Swimming Saves Lives

Swimming Saves Lives is a low-cost adult swim lessons program at the Richmond Plunge. The lessons are small group, maximum of 6 students per instructor. Priority will be given to Richmond residents.


Cost is $20 total and includes a swim cap. Class fees must be paid on or before the first class.

Class Schedule

The sessions are twice a week for 4 weeks for a total of 8 lessons.

March 9th – 28th — Session Full

April 9th – May 2nd

  • Session 1: Tu/Th – 11am to 12n
  • Session 2: Tu/Th – 5pm to 6pm
  • Session 3: Tu/Th – 6pm to 7pm

May – TBD

  • Midday and Evening classes are being planned.


Click here to register.

Enrolled Student Information

For students currently confirmed for a 2019 SSL session, please download and fill out the mandatory forms and bring them to your first lesson.

SSL Registration Form
USMS 30-Day Trial Form
Richmond Swims Liability Release Form

We also need to receive your lesson payment! Please either bring cash or check (payable to “Richmond Swims”) or a receipt from your online payment to your first lesson.
Click here to pay swim fees using our online store.

Private Lessons/Coaching

Private lessons/coaching is also available. Sign up at the pool.
All fees must be paid prior to private lessons.

$40 1/2 hour
$70 1 hour

Click here to pay swim fees using our online store.

Additional Resources

Have long hair or big hair and need a swim cap?
Try this site to purchase larger sized swim caps!


For additional information, contact lessons@richmondswims.org