and Announcements

Consult Fees page
for information on pricing

Sat Oct 19
Nepalese Student Futsal
Wall Gym, 12-5pm

Sun Oct 20
Building Closes at 7pm