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.

Swim the Ladiga Challenge

Do you enjoy walking or bike riding on the Chief Ladiga Trail? How about swimming it? Take on the Swim the Ladiga Challenge in our indoor pool and earn your shirt as you attempt the 34-mile feat over the course of the Spring semester. Each time a participant completes a swim, the participant will record their laps in our logbook by the guard stand. Each participant who completes the 34 miles or 1,161 laps by April 27th will receive their completion shirt.

Swim the Ladiga


The Challenge is free to enter. Shirts and sizes will be limited and will come as a first to finish, first to serve basis.

Artwork of Cocky, decked out in his goggles and flippers, as he swims the Ladiga

Pool Hours

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

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Spring 2023 Promotions

  • 25% off Private Swim Lesson March 1st – 31st

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.