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 lasting 30 minutes in duration.

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 fall semester will be open on August 23rd with lessons being able to start as of September 3rd.  Registration and lesson start date for private and semi-private lessons are accepted on a rolling basis, all lessons will be schedule on current instructor availability and individuals may be put on a wait list if necessary. Please note the deadline does not mean there is still current instructor availability but rather that is the final date possible for that package to be completed by the end of the semester.

Private Lesson Cost and Deadlines (Only 1 Swimmer)

Total LessonsCost
Last Possible Day to Register
Based on Availability
$55.00November 19th
$105.00October 18th
10$170.00September 27th

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

Total LessonsCost*
Last Possible Day to Register
Based on Availability
$80.00November 19th
$130.00October 18th
10$195.00September 27th
*Cost for semi-private lessons are for the group of 2-3 swimmers, not charged per swimmer.


Everyone must complete the online registration and payment prior to be able to schedule and start their lessons.  All registrations are done online via the link below or at the Falcon Center Reception Desk.  Additionally there are instructions to help with creating an account and registering for the first time.

Step 1: Log in or Sign up
  • If you have previously created an account that information is still valid and should be used if applicable.
  • Please use the “Forgot your password” section if you forgot your username or password.
  • If you create a new account, please check your e-mail first to verify your account before trying to log-in.
  • If you are not receiving the verification email please check your junk/spam folder.
Step 2: Registering
  • From the homepage select "Programs".
  • Select "Fall 2019" under semester if not already highlighted.
  • Select the package you are wishing to register your child or children for.
  • Click "Register" and follow all prompts, completing the required information.
  • Proceed to checkout to complete registration and make payment.
Step 3: You'll receive an email within 3-5 business days to schedule your lessons.


  • All private swimming lessons are 30 minutes in length and schedule once per week.  Lessons will only be scheduled more than once per week if we are conducting a makeup.
  • All lessons packages must be paid in full prior to your first lesson taking place.  Lesson registrations must be done online or at the Falcon Center Reception Desk.
  • All swimming lesson packages are prepaid and non-refundable for any unused or missed lessons.
  • Cancellation of a lesson must be done 12 hours in advance of the scheduled appointment to be eligible for a rescheduled appointment. Otherwise, the lesson will be considered rendered.
  • 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 or issues 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.
  • Semi-private lessons are for 2-3 individuals of similar age or similar ability.  If the instructor deems that the swimmers are to far apart in age or ability to take lessons together the group may be asked to be split up for the benefit of both the instructor and the students.
  • If one student does not show for a scheduled semi-private lesson the lesson is still considered rendered for that individual.
  • If a student arrives late for a lesson, it may not be rescheduled or extended based on the instructors availability.
  • 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 postpone lessons (i.e holidays and spring break). This information will be communicated via email and signage in the pool as early as possible.  Lessons will be reschedule accordingly in this instance.
  • All lessons are required to be finished prior to the finish of the fall semester (December 13th).


Phil Locante, RCRSP
Director of Recreation