student jumping into pool

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. 

Youth Learn to Swim

Swim lessons are available for children ages 3 and up. Private swim lessons are available for 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

The Aquatics department is also rebuilding the Swim instructor staff and is currently hiring, onboarding, and training swim instructors. Interested in applying? Please submit an application via the CREC Employment Page.

child in pool with instructor for swim lesson

Lifeguard Training

American Red Cross Blended Learning Lifeguard Certification

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


lifeguard at the UNH outdoor pool

Adult Swim Lessons

This class is designed for beginner adults who want to be more comfortable in water. Lessons will focus on the basics of water acclimation skills such as bubbles, floating, gliding, the 4 basics competitive strokes, entries, and personal development of skills.

Adult using paddleboard in pool.