2018 Summer Swim Academy dates announced

May 14-20, 2018

By Angelita Faller


The University of Arkansas at Little Rock swimming and diving team will host its annual summer group swimming lessons for children ages 4-12 in four summer sessions beginning on June 4 at the Donaghey Aquatic Center.


Group sessions include eight 30-minute lessons over a two-week period and will meet Monday through Thursday. Groups will consist of no more than five children and will be determined by swimming ability and age.


The first session will take place June 4-7 and June 11-14 while the second session will take place June 18-21 and June 25-28. The third session will happen July 9-12 and July 16-19, and the fourth session will occur July 23-26 and July 30-Aug. 2. Session times of 4:30-5 p.m., 5 p.m.-5:30 p.m., 5:30-6 p.m., and 6-6:30 p.m. are available.


Participants will meet in the Donaghey Aquatic Center on the south end of the pool by the bleachers. Each group will be supervised by coaching staff, and lifeguards will be on duty. Every child will be encouraged to try something new and develop their skills in each lesson.


Children of all levels of swimming ability are welcome. Both UA Little Rock and non-UA Little Rock families are welcome. Spots are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.


The cost is $75 for all eight group lessons with credit cards and bank account withdrawals accepted.


Private lessons will be available for $25 per 30 minutes for a one-on-one session. Payment will be made onsite at time of lesson. For information or to schedule a lesson, contact Amy Burgess at ualrswim@gmail.com or 501-529-4041.


Source: UA Little Rock Office of Communications