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Private Swim Lessons

If you want to take swimming lessons, but don’t feel comfortable in a group, this is the way to go!  Whether you are a beginner or are looking to improve speed and efficiency, we have an instructor who can help. Please refer to our instructor bio’s to help you in selecting an instructor.

YOU MUST BE A VALID MEMBER OF THE STUDENT LIFE CENTER TO SIGN UP. Please check out our membership page before signing up. Children of main member will also need a membership (unless under the age of 5). Children 5 years old or old will need a membership to sign up for private lesson

Steps to sign up:

  1. Please email an instructor to schedule a time for your lesson. Please allow up to 36 hours to hear from an instructor.
  2. Sign up for a session online here: https://umarket.utah.edu/um2/crsaquatics/
    • Private lessons are $20 per half hour. We offer a 3 class package for $57, a 5 class package for $90, and semi-private lessons (2 people) for $30.  

Cancellations: Payment and Cancellations need to be done 24 hours prior to the swim lesson. After 24 hours a full refund is not guaranteed. Refunds for unused lessons will not be considered after 30 days. No-shows forfeit that lesson. MUST GIVE 24 hrs to instructor to reschedule lesson. If reschedule or cancelation is requested within 24hrs of lesson the lesson will be forfeited. 

If you have questions or concerns please contact mark.weiss@utah.edu.
 

Owain - orrice02@gmail.com 

  • Owain has been teaching swim lessons for two years.
  • He swam competitively in high school and has competed in several triathlons.
  • He has experience with teaching new swimmers how to swim, as well as refining technique and form for more experienced swimmers.
  • He enjoys working with both children and adults.
  • He is available weekday afternoons and early evenings, as well as Saturday mornings.

Laurenlaurenhash717@gmail.com 

  • Lauren swam competitively for three years in high school, and one year for the University of Utah Club Swim Team.
  • She has experience teaching both young children and beginner adults.
  • She has extensive knowledge about technique, and has further researched front crawl to add to her experience in the water.
  • Due to Lauren’s experience and passion for swimming, she is ideal for swimmers of all levels and all ages.
  • She is available some weekday afternoon/evenings and most Saturday mornings.

Sierra – sierraallred42@gmail.com  

  • Has taught swim lessons for 6 years, and teaches private lessons for the University.
  • She is a good choice if you are a non-swimmer wanting to be more comfortable in the water, or beginner to intermediate swimmer wanting to perfect your strokes.
  • She has a lot of experience with students that are nervous or brand new to swimming and can help you build confidence quickly.
  • She provides non-competitive swimmers good workouts to start outside of class and is willing to help you if you want to work specifically on one skill ( i.e . If you are already an excellent swimmer but want to learn the butterfly stroke, or it you are interested in pool side diving)
  • She is a good choice for those interested in training for triathlons or other competitive swimming events.
  • She is very flexible on times to meet during the week, but is unavailable on weekends.
  • She would only like to focus with adults. We have other great instructors that work with children. 

Kristen- w.kristen124@gmail.com 

  • She has experience teaching both children and adults.

Belle  – b_stobbie@yahoo.com  

  • Belle is a member of the University of Utah’s Club Swim Team.
  • She has previous experience as an assistant swim coach.
  • She also numerous years of experience working with children, including volunteering at her local YMCA to work with special needs children.
  • She was captain of her high school swim team.
  • Due to Belle’s numerous years of experience she enjoys working with swimmers of all ages and levels.
  • She is available most weekday evenings and weekends.

Will-  - Unavailable this fall 2018 semester

  • Will is a well decorated club Swimmer and Water Polo player from southern California.
  • He as an ample knowledge of swim technique and stroke form.
  • He is comfortable with teaching swimmers of all age groups and those with a range of swimming capacities.
  • He is good with young children as well as explaining swimming dynamics to novice swimmers.
  • Due to his competitive swimming background he is great at making swim sets and conducting lessons for those who with the goal of training for an event or with the intentions of getting in good swimming shape.
  • He is available usually weekday afternoons and most weekends.
Last Updated: 10/16/18