American Family Children's Hospital

The Aquatic Center

Private Classes

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The Aquatic Center at UW Health at The American Center offers the full range of swimming services, including classes that can help you improve your fitness, lap swimming and individual and group swimming lessons.


Our Pools


The Aquatic Center's warm water pool classes help you improve fitness and keep arthritis at bay.The Aquatic Center features two pools:

  • A 25-yard, four-lane lap pool used for swim performance training, team activities and lap swimming. Schedule: September (pdf) | October (pdf)
  • A 90-degree warm water pool for fitness classes and physical therapy. Schedule: September (pdf) | October (pdf)

Pool Passes


Pool Passes allow independent use for one month (30 days) or one day of the Lap Pool and the Therapy Pool. Learn more about pool passes and purchase a pass online


Classes at the Aquatic Center


Use our online class registration tool to search for current classes. Hint: Use the Aquatics option in the Activities dropdown, and further filter your results by selecting The American Center from the Location carot.

Swim Lessons


The Aquatic Center staff offers private swim lessons for individuals 8 years and older and groups. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced competitor, our experienced instructors can take you to the next level of swimming efficiency.


Please contact Katie Heiser or call (608) 440-6496 to set up a lesson.


The Aquatic Center offers performance training for swimmers looking to improve their stroke and technique.Prices for Swim Lessons


Number of Lessons Individual Group
One $33 $28
Three $75 $60
Six $144 $108
Nine $198 $144


Swimming Performance Programs


The Aquatic Center helps competitive swimmers improve their strokes and their times. We work with high school and college swimmers, coaches and teams and use state-of-the-art equipment to hone your strokes, starts and turns.


Performance Pool Rental Information (pdf)