Aquatics & Swim

Child Aquatics (6-10 years)

Swim Registration

Youth classes teach aquatic and personal water safety skills to children (ages 6-10). Participants will then build on their basic skills to learn various propulsive movements on the front and back. They will learn to refine different strokes and build endurance as the levels increase.

Fall 2019 Sessions

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 5:30-6:15 p.m. or 6:30-7:15 p.m. | Campus Rec Pool

  • September 10 - October 10 (Registration deadline: September 4)
    • Learning the Basics *this class is for beginner swimmers only

    • Improving Skills & Swimming Strokes *this class is for intermediate to advanced swimmers

  • October 29 - December 5 (Registration deadline: October 23)
    • Learning the Basics *this class is for beginner swimmers only

    • Improving Skills & Swimming Strokes *this class is for intermediate to advanced swimmers

Registration fee: $50 members, $60 non-members

For more information, email Jess Wagner at jessica.wagner@unl.edu

Preschool Aquatics (4 and 5 years)

Swim Registration

American Red Cross Preschool Aquatics promotes the developmentally appropriate learning of fundamental water safety and aquatic skills for young children (ages 4 and 5). Skills categories include water entry and exit, breath control, buoyancy, changing direction and position, swim on front and back, and water safety. This course will prepare children to swim in the Youth Learn-to-Swim courses.

Fall 2019 Sessions

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 5:15-5:45 p.m. or 6:00-6:30 p.m. or 6:45-7:15 p.m. | Campus Rec Pool

  • September 10 - October 10 (Registration deadline: September 4)
  • October 29 - December 5 (Registration deadline: October 23)

Registration fee: $50 members, $60 non-members

For more information, email Jess Wagner at jessica.wagner@unl.edu

Adult Learn-to-Swim (Over 18 years)

Swim Registration

American Red Cross Adult Swim courses are intended for older teens and adults wishing to improve their knowledge of, and skill in, the water. Adult Swim offers three options to meet specific needs and interests—Learning the Basics, Improving Skills and Swimming Strokes, and Swimming for Fitness.

Fall 2019 Sessions

All lessons held at Campus Rec Pool

  • Mondays | September 9 - October 7 (Registration deadline: September 4)
    • Learning the Basics 5:15-6:00p *this class is for beginners only
    • Improving Skills & Swimming Strokes and Swimming for Fitness 6:15-7:00p
  • Wednesdays | September 11 - October 9 (Registration deadline: September 4)
    • Learning the Basics 5:15-6:00p *this class is for beginners only
    • Improving Skills & Swimming Strokes and Swimming for Fitness 6:15-7:00p
  • Mondays | October 28 - December 2 (Registration deadline: October 23)
    • Learning the Basics 5:15-6:00p *this class is for beginners only
    • Improving Skills & Swimming Strokes and Swimming for Fitness 6:15-7:00p
  • Wednesdays | October 30 - December 4 (Registration deadline: October 23)
    • Learning the Basics 5:15-6:00p *this class is for beginners only
    • Improving Skills & Swimming Strokes and Swimming for Fitness 6:15-7:00p

Registration fee: $29 members, $37 non-members

For more information, email Jess Wagner at jessica.wagner@unl.edu

Aqua Fit Classes

Swim Registration

For beginners to advanced. An amazing workout for your abdominals, thighs, and buttocks. The fast-paced tempo increases your heart rate for fat burning and cardio strength. We'll use water paddles and aqua dumbbells to tone muscles. Combo of shallow & deep-end exercises.

For those interested in attending other fitness classes, this class is also part of the All-Class Pass. The All-Class Pass and Aqua Fit Class are available for purchase at the Campus Recreation Center (CREC), Outdoor Adventures Center (OAC), and Recreation and Wellness Center (RWC) Member Services desks. The All-Class Pass may also be purchased online

Fall 2019 Session

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays | 5:15-6 p.m. | Campus Rec Pool

  • August 26th - December 20th

Registration fee: $75 non-members (Aqua Fit included in All-Class Pass for members)

For more information, email Jess Wagner at jessica.wagner@unl.edu

Family Swim Night

  • Enjoy the water with your family and friends at Mabel Lee Hall Pool!
  • Last Friday of each month (January-April) | 6:30-9 p.m. | Mabel Lee Hall Pool
  • Free for students and families w/ a current NCard | $10 per family for general public

For more information, email Jess Wagner at jessica.wagner@unl.edu

Lifeguarding

Swim Registration

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over. This course is offered as a blended learning course. Blended learning combines online learning with on-site skills sessions where participants will practice skills and demonstrate competency.

