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Princeton University Aquatics Programs
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Swim Lesson Program

Spring 2014 Registration is now open! Register Online Today!









(ages 2-3)





   11am-11:30am (Wading Pool)
(ages 3-5)

 4:30pm-5pm (Wading Pool)

*Mon. & Wed.


 4:30pm-5pm (Wading Pool)

*Mon. & Wed.


  4pm-4:30pn (Wading Pool)
 11am-11:30am (Wading Pool)
Level 1, 2, 3
(ages 5-8)

5pm-5:45pm or 5:45pm-6:30pm

*Mon. & Wed.


5pm-5:45pm or 5:45pm-6:30pm (Wading/Lane)

*Mon.& Wed.


 4:30pn- 5:15pm (Wading Pool)  10:15am-11am  or 11:30am-12:15pm (Wading Pool)
Level 4, 5,6
(ages 8-11)

6:30pm-7:15pm (Lanes)

*Monday Only

6:30pm-7:15pm   (Lanes)

 6:30pm-7:15pm (Lanes)

*Wednesday Only


 12:15pm-1pm (Lanes)
 Adult Beginner




 6:30pm-7:15pm (Wading Pool)



6:30pm-7:15pm (Wading/Lane)




Adult Intermediate



  6:30-7:15pm (Lanes)    

Triathlon Training (Swimming Section)





Please note all classes take place at Dillon Pool

** Level 1 and above will begin with a 5 minute stretching/warm up session



Group Lessons for Children 

Mondays AND Wednesdays

SESSION 1Monday, February 10th- Monday, March 10th (Makeup lesson- Wednesday, March 12th)

2/10, 2/12, 2/17, 2/29, 2/24, 2/26, 3/3, 3/5, 3/10 (Makeup- 3/12)

9 classes + 1 makeup class- $200

SESSION 2: Monday, March 24th-Monday, April 28th (Makeup lesson-Wednesday, April 30th)

3/24, 3/26, 3/31, 4/2, 4/7, 4/9, 4/14, 4/16, 4/21, 4/23, 4/28 (Makeup- 4/30)

11 classes + 1 makeup clas- $230


Tuesday, February 11th- Tuesday, April 22nd  (Makeup lesson- Tuesday, April 29th)

2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, NO LESSONS 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22 (Makeup- 4/29)

10 classes + 1 makeup class- $215

Session 2: 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22 (Makeup- 4/29)

5 classes + 1 makeup class- $110


Thursday, February 13th- Thursday, April 24th  (Makeup lesson- Thursday, May 1st)

2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, NO LESSONS 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17,(Makeup- 5/1)

10 classes + 1 makeup class- $215


Friday, February 14th- Friday, April 25th  (Makeup lesson- Friday, May 2nd)

2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, NO LESSONS 3/14 AND 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25 (Makeup- 5/2)

9 classes + 1 makeup class- $200


Saturday, February 15th- Saturday, April 26th (Makeup lesson- Saturday, May 3rd)

2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, NO LESSONS 3/15 and NO LESSONS 3/22 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26 (Makeup 5/3)

9 classes + 1 makeup class- $200

Mondays (For Level 4/5/6 ONLY)

Monday, February 10th- Monday, April 21st (Makeup lesson- Monday,April 28th)

2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10 NO LESSONS 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21 (Makeup- 4/28)

10 classes + 1 makeup class- $215

Wednesdays (For Level 4/5/6 ONLY)

Wednesday, February 12th- Wednesday, April 23rd (Makeup lesson- Wednesday, April 30th)

2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12 NO LESSONS 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23,  (Makeup- 4/30)

10 classes + 1 makeup clas- $215

 Important Information

  • Approximately 5 students per instructor
  • American Red Cross Swim Lesson Program
  • Classes are held at Dillon Gym, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544
  • Contact person: Kaitlin Naudts- Aquatics Coordinator
  • Email: knaudts@princeton.edu or call 609-258-7849


9 lessons + 1 makeup lesson: $200

10 lessons + 1 makeup lesson: $215

11 lessons + 1 makeup lesson: $230

Multiple Sessions or Multiple Registrants (Sibling) Discounts- Save $15 each when signing up for 2 or more sessions or 2 or more registrants.


