Swimming Lessons

Private and Semi-Private Lessons

LEARN TO SWIM! Fairmont State University offers private swimming lessons in the Falcon Center. Perfect for anyone learning to swim and continuing to improve their swimming skills. The Falcon Center pool is entirely shallow and heated to around 84 degrees. Lessons are one-on-one or in small group setting instructed by a certified lifeguard in the Falcon Center Pool. 

Lessons are for patrons ages from 6 months-13 years old. Following the American Red Cross Guidelines, any children 3 years of age or younger, will be put under Parent & Child Aquatics class guidelines. These guidelines require a parent/guarding to enter the water with the child during the entire lesson.


Registration for the spring semester will be open by December 21st with lessons beginning the week of January 21st.  Please note deadline to register does not mean there is still availability but that it is simply the final date possible for that package based on pool and instructor availability.

Private Lesson Cost and Deadlines (Only 1 Swimmer)

Total LessonsCost
Last Day to Register
1$20.00April 20th
3$55.00April 6th
6$105.00March 23rd
10$170.00February 23rd

Semi-Private Lesson Cost and Deadlines (Requires 2-3 Swimmers)

Total LessonsCost*Last Day to Register
1$35.00April 20th
3$70.00April 6th
6$120.00March 23rd
10$185.00February 23rd
*Cost for semi-private lessons are for the group of 2-3 swimmers, not charged per swimmer.

Small Group Lesson

The group lesson is open to children ages 6 months to 3 years of age and does require one parent to enter the water with the child. Each group must have at minimum 4 children enrolled but will not have more than 6. 

6 month to 18 month age group: Tuesday's 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm (6 lessons). $50.00 per session
Session 1:  CLOSED
January 22nd and 29th 
February 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th 
Session 2:
March 19th and 26th
April 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd

19 months to 36 months age group: Wednesday's 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm (6 lessons). $50.00 per session
Session 1: CLOSED
January 23rd and 30th 
February 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th 
Session 2: 
March 20th and 27th 
April 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th


Everyone must complete both a registration form and online payment prior to being scheduled for their lessons.  Below you will find links for the registration forms for all of the different offerings as well as to the online payment system.  Please note these are two separate items that need to be completed and will be asked to have both done prior to beginning your lessons.

  • Please note if you have not done so already you will need to make an online account to enroll.
  • All lessons will be found under the Multi-Visit Pass section.


  • Please make any lesson cancellations at least 24 hours in advance to ensure you are able to reschedule that lesson. Any lessons canceled less than 24 hours in advance may not have the option to be rescheduled.  If you need to cancel or reschedule a lesson you should contact Phil Locante at philip.locante@fairmontstate.edu or 304-368-7223
  • Any last minute cancellations after 4:00 pm on the day of your lesson should be directed to 304-368-7222 asking to speak with the Supervisor on duty.
  • All swimming lesson packages are prepaid and non-refundable for any unused or missed lessons.  
  • Inclement weather may cause lessons to become canceled and we will work to reschedule those accordingly and communicate those cancellations as early as possible. 
  • Please note there may be events/university closures that cause the facility to cancel lessons (i.e holidays and spring break). This information will be communicated via email and signage in the pool at minimum one week in advance. 
  • All lessons are required to be finished prior to the finish of the spring semester (May 10th).


Phil Locante, RCRSP
Director of Recreation