The Department of Kinesiology’s Summer Swim program holds swimming lessons for children ages 4 to 15 in the Birmingham area. Established in 1960, the program supports swimming lessons for about 120 children each summer. Summer Swim follows the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program.

Child at Summer Swim lessons diving into the pool

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Cost for Summer Swim is $120.00 for each child and registration opens March 3 at 9 a.m.  Classes meet Monday through Thursday for two weeks, except for the May classes. Classes are limited to 12 children with four teachers, a lifeguard and a supervisor. In classes where 4 to 15-year-olds are together, children will be grouped according to age and skill level.  

Please note:  Our policy is that parents remain off the pool deck and balcony until the last day of class. Cancellations must be made at least two weeks before the beginning of a class. No refunds will be issued if cancellations are received after this time. Sessions must have at least eight children in them to be taught. 

If you are interested in a class or have questions, please email Dollie Brice at