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Swimming Lessons and Stroke Refinement

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(608) 265-8350 ext. 1



Please contact us at least 48 hours prior to your lesson if you intend to cancel.

UW Health Sports Medicine Fitness Center swim instructor and studentThe UW Health Sports Medicine Fitness Center in Madison, Wisconsin offers a wide range of exercise/physical activity options, including swimming lessons.


Swim Lessons
The Sports Medicine Fitness Center is proud to offer private swim lessons to our participants as well as the general public. Whether you are a beginner looking to learn the basics, or an advanced competitor in search of improved technique/stroke refinement, our experienced instructors can take you to the next level of swimming efficiency. Children 8 years and older and adults of all ages and fitness levels are eligible for swim lessons.


First-time Swimmers


First time swimmer? No problem. Our Sports Medicine Aquatic Center instructors work hard to provide a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, with the main objective of ensuring that you achieve your personal swimming goals.


Getting Started


UW Health Sports Medicine Fitness Center swim instructor and student in poolIndividuals interested in taking swim lessons must undergo a pre-participation screening. This process includes participating in either a phone screening or an in-person class assessment with Fitness Center staff. After completing this screening process, the individual will be cleared to begin swim lessons. The information will be passed on to our Aquatic staff, who will contact the participant and assign the individual to a swim instructor based on scheduling, ability level and other needs.


Pricing: Private Swim Lessons

  • One lesson: $33
  • Three lessons: $75
  • Six lessons: $144
  • Nine lessons: $197

Pricing: Semi-private Swim Lessons (two or more swimmers work simultaneously with an instructor)

  • One lesson: $28 per swimmer
  • Three lessons: $60 per swimmer
  • Six lessons: $108 per swimmer
  • Nine lessons: $138 per swimmer

Swim Stroke Filming


Have your swim stroke filmed from both above water and underwater perspectives. A DVD copy and 30-minute instructor analysis is included, and continued analysis/coaching is available through the private swim lesson program.