Aquatic Programs

Sunrise Swim: Enjoy your morning workout in aquatics without all the bright lights. The overhead lighting will be reduced and the underwater lighting will be turned on. Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6:00 - 8:00 a.m - during the academic year

Night Swim: Relax at the end of the day in aquatics. The overhead lighting will be turned down and the underwater lighting and fire pit will be turned on. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday Nights: 9:00 - 10:30 p.m. - during the academic year

Friday, October 1

Come enjoy a relaxing night in aquatics with giant floaties, unicorns, rubber ducks and more! This FREE event is only held twice this semester!

Learn more here.

Fall Challenge: 50 Mile Swim

Swim 50 miles in the lap pool this semester and receive one entry to win an NDSU Under Armour Backpack. Laps are recorded in the lap pool area of Aquatics. 

See more info about the Wellness Center Challenge here. 

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.

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

This beginner adult group swim class is for the novice swimmer who wants to learn the basics of swimming and water survival while gaining comfort in the water. Must have goggles and proper swimwear to participate.

Session 1: Sep. 21 - Oct. 7  
Session 2: Oct. 12 - Oct. 28

Cost: Student $40.00, Non-Student (must be a member) $50.00 Limited to the first 5 participants per class - must register for a spot. Registration opens Aug. 21 and closes 1 week prior to start date. 

The NDSU Wellness Center has partnered with Mick's Scuba to bring you a scuba course in aquatics! The class will be offered for $320.

The scuba course will meet for 6 weeks from 6-10 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning Sep. 21, 2021. Registration opens Aug. 21.

Register and get more information here. 

Need a reason to “glow” to the Wellness Center? Take part in Glow Night activities! Glow climb will light up your experience. Glow sticks and glow volleyballs add a twist to our regular night swim program. Play a pick-up volleyball or basketball game with glow in the dark nets, volleyballs and basketballs. Try a new GroupFIT class or attend your favorite with glow sticks and LED lights.

Friday, October 29
7:30 p.m. - Glow Swim, Glow Climb, Glow Volleyball and Glow Basketball

Glow GroupFIT Classes
7:30 p.m. - Glow Yoga
8:30 p.m. - Glow Cycle
9:30 p.m. - Glow Zumba 

Bring the kids for a fun afternoon at the pool!

Sept. 19, Oct. 17, 
Nov. 21, Dec. 19
12-3 p.m. 

Members: Up to two children free, $6 for any additional children and non-member adults 

Non-members: One parent/guardian free, all children and additional adults $6

Recreation and intramural programs are available on IMLeagues, where you will find cost and registration information.

Canoe Battleship

Staff tested, student approved! The Wellness Center will offer a one-day tournament for canoe battleship using our own canoes. Put together your team and prepare to sink all the opposing canoes in this team oriented, fast-paced, exciting offering that we are happy to have in aquatics!


Ryan MacMaster
Associate Director of Operations, Aquatics & Fitness 

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