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, September 25
Friday, November 7

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

Register and learn more here.

Fall Challenge: 50 Mile Swim

Swim 50 miles in the lap pool this semester and receive one entry to win a Series 3 Apple Watch. Laps are recorded in the lap pool area of Aquatics. 

See more info about the Fall 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.

GroupFIT classes are free for all members. Members can register for the class until max capacity is reached. See the full GroupFIT schedule for class times and days at our GroupFIT Page.


This invigorating class is held in the leisure pool and works to improve your cardio conditioning, muscular strength and endurance using the buoyancy and resistance of the water. This provides you a safe, effective and fun workout.


This class offers a great lap swim workout for participants to improve their fitness level, technique and stroke. An on deck coach provides instruction and motivation for each class and varying workouts for all skill levels. *Goggles recommended


Take your regular workout to the next level with this is a water-based class that uses a BogaFITMAT¬© as the surface for your workout. BOGAFIT focuses on core muscle groups and improving balance and coordination. While this class will challenge even the most fit individuals, it was designed for universal scalability, making it the perfect fitness program for all levels, regardless of experience. 


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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