Adult Swim Hero


Adult Swim Programs

All lessons are taught at Cary Street Gym Aquatic Center. 

Registration closes at noon the Friday before the program begins. Click on the class name below to register. 

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Beginner Adult Swim Programs

Adult swim lessons are intended for adults and older teens to learn essential swimming and water safety skills. These classes are taught by our certified Water Safety Instructors and follow the American Red Cross Swimming & Water Safety program.

Adult Beginner lessons are intended for participants who are comfortable in the water but wish to learn basic skills such as floating, treading water, and coordination for swimming strokes. Lessons will primarily be taught in shallow water, but participants will practice supporting themselves in deeper water throughout the class.

Session 1,  May 21 - June 13

Register for Adult Beginner Swim Lessons by May 17 at noon

  • Day: Tues/Thurs
  • Time:  6:05 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Capacity: 6

Session 2,  July 15 - August 7

Register for Adult Beginner Swim Lessons by July 12 at noon

  • Day: Mon/Wed
  • Time:  6:05 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Capacity: 6

Beginner Swim Lesson Prices

  • VCU Student: $90
  • RecWell Member: $105
  • Non-Member: $130

Intermediate Adult Swim Programs

Adult Intermediate lessons are intended for adults with basic swimming skills to begin learning and improving strokes and techniques. Participants should be comfortable supporting themself in deep water before participating in this class.  This program is cross-listed with the TEDU 322 class through the Recreation & Wellness minor. 


Refund Policy:

Refunds for swim classes must be requested at least five (5) days prior to the registration deadline shown above. A participant may request to transfer their registration to a subsequent program offering within the same registration period. Once a transfer has been approved, no further refunds, credits, or transfers will be approved for the same purchase. No refunds or credits will be provided for missed lessons.

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