Swim Lessons & Programs

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Loyola Marymount University Campus Recreation’s Learn-to-Swim Program provides instruction to help swimmers of all ages and abilities develop their swimming and water safety skills. It is designed to give students a positive learning experience.

Participants will establish a foundation that can be built upon as they progress through the program and the various levels. Campus Recreation offers Parent & Child, Private and Semi-private lessons for participants of all ages.

FAQs about Swim Lessons

  • Where do I park when I arrive for a swim lesson?

    When coming for a swim lesson, we recommend that you park in any of the on-campus parking lots. Hannon, located closest to the Burns Recreation Center, is directly across from our facility. When parking on-campus, you must submit a payment at one of the kiosks located in the parking lots using your license plate number. Parking on our campus is regulated through LMU Parking services – for more information, please view the website at: www.lmu.edu/parking

  • What does my child need to bring to his/her swim lesson?

    To ensure a smooth lesson, we recommend that your child arrive in his/her swimsuit with sunscreen already applied. We also recommend bringing a pair of goggles and a towel. *Infants must wear a water diaper or tight fitting rubber pants over their diaper. The Burns Rec Center does not have goggles or towels for purchase.

  • What if my child is sick and cannot make his/her group/private lesson?

    For Private Instruction: Cancellations must be made 7 days ahead of time to warrant a full refund. If your child is sick, and less than 7 days notice has been given, you must provide a valid doctor’s note to receive a refund or make-up session. No refunds/make up lessons will be awarded for missed swim lessons, regardless of reason.

    For Parent & Child: Cancellations can only be made 7 days prior to the first lesson of the session. No refunds/make up lessons will be awarded for missed classes, regardless of reason.

  • Can my other children use the pool if they are not signed up for lesson?

    No, the pool is strictly for participants taking swim lessons and BRC members.  To ensure safety at the pool we also ask that you keep your other children with you at all times. 

  • If I have placed my child in the wrong parent & child class, can I receive a refund?

    Permitting space and availability, we will move your child to the correct level of group lesson. If you are seeking a full refund, however, you must cancel the group session at least 7 days before the start of the first lesson in that session.

  • Can we start or continue private/semi-private lessons into the Fall?

    Swim lesson packages that are purchased for the summer must be completed within that same semester.

    • Spring session starts on April 6 through May 19.
    • The summer session starts on June 22 and ends on August 6.
  • How am I assigned my instructor for private or semi-private lessons?

    Many of our swim instructors are students at Loyola Marymount University, so we will match you and your family with an instructor. We will do our best to find consistency in to ensure the best guidance for your child.

  • What is the temperature of the pool?

    The pool temperature is set to be between 81 and 82 degrees. During the warmer months, however, the pool may be warmer than that based on the outside temperature and solar heating that occurs.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

During normal business hours, please call the Aquatics office (310) 338-5227 or contact the Swim Coordinator at lmulearntoswim@gmail.com

  • Cancellations must be made 7 days prior to the scheduled session for a full refund.

No refunds or credits will be issued if a cancellation request is placed less than 7 days prior to the first lesson. Instructors will wait 10 minutes for late arrivals. After this time, it will be counted as a "no show" and no refunds or credits will be granted. If a participant falls ill or has a medical emergency, a signed medical statement from a physician must be received in order to receive an accomodation.‌