The updated Wall Aquatic Center is in one of the newest buildings on campus, the Tennis and Aquatics Center. It opened to students on February 20th, 2016 and has hosted many exciting events since!
Campus Recreation employs about 64 students each year to teach various classes and sessions at the aquatic center. Students teach campus and community members how to swim , paddle board, do Aqua Zumba, and log roll like Louie!, PE classes like Intro to Dive also take place at the Aquatic Center.
If you have any life-guarding experience, you can become a lifeguard at the WAC, and they will help you get cross certified with the Red Cross. Even if you stay dry working the front desk, the aquatic center will provide you with certification classes in First Aid and CPR. Campus Rec also holds monthly review classes to help refresh your knowledge of CPR and First Aid. Don’t forget to add those awesome lifesaving skills to your resume! Would you like to join the team at the Aquatic Center? Be sure to apply online!
Maybe you just want to use the WAC resources, rather than finding a job? Open swim is available Monday through Friday! Be sure to check out the Campus Rec webpage for summer current hours. During open swim there are lap lanes and medium and low diving boards available as long as there are no classes using them. Aqua jogger belts, dumbbells and weights are available as well for workouts during open swim. Some signature events that the Aquatics department hosts in conjunction with Campus Recreation include Splash n’ Dash every April (which includes a 500 yard swim and a 5k run), and Tough Louie, which is scheduled for this September 10th! The Aquatics center will also be hosting several of Sun Entertainment’s Dive-in Movie nights this semester!
The Wall Aquatic Center hosts NCAA Diving competitions including Olympic level athlete, and international teams come to train with us regularly, including the Japan National Team, and more than one Olympic. If you are interested in checking out any of the upcoming international teams at the WAC be sure to follow Hypo 2 on Facebook! Register for the right PES class this semester and you could be swimming right next to an Olympian!