Aquatics

calm lap lanes of the 4 lap 25 yard pool

The Recreation and Fitness Center offers two pools.  An outdoor leisure pool is open seasonally.  Our 25-yard, four lap lane indoor pool is located on the first floor of the RFC, complete with a vortex and hot tub. An aquatic lift is available for swimmers who need additional assistance accessing the pool.

Pool Hours

During normal hours of operation the indoor pool typically closes 1 hour before the RFC. 

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Lifeguard Certifications

Lifeguard Certification courses for Fall '22:

TBA

Pricing

JSU Students - $100
JSU Faculty/Staff & Community - $150

Additional Information

  • Certification lasts for 2 years
  • There is an opportunity to apply as a lifeguard with University Recreation upon passing the course.
  • Lifeguarding prerequisites must be completed prior to start of class. If interested, please contact Alysun Daniel at andaniel@jsu.edu or 256-782-8683.

Private Swim Lessons

Private swim lessons offer one-on-one instruction for all ages and all abilities.  These lessons are 30 minutes long and can generally be scheduled any day the pool is open.

Private Swim Lesson Packages
Affiliation 1 Session Package 5 Session Package 10 Session Package
URec Member $20 $90 $175
Non-Member $24 $108 $210

Partner or semi-private lessons offer one-on-two instruction for swimmers similar in age and swimming ability. It is recommend swimmers be at least 4 years old. These lessons are 30 minutes long and can generally be scheduled any day the pool is open.

Partner Swim Lesson Packages
Affiliation 1 Session Package 5 Session Package 10 Session Package
URec Member $15 each person $65 each person $125 each person
Non-Member $18 each person $78 each person $150 each person

Private Swim Lesson Registration

Complete the private lesson request form and submit it to urec@jsu.edu or drop it off at Member Services. Following registration and payment of package, we will contact you to schedule your lesson at a mutually agreed upon time. 

For more information about swim lessons please contact Alysun Daniel at andaniel@jsu.edu or 256-782-8683.