Swimming Lessons

Swim instructor walking along side of pool

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.

Swim Lessons

The Foster Recreation Center offers two types of swim lessons; MSU Student & Employee Lessons and Private Lessons. All lessons last 45 minutes and group lessons will be kept to no more than 4 swimmers per instructor.

MSU Student & Employee Group Lessons

In the Fall and Spring, we offer three levels of small group swimming lessons 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 Fees

Member Rate - $40

*Non-Member Rate - $70

Open to

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

Class Length

45 minutes per day.

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.

Registration Fees

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

Lessons Member Rate *Non-Member Rate
Block of 2 lessons $40 $50
Block of 5 lessons $90 $115
Extra child (per lesson) $10 $13


*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.