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Swim Lessons

We believe that learning to swim is a great skill to have while also providing fun and exercise. Our experienced instructors provide children with instruction while also making them feel welcomed and helping them become comfortable in water. 

Each class is led by a certified instructor with a ratio of 1:6 (instructor to participants).

Sign Up + Payment
You may sign up and pay online OR sign up and pay in person for group lessons, private lessons, and/or open gym. (If you sign up online, you must pay online). In person sign up and payments can be made at 142 McComas Hall with cash, credit card, or check prior to the first day of class. Please make checks payable to: Treasurer of Virginia Tech.

A partial refund will be given if the participant requests one during the registration period. No refunds will be given after the registration period has closed.  A $10 fee will be administered for all refunds.

Class Cancellation
Swim classes will be cancelled during inclement weather. In cases of cancellation, a make-up class will be offered (typically on the last Friday of the session at the same time). 

Make-up Swim Lessons
We know that there is sometimes a need to miss a lesson. While we encourage you to do your best to make all the lessons to ensure the best progress for your child, we will allow one make-up class per session.  If you need to make up a lesson, please contact the Aquatics Coordinator, Lyncee Kowalcik at

Parking on Campus
Depending on your affiliation with the university and the time of the day, there may be parking restrictions.  Please refer to the Parking and Transportation website for details. All swimming classes are held in McComas Hall pool. Please know that the McComas parking lot will be closed during home basketball games. Please check the men's and women's basketball schedule.

Class Accommodations and Special Needs
If you need special accommodations for your swim lesson, please contact the Aquatics Coordinator, Lyncee Kowalcik at