Adult Swim Lessons


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Due to the Dillon Pool closure, the university will not be running any swim lessons until at least the fall of 2023.

Princeton Swim Lessons coincide with the University Academic Semesters.

Level Descriptions

Beginner: This is an introductory level for adults. It will help establish a comfort level in the water as well as the basics of freestyle and backstroke. This class takes place in the shallow end (wading pool- 3-4 feet.)

Beginner- Intermediate: This level is for those between the beginner swimmer level and a lap swimmer. It will help in becoming a more proficient swimmer. This class takes place in the shallow end and may progress the lanes, depending on individual participant level.

Intermediate: The intermediate class is designed for those who are comfortable swimming laps. It focuses on reviewing and improving technique in freestyle and backstroke as well as introducing other strokes. This class takes place in the 25 yard lanes.

adult beginner lessons

Typical Fall/Spring Session Dates

Adult Beginner

Tuesday 6:45pm - 7:30pm

Adult Beginner-Intermediate

Thursday 6:45pm - 7:30pm

Adult Intermediate

Thursday 6:45pm - 7:30pm

Registration is available online in August (for Fall) and January (for Spring). Exact dates as well as online registration links will be posted in the middle of those months.

  • 8-10 lessons per session
  • No lessons during Fall/Spring Break
  • 1 Makeup lesson at the end of each session
    (Makeup lessons are for any participant who miss a day of class in that session.)

Cost $185

Important Information

What to bring to swim class:
Bathing suit
Goggles- optional but recommended
Swim Cap- optional
First Day of Lessons: Please arrive 5-10 minutes early. Aquatics instructors will be on deck to greet you.
Location: All classes are held at Dillon Pool (NOT DENUNZIO POOL) located in Dillon Gym at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544
For directions on getting to campus and where to park (Lot 23 or the West Garage) visit the parking website.

Questions: Contact Kaitlin Dobiesz @