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Wellness Center Member swimming laps


The Wellness Center offers open swimming, aquatic programs, and lessons at various times throughout the year. Patrons are welcome for open swimming and lap swimming each day. Specialized activities are also offered through specialized programs, youth  programs, group fitness, and intramural sports.


Swim & Stay Fit

Ongoing incentive swim program. Students and members sign up to participate in the program in the pool area. Swimmers log laps each time they swim. Every time a participant reaches an incentive level, a prize is awarded. Participants can chose from a variety of prices.

Water Aerobics

A cardiovascular workout with the added bonus of moving in water. A great calorie burning workout without high impact on joints. See the Group Fitness Schedule for class times.


Swim Lessons

The South Dakota State University Wellness Center offers swim lessons for individuals of all ages and swimming abilities. Private swim lessons are designed specifically for the participant to achieve his or her swimming goals. Whether you're just getting familiar with the water or looking to improve you stroke, our instructors will create a fun and comfortable environment for you. All private swimming lessons are 30 minute sessions with an experienced swim instructor either working in an individual or buddy setting.

Individual Lessons

Individual lessons are 1-on-1 swim instruction with developed plans to meet the participant's swim goals. Participants will gain confidence in the water, improve their skills, and enhance their techniques. Our instructors are experienced in working with individuals of all ages and a variety of experience levels.

Number of Sessions            Cost for Students              Cost for Members

3 Sessions                                      $30                                      $50

6 Sessions                                      $55                                      $75

9 Sessions                                      $75                                      $95

12 Sessions                                    $90                                      $110


Buddy Lessons

Buddy lessons are a great way to save money and to have fun learning with a friend. Try to choose a buddy with similar swimming abilities, which allows the instructor to create lessons that maximize benefits for both participants.

Number of Sessions             Cost for Students                Cost for Members

3 Sessions                                      $20 each                              $40 each

6 Sessions                                      $40 each                              $60 each

9 Sessions                                      $55 each                              $75 each

12 Sessions                                    $65 each                              $85 each


To register for swim lessons fill out our Registration Form.