Children's Swim Lessons

A children's swim participant at the edge of the pool

We offer 10 levels of swim lesson classes for children of Recreational Sports members as well as non-members. All classes are offered at Cary Street Gym Aquatic Center.

Classes are held year-round in packages of 4, 6 or 8 lesson sessions. All classes are taught by an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. Class times might be added or changed based on enrollment.

Parents must remain in the vicinity of the pool deck during swim lessons. Parents may not work out, use the fitness center or other amenities while their children are in swim lessons. 

Fall 2019 Children's Swim Lessons

All Children's Swim Lessons are held at the Cary Street Gym Aquatic Center. Register on the MyRecSports portal using the links in the charts below.

All dates listed are available to the corresponding lessons the the left of the dates.

Lesson Day(s) Dates Time Register by noon on

Preschool 1

Tuesday/Thursday

September 10 - October 3

October 22 - November 14

5:30 - 6:00 p.m. 

September 9

October 21

Preschool 2

Tuesday/Thursday

September 10 - October 3

October 22 - November 14

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

September 9

October 21

Preschool 3

Tuesday/Thursday

September 10 - October 3

October 22 - November 14

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

September 9

October 21 

Youth 1

Saturday

September 7 - October 5

October 12 - November 9

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

September 6

October 11

Youth 2

Saturday

September 7 - October 5

October 12 - November 9

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

September 6

October 11

Youth 3

Saturday

September 7 - October 5

October 12 - November 9

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

September 6

October 11

Youth 4

Saturday

September 7 - October 5

October 12 - November 9

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

September 6

October 11

Youth 5

Saturday

September 7 - October 5

October 12 - November 9 

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

September 6

October 11

Youth 6

Saturday

September 7 - October 5

October 12 - November 9 

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

September 6

October 11

Preschool 1

Saturday

September 7 - October 5

October 12 - November 9

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

September 6

October 11

Preschool 2

Saturday

September 7 - October 5

October 12 - November 9

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

September 6

October 11

Preschool 3

Saturday

September 7 - October 5

October 12 - November 9

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

September 6

October 11

Parent/Child

Saturday

September 7 - October 5

October 12 - November 9

10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

11:15 - 11:45 a.m.

October 11

For questions contact Jenna Dillon at 804-827-9999, dillonj3@vcu.edu or vculifeguards@gmail.com.