Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

The Rice Aquatic Center conducts 30-minute private lessons for anyone 3 years of age, or older. This allows the instructor to personalize sessions to fit your individual needs as well as your schedule. All lessons are dependent on availability of the instructor and facilities. As our instructors are college students and we host aquatic events and facility reservations, we are limited by the schedules and availabilities of both our instructors and facilities.

It is our goal to process and begin all lessons as soon as possible without sacrificing the high quality service we strive to provide. In the event that an instructor is not immediately available, the swim lesson request forms are filed according to the date in which they were received, however Recreation Center members will be given priority over non-members. Once an instructor who has a schedule compatible with the requested lesson times becomes available, they will contact our applicants to set up a lesson schedule.

Private Swim Lessons

Private lessons are between a single participant and instructor and last 30 minutes.
Contact Maggie McGuffee ( for inquiries.

Pricing Per Individual

Rec Center Member Non-Member
1 Lesson $35 1 Lesson $45
5 Lessons $160 5 Lessons $210
8 Lessons $240 8 Lessons $320

Semi-private Lessons

Semi-private lessons are available for groups of two or three, and last 30 minutes. Please note: the pricing for these lessons is not structured by member and non-member rates.

Pricing Per Group

2 Participants 3 Participants
1 Lesson $60 1 Lesson $75
5 Lessons $285 5 Lessons $360
8 Lessons $440 8 Lessons $560

Please note that all private and semi-private lessons operate under a minimum 6 hour re-schedule policy. If you do not re-schedule your lesson with the Aquatic Center staff at least 6 hours before your lesson is scheduled to start, you will not be able to make up that lesson or receive a refund for it. Please email Maggie McGuffee ( to discuss any questions or concerns.