UCI Campus Recreation - Summer Swim Picture
UCI Campus Recreation - Youth Summer Swim
UCI Campus Recreation - Youth Summer Swim
UCI Campus Recreation - Youth Summer Swim


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About the ARC Summer Swim Program: The UC Irvine, Department of Campus Recreation will again offer group and private swim instruction to dependents of the UCI community, including UCI Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Affiliates and their spouses ages 3*-12 (ARC Membership is not required). Lessons will be held at the Anteater Recreation Center pool. * All children must be potty trained and adults must remain at the pool during lesson.

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General Information/Dates

  • Private Swim lessons run from June 22 - August 21.
  • Classes will be offered in four two-week sessions, which will meet 4 days a week (Monday - Thursday).
  • Cost: $40 for ARC Members and Dependents/$48 for all others
  • Classes are scheduled between 9:00am - 11:00am and 1:00 - 4:00pm.
  • Level 1 - 4 classes will have a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 students and last 25 minutes.
  • Level 5 classes will have a maximum of 8 students and last 40 minutes.
  • All instructors have completed American Red Cross certification along with the Campus Recreation in-service training program.
  • Sessions/Dates (click to view schedule):
     Session 1: June 22 – July 2
     Session 2: July 6 – July 16
     Session 3: July 20 – July 30
Enrollment Information

Enrollment begins on April 1st at Campus Recreation Services located in the Anteater Recreation Center. The office is open from 8am - 6pm, Monday - Friday.
  • You may pay with cash, check (payable to UC Regents) or credit card (Visa/MasterCard).
  • Download the Registration Form & Waiver (pdf)
  • Take the registration form to the Anteater Recreation Center or mail the completed form (with signed waiver) to:
          Campus Recreation Services
          680 California Ave.
          Irvine, CA 92697-4515
  • Please register at least 10 days prior to the desired session to ensure availability.
  • You will be notified only if we can not accommodate your request.
ARC Member: $40
Non-ARC Member $48
(no refunds after the 1st class lesson)
Changes and refund requests prior to the 1st lesson are subject to a $10 processing fee.

Private Lessons

Private and Semi- private lessons are available for children *2 1/2 and up. Please contact Campus Recreation Services for availability. Program runs from June 22 - August 21.

Cost: $20 for individually purchased privates, $22 for individually purchased semi-privates ($11 per student) for a 25 minute lesson. Package of 4 lessons: $72 for private, $80 for semi-private. Semi-private children must be at the same level and must be grouped by the participants.

Swim Class Levels

American Red Cross Swim Levels

Each level is designed to build upon the previous level. Some skills will be repeated in subsequent levels. The prerequisite for advancing to the next level is successful demonstration of the skills from the preceding level. Contact Campus Recreation for a complete list of skills. Please note classes may need to be adjusted for group participants according to age and ability.

Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills

Purpose: Help children feel comfortable in the water. Skills include: Basic water safety rules, Swimming on front and back using arm and leg actions, Opening eyes underwater and picking up submerged object (parents are allowed in the Pool during designated Level 1P classes)

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Sklls

Purpose: Give children success with fundamental skills. Skills include: Submerging entire head, Front and back glide, Treading water using arm and leg motions, Swimming using combined stroke on front, back and side, Jellyfish float.

Level 3: Stroke Development

Purpose: Build on the skills in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice. Skills include: Rotary breathing in horizontal position, Front and back glide, Front and back crawl, Survival float, back float, Butterfly-kick and body motion.

Level 4: Stroke Improvement

Purpose: Develop confidence in the strokes learned and improve other aquatic skills. Skills include: Elementary backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, Swim underwater, Survival float, back float, Tread water using sculling arm motions and kick.

Level 5: Stroke Refinement

Purpose: Provide further coordination and refinement of strokes. Skills include: Front and back crawl, Butterfly, Breaststroke, Elementary backstroke, Sidestroke, Survival swimming, Rescue breathing, Standing dives, Surface dives, and Flip turns.

For more information, contact Campus Recreation Services (824.3738).