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.

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.

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.

Intersession Open/Lap Swim Schedule

Monday-Friday: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (no PM or weekend hours)
Aug 13 - 28, 2016
Jan 2 - 15, 2017

*The front desk will close 15 minutes prior to the end of open swim.

Swimming Lessons

Mon/Wed or Tue/Thu:
Session 1:  12 Sep - 6 Oct 2016
Session 2:  17 Oct - 10 Nov 2016

Session 1: 17 Sep - 8 Oct 2016
Session 2: 22 Oct - 12 Nov 2016

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

*half off (4 sessions total)
Classes with less than three students may be cancelled or combined with another class of a similar level at the same time the Friday before class starts.

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 Lap Swim: Improving Skills and Strokes

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!

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


American Red Cross Classes
Take a training course to learn life-saving skills from our American Red Cross certified instructors. Click here to see this semester's class schedule.

All of our courses result in official certification from the American Red Cross. You will receive your digital certification via email within 1 week of your course. For more information on the digital certifications and how to obtain one if you lost your please click here.

List of Available Classes:
  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer (CPR-PR)
  • First Aid
  • Lifeguard Training (click here to see a video of the skills all participants are required to demonstrate on the first day of class)
  • Lifeguard Instructor
  • Water Safety Instructor
Click here to be taken to our online registration website. NOTE: Initially our portal will show you the highest price. Depending on your affiliation with the University, it may go down once you are logged in.
NAU users: Use you NAU credentials to log in. 
Non-NAU users: You will need to create a user name and password.
If you prefer, you may also sign up at the front desk of the Recreation Center or Wall Aquatic Center

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.