Stephen F. Austin State University



Campus Recreation's Aquatics program offers recreation for individuals of all ages to enjoy. Our outdoor aquatic facility features a 270 ft. lazy river, large capacity spa, a diving well, lap lanes, and an open recreation area for everyone to enjoy. The Aquatics Program houses group and private swim lessons, certification classes, and recreational events.

We also will be utilizing the indoor pool in the HPE building for various programs. The HPE facility houses 1 meter and 3 meter diving boards and 6 lap lanes.

Learn-To-Swim Group Lessons

Let us teach your children to be safe in, on and around the water. We offer an American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim program for individuals of all ages and abilities designed to focus on progressive aquatic skill development for participants to become safer and better swimmers.

The cost for group swim is $45 for Rec members and $55 for non-members. This fee is non-refundable. Fee does not include parking permit.

Please visit the Administrative Office located in the lobby of the Student Recreation Center to register. Classes may fill quickly, so please sign up early or join the waiting list for the next available slot.

Online Registration Form

Please review our Group Swim Policies prior to registering.

Class Dates and Times

Learn to Swim

Private Swim Lessons

Private and semi-private lessons are offered to children and adults of all skill levels, including those with no swimming experience. Receive one-on-one instruction with a Water Safety Instructor based on your personal goals. Any client who is under the age of 16 must perform their lessons during family hours and have a parent or guardian with them during the swim lessons.

Registration & Cost

Please visit the Administrative Office located in the lobby of the Student Recreation Center to register.

Online Registration Form

Rec Members Non-Members

6 Lessons = $80
12 Lessons = $140
18 Lessons = $200

6 Lessons = $110
12 Lessons = $200
18 Lessons = $290

Please review our Private Swim Policies prior to registering.


If a participant wishes to renew their swim lessons, they must place their name on the waiting list to allow for other clients to enter the program. Participants must come to the Rec Administration Office to renew. The Aquatics Staff will contact you to schedule your lessons. Payments for lessons are required after the lessons have been scheduled.


Swim Lessons maybe canceled by the Aquatics staff for proper water chemistry balance or inclement weather. If the Aquatics staff must cancel a lesson, we will host a makeup lesson at no additional charge. If the client must reschedule a lesson, we ask for 24 hours notice for all cancellations. If a participant does not give 24 hours notice of a cancellation, their lesson cost is non-refundable.

1817 Wilson Drive • Nacogdoches, Texas 75962 • Phone: 936.468.3507 • Fax: 936.468.7052