The Division of Recreational Sports has two separate aquatic facilities that host quality recreational, educational and certification programs. The competition pool and diving well in the Boilermaker Aquatic Center support competitive swimming & diving, club sports, and recreational swimming. The Recreation Pool (a warmer and shallower pool) is home to Learn-to-Swim lessons, kid’s camps, and a variety of leisure activities and recreational swimming. See the pools hours.

Learn to Swim

Our certified and enthusiastic swim instructors offer lessons for both children and adults throughout the year. Group, Private, and Semi-Private Lessons are available.


We have an extensive certification program for the individual desiring to take their aquatics and safety knowledge to the next level. CPR Classes for Layperson and Professional Rescuer, Lifeguarding, Lifeguard Instructor, and Water Safety Instructor Classes are all available.

Aquatic Employment

We are always looking for skilled, enthusiastic and motivated individuals to work as Lifeguards, Swimming Instructors (WSI) and Meet Management staff.  We hire throughout the year for these positions and are flexible around your schedule.  For more information or to inquire about one of these positions, please click here.

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