Closure Notice

The University has a great responsibility to its students, faculty and staff when considering the return to full operations. We are ready and eager to provide the UVA community with fitness and recreational opportunities once the University is able to return to comprehensive operations safely and effectively. We are privileged to support this University and we believe in its greater mission. We're all in this together! If you have questions, please reach out to

When we initially open, we will start with the fitness area at the AFC and the pool at NGRC. The hours and experience will be modified to ensure safety for students, members and staff. We will announce opening details as soon as possible.

In the meantime, please try some virtual programs.

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charlottesville kids swim lessons

Swimming's Cool at UVA

You'll be confident in their ability, they'll enjoy the pool all year.

Swim Lessons

Kids love swimming. Set them up for success with swim lessons at UVA. Our small class sizes give each kid individual instruction to help them succeed. If you are looking for youth swim lessons in Charlottesville, look no further.
This program is far superior to that offered by --- in our experience. My child looks forward to class every week and is not afraid to push her comfort level. It’s been so great watching her have fun and respect the water at the same time. I can’t thank the instructors and program enough.
This is the second year we have done UVA Youth Swim lessons and we couldn't be happier! We aim to do this every spring session and we can't wait for next year! Thank you!

Not sure which class is right for your child? Have a look at the Placement Guide

Adult swim lessons are also available at UVA.

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