The IU Natatorium offers lessons for ages 6 months – adults. The curriculum is designed by Swim America, a national Learn-to-Swim program. Private Instruction is also available. All lessons take place in our instructional pool.
Infant and Toddler Learn to Swim class is designed for children ages 6 to 36 months old along with their parents. A parent must be in the water with their child at all times during this class. Infants and toddlers are taught water exploration, floating, blowing bubbles, kicking, and other skills. This class is also designed to help parents feel more comfortable with their children in the water. Parents will learn different methods of teaching children to float and kick in the water as well. Children must wear a swim diaper at all lessons.
Preschool Learn to Swim is specially designed for children ages 3 to 4 years old. Our class helps children learn to swim independently and teaches many life saving skills. Children are first introduced to going underwater safely, progressing onto floating on their back and front. They will also be introduced to some introductory freestyle skills, such as gliding and arm strokes. Coach to student ratio is 1:4.
Children ages 5 and older are perfect for Children's Learn to Swim class. Each child is evaluated at the beginning of the session and placed in a station with children of similar ability. The Swim America program advances children through 10 progressive stations, or levels, to build their swimming skills. During the course of the program, children start with introductory skills, such as floating, and work their way up to knowing all competitive strokes, turns, dives and water safety skills. Our coach to student ratio is 1:5 for the lower levels and 1:7 for higher levels.
If you have limited experience in the water, our Beginner Adult Learn to Swim class will help you become more comfortable in the water. If you know two of the four strokes and would like to improve them or learn the others, sign up for our Intermediate Adult Learn to Swim class. Must be 18 or older to enroll.