Swimming Lessons is a hidden quest that occurs during the free day in Chapter 4: A Midsummer's Revels of Trails of Cold Steel.


The quest is available after completing Childhood Friend's Intentions and Snapped. The player can start the quest by speaking with Instructor Neithardt in the Main Building at Thors Military Academy.

This quest must be completed prior to starting Old Schoolhouse Mystery IV.


  1. Receive call from Instructor Neithardt.
  2. Speak with Instructor Neithardt in the Faculty Lounge in the Main Building.
  3. Select one male classmate as your opponent.
    • +100 Link EXP to that classmate's Social Link.
  4. Do the following for +1 AP:
    • Win the swimming race against your opponent.
  5. Followup with Instructor Neithardt.


Stage Entry
Initial "At Instructor Neithardt suggestion, I rounded up the other guys in Class VII for his special swimming lessons. He says he's going to teach us the most effective and manly way to swim... I have no idea what he's talking about."
1 After speaking with Instructor Neithardt:
  • We started by racing each other.
2 After racing opponent (with bonus conditions):
  • I chose [classmate] as my first opponent. I won against him too.
3 After following up with Instructor Neithardt:
  • After that, Neithardt had us all swim until we couldn't swim anymore... He is not a merciful man.
  • He is an effective one though. We're all posting way better times than we were before.