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Aquatic Programs

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AU RecFit offers a variety of programming to meet the needs of the active or occasional swimmer in the Reeves Aquatic Center. From private adult swim lessons to free events like our dive-in movies, events are available to current AU students and RecFit members

Adult Swim Lessons

The aquatics programs offers private, semi-private, and group lessons instructed by certified water safety instructors. Private/semi-private run 60 minutes and the lesson dates/times are based on participant and instructor's schedules. Group lessons are scheduled in advance based on the swim series.

American University does not offer any youth lessons at this time. Please visit the Nation's Capital Swim Club website for information about our third party vendor whom rents the Aquatics Center.

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Visit the Jacobs Fitness Center front desk to purchase any of the swim lesson packages.

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One-on-one private 60-minute lessons.

1 Lesson: $48.00
3 Lessons: $133.00
5 Lessons: $203.00
10 Lessons: $371.00
15 Lessons: $504.00

60-minute lessons for a pair of swimmers.

3 Lessons: $159.00 (per person: $79.50)
5 Lessons: $238.00 (per person: $119.00)
10 Lessons: $423.00 (per person: $211.50)
15 Lessons: $556.00 (per person: $278.00)

Intro to Recreational Swim

February 4, February 11, February 18 @ 2pm

Do you want to feel more comfortable and stronger in the water but don't know where to start? If this is you, then our swimming lessons are a perfect fit! For just $25.00 you will be enrolled in a series of three group lessons at the Reeves Aquatic Center! Sign up at the Jacobs Fitness Center front desk today!

Intermediate Lessons

February 18, February 25, March 4 @ 2pm

Do you already have some swimming skills but want to add swimming to your fitness and improve your stroke? For just $25 you will be enrolled in a series of three group lessons at the Reeves Aquatic Center! Sign up at the Jacobs Fitness Center front desk today!

Lifeguard Certification Class:

April 7, 14, 21 @ 1pm

This class will be provide entry-level participants the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses. Must be able to pass the prerequisites before taking class.

Upcoming Member Events

Lifeguarding Certification Class - April 7, 14, 21
Sign up for our American Red Cross Certification class! Walk away with a new knowledge set and a new certification. Price: $170

Mermaid Water Aerobics - May 1
Join us for a workout like no other! With a fusion of swimming, core, cardio and strength training you are bound to find your inner mermaid.

Hydrotherapy - May 3
Need a quiet place to meditate and relax? Then come to the pool Thursday night to let the pool float all your troubles away. 

Lifeguard lifeguarding

Lifeguard Certification Class

Always wanted the dream summer job? Learn to be a lifeguard this April at the Reeves Aquatic Center!

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Free Member Incentive Program

Swim laps and earn prizes. See lifeguards to receive more information and your card.