Campus Recreation

Summer Swim at UH Hilo

Wide angle photo of the Student Life Center Pool

Summer Swim 2021 Cancelled

The University Administration has determined that the Campus Recreation Summer Swim Program has been cancelled for 2021. We will keep the website updated as this situation evolves. Our goal for swimming lessons has always been to provide a safe environment for kids to learn to swim. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these uncharted waters of the Corona Virus.
- The Summer Swim Staff

Summer Registration 2021

Registration is Closed for 2021!

If you have any questions please call (808) 932-7611.

About Summer Swim

Classes are available for various skill levels.

  • Each Course consists of 8 classes
  • 1 T-shirt per registered swimmer per summer. 
  • No classes are held on Holidays
  • Every student must be in good health with no open wounds prior to getting in the pool. Please consult your family physician.  
  • All toddlers and infants must wear swim diapers. 
  • Closures, Make-ups lessons and any other changes will be announced via email. 
  • Make-ups are done for facility closures (Weather is the most common). We do not have individual make-up lessons.

Changes for Summer 2019

We are introducing Water Babies! Water babies must have a parent with them in the water at all times - Ages 6 months to 4 years old. Swim diapers must be worn at all times and breaks are encouraged! It can be cold/sunny, wetsuits and sun coverings are encouraged.

White level swim lessons start at 4 years old. If your swimmer is younger than 4 years old, they may only partake in the Water Baby Lessons.

Our classes are in a two-week block, this two-week block includes 8 lessons. Most of these blocks are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday of each week. The class dates are listed below. We still have Saturday lessons.

Mid-morning was a very popular time on the survey, to help accommodate swimmers we are adding more morning sessions.

Jr. Guard is now a two-week block with eight 4-hour days. 12 Noon - 4pm. We have one at the start of June and one at the start of July. Jr guard requires a swim test. There is a swim test April 13th at 9am and one on April 16th at 3:30 pm. If you need to schedule one outside of these times, please email

Discover SCUBA This is a new program for our graduating swimmers. There is a swim test and a medical form needed for this class. There is a swim test April 13th at 9am and one on April 16th at 3:30 pm. If you need to schedule one outside of these times, please email

Staggered start time of classes. In past years, all classes have started at the same time and this has caused massive confusion/frustration over changing areas and bathrooms. We are hoping this can address some of these changes.


  • (1) t-shirt included per swimmer/per summer.
  • All Swimmers must shower before entering pool.
  • Parents must be present during lessons.
  • Cancellations or changes will be communicated to parents via email.
  • Everyone must follow the directions posted and of the SLC staff and lifeguards.


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