Aquatics Lessons & Programs

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Come out and have fun at our world-class facility! Whether you are a swimmer, diver or athlete (or even if you would like to become one), we have a program for you! Click the green links below to access information about our programs - swim lessons, masters swimming, etc. - or open swim hours.

Register for a class today!

Our programs are conducted at Wall Aquatic Center.

Open Swim/Dive/Kayak Hours

NOTE: It is free for NAU students to use our facility during this time!

Hours listed below are standard operational hours and are subject to change based on student events, swim meets, etc. Please check our banner above for known closure dates in Fall 2017, or look at the Campus Recreation Hours site.

Academic Open/Lap Swim Schedule

Monday - Friday:  11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday:               12:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday:                 12:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Summer Open/Lap Swim Schedule

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

Swim Lessons
Fall Swim Lessons
We will be offering fall swim lessons in the evenings and on Saturday in September and October. Visit our registration site for class times or to register! Be sure to check out our NEW Teen/Adult classes, designed for those who have little experience in the water and/or would like stroke or technique refinement.

Evening Lessons
Evening lessons are either held on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays. Each session has eight classes. Unless otherwise specified, these courses are designed for children.

Saturday Lessons:
Saturday lessons are held on Saturday mornings. Each session has four classes (1 per week for 4 weeks). Because the session only has four classes, the fee for Saturday Lessons is half of the Evening Lessons fee. These courses are designed for children.
Registration fees:
NAU Affiliation Cost 
NAU Students $30 
NAU Faculty/Staff/Alumni $35 
Community $40 
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.

Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons
These lessons are available for all ages and skill levels. Whether you are just learning to swim or want help refining your stroke, these lessons provide the lowest instructor-to-participant ratios. Please fill out and return your completed registration form to Payment for these lessons is not due until the date of the first lesson.
Private Swim Lesson Packages
Number of Lessons Cost 
4 lesson package $80 
8 lesson package $140
12 lesson package $180

Semi-Private Swim Lesson Packages
 2 students3 students
4 lesson package  $100 $120 
8 lesson package $160  $180
12 lesson package  $200  $225 
Private and Semi-Private Registration Forms 
Certification Classes

American Red Cross Classes

Take a training course to learn life-saving skills from our American Red Cross certified instructors. Click here to see the 2017 course dates.

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 your 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
Group Fitness/PES Classes

FIT 100 Classes

Take a swim class for credit! Take a look at the FIT 100 classes offered this semester! Click here for the aquatic class makeup form.

Other Programs

Northern Arizona Masters (NAM)

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

Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, 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.