Registration fee: $100 members, $125 non-members

Pre-course requirements:

Classes Offered in Spring 2019

Friday, February 22–Sunday, February 24 (Registration deadline: February 6)

  • Friday 5-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am-6pm
  • Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course
  • Attend and successfully complete the mandatory pre-course skills evaluation (Monday, February 11 at 7 p.m. in MLH pool)
  • Complete the online blended learning prior to the first on-site skills session (scheduled for February 22 at 5 p.m.)

For more information, email Jess Wagner at jessica.wagner@unl.edu

Lifeguarding Instructor

Swim Registration

The purpose of the instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach the Red Cross Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Waterfront Skills, Waterpark Skills, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, Administering Emergency Oxygen and Bloodborne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission courses and/or modules. Instructor candidates will also become familiar with Junior Lifeguarding, Lifeguard Management, Safety Training for Swim Coaches and Basic Water Rescue. This course is offered as a blended learning course. Blended learning combines online learning with on-site skills sessions where participants will practice skills and demonstrate competency.

Registration fee: $175 members, $200 non-members (plus a $35 non-refundable fee to the American Red Cross for the online learning component)

Pre-course requirements:

  • Must be 17 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.
  • Possess a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/FA/CPR/AED certificate or an equivalent certificate from another organization.
  • Attend and successfully complete the mandatory pre-course skills evaluation (Monday, January 21 at 7pm in MLH pool)
  • Successfully complete all the online blended learning components prior to the first on-site skills session (scheduled for Friday, January 25 at 7 p.m.)
Spring 2019 Class

Must attend pre-course skills test and all three in-class dates.

(Registration deadline: January 16)

Class dates:

  • Friday, January 25 | 7-10pm
  • Saturday, January 26 | 9am-6pm
  • Sunday, January 27 | 9am-6pm

For more information, email Jess Wagner at jessica.wagner@unl.edu

Lifeguarding Review

Swim Registration

The purpose of the Lifeguarding Review course is to give currently certified lifeguards the opportunity recertify by reviewing the course content within a formal course setting. This course is offered as a blended learning course. Blended learning combines online learning with on-site skills sessions where participants will practice skills and demonstrate competency.

Registration fee: $75 members, $100 non-members (plus a $35 non-refundable fee to the American Red Cross for the online learning component)

Pre-course requirements:

  • Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.
  • Possess a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/FA/CPR/AED certificate
  • Attend and successfully complete the mandatory pre-course skills evaluation (Monday, March 11 at 7 p.m. in MLH pool)
  • Complete the online blended learning prior to the first on-site skills session scheduled for March 30 at 9 a.m.
Spring 2019 Class
  • Class date: Saturday, March 30 | 9am-6pm (Registration deadline: March 6)

For more information, email Jess Wagner at jessica.wagner@unl.edu

Water Safety Instructor

Swim Registration

The purpose of the Lifeguarding Review course is to give currently certified lifeguards the opportunity recertify by reviewing the course content within a formal course setting. This course is offered as a blended learning course. Blended learning combines online learning with on-site skills sessions where participants will practice skills and demonstrate competency.

Registration fee: $175 members, $200 non-members (plus a $35 non-refundable fee to the American Red Cross for the online learning component)

Pre-course requirements:

  • Must be 16 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.
  • Attend and successfully complete the mandatory pre-course skills evaluation (Monday, January 21 at 7pm in MLH pool)
  • Successfully complete all the assigned online blended learning homework assignments during course
Classes Offered in Spring 2019

Friday, February 1–Saturday, February 9 (Registration deadline: January 16)

  • Friday 5-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am-6pm

For more information, email Jess Wagner at jessica.wagner@unl.edu



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