University Recreation offers programming and services at three on-campus pools. Some of these services include fitness swimming, adult group swim lessons, private swim lessons, and safety education courses.
Fitness Swimming is great for those that are looking to change up their workout routine, challenge themselves in a different environment, cross-train, prepare for a triathlon or other competition, and more! Each workout is tailored to each participant's goals. Fitness Swimming takes place in a group setting with an on-deck coach.
These 45-minute group lessons are offered year-round. We offer beginning and intermediate group swim lessons.
These 45-minute group lessons are offered to women throughout the fall and spring semesters. We offer beginning and intermediate group swim lessons.
Are you interested in getting tips, techniques, help, and suggestions on your strokes and skills? These clinics are led by certified swim instructors and can help individuals of all levels and abilities. We also host numerous events throughout the year including Swim the Pac-12 and swim-in-movies! Keep an eye on the Swim Clinics and Events page for upcoming events.
American Red Cross Certification Courses
Lifeguard/CPR/AED/First Aid- provides participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies, and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.
Lifeguard Instructor- trains currently certified Lifeguards to teach the basic-level American Red Cross Lifeguarding courses.
First Aid/CPR/AED- helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies.
Water Safety Instructor- participants learn how to teach individuals of all ages and varying swimming abilities to be comfortable and safe in, on, and around the water.
Safety Training for Swim Coaches in Water Skills Session- provides participants with the in-water skills session to complete the entire Safety Training for Swim Coaches course.
Lap and Open Swim
The SRC Pool includes a five-lane, 25-yard pool with an attached leisure area designed for water basketball and water volleyball. The spa has a recirculating waterfall and can accommodate up to 53 people. The terrace and sun deck are open when weather permits. Lounge chairs are available for use during the late spring and summer months. We also offer family swim hours, visit our family swim page for more information.
Women's Only Swim is an open swim time for individuals who identify as a female. During this time, Aquatics will have only female staff working. This open swim time is scheduled on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Smith Pool during the fall and spring semesters.
Our Learn-to-Swim program is unlike anything offered by other learn to swim programs! Each level of our Learn-to-Swim program includes training in basic water safety and helping others in an emergency, in addition to stroke development. We will be offering our next session of Youth Group Swim Lessons in Summer 2020.
Private and semi-private buddy lessons are available upon request for anyone over the age of 3 (three). These lessons can be set up around your schedule, and are customized to fit your goals and needs. Private and semi-private buddy lessons are available for youth and adults. Private lessons are 30 minutes in length. View our private swim lesson instructor profiles.