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 visit the Campus Recreation Hours site for an updated list of our hours.

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.

*Schedules are subject to change. Please visit the Campus Recreation Hours site for an updated list of our hours.

Swim Lessons
 Spring Swim Lessons 
We will be offering two sessions of evening and Saturday lessons in Spring 2018. We are also excited to do our second annual FREE session of swim lessons. 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. 

Spring Session I: February 5- March 1
Spring Session II: March 26- April 19 
FREE Session of Lessons: April 23 - May 2

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. 

Spring Session I; February 3 - 24
Spring Session II: March 31 - April 21 

Registration fees: 
NAU Affiliation  Cost 
NAU Student Member $30 
Campus Recreation Member $35 
Non-Members $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 interest 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 
6 lesson package $105
12 lesson package $180

Semi-Private Swim Lesson Packages 
 2 students3 students
4 lesson package   $100  $120  
6 lesson package  $120  $135 
12 lesson package   $200   $225  


American Red Cross Certification Classes

Take a training course to learn life-saving skills from our American Red Cross-certified instructors!   

Current Course Offerings
Spring 2018 Land-Based Classes
Spring 2018 Water-Based Classes

Courses Offered
We offer many different courses, depending on your certification need:

  •  CPR for the Professional Rescuer (CPRO), AED and First Aid
    Prerequisites: 15 years old+ on or before the final scheduled course section
    2-year certification
    This course is designed for individuals with a duty to respond to emergencies. Instructors use a combination of discussions, videos and hands-on training throughout the course to help you learn how to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, respiratory and first aid emergencies in adults, children and infants.
  •  CPR, AED and First Aid
    Prerequisites: 15 years old+ on or before the final scheduled course section
    2-year certification
    This course is designed for individuals who would like to learn how to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. 
  •  Lifeguard Training
    Prerequisites: 15 years old+ on or before the final scheduled course section, pass precourse skills session (click here to see a video of prerequisite skills)
    2-year certification (includes CPRO, AED and First Aid)
    The purpose of the lifeguarding course is to teach the knowledge and skills needed to help prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. This includes land and water rescue skills as well as first aid and CPR/AED.
  •  Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) - coming soon! 
  •  Water Safety Instructor (WSI)
    Prerequisites: 16 years old + on or before the final scheduled course section, pass precourse skills requirements
    The purpose of the WSI course is to train participants to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program, including Parent/Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics and the Learn-to-Swim program.
Blended Learning Courses
In Spring 2018, we are piloting the use of the Red Cross' Blended Learning learning format. For these courses, there will be a required online component and an in-person requirement. You must successfully complete both components in order to complete the course and receive a certification. For questions about blended learning, please contact 
  •  CPRO or CPR/AED/First Aid Blended Learning
    Registration for these courses will close 1 week prior to the course date. Registrants will receive an email containing the course link, online access and information about the in-person certification class. The online component must be completed
    before the in-person training session. Click here for information about the online classroom. 
  • Lifeguard Training and WSI Blended Learning
    Registrants will receive the course link and information upon successful completion of the prerequisite skills session during the first meeting of the course. Participants will have 1 week to complete the required online content; this content must be completed
    before the three in-person class sessions. 

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.

Winter 2017/2018 Schedule
Week of December 18
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 6:30 - 8:00 a.m.
Week of December 25
Thursday: 6:30 - 8:00 a.m.
Saturday: 7:00 - 10:00 a.m. - Join us for brunch and a hundred 100s! 

Fall and Spring Semester 

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.
See Winter Holiday schedule above. 

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.