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New Mexico State University

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.

Spring 2016 Schedule:

Time                           Class                                                   Cost

1-1:30 pm                     Level 1 & 2                                        $80.00

1-1:45 pm                     Level 3 & 4                                       $100.00

1:45-2:15 pm               Level 1 & 2                                        $80.00

2-2:45 pm                    Level 3 & 4                                         $100.00

2:30-3 pm                    Level 1 & 2                                         $80.00


Classes are held on Saturdays:

 February 6- April 30th (Classes will not be held March 12, 19, 26)

Registration Dates:

Aggie Fit Members: January 20th, 2016 at 7am.

Non Aggie Fit Members: January 21st, 2016 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 $30.00 +tax
  • 1 person 60 minutes $50.00+tax
  • 2 person 30 minutes $40.00+tax
  • 2 person 60 minutes $70.00+tax

Request Individual Instruction: