Aquatics Lessons & Programs

Whether you are a beginner or a competitive swimmer, diver, or athlete, we have a program for you. Explore this page for open periods, lessons, classes and clubs. 

Register for Swimming Lessons today!

Our programs are conducted in the Wall Aquatic Center.

2016 Splash 'n Dash 

Congratulations to our top three finishers!
1st: Daniel Hernandez
2nd: Kainoa Matsumoto (AKA Andrew Polowski)
3rd: Scot Raab

1st: Amy Chandos
2nd: Alessandra Zuniga
3rd: Jillian Raab

Click here for link to results page

Open Swim/Dive/Kayak

It is free for Northern Arizona University students to use our facilities during these times.

Academic Open/Lap Swim Schedule*

Monday-Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
*The front desk will close 15 minutes prior to the end of open swim.

**There will be no PM open during finals week, 9 - 13 May 2016

Summer Open/Lap Swim Schedule

Monday-Friday: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Swimming Lessons

Spring 2016 Swim Lessons

Session 1 (PDF)

Group Swimming Lessons

We offer American Red Cross lessons throughout the year to children and adults. No swimming skills are required, as each 30 minute class is tailored to the needs of the participants.  American Red Cross-certified water safety instructors teach all swim lessons.  Register for sessions online.

SPRING SESSION DATES (registration will open on Monday, 29 Feb 2016):

Monday/WednesdayDue to the emergency closure all lessons have been extended one week 
Session 1: 21 Mar - 20 Apr 2016

Tuesday/Thursday: Due to the emergency closure all lessons have been extended one week 
Session 1: 22 Mar - 21 Apr 2016

Saturdays*: Due to the emergency closure our Saturday lessons will not start until 9 Apr 2016
Session 1: 9 - 30 Apr 2016

Summer 2016 Swim Lessons

Monday - Thursday
Session 1:  6 - 16 Jun 2016
Session 2: 20 - 30 Jun 2016
Session 3: 11 - 21 Jul 2016
Session 4: 25 Jul - 4 Aug 2016

Session 1: 11 Jun - 2 Jul 2016
Session 2: 16 Jul - 6 Aug 2016

Registration fees:
$30 NAU students
$35 NAU Faculty/Staff/Alumni
$40 Community

*half off (4 sessions total)

Red Cross Learn to Swim Newsletters for Parents

Information about what your will child learn in each level along with suggestions on what you can do to practice with them at home.

Parent and Child Level 1
Parent and Child Level 2
Preschool Level 1
Preschool Level 2
Preschool Level 3
Learn to Swim Level 1
Learn to Swim Level 2
Learn to Swim Level 3
Learn to Swim Level 4
Learn to Swim Level 5

Beginning/Intermediate Lap Swim

Interested in staying fit with swimming, but not quite ready for a full masters workout?  The beginning/intermediate lap swim class is just for you!  throughout the workout learn about the competitive strokes, drills, and how to properly use the various equipment.  Four week classes are held every Tuesday/Thursday 6:30 p.m.- 7:20 p.m. during the academic year. Register today! link in the left navigation bar!

Session 1: 2 - 25 Feb 2016
Session 2: 1 - 31 Mar 2016 (no class the week of spring break)
Session 3: 5 - 28 Apr 2016

Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Private and semi-private swim lessons are available for all ages and skill levels-whether you are just learning to swim or want help refining your stroke. Please fill out and return your completed registration form to 

Private Swim Lesson Packages*

Package A:        4 lessons       $80
Package B:        8 lessons     $140
Package C:      12 lessons     $180

Semi-Private Swim Lesson Packages*

                                              2 students       3 students      
Package A:        4 lessons         $100              $120
Package B:        8 lessons         $160              $180
Package C:       12 lessons        $200              $225

*Payment is not due until the date of the first lesson

Private and Semi-Private Registration Forms


For the swimmer looking for additional help with technique, Swiminars provide additional time with an instructor to refine strokes, starts, and turns.  Beginning 6 Feb 2016, drop in sessions are held every Saturday from 3-4pm.  This can also be used as a make-up for PES classes with a PES make-up form.  FREE for students and members, $5.00 for all other patrons.


American Red Cross Classes

Take a training course to learn life-saving skills from our American Red Cross certified instructors.  Courses such as CPR/AED Pro-Rescue, CPR and First Aid Instructor, First Aid, Lifeguard Instructor and Water Safety Instructor Certifications are offered year round. Click here to see this semester's class schedule.

Aqua Group Fitness Classes

Say fit and have fun when you attend our fitness classes.  Work out using the water’s natural resistance for muscle toning, balance, flexibility and cardiovascular conditioning.  For class days and times check the semester schedule online.

PES Classes

Take a swim class for credit! Take a look at the PES classes offered this semester!


Northern Arizona Diving Club (NAD)

Northern Arizona Diving is a registered USA Diving and Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) diving club. It is open to divers of all ages.
Academic Year Hours
Monday-Friday: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Summer Hours
Monday-Friday 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
For additional information contact Nikki Kelsey at 928-523-8010.

Lumberjack Aquatics (LJAX)

LJAX is a highly competitive swimming team that is registered with USA Swimming. It is open to swimmers of various ages—both students and members of the community.  For additional information email or call Laura Thomas at or 770-596-2719 or visit theLJAX website.

Academic Year Hours
Tuesday/Thursday: 6:00 a.m. -7:30 a.m.
Monday-Friday: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Summer Hours:
Tuesday/Thursday:  6:00 a.m. -7:30 a.m.
Monday-Friday: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Northern Arizona Masters (NAM)

NAM is a competitive swimming program for adults of varying skill levels.

Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 12:00 p.m. -  1:00 p.m.
Saturday: 6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.*
*Saturdays may be cancelled due to programming.

School Breaks and Holidays
Monday and Wednesday: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
All practices are cancelled through the winter holiday.

Summer Semester
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 6:00 a.m.-7:30 a.m.
Saturday: 6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Sports Clubs

Men's and Women's Water Polo and TriJacks are registered university sponsored sport clubs.  To learn more about joining these clubs visit the Competitive and Recreational Sports website or call 928-523-3111.