Aquatics

Adult & MSU Student Lessons
Bulldog Swim School
Bulldog Swim School Private Lessons
Bulldog Swim School Policies
Lifeguard Certificate Course
Lifeguard Instructor Certificate Course
Lifeguard Re-Certificate Course

Lessons

Thank you for taking an interest in Adult, Student, and Bulldog Swim School lessons. We also offer American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification courses.

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Adult & MSU Student Lessons

Adult and MSU Student lessons are offered in a group setting. The purpose of each lesson is for Adults to learn water safety and become comfortable in an aquatic facility. Each lesson is taught by our certified Swim Lesson University Instructors. Throughout the lessons, you will learn pool safety and basic swim skills. We hope you have a great time in the course, but more importantly, learn to be safe around water. Adult group lessons throughout the Fall will take place over a *2-week* period on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 5:00pm.

Adult Group Lesson Information: A single session includes six classes, 45 minutes per lesson. All for only $60!

Adult Class Schedule:

Month Dates
August 20th, 22nd, 24th, 27th, 29th and 31st
Early September 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th,12th and 14th
Late September 17th, 19th, 21st, 24th, 26th and 28th
October 15th, 17th, 19th, 22nd, 24th, and 26th
November 5th,7th, 9th, 12th, 14th,and 16th

Bulldog Swim School

Bulldog Swim School offers five different levels of group swim lessons for children starting at 6 months-12 years of age. All courses are taught by Swim Lesson University instructors following a progression of skills to age curriculum. Parent & Pup courses are offered for children 6 months-2.5 years of age, Little Bulldog courses are for children 3-4 years of age, Junior Bulldog courses are for children 5-7 years of age, and Varsity Bulldogs courses are for children 8-12 years of age. The cost of each course is $60, this includes 6 classes that are 45 minutes each. Group lessons throughout the Fall will take place over a 2-week period on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for Little, Junior, and Varsity Bulldog classes. Parent & Pup Lessons will take place on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Bulldog Swim School Class Information: A single course includes six classes, 45 minutes per class. All for $60!

Fall Lesson Times:
Parent & Pup: 5:00 pm
Little Bulldogs: 5:00 pm
Junior Bulldogs I/II: 6:00 pm
Varsity Bulldogs I/II: 7:00 pm

Bulldog Class Schedule:

Month Dates
August 21th, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th and 30th
Early September 4th, 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th and 13th
Late September 18th,19th, 20th, 25th, 26th,and 27th
Early October 1st,3rd,4th,8th, 9th, and 10th
Late October 16th,17th, 18th, 23rd, 24th,and 25th
November 6th,7th, 8th, 13th, 14th,and 15th

Parent & Pup Class Schedule:

Month Dates
September 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th, 25th, and 27th
October 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, and 23rd
Late Oct./Early Nov. Oct 29th, 30th, Nov. 5th, 6th, 12th,and 13th

Students who complete two sessions of Bulldog Swim School Lessons will receive a Bulldog Swim School shirt!

Bulldog Swim School Private Lessons

Private Lessons are offered in a one on one setting, to teach basic skills and even fine tune more advanced skills, teach water safety, and become comfortable in the water. Each lesson is taught by our certified Swim Lesson University Instructors. Throughout the lessons, the participant will learn pool safety and techniques appropriate for the skill level of that participant taking swim lessons. To- Most private lessons are offered Mon-Fri 12pm-4pm & Saturdays 10am-12pm. The cost of each lesson is $25 each.

Bulldog Swim School Private Swim Lesson Information: One lesson is 45 minutes long, and costs $25.



Register in the Member Services office of the Joe Frank Sanderson Center or online at play.urec.msstate.edu

Bulldog Swim Lesson schedules are based off the Mississippi State Academic Calendar, and will be worked around holidays and pool operation hours.

