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We believe that learning to swim is a great skill to have while also providing fun and exercise. Our experienced instructors provide children with instruction while also making them feel welcomed and helping them become comfortable in water. 

Each class is led by two instructors and we limit the number of participants so each child can get individualized attention.

Sign Up + Payment
You may sign up and pay online OR sign up and pay in person for group lessons, private lessons, and/or open gym. (If you sign up online, you must pay online). In person sign up and payments can be made at 142 McComas Hall with cash, credit card, or check prior to the first day of class. Please make checks payable to: Treasurer of Virginia Tech.

A partial refund will be given if the participant requests one during the registration period. No refunds will be given after the registration period has closed.  A $10 fee will be administered for all refunds. 

Class Cancellation
Swim classes will be cancelled during inclement weather. In cases of cancellation, a make-up class will be offered (typically on the last Friday of the session at the same time). 

Make-up Swim Lessons
Due to our commitment to serve our swim lesson participants to the best of our abilities, we do not offer make-up lessons. We are able to honor the commitment of quality instruction by keeping our classes small and creating consistency for our participants. Our instructors are dedicated to getting to know the participants and their abilities. For this reason, ensuring that participants meet with the same instructor at their scheduled time is a vital part of the success of our program. In order to uphold the integrity of our program for our participants, we are not able to schedule make-ups for missed lessons due to illness or other personal reasons. We will be unable to process a refund or partial refund for any missed lessons.  

Parking on Campus
Depending on your affiliation with the university and the time of the day, there may be parking restrictions.  Please refer to the Parking and Transportation website for details. All swimming classes are held in McComas Hall pool. Please know that the McComas parking lot will be closed during home basketball games. Please check the men's and women's basketball schedule.

Class Accomodations and Speacial Needs
If you need special accomodations for your swim lesson, please contact the Assistant Director for Aquatics, Gabby Marquez at gmarquez@vt.edu.

Session Dates

  • Saturday: Jan. 21 - March 25*
  • Session I: Jan. 23 – Feb. 16
  • Session II: Feb. 20 – March 23*
  • Session III: March 27 - April 20
  • *No lessons March 4 – March 11 due to Spring Break


Monday/Wedneday OR Tuesday/Thursday

  • 5:00-5:30pm: Parent + Child
  • 5:30-6:00pm: Pre-school I, II, III
  • 5:15-6:00pm: Levels 1-6
  • 6:15-6:45pm: Pre-school I, II, III
  • 6:15-7:00pm: Levels 1-6
  • 7:00-7:45pm: Adult Beginner + Intermediate


  • 10:15-10:45am: Pre-school I, II, III
  • 10:15-11:00am: Levels 1-6, Adult Beginner + Intermediate
  • 10:45-11:15am: Parent + Child
  • 11:15-11:45am: Pre-school I, II, III
  • 11:15-12:00pm: Levels 1-6, Adult Beginner +  Intermediate