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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)

Beginner Group Lessons 

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 beginner 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!

October Sunday Series:

The three lessons will take place on Sundays from 2-3 pm from October 8 through October 22.

October Wednesday Series:

Our second October session will take place on Wednesdays from 1-2 pm beginning October 11.

November Saturday Series:

November might be a little too late to save your macroeconomics grade, but it's not too late to learn how to swim!  We will be offering our final beginner swim lessons session on Saturdays in November from 1-2 pm from November 4 through the 18!

Intermediate Lessons 

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!

November Sunday Series:

Our intermediate level series will be on Sundays from 2-3 pm starting Sunday, November 5!


Free Member Events

Free Swim Volleyball:

Friday, October 27 at 8pm

It might be too chilly to hit the sand volleyball courts outside, but it's never too cold to play some pool volleyball at the Reeves Aquatic Center! Join AU Aquatics as we will be hosting a FREE Swim Volleyball night starting at 8 pm!  Come out and enjoy splashing around with friends and let go of some of the stress of midterms!


Free Member Incentive Program

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