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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 lessons, Adult Group lessons as well as Private and Semi-Private lessons for children 3-17 years old.

Frequently Asked Questions

    1. Visit the online web-portal and click on sign-up.
    2. Sign in with your username and password.
    3. Click on Programs
    4. Swim lessons are under Youth and Family program tab.
  • No, all of our swim lessons are available to outside guests as well as BRC members. If you do not have a membership with the Burns Recreation Center the participant and family are NOT allowed to use the pool or facility at any time. The participant enrolled in swim lessons may only utilize the pool during the designated time of their swim lessons. The participant cannot use the pool before or after the swim lesson session.

  • When arriving 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 between 8am-8pm Monday - Friday. Parking on our campus is regulated through LMU Parking services – for more information, please view the website at: www.lmu.edu/parking

  • To ensure a smooth lesson, we recommend that your child arrives 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.

  • Due to the popularity of our swim lessons, LMU Campus Recreation is unable to reschedule or make-up lessons missed by participants. Refund requests received by noon 2 business days prior to the first class or meeting receive a 90% refund and requests received prior to the 2nd class meeting may be refunded 50%. There are no refunds after the 2nd class. This also applies to the semi-private add on. All Swim Session transfers are subject to a $25 transfer fee per session. Programs or classes may be cancelled if minimum registration numbers are not obtained prior to the start date. In this case a full refund will be issued. In the event of an unexpected facility closure, program or instructor error participants will be rescheduled on a space available basis. 

  • No, the pool is strictly for participants taking swim lessons and BRC members. BRC members are welcome to use the pool at any time during the facility hours, and non BRC member swim lesson participants are only permitted to use the pool during their scheduled lesson time. To ensure safety at the pool we also ask that you keep your other children with you at all times. 

  • Yes, we offer lessons year round.

  • Many of our swim instructors are students at Loyola Marymount University, so we will match you and your family with an instructor based on preferred days and times. We will do our best to find consistency to ensure the best guidance for your child. If you have any kind of instructor requests please reach out to our Swim Lesson Coordinator at lmulearntoswim@gmail.com and let them know. We will do our best to accommodate any requests.

  • The pool temperature is set to 80 degrees. During the warmer months, the pool may be warmer based on the outside temperature and solar heating that occurs.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Due to the popularity of our swim lessons, LMU Campus Recreation is unable to reschedule or make-up lessons missed by participants. Refund requests received by noon 2 business days prior to the first class or meeting receive a 90% refund and requests received prior to the 2nd class meeting may be refunded 50%. There are no refunds after the 2nd class. This also applies to the semi-private add on. All Swim Session transfers are subject to a $25 transfer fee per session. Programs or classes may be cancelled if minimum registration numbers are not obtained prior to the start date. In this case a full refund will be issued. In the event of an unexpected facility closure, program or instructor error participants will be rescheduled on a space available basis.