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Learn to Swim - Private Lessons

Private swim lessons are available for adults and children who need individual attention, have special needs, learn better in a one-on-one environment, or have unique scheduling needs. Students must be at least 3 years old.

Private lessons are 30 minutes in length and can be purchased in blocks of 4 or 8 lessons: 

  • Block of 4 lessons ($100 per student)
  • Block of 8 lessons ($175 per student) - not available for registration after the Nov. 7 registration time frame
  • Select your desired lesson block using the appropriate session box on the right


  • Private lesson registration opens on alternate Thursdays at 7:00 pm on the following dates:
    • August 29/Sept. 12/Sept. 26/Oct. 10/Oct. 24/Nov. 7/Nov. 21
  • The session box on the right will indicate whether there are openings (i.e."Enroll Now/Add to Cart"). If the session is closed, enroll during the next open period. Please note this is done to control the quantity of lessons to provide the best level of response and scheduling of lessons.
  • Students wishing to continue with lessons after a previous block is complete must enroll & pay again here after confirming with your instructor.
  • We recommend adding the lessons to your cart first, which will bring you through the Log In and registration process
  • Online payment via credit card is required at the time of registration
  • Click the '+' sign on the appropriate session box on the right to enroll in either the 4 or 8 block of lessons
  • Refunds are not provided for swim lessons


  • All lessons must be completed prior to December 20, 2019. Please take this into account when registering
  • Block of 8 lessons are not available after the Nov. 7 registration time frame due to the semester schedule.
  • Once the online registration is submitted and paid, the Swim Lesson Coordinator will make initial contact with the student/parent via email. Our goal is to contact the student/parent approx 4-7 business days after registration submission.
  • Lesson days & times are arranged between the staff and the student/family. You will asked for preferences during the registration process.
  • You will be asked to indicate an anticipated swim level during the registration process. Consult the Swim Level Chart if needed
  • Note: all swimmers will be observed the first day of lessons and may be moved if the level chosen is not appropriate for the swimmer’s ability
  • Weekend dates/times may not be available every week due to event and facility closures. Click on 'Related Items' tab above for known unavailability dates as of Aug. 30
  • Semi-private swim lessons (with 2 participants) is also available: Semi-Private Lessons

Please refer to our Online Registration Instructions, especially if you are enrolling more than one child or using this system for the first time. Each child must have an individual account (in his/her name) and the enrollments done separately within each account. If your child has an account already, do not create another!

For more information or questions, contact Ned Harvey, Aquatics Coordinator: ned.harvey@unh.edu


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Learn to Swim - Private Lessons

Academic Year Swim Lessons are held at the Swasey Indoor Pool inside the UNH Field House: 145 Main St., Durham, NH.

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