The UMF Fitness & Recreation Center offers group swim lessons during the academic semesters. Classes are taught under the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program curriculum and are designed to teach participants to be safe in, on, and around the water.


All swim lessons are postponed at this time.





Registration Information

  • Registration ends five business days prior to the first lesson .
  • Please do not fax or e-mail forms. Registration forms and full payment must be submitted in person to our front desk or through the mail: UMF FRC Attn: Swim Lessons, 152 Quebec St. Farmington Maine 04938.
  • Payment is required in full at time of registration.
  • E-mail is our primary contact avenue. Please ensure you list a current e-mail on your registration form.
  • Classes are limited in size to benefit students. Minimum participation required for each class. Levels may be combine due to low enrollment or instructor availability without notice.
  • Wait-listed participants will receive notification of enrollment prior to the first class. Please do not come to the first class unless notified.




Constructed around the University of Maine Farmington academic schedule and student staff availability, our programs offerings may not be the same year to year.


Level Check Guidance:

How old is the child?

  • 6 months – 3 years: Parent & Me 1 or 2
  • 3 years – 5 years: Preschool 1, 2, or 3
  • 6 years or older: Learn to Swim 1-6


Can the child put their face in the water?

Yes – Go to next question

No – Place in preschool 1 or learn to swim level 1 (check age)


Can the child float on their front and back without help?

Yes – Go to next question

No – Place in preschool 1 or learn to swim level 1 (check age)


Can the child swim on their front and back 10-15 feet without stopping?

Yes – Go to next question

No – Place in preschool 2 or level 2 (check age)


Can the child swim front crawl and back crawl for 15 yards with breathing?

Yes – Go to next question

No – Place in preschool 3 or Level 3 (age dependent)


Can the child swim 25 yards of front crawl, back crawl, and 15 yards of breaststroke, butterfly, and elementary backstroke?

Yes – Level 5

No – Level 4


Can the child swim 50 yards of front crawl, back crawl, and 25 yards of breaststroke, butterfly, elementary backstroke, and sidestroke?

No – Level 5

Yes – Level 6




We happily make accommodations for those with physical or intellectual disabilities. To better help our swim instructors make the best experience for your child, please connect directly with Jennifer at 207.778.7437 |

For Aquatics / Pool info, contact:

Jennifer Pageot
Assistant Director, Fitness & Recreation Center
Aquatic, Health and Safety Educator
tel  207-778-7437

Contact Us

UMF Fitness & Recreation Center
University of Maine at Farmington
152 Quebec Street
Farmington, ME 04938
tel  207-778-7495
fax 207-778-7202