Swimming Lessons

UPDATE (4/21/23)- The 2023 JUNE group swimming lessons schedule & online registration dates are now available.  Registration information for private & semi-private lessons will also be available in June.  See complete info below.

The Baylor Swim Club- Swimming Lesson Program teaches children basic strokes and water safety. Baylor Swim Club is a USA Swimming Silver Medal Club of Excellence serving the greater Chattanooga area.

Group and private swimming lessons are offered year-round during the week.

Participants are grouped by ability. There are three different levels that are offered: Beginner, Advanced Beginner, and Pre-Swim Team level. Next to each of the different levels is the class curriculum.  The minimum age requirement for our lessons is children ages three and older. Please take the time to read each of these. It will help you choose the correct level for your child.



Group Swimming Lessons

The 2023 JUNE Group Swimming Lessons schedule is now available. This summer (June & July) ALL group swimming lessons will be held at the Wilson Activity Center outdoor pool. Beginner, Advanced Beginner, and Pre-Swim Team classes will all be offered this summer.  This pool is nestled on the Tennessee River and is located between the Ireland Studio Arts Center and the Music Building.


The 2023 APRIL / MAY Group Swimming Lessons schedule is now available. Group swimming lessons in April / May will be offered on Monday/Thursday afternoons/evenings.

All group swimming lessons in the fall, winter, and spring will be held at the Baylor School Natatorium

Registration Information & Cost

There is a non-refundable registration/insurance fee of $30 per swimmer/year, payable at the time of registration. This is a one-time fee that provides USA Swimming insurance for both the swimmer and club.

All registrations must be completed online. The cost of a session of eight (or six 45 min. lessons for Pre-Swim Team) classes is $100.00. Phone or email registrations will NOT be accepted.

**ALL Baylor Faculty / Staff and Make A Splash candidates will need to contact the Swim School Director before registering online to receive the appropriate discounts for swimming lessons.**

Swimming Lesson Schedule

Swimming Lesson Policies & Release

During the online registration process, you will be asked to acknowledge that you have read over and agree to the Baylor Swimming Lesson policies and release. See below a PDF version of the swimming lesson policies and release form.

Waiting List

All class availability can be viewed on the online registration page. A waiting list will automatically be created if a particular class is full.  The online registration system will NOT charge you to be on the waitlist for a class.

Group Swimming Lesson Class Levels


The Beginner Level teaches basic water safety and survival skills. The beginner class also introduces basic freestyle and backstroke. This class is recommended for children not yet comfortable in the water. The instructor will be in the water at all times. Each lesson is 30 minutes long with a maximum of 4 children per class.  The minimum age requirement for our lessons is children ages 3 and older.


The Advanced Beginner Level teaches and refines freestyle and backstroke. To be at this level a child must be comfortable in the water. The instructor will be in the water at all times. Each lesson is 30 minutes long with a maximum of 4 children per class.


The Pre-Swim Team level will now be offered in six 45 min. lessons. This level is designed for the swimmer to have a natural progression to the Baylor Developmental program or the swim team level. The class teaches refinement in both freestyle and backstroke. It also introduces breaststroke, and diving/starts are also taught. In order for the swimmer to participate in this level, the swimmer must be able to swim 15 yards (halfway) across the pool unassisted. This class is conducted in the large 50 meters by 25-yard competition pool with water depths ranging from 7-12 feet. Each lesson is 45 minutes long with a maximum of 6 children per class.

Private & Semi-private Swimming Lessons

update 5/23/23:  Private & semi-private lessons will be offered in the month of June.  The online registration for private lessons in June will open to both new and returning members on Thurs., May 25th.  Please continue to check this page for updated class information.

All private & semi-private swimming lessons will be held at the Baylor School Natatorium

The Baylor Swim Club also offers private and semi-private swimming lessons. The cost for a private swim lesson is $31.00 a half-hour. During this lesson, the child gets one on one attention with the instructor. This is a way to move through the curriculum at a much faster rate. In addition, to private lessons, the Baylor Swim Club also offers semi-private lessons (2 students – 1 instructor). The cost of a semi-private swimming lesson is $47.00 a half-hour.  See complete information below regarding private and semi-private lessons.

Online Registration

All private swimming lesson registration must be completed online through the TeamUnify platform.  See the link below for class date(s) and time offerings.  When registering for classes select the bar under private lessons.  The cost for a private lesson is $31.00 per half-hour lesson and semi-privates are $47.00 per half-hour lesson.  All registrations for private lessons are on a first come first serve basis via the online sign-up.

Semi-Private Lessons

If you are interested in semi-private lessons for children in the same family, you should go ahead and register one of your children for a private lesson time slot.  Once you have done that you should add the second child to the waitlist.  Once you have done this, please contact Swim School Director, Brian Gill so that the second child can be added to the class, and additional charges can be added.


Swimming lessons at Baylor are held in the beautiful state-of-the-art Baylor School Natatorium. Within the Natatorium, lessons are taught in the endless pool. This pool duals as a training pool for experienced swimmers, and a pool for children just learning to swim.

The maximum depth of the pool if 3 feet and the water is heated to a comfortable 84 degrees for younger swimmers.

The Endless Pool’s adjustable current caters to swimmers of all skill levels. It is ideal for swimming, exercise, therapy, and fun.

See the campus map below for the location of the Baylor School Natatorium and parking info for swimming lessons



If you have questions feel free to email Swim School Director Brian Gill or call the Baylor Swimming office at 423-267-8506 x630.