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Private Swim Lessons

Private swim lessons are available for any skill level and any age. Separate from group lessons, they are based on instructor availability and can be set up any time the WRC is open. Lessons are 30 minutes in length and set up in one participant to one instructor ratio. Children must be at least three years old to enroll.

Our private lesson program is available to family members of UNI students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Our private lesson program is not open to the general public.

Want more information regarding private lessons? Please contact swimlessons@uni.edu and get added to our distribution list!


  1. Fill out this form with information about your child/children
  2. Watch your email for a message from swimlessons@uni.edu
  3. See packages for private swim lessons. In order to see these, you must create a fusion account and be logged in.If you don't have an account set up yet you can use the pricing below to guide what it would be per lesson if you get a package of 5, 8, or 10!
  4. If you would to know more information about the packages contact swimlessons@uni.edu


Weather Policy

If lightning is detected within an 8 mile radius of the Wellness/Recreation Center (WRC) the Recreation Services professional staff, Student Facility Manager or Welcome Desk Supervisor will inform persons in the pool areas (e.g., the lifeguards, swim lesson instructors, aquatic supervisors, swim lesson parents/guardians, swim lesson patrons and group fitness aquatic class participants/instructor). Once pool patrons have been informed of the lightning situation they will have the option of leaving the pool(s) or to continue to swim at their own risk. If patrons choose to leave the pool, they should not use showers or land line telephones, and Lifeguards will be trained to provide this information to patrons, as appropriate.

If a severe weather warning is received from the UNI Police or another reliable weather source indicating a severe thunderstorm/tornado is present in the area and patrons should take cover, WRC patrons will be evacuated to a safe zone(s). The lifeguards, swim lesson instructors, aquatic supervisor and/or group fitness class instructor will instruct patrons to leave the pool and take shelter in the pool locker rooms. Once an all clear is received patrons will be allowed to return to the pool(s).

You may choose to call the WRC prior to driving to the building if you are coming for swimming lessons. Please call the main welcome desk at (319) 273-2413 for information concerning lessons and severe weather closures. Unless there is a severe weather warning, we will stay open for swimming lessons!Instructors are not guaranteed and will be assigned based on availability.

Due to administrative fees, you will not receive a full refund.

UNI Students, Staff, Faculty, & WRC paid users
1 child (1 lesson for 30 minutes) $18/lesson
2 children (2 separate 30 minute lessons) $36/back-to-back lessons
UNI Alumni
1 child (1 lesson for 30 minutes) $20/lesson

2 children (2 separate 30 minute lessons)


$40/back-to-back lessons