Recreation & Wellness has two separate aquatic facilities that host 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.

Comp and Dive Pool Drain and Platform Repairs 

We are currently performing renovations to the perimeter deck drain that surrounds the COMP & DIVE pools. The existing drain will be removed and replaced with PVC drain and the pool deck will receive a non-slip epoxy surface and new tile. Additional repairs to the diving springboards and platforms is also being worked on. These areas will undergo concrete repairs, waterproofing coating, hand railing repairs and replacement of surfaces. Click to view our progress!

Purdue University, Recreation & Wellness, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (765) 494-3109

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