Swim Lessons


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Swim Instructors

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Level Assessment

Unsure of what level to enroll your swimmer in? The Swim Lesson Level Assessment will help ensure that you register for the correct class. All children who did not enroll in a lesson in the previous 3 month period must schedule a Level Assessment before registering. This excludes Parent & Tot and Pre-Level 1. Level Assessments are conducted every Monday & Thursday from 5-7pm and must be scheduled at least 48 hours prior at the Pro Shop. A Marshall Recreation Center Swim Instructor will be onsite to assess your child’s skills and allow us to determine which level he/she is ready to enroll in. Level Assessments will last approximately fifteen minutes and will only need to be completed once, as long as the child is enrolled in at least one session per 3 months. A skills survey must be filled out prior to your assessment. Click here to fill out the skills survey.

Members- $9.00

Non-Members- $12.00

*Children signing up for Parent & Tot or Pre-Level 1 do not need to schedule an assessment.

Group Swim Lessons Prices

Member: $35

Non-Member: $50

*Early bird registration will receive $10 off, if you register anytime before Sunday the full week before the lesson start date.

Parent Orientation Manual

*Swim Lessons are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Parent and Tot

Parent/Tot Classes are beneficial because it allows the parent to interact and contribute to the child’s growing swimming skills. This class is for children to young too participate in level one lessons. This class is used to overcome fear of the water.


Pre-Level 1

This class allows children approximately 3 and 4 years old to familiarize themselves with the aquatic environment and help them acquire rudimentary aquatic skills. Participants will begin to develop a positive attitude and safe practice in and around the water. This class is designed for those children who have completed the Parent & Tot Swim Class, but aren’t quite ready for Level 1 & 2.


Level 1 & 2

Level 1: This class is for children who are afraid to enter the water and have little to no previous training. Our instructors begin with the basics by explaining the three main parts of swimming: arms, legs, and breathing. Level 2: Introduce stroke work. Most of the kids in this class are fairly comfortable in the water and are generally between 4 and 6 years old. They mainly learn about the freestyle stroke, floating, and gliding.


Level 3 & 4

Level 3: This level is designed for 5 to 7 years old. It is faster paced and for kids who are confident in the water without assistance. We work on improving arm strokes and kicking. The emphasis is on refining the strokes. Level 4: At this level most kids have mastered the basics of swimming. Most of the kids in level 4 are 6 to 8 years old are confident in the water.


Level 5 & 6

Level 5: This is for children who are at least 7 years old and have mastered basic swimming skills. They work on advanced swimming skills like stroke development, kick coordination, flip turns, and more. This course teaches the skills used on swim teams. Level 6: At this level the children completely master all basic and advanced swimming skills. Children should be confident swimmers by the end of this course. The course advances the skills for competitive swimming.

Private Lessons

If group lessons do not fit your needs, private lessons may be a better option for you. We will work to find you the best Instructor match based on your needs and availability. Visit our Member Services Desk to purchase a package and schedule your first session.

Private Lesson Fees:


One Participant:

1 Lesson: Member-$30 Non-Member-$35

5 Lessons: Member-$135 Non-Member-$155

10 Lessons: Member-$255 Non-Member-$295


Two Participants:

1 Lesson: Member-$45 Non-Member-$50

5 Lessons: Member-$200 Non-Member-$225

10 Lessons: Member-$380 Non-Member-$425


For more information contact Heather Smith (wyatt6@marshall.edu | 304-696-3653).


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