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Aquatic Program Registration

Lap Pool use will be down to 3 lanes in the evenings, from Mondays through Thursdays beginning June 6 to June 30, due to Swim Academy lessons.

Summer 2022 dates open March 28! Please click Summer 2022 on the left side of the screen after clicking here to register.

Fargo, N.D. - 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.

All sessions run for two weeks, Monday through Thursday. All instructors are WSI certified and each class runs 30 minutes. Parent/Baby, Parent/Child and levels 4-6 have a student/teacher ration of 6:1, and Preschool levels 1-2 and levels 1-3 have a student/teacher ration of 4:1. 

Session 1: June 6 - June 16

Session 2: June 20 - June 30
Session 3: July 11 - July 21
Session 4: July 25 - August 4

To register, please click here. Please click Summer 2022 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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