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Swim Instruction

NMSU Rec Sports offers swim instruction in various learning settings for participants of all ages and abilities. Our certified swim instructors provide customized instruction to best fit the needs of swimmers in a friendly and safe environment. Come swim with us!

Swim School

A community-based instructional program primarily developed for teaching swimming to children beginning at the age of 3. NMSU Swim School is a local partner of Make a Splash. For more information on Make a Splash, please visit:


Level 1: Water Awareness

A water introductory class where swimmers will gain confidence in the water by developing skills that promote independent swimming.

  • Prerequisites: None

Level 2: Stroke Development

Swimmers will continue swimming independently while learning the basic mechanics of the freestyle and backstroke.

  • Prerequisites: Swimmers must be able to swim five yards independently and without assistance.

Level 3: Stroke Proficiency 

Swimmers will refine freestyle and backstroke technique, and learn the basic mechanics of the breaststroke.

  • Prerequisites: Swimmers must be able to swim freestyle and backstroke independently for 20 yards.

Level 4: Stroke Refinement and Performance

Swimmers will build endurance, learn the butterfly, and continue refining stroke technique.

  • Prerequisites: Swimmers must be able to dive, swim 25 yards of freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke, and tread water for 30 seconds.

Summer 2014 Schedule:

Time                           Class                                                   Cost

9-9:30 am                    Level 1 & 2                                         $75.00 +tax

9-9:45 am                     Level 3 & 4                                        $95.00+tax

9:45-10:30 am            Level 3 & 4                                         $95.00 +tax

9:45-10:15 am             Level 1 & 2                                         $75.00 +tax

10:45-11:15 am            Level 1 & 2                                        $75.00 +tax

10:30-11:15 am           Level 3 & 4                                         $95.00+tax

3-3:30 pm                     Level 1 & 2                                        $75.00+tax

3-3:45 pm                      Level 3 & 4                                       $95.00+tax

3:45-4:30 pm               Level 3 & 4                                        $95.00+tax

3:45-4:15 pm                Level 1 & 2                                         $75.00+tax

4:30-5 pm                     Level 1 & 2                                         $75.00+tax


Classes are held Mondays through Thursdays.

 Session I: May 27-June 12

Session II: June 16-July 2

Session III: July 7-July 23

Registration Dates:

Aggie Fit Members: March 31, 2014 at 7am.

Non Aggie Fit Members: April 1, 2014 at 6am.

Registration will be conducted in room 103 of the Activity Center.

Individual Instruction

Customized swimming instruction for children and adults of all ages, scheduled at your convenience.


  • 1 person 30 minutes $20.00 +tax
  • 1 person 60 minutes $40.00+tax
  • 2 person 30 minutes $30.00+tax
  • 2 person 60 minutes $60.00+tax

Request Individual Instruction:

Alternative PE Instruction

NMSU Rec Sports offers alternative physical education activities for children ages 5-17. The program encourages physical activity and the attainment of physical fitness through swimming and indoor rock climbing. Instruction is student-centered, and promotes the acquisition of skills through organized physical play and exercise.

Indoor Rock Climbing:

Is available throughout the academic year. Participants explore organized recreational climbing under the supervision of trained staff.


$60.00+tax per month (Payments are due by the 10th of every month)


NMSU Activity Center


September 4, 2013- April 30, 2014 (Classes will not be held during December or January)


10:00am-11:30am on Mondays and Wednesdays


Registration is on-going throughout the academic year.

Climbing Registration Form

Swimming Instruction:   

Swim instruction is divided into two, five-week sessions throughout the academic year. Grouped by level of ability, students will develop swimming skills in fun and challenging ways in small class sizes led by certified instructors.


$85.00+tax per session


NMSU Aquatic Center


Session I: October 1-31, 2013

Session II: April 1-May 1, 2014


10:30am-11:15am on Tuesdays and Thursdays


Registration will begin August 26, 2013

*AggieFit Members receive a 10% discount at the time of registration.

All enrollments will be conducted at the NMSU Activity Center room 103.


Saturday Climbing Wall Access

Individuals participating in the Alternative PE have access to the climbing wall from 12:00pm-5:00pm on Saturdays. Participants must have a parent or guardian present.

*For more information, please contact Sasha Garcia at (575) 646-5150 or at aquatics@nmsu.edu