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 November 2022 is Petra Cooper. 

Petra has worked at RecWell since 2021, and graduates in the spring. Petra says of working at RecWell, "I love the people here and the environment we've created with each other." In her free time, she likes to draw and watch anime. One of her goals for this year is to "finish my final animation and graduate in the spring!"

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.