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Certifications
The Aquatics program offers a variety of American Red Cross certification and recertification classes throughout the year. Class offerings may include Lifeguard Certification, Lifeguard Recertification, Lifeguard Instructor, Water Safety Instructor, and more.

Register for a Certification Class

One-on-one lessons, lasting 30 minutes, designed to develop, refine, and improve strokes and endurance. Times will be scheduled between you and your instructor. Private lessons are only for ages 4 years and older.

Private Lesson Pricing
Single Lesson
$25 for students & members or $30 for non-members*
Bundle of 5 Lessons
$100 for students & members or $125 for non-members*

*Please note: Non-members must be UNT faculty, staff, alumni, or retirees. Non-members can register for Kids Group Lessons, Certification Classes, and Private Lessons. Members of the community can only register for the Certification Classes at the non-member rate. Classes may be combined or canceled due to low enrollment. For more details please speak with the Aquatics staff or call the Rec Sports main office at (940) 565-2275.

Register for Private Swim Lessons

Aquatic group lessons are a great way to learn or improve upon your swimming experience while meeting other people. Classes are offered for adults and kids with varying swim experience.*

*Please note: Kids group lessons will not be offered during the Fall 2021 semester but will return during the Spring 2022 semester

Register for Group Lessons

aquatics free swim the brazos river swim challenge

A swim test is developed to demonstrate water competency in which a participant will be in water without a parent or guardian at their side within immediate arms-length reach or using proper USCG floatation device. Lifeguards reserve the right to administer swim tests as necessary. 

Each swimmer tested will be given a colored safety band to wear at the pool.
* A swimmer who passes the swim test will be given a green band to wear in the water.
* A swimmer who does not pass the swim test will be given a red band and issued a USCG floatation device to wear in the water.
* Any swimmer who declines to take the swim test will be considered a non-swimmer and be given a red band and issued a USCG floatation device to wear in the water. A participant will have only one opportunity per day to attempt the swim test.

Swim Test
1. Enter the water
2. Front float for 5 seconds then rotate onto back and float for 30 seconds
3. Level off and propel oneself through the water for at least 25 yards (length of the pool) on either front or back
4. Recover to vertical position and tread for 30 seconds keeping the head above the water
5. Exit the water

Ages in Aquatic Facility
8 weeks - 5 years
Swimming with parent/guardian in water within immediate arms-length reach
6 years - 9 years
NO PASS: Swimming with parent/guardian in water within immediate arms-length reach
PASS: Swimming with a parent in aquatics facility
10 years - 16 years
NO PASS: Swimming with a parent in aquatics facility
PASS: Swimming with a parent in aquatics facility