Bulldog Swim School Policies

Please help us continue to offer safe and fun classes by observing the following policies:

  • The cost of the course must be paid in full when you sign your child up.
  • Participants and guests must follow all University Recreation and Aquatics rules while in the Sanderson Center.
  • If you wish to take your child out of the course and get a refund, you must do so before the beginning of the first class. After the first class has started, no refunds in full or in part will be issued for any reason.
  • There are no make-up classes for a missed lesson. Private lessons can be scheduled, for an additional fee, to practice skills.
  • Family and friends of swim lesson participants are not allowed to use the facility for exercise or recreation unless they are Sanderson Center members. We encourage guests to wait in the natatorium throughout the lesson.
  • If you are not a Sanderson Center member, your child is only allowed to swim during lesson times and only under the supervision of a Sanderson Center Swim Instructor.
  • For safety reasons, please do not drop off your child for Lessons, a Parent or Guardian is required to be present and on the pool deck for the duration of the Lesson.
  • Please do not have your child change clothes on the pool deck. Locker Rooms are available for your convenience.
  • If a class session is cancelled by the Department of University Recreation or by the instructor, a make-up session will be offered at no additional cost to you.

Certification Courses

Lifeguard Certificate Course

Lifeguard Certification courses are offered through the American Red Cross Association. Learn how to effectively prevent and respond to water emergencies through lifeguard training. The course is designed to arm you with the skills and knowledge to prepare for a variety of scenarios in and around the water. Through the American Red Cross curriculum, you will learn how quick response times and effective preparation are vital to being a lifeguard, while also understanding the crucial elements in helping prevent drownings and injuries. The course is $225 for MSU Students, $250 for University Affiliates, and $275 for Non-Affiliates.

Course Prerequisites:

  • Participant must be 15 years of age on the first day of the course
  • Swim 300 yards continuously
  • Tread for two minutes only using legs
  • Complete a timed event in under 1 minute, 40 seconds: swim 20 yards, surface dive 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10lb object, return to surface, and swim 20 yards back to starting mark.

*Full refunds are not issued for participants that are unable to complete the prerequisites.
Course Dates:

  • October 20-22, 2018
  • 20th 8am-8pm, 21st 8am-8pm, 22nd 5pm-9pm

Lifeguard Instructor Certificate Course

The primary purpose of the ARC Lifeguarding Instructor course is to train Instructor Candidates to teach the American Red Cross Lifeguarding courses.

Course Prerequisites:

  • Be at least 17 years of age on or before the final scheduled class date of the course
  • Possess a current basic-level certification in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.
  • Successfully complete the online Introduction to the Lifeguarding Instructor Course prior to the precourse skills session via the class roster and online content completion status report.
  • Obtain all instructor and participant materials before entering the first session of the instructor course:
  • Successfully complete the precourse skills session.
  • Course Fees:
    • MSU Students and University Affiliates: $275
    • Non-Affiliates: $300

Lifeguard Re-Certificate Course

Lifeguard Re-Certification courses are offered through the American Red Cross Association. Learn how to effectively prevent and respond to water emergencies through lifeguard training. The course is designed to refresh you with the skills and knowledge for a variety of scenarios in and around the water. Through the American Red Cross curriculum, you will review how quick response times and effective preparation are vital to being a lifeguard, while also understanding the crucial elements in helping prevent drownings and injuries. The course is $100 for MSU Students, $125 for University Affiliates, and $150 for Non-Affiliates.

Course Prerequisites:

  • Participant must be 15 years of age on the first day of the course
  • Swim 300 yards continuously
  • Tread for two minutes only using legs
  • Complete a timed event in under 1 minute, 40 seconds: swim 20 yards, surface dive 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10lb object, return to surface, and swim 20 yards back to starting mark.
  • Have a current American Red Cross lifeguarding certification, or be within 30 days of it expiring to the class date.

*Full refunds are not issued for participants that are unable to complete the prerequisites.

Course Dates:

  • September 21-23, 2018
  • 21st 5pm-9pm, 22nd and 23rd 9am-6pm