A swimmer holding a swim board in a pool


With Aquatic Centers in both Cary St. Gym and the MCV Campus Recreation Center, our Aquatics program is designed to help you feel safe and comfortable in the water. 

Join our amazing RecWell Aquatics team- Become a Lifeguard or Water Safety Instructor with RecWell. We offer American Red Cross Aquatic Certifications to help you get the training you need.

RecWell's Lifeguard of the Month for January is Sierra Williams

  • What is your favorite part of the job? "The people. I've made so many of my best friends here!" How long have you worked at RecWell? "I have been guarding at RecWell for a year and a half and teaching swim lessons for about six months." 
  • What do you like to do in your free time? "I like to swim, read, watch movies, and spend time with my friends." 
  • What is one of your goals for the year? "Just to do well in school and maintain a good work/life balance." 

Adult Swim Programs

Our Adult Swim Programs are designed to help adults who want to learn an array of swimming techniques.

Wide shot of the leisure pool with a group of people in the water and an instructor standing at the edge of the pool deck.

Children's Swim Lessons

We offer 4 levels of swim lesson classes for children of RecWell members as well as non-members.

Swim instructor holding a child floating on their back in the pool.

Log Rolling

Test your balance and challenge yourself to some fun by participating in one of our Log-Rolling Clinics!

Two students high-fiving on a log in the pool while two other students hold the log steady.

Private Swim Lessons

Private and Semi-Private Lessons are designed to meet the individual swimming needs of beginner to advanced swimmers. 

Swim instructor sitting on the edge of pool talking to person in the water.