Campus Recreation

Swimming Lessons

Whether you have never swam before or you want to brush up on your swimming stroke, the Aquatic Center is the perfect place to learn! Swimming lessons are available to anyone eligible for an FRC membership and their children.  Both group and private lessons are available for adults.  Only private lessons, not group lessons, are available for children.

Student/Employee (Adult) Group Swimming Lessons

Two levels of group swimming lessons are offered to MSU students and employees:

  1. Beginner: The beginner course focuses on the basic fundamentals of swimming, including the back float, treading water and simple swimming strokes.
  2. Intermediate: The intermediate class focuses on refining the skills learned in the beginner course, working on rotary breathing, and lap swimming techniques.

Registration Fee

Member Rate $40
*Non-Member Rate $45

Open to

Anyone eligible for an FRC membership

Class Length & Frequency

45 min., once per week

Class Size

Minimum 3
Maximum 6

Fall 2014 Schedule

Registration Deadline: 9/12/14

Program Meeting Dates: Tuesdays from 9/16/14-10/21/14

Beginner: 7:30-8:15 p.m.

Intermediate: 8:30-9:15 p.m.


Private and semi-private swimming lessons

The Bill R. Foster and Family Recreation Center offers private swim lessons for adults and children year-round.

Private lessons are designed for the swimmer who need 1-on-1 instruction. Lessons are scheduled at a time that works best for the participant, facility, and the instructor.


Lessons can be purchased in packages of 2 or 5 sessions at a time.

Lesson Member Rate *Non-Member Rate
Block of 2 lessons $40 $46
Block of 5 lessons $90 $100
Extra child (per lesson) $10 $10


*All participants (or their parents) must be eligible for an FRC membership.  Please view our membership page to see if you are eligible. 

Contact the aquatics office for more information or to set up your lessons.