As a parent, we want you to be involved with your child’s learning process! Please feel free to talk to your child’s instructor or program coordinator about any questions you may have. During lessons, please remain seated in the designated area. Participants must have a parent or guardian present at all times.

While we do provide appropriate equipment for the lessons, we suggest that you bring your own goggles and/or cap. Female students should also consider a one-piece suit for more advanced levels. If Level 1 students have a hard time getting accustomed to the water, parents may bring a toy(s) to make them feel more comfortable.

Inclement Weather/Cancellation of classes

In case of bad weather, especially during the winter season, we will follow the university’s cancellations.  If the university cancels classes and closes the campus, swimming lessons will not be held for that day.  To find out if the campus is closed, visit www.louisville.edu.  Updates will be posted if the campus is on a delayed schedule, classes are cancelled, etc.  For Sunday lessons, if you are unsure about lessons, you can e-mail me at Splash@louisville.edu.  If the weather is severe, use your best judgement.


We do not offer make-ups for classes missed by the participants. If for any reason we must cancel a class, we will attempt to find a time to make up the class. If there is not a time available, we will offer a credit for the cancelled class time.

Private Lessons

If you prefer one-on-one instruction, we offer private swim lessons. They will be arranged between you and the instructor to fit both of your schedules. Each half hour is $20. To schedule a lesson, please email splash@louisville.edu.


Payment will be due at time of registration. We accept cash or checks made payable to: U of L Athletics. Classes are $60 per session.

  • A "session" qualifies as all 6 lessons combined. This is a one-time fee, per session.
  • University of Louisville faculty, staff, and students will receive a $5 discount.
  • Natatorium members will receive a $5 discount.
  • Families with multiple children enrolled in the same session will receive a $5 discount.
  • Only one discount applies per registration.

If you need to cancel

If you withdraw from the session prior to the first day of class, you will receive a 100% refund.

If you withdraw after the session has begun, you will receive a credit towards the program for 75% of the remaining classes (except in cases of documented medical illness).

If a class does not fill up, we reserve the right to combine or cancel any classes.


To register for a class, please consult the schedule and email splash@louisville.edu with your preferred time and date along with the student’s name.

Beginning 2017, we will have designated registration days*. Please bring all paperwork and payment with you on these days. Checks are made payable to U of L Athletics.You will have the opportunity to meet with and talk our instructors and program coordinator. Additionally, these days will be for swim tests to confirm placement of a student in the correct level**. 

*We will accept late registration until the second week of lessons. No participants will be allowed to start classes after the second week.

**The Splash program coordinator, in conjunction with our program instructors, reserve the right to place swimmers in the groups that they feel best fits the swimmers abilities and retain the right have the final say on placement.