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, March 3 

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

Key Log Rolling

Try out our latest program in Aquatics, Key Log Rolling! The goal is simple: Stay on the log longer than the other person. 

Thursday Evenings during the academic year
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Leisure pool vortex circle

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: Jan. 24 - Feb. 9 - 5:30-6:15 p.m.
Session 2: Feb. 21 - Mar. 9 - 6:20-7:05 p.m.

Session 3: Apr. 11 - Apr. 27 - 7:10-7:55 p.m.


Cost: Student $45.00, Non-Student (must be a member) $60.00
Limited to the first 5 participants per class - must register for a spot. Registration 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 March 21.

Register and get more information here. 

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! Click here to check out our intramural page to register and for more information. 

Date: Apr. 16

Registration Deadline: Apr. 12


Get out your cardboard and ducktape because build your own boat is back! Compete against other teams to build your own boat and row it across the lap pool. Click here to check out our intramural sports page for more information.

Date: Feb. 12

Registration Deadline: Feb. 8


Bring the kids for a fun afternoon at the pool!

Dates: Jan. 29, Feb. 12, Mar. 5, Apr. 2, Apr. 30
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

New program alert! The Wellness Center is offering a one day swim meet open to new and experienced swimmers. Come out and challenge yourself in a competitive but fun event! Click here to check out our intramural page for more information.

Date: Mar. 26

Registration Deadline: Mar. 22


Run, walk, bike, swim or row your way to a healthier you and get rewarded for reaching your goals. Join the Wellness Center Challenge! Purchase a punch card at the beginning of each month, record your workouts at the Equipment and Towel Checkout desk. For every card that you complete you are entered into a drawing for prizes. Record more than 150 minutes of cardio each month, for more chances to win! Using a bike, treadmill, rower, stair stepper, elliptical, running or walking on the track, swimming, or even by joining any of our fitness classes will count towards your minutes.  

Cost: $10 purchase your card for the month at the customer service desk.

Dates: Jan. 10 - Jan. 31, Feb. 1 - Feb. 28, Mar. 1 - Mar. 31, Apr. 1 - Apr. 30




Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned competitor, the Wellness Center Indoor Triathlon is a chance to challenge yourself in a competitive but fun indoor event! 10 minute swim, 30 minute bike, 20 minute run on treadmill. Unlike a traditional triathlon, which covers fixed distances of swimming, biking, and running, our indoor triathlon will challenge you to go the greatest distance in a fixed amount of time. 

Date: Saturday, March 4

Time: Check-in begins at 12:30 p.m., event starts at 1:00 p.m.

Early Registration Deadline: Sunday, Feburary 5 (guarantee T-shirt)

Final Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 2

Click here to register


Ryan MacMaster
Associate Director of Operations, Aquatics & Fitness 

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