student jumping into pool
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all swim lessons have been canceled and the indoor and outdoor pools are closed until further notice.

Campus Recreation offers a full array of aquatics programs ranging from learn-to-swim lessons to lifeguard training. Indoor and outdoor pools will keep swimmers in the water no matter the season. 

Summer 2021 Update

The University of New Hampshire has made the difficult decision to cancel in-person, on-campus youth programs in Summer, 2021 including all Swim Lessons.

The decision was made after careful review of available staffing, COVID-19 health and safety requirements, and the significant work required over the summer to ensure the university can open fully for the fall semester.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause for family summer planning. We truly appreciate your interest in our swim program and hope you will find suitable alternatives for a wonderful summer swim experience.

Learn to Swim

All courses are canceled until further notice.

Swim lessons are available for adults and children ages 3 and up. Private swim lessons are available for adults or children who need individual attention, have special needs, learn better in a one-on-one environment, or have special scheduling needs. Semi-private lessons (with two participants) also are available.
Lessons & Registration

child in pool with instructor for swim lesson

Lifeguard Training

All courses are canceled until further notice.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

In this lifeguard certification course, participants will learn to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and prevent drowning and injuries.

Lifeguard Recertification
Review and demonstrate the skills needed in order to obtain American Red Cross lifeguard recertification.

lifeguard at the UNH outdoor pool

Masters Swim

Canceled until further notice.

United States Masters Swimming is a national organization that provides organized workouts, competitions, clinics and workshops for adults aged 18 and over. Programs are open to all adult swimmers (fitness, triathlete, competitive, non-competitive) who are dedicated to improving their fitness through swimming.

Masters swim drop-in passes are only good for scheduled masters swim times.

student swimming

Women-Only Swim

Canceled until further notice.

During this open swim time for individuals who identify as women, the pool is overseen by female Campus Recreation staff. No registration necessary. Non-members are welcome to participate by paying the daily fee in cash.

women swimming in the swasey indoor pool