U.S. Open & Junior Nationals
The University of Minnesota RecWell will be hosting the U.S. Open swim meet on August 2-6. Additionally, the Junior Nationals swim meet will be hosted at the RecWell on August 8-12. Due to these events, pool hours will change - be sure to check the pool schedule for up-to-date information regarding altered schedules.
The RecWell Aquatics program is looking for qualified applicants for the position of Aquatics Lifeguard. Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: Duties/Responsibilities Work alone or paired with other lifeguards in an aquatic environment. Enforce all pool rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean swimming environment. Prevent injuries, eliminate hazards and activate Emergency Action Plans and render emergency care within the scope of your training. Attend in-services, meetings, safety week and monitor the online sub board and subbing for special event shifts. Maintain a level of personal fitness to perform all duties associated with being a lifeguard. Manage traffic at pool entrances during aquatics events and during normal pool hours. Perform any additional duties as assigned by Head lifeguards, Aquatic Program Manager, Aquatic Event Manager, and Aquatic Director. Required/Preferred Qualifications Certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR-PR, AED and First Aid. Ability to work days, nights, weekends, and some early mornings (depending upon school schedule). Successfully complete pre-interview skills test and interview. Ability to lift and move bleachers. Apply Today Applications are now being accepted! APPLY ONLINE
The University Aquatic Center features a 50-meter competition pool and adjacent diving well, both of which are accessed by athletes and recreational swimmers alike. Other aquatic facilities managed by Rec Sports are the St. Paul Gymnasium Pool and the Cooke Hall Pools. These four aquatic facilities serve the entire University of Minnesota community through their high quality events, programming, and open recreational opportunities.
Public Lap Swim
Public lap swim is for any person who does not possess a membership into Recreation & Wellness. St. Paul Gym does not offer public swim times.
Cost: $10 per person per visit paid to Member Services at the front entrance of Recreation & Wellness
Times: Monday – Thursday 6pm – 8pm* & Sundays 12pm – 4pm*
*Week day/end events may cancel public lap swim. Please confirm swim times before use through the google calendars on the www.recwell.umn.edu homepage
Student and Member Lap Swim
Student & Member lap swim is offered daily on both the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses. Lap swim schedules may be found through the google calendars on the www.recwell.umn.edu homepage
Learn to Swim
The Learn to Swim program focuses on water safety and fun for all ages. Participants learn a solid foundation of swimming skills and build upon them throughout the program.