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Little Gamecocks Youth Swim Lessons

Dive into summer joy! Our Little Gamecocks youth swim program is designed to introduce your little ones to the wonders of swimming—building water confidence, safety skills, and more.

Swim Lessons Updates

Adult Private Swim Lessons:
Private lessons will resume Fall 2024.

Little Gamecocks Youth Swim Lessons:
Little Gamecocks swim lessons is full for Summer 2024. We are no longer taking accepting registrations.


Youth Swim Lesson FAQ's

You can find some of our most commonly asked questions below! Please reach out to if you have any additional questions.

Little Gamecocks swim lessons is full for Summer 2024. We are no longer taking accepting registrations.

Participants will be grouped based on their age and skill level. Upon purchasing lessons, please complete the placement questionnaire (found on the online store) so our team can appropriately place your child. 

  • Session #1: May 14 – May 16, May 21 – May 23 
  • Session #2: May 28 – May 30, June 4 – June 6 
  • Session #3: June 11 – June 13, June 18 – June 20 

All lessons will be offered at 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. 

Lesson packages consist of 6, 40-minute group lessons. Lessons will run Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for two weeks.  

Due to the size of our program, we are unable to offer makeups for any reason. It is recommended the participants attend all sessions of their package to effectively progress through the level.   

Those affiliated with USC include students, faculty, staff, alumni (with an alumni association membership) and dependents. If you have any questions regarding your affiliation, please email 

The Little Gamecocks Swim Lesson program is only available to individuals affiliated with USC at this time. You do not need a campus recreation membership to participate in this program.  

All participants must be a minimum of 6 months old at the start of their first lesson. 

Participants will be divided into levels based on their age and swimming ability. Upon registration, the registrant will be asked to report on the participant’s swimming ability through a series of questions. Our team will individually review all registrations and appropriately place participants in accordance with the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program.  

All lessons will have one instructor for every six participants (maximum). 

There is no limit to the number of swim lesson weeks you can enroll in. It is encouraged to enroll in several weeks, as the participant is more likely to retain the information and progress their skills with more time in the water. 

All swim lessons will be held in the Wellness and Fitness Center outdoor pool (located at 1000 Blossom Street). In the event of inclement weather, all lessons will be moved to the Wellness and Fitness Center indoor pool. 

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