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UNE Youth Swimming Lessons

3/9 - Due to an issue with the online registration platform that UNE uses for swim registration the date and time for the opening of swim registration has been moved to Friday at 9am. We apologize for any inconvenience and if you have questions please call the recreation office at 207-604-1362.

Session Dates:
 Sundays, March 19th - Thursday, May 4th 
No Class: April 9th - Easter Sunday 
No Class: April 18th, 19th & 20th - UNE School Break


University Of New England Student Center

6 Months - 12 Years 

To Register visit the following link and set-up an account:

Parent and Child (6 Months–3 ½ Years)
In this class parents learn how to safely work with their child in the water. This includes how to appropriately support and hold their child, as well as how to prepare and encourage their child to participate fully and try aquatic skills. Children receive an introduction to basic skills that lay a foundation for learning to swim. Additionally, parents are introduced to several water safety topics.

Tuesday 9:00am - 9:30am 
Wednesday 4:40pm - 5:10pm
Sunday 3:00pm – 3:30pm

Sunday 5:10pm – 5:40pm
Preschool (3 ½–5 Years) Preschool classes are designed to introduce basic aquatic skills and build toward independent aquatic locomotion skills. Children will explore using simultaneous and alternating arm/leg actions on the front and back to gain proficiency in preparation for performing strokes. Participants are also introduced to and practice basic water safety topics.

Sunday 3:00pm – 3:30pm

Sunday 5:10pm – 5:40pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 9:30am
Tuesday 9:30am - 10:00am 
Wednesday 4:40pm – 5:10pm
Thursday 5:00pm – 5:30pm
School-Age (6–12 years)
School Age Classes are broken up into several levels.
LEVEL 1/2: INTRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF FUNDAMENTAL AQUATIC SKILLS This level works on the introduction and development of basic aquatic skills that become the foundation for future aquatic skill development. This level also marks the beginning of true locomotion skills. Participants learn to glide/float without support, recover to a vertical position, and gain confidence and the ability to explore underwater. Additionally, they develop simultaneous and alternating arm/leg actions on front and back, laying the foundation for future strokes. Water safety topics and skills are also introduced.

Sunday 3:35pm – 4:15pm

Sunday 4:25pm – 5:05pm
Wednesday 5:15pm – 5:55pm
Thursdays 5:35pm - 6:15pm

LEVEL 3: STROKE DEVELOPMENT This level works on expanding proficiency of previously learned skills by providing additional guided practice. Participants will learn the basic rudimentary skills of the front crawl, back crawl, and elementary backstroke. Participants will also be introduced to the scissor and dolphin kicks, extend their duration of time treading water, survival floating, and safe head-first water entry.

Sunday 3:35pm - 4:15pm
Sunday 4:25pm – 5:05pm

Wednesday 5:15pm – 5:55pm
Thursday 5:35pm - 6:15pm 

LEVEL 4/5: STROKE IMPROVEMENT AND REFINEMENT Participants improve their aquatic skills and increase their endurance by swimming strokes for greater distances and with more advanced proficiency. Participants will add arm actions to previously learned scissor, dolphin, and breaststroke kicks to perform sidestroke, butterfly, and breaststroke. Participants will continue to learn more advanced water safety skills, as well as the basics of open turns and starts. 

Sunday 4:25pm – 5:05pm

No Class
No Class: April 9th - Easter Sunday
No Class: April 18th, 19th & 20th - UNE School Break