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

Three levels of small 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.  
  3. Fear of Water: This level is designed for people who are uncomfortable in the water. This level focuses on entering the water safely, submerging underwater, and learning very basic survival skills such as the back float. This level does not practice in deep water, and skills are introduced very gradually. Please contact us for private lessons if you are interested in this section because we will not be holding sessions for this class this semester.

Registration Fee

Member Rate $40
*Non-Member Rate $50

Open to

Anyone 18+ who has or is eligible for an FRC membership

Class Length & Frequency

30 min., twice per week

Class Size

Minimum 3
Maximum 6

Spring 2016 Session 1 Schedule

Registration Deadline: 2/5/2016
Program Meeting Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2/9-2/25

Beginner: 7:30pm-8:15pm
Intermediate: 8:30pm-9:15pm

Spring 2016 Session 2 Schedule

Registration Deadline: 3/25/2016
Program Meeting Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3/22-4/7

Beginner: 7:30pm-8:15pm
Intermediate: 8:30pm-9:15pm

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 $50
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.