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The UREC Aquatics program offers drop-in recreation and educational programs in our state-of-the-art indoor Aquatics Center which features two pools, a hydrotherapy spa and a sauna! UREC facilities are primarily for JMU students, faculty and staff (view our access policies). View our pool hours and policies.

Safety Programs

UREC is offers a variety of blended-learning (online and in-person) certification courses during the fall and spring semesters including: 

  • Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
  • CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers + First Aid
  • Lifeguarding Certification Class

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Aquatics Programs

The following programs are offered in the Aquatics Center during the fall and spring semesters:

  • Learn to Log Roll
    • Learn to Log Roll will introduce you to the basics of log rolling and give you the opportunity to practice log rolling with other beginners.
  • Swim Fitness Series
    • Join other swimmers for a fitness swim workout led by a swim instructor. All levels of swimming are welcome! In each session, you'll complete a swim workout based on your own ability with three distance options: beginner, intermediate or advanced. Our instructors will provide coaching and cues to be more efficient in the water.
  • Private Swim Lessons
  • Children's Swim Lessons

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How to Register

Registration takes place online at or at the UREC Welcome Center. For a list of current offerings, please click the "Register Now" button and click on the specific course of interest. Please direct registration issues or questions to the UREC Welcome Center (stop by or call 540-568-8734).

Please note that for Safety Certification Courses, plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early for your course. If you arrive later than the scheduled start time, you will not be permitted entry into the class and will not be eligible to receive a refund. 

Have a group that needs certification or have general questions about UREC Aquatics and Safety? Please contact the Assistant Director for Aquatics and Safety.

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