Description of Levels can be found on the registration page. Follow the "Group Swim Lesson Registration" Link at the top of the page.

Group Lessons for Adults

Adult Beginner: This is an introductory level for adults. It will help establish a comfort level in the water as well as the basics of freestyle and backstroke.

Adult Beginner Intermediate: This level is for those between the beginner swimmer level and a lap swimmer. It is will help in becoming a more proficent swimmer.

Adult Intermediate:  The intermediate class is designed for those who are comfortable swimming laps. It focuses on reviewing and improving technique in freestyle and backstroke as well as introducing elementary backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly.

Tuesdays- Adult Beginner Intermediate 

Session 1: 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, (Makeup- 3/11)

4 classes + 1 makeup class

Session 2: 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22  (Makeup- 4/29)

5 classes + 1 makeup class

Thursdays- Adult Beginner and Adult Intermediate

Session 1: 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, (Makeup- 3/13)

4 classes + 1 makeup class

Session 2: 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24  (Makeup- 5/1)

5 classes + 1 makeup class


Cost: 4 lessons + 1 makeup lesson: $90

5 lessons + 1 makeup lesson: $110


*NEW* Triathlon Training- See the Campus Recreation page for more details

Register for these classes at the top of the page!


Private Lessons (for all ages)- Please fill out a registration form at the top of the page

Length of class: 30 minutes 

Ratio: 1 on 1 student to instructor  

Cost: 1 lesson= $40,  5 lessons= $175,  10 lessons= $325 

*Discounted rates only apply when signing up for the specified number of lessons associated with that price.

Times and dates of lessons are determined based on individual participant as well as instructor and pool availability. Lessons are subject to change, based on Dillon Pool availability. Please check the detailed pool schedule at the top of the page. 

Changes to regularly scheduled lessons need to be done 24 hours in advance. Any changes after that point will be charged as a lesson. All no-shows will be charged.

Lesson schedules generally coincide with the Princeton University Academic Calender.

FALL SEMESTER:  Mid-September-Beginning of December

SPRING SEMESTER: Mid-February- Beginning of May

SUMMER: Mid-June-Beginning of August

 American Red Cross Certification Courses

Sign up for these courses by clicking on the registration link at the top of the page!

If you would like to sign up for a course that does not have dates, please email knaudts@princeton.edu to express your interest!

Lifeguard Training Course

**New Blended Learning Program*** Online assignments to be completed prior to in-class skill sessions.

Spring Certification Course Schedule


When: Friday, March 14th, Saturday, March 15th and Sunday, March 16th  (Registration Closes Friday, March 7th) 

Times: Friday 3/14: 4pm-8pm

Saturday 3/15: 12pm-6pm

Sunday 3/16: 12pm-6pm

Where: Dillon Pool and Library (Classroom space in Dillon Gym)

Course Cost: $300


When: Monday, April 14th, Tuesday, April 15th and Wednesday, April 16th  (Registration Closes Tuesday, April 8th) 

Times: 4/14, 4/15, and 4/16: 9am-3pm

Where: Dillon Pool and Library (Classroom space in Dillon Gym)

Course Cost: $300


When: Friday, April 25th, Saturday, April 26th and Sunday, April 27th    (Registration Closes Friday, April 18th) 

Times: Friday 4/25: 4pm-9pm

Saturday 4/26: 11pm-5pm

Sunday 4/27: 11pm-5pm

Where: Dillon Pool and Library (Classroom space in Dillon Gym)

Course Cost: $300

***All participants are required to pass a pre-test. Those who do not pass will be be charged a $150 processing fee and receive a refund for the remaining balance. If at the conclusion of the course, the participant fails any of the final tests (written or physical) no refund will be given.***

Lifeguard Re-Certification Course


When: Saturday, March 29th (Registration closes Monday, March 24th) 

Time: 9:30am-5pm

Where: Dillon Pool

Course Cost: $145


When: Saturday, May 10th (Registration closes Monday, May 5th) 

Time: 9:30am-5pm

Where: Dillon Pool

Course Cost: $145

Safety Training for Swim Coaches

Currently Lifeguard Certified: Must complete online assignments only

Currently Safety Training Certified or New: Must complete online assignments and brief in-water skill session. *In-water skill session may be set up after registering and completing online assingments 

Course Cost: $60

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