The IU Natatorium offers lessons for participants ages 6 months and older. Our curriculum is designed by SwimAmerica, a national learn-to-swim program. Group and private lessons are available. All lessons take place in our instructional pool.
Infant and Toddler classes are designed for children ages 6-36 months old. Parents are in the water with the participants at all times. Skills include: water exploration, floats, blowing bubbles, kicking, and other safety skills. Children must wear a swim diaper at all times.
Preschool classes are designed for children ages 3 and 4 years old. Skills include: water adaptation, floats, blowing bubbles, bobs, and introduction to front crawl. Water safety skills are also taught and practiced. Children not toilet trained must wear a swim diaper at all times. Our coach-to-student ratio is 1:4.
Children’s classes are for children ages 5-17. Each child is evaluated at the beginning of each session and placed in a station with children of similar ability. The SwimAmerica program advances children through 10 progressive stations to build their skills. During the course of our program, children will learn introductory skills such as blowing bubbles and floating, and work their way up to knowing all four competitive strokes, turns, dives, and water safety skills. Our coach-to-student ratio is 1:5 for lower levels and 1:7 for upper levels.
Adult lessons are for participants 18+ and designed to meet the needs of each individual. Whether you’re a novice swimmer or are looking to improve your stroke technique, we can help you reach your goals. Sign up for the time that works best for your schedule. The instructors will customize the lesson based on your skill level.
Looking for more individualized instruction? Sign up for a 45-minute private or semi-private lesson. Private lessons are per lesson. Semi-private lessons are for 2 or 3 participants of similar age and skill level. The cost is per lesson. Both private and semi-private lessons are scheduled through Katy Shreve and at the availability of an instructor.