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Swim Instruction

The purpose of the Swim Instruction Program is to promote swimming for the benefits of fitness and exercise.  The FWRD Swim Instruction Team will work with new and experienced swimmers to help individuals reach their goals in this lifelong sport.  


Swim Workout

Want to get a swim workout?  All swimmers are invited to this structured swim workout for all abilities.  Get a new workout for all abilities.  Our Swim Instructors will post a swim workout (drills, intervals, sprints, etc.) for you to do and be available for any instruction on technique or form.      

Spring 2016 Schedule

Every Wednesday from 6:00-7:00PM


Swim Technique Class

  • Learn proper stroke and breathing technique

  • Work on the four swim strokes

  • Work on flip turns

  • Use different swim drills to improve swimming

  • Spring 2016 Schedule:  Every Monday from 6:00-7:00 PM

Private and Semi Private Lessons for children and adults

Schedule your own private swim instruction with an instructor or with a group of friends for a semi-private lesson.

  • Private Swim Lesson Rates:  $10.00 for 30 minutes

  • Semi-Private Swim Lesson Rates:  $7.50 per person for 30 minutes  (Semi-privates must be two or more children or adults close to the same level taking a lesson at the same time)

PLEASE NOTE:  The swim instructors are mostly booked for the time being.  One instructor has limited availability on Fridays or Saturdays.  If this time works with your schedule please email Traci to request the instructor contact information.  If these times do not work with your schedule please check back later for more availability.  To schedule private swim lessons you will contact the instructors directly to schedule a time that fits with your schedule and the instructor's schedule.  For questions or for instructor contact information please Email Traci.

Children Swim Lessons


Children Swim Lessons are for children of the Westminster Community (students, faculty, staff, and alumni)

For questions, please call or Email Traci at 801.832.2862.  Maximum of 5 students per class with one instructor except for the Parent Tot class. Register early as spots will fill up! 

 Spring 2016 Schedule - $25.00

Tuesdays, January 26 - March 29 - no class on March 8th during Spring BReak

 6:00 - 6:30 PM:  Parent Tot and Level 1 (Tadpoles)

6:30 - 7:00 PM: Level 2 (Minnows) and Level 4 (Dolphins)

7:00 - 7:30 PM:  Level 3 (Stingrays) and Level 5/6 (Sharks/Swordfish)


Saturdays, January 23 - April 2 - no class on March 5th or 12th During spring BReak

9:00 - 9:30 AM:  Parent Tot and Level 1 (Tadpoles)

9:30 - 10:00 AM - Level 2 (Minnows) and Level 4 (Dolphins)

10:00 - 10:30 AM - Level 3 (Stingrays) and Level 5/6 (Sharks/Swordfish)


Description of Levels

Parent Tot:  Helps young children become comfortable in and around the water so they are ready to learn to swim at the next level.

  • Parent or caregiver accompanies child in the water

  • Typically 6 months to 2 years of age

  • Children who are not toilet trained will be required to wear special swim diaper.

Tadpoles (Level 1):  Introduction to Water Skills

  • Helps students feel comfortable in the water and enjoy water safely

  • Typically 3 to 5 years old

  • Children who are not toilet trained will be required to wear special swim diaper.

Minnows (Level 2):  Fundamental Aquatic Skills

  • Gives students success with fundamental skills.

  • Typically 4 - 6 years old

Stingrays (Level 3):  Stroke Development

  • Builds on the skills of Level 2 by providing additional guided practice.

  • Typically 4 to 6 years old.

Dolphins (Level 4):  Stroke Improvement

  • Develops confidence in the strokes previously learned and to improve other aquatic skills.

  • Typically 5 to 10 years old

Sharks (Level 5):  Stroke Refinement

  • Provides further coordination and refinement of strokes

  • Typically 6 - 10 years old.

Swordfish (Level 6):  Fitness Swimmer

  • A purpose of Level 6 is to refine strokes so students swim them with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances. Observe, assess and intervene as necessary to refine students’ strokes, improve their turns and build their endurance.

Pre-registration and payment is required.  Five children maximum per instructor (except Parent/Tot).  Register online or at the Reception Desk in the Eccles Health, Wellness, and Athletic Center or online.    Call or email Traci Siriprathane at 801.832.2862 for more information.