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Aquatic Program Registration

Spring Sessions open November 14

Please click Spring 2024 on the left side of the screen after clicking here to register.

Red Cross Learn-to-Swim courses offered through the NDSU Swim Academy are designed to provide children and young teens with a positive, developmentally appropriate aquatic learning experience. Each class is filled with fun, engaging and challenging activities that motivate participants to want to perform and learn how to swim.
Classes are held on Saturdays for six weeks. All instructors are WSI certified and each class runs 30 minutes. Parent/Baby, Parent/Child, and levels 4-6 have a student/teacher ratio of 6:1, and Preschool levels 1-2 and levels 1-3 have a student/teacher ratio of 4:1. 

Session 1: January 20-February 24
Session 2: March 23-May 5

To register, please click here. Please click Fall 2024 on the left side of the screen after clicking to register.

For detailed descriptions of each level and all available session times, refer to the Swim Academy Page.

Aquatic Facility

Aquatics at the NDSU Wellness Center opened in the fall of 2016. Students voted for the project in 2013, adding $29.16/semester to the wellness fee for construction. An additional $27.12 was added to the wellness fee in 2016 to support the operations of the facility. Aquatics has a wide variety of aquatic, fitness and intramural programming - check it out at Amenities of the facility include:

  • Six lane, 25-yard lap pool
  • Leisure pool including:
    • Spa/hot tub
    • Vortex circle
    • Zero-degree entry and lounge space 
    • Basketball and volleyball nets
    • Fire pit
    • Wet classroom
  • Sauna
  • GroupFIT classes
  • Aquatic and intramural programming
  • Men's and women's locker rooms
  • Gender-neutral locker room



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Ryan MacMaster
Associate Director of Operations, Aquatics & Fitness 

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