Campus Recreation: Aquatics

Participation Benefits

  • Low-impact exercise provides a full-body workout
  • Improves mental health and sleep by alleviating stress and anxiety
  • Strengthens coordination, balance, and posture
  • Builds overall strength
  • Increases circulation and reduces the risk of heart disease and other chronic conditions
  • Safe for people with injuries, asthma, and other conditions

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Aquatics: Big Easy Links

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A student during a log rolling competition at the Campus Recreation pool.

Campus Recreation : Aquatic Events

Get in the Pool

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Drop-In Swimming

Drop-in swimming

Include swimming in your active routine by enjoying a zero-depth entry into a heated leisure pool with three lap lanes, a flowing river, and play features.

No better way to relieve some stress than by relaxing in the two-tier spa.

Campus Rec life guard by the pool.
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Campus Recreation: Private Learn to Swim

Learn to Swim

Does your child need to learn how to swim? Do they need to brush up on their swim skills? Do they want to learn different swim strokes?

We have them covered with our no experience necessary, any age, and any skill swim lesson program taught by certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors.

Good to know info and before you arrive

  • Register and pay at the MRC front desk.
  • Swimmers must be potty trained.
  • Participants should check in 15 minutes before the start of each session on the pool deck.
  • All lessons are held at the MRC Pool.
  • If there is inclement weather in the area or our staff deems conditions unsafe, the outdoor facilities close, and lessons are canceled. Lessons do not get rescheduled and we encourage you to call ahead.
  • A swimsuit is required to participate in all swim lessons. Review the swim attire guidelines before arriving.
Kid Swim Lessons

Private Lessons Costs (One Swimmer)

  • Current Campus Rec Member: $130 for 6 lessons (30-minute lessons)
  • Non-Campus Rec Member: $150 for 6 lessons (30-minute lessons)


  • Summer: June 6 – August 12
    • Registration opens May 30
    • Registration closes on August 1
  • Fall: September 5 – October 14
    • Registration opens on August 29
    • Registration closes September 26

Based on instructor availability, you will be assigned an instructor who will work to arrange a schedule based on their and your availability.

Group Lessons Costs

  • Consist of eight, 30-minute lessons, Monday-Thursday for 2-weeks
  • Current Campus Rec Member: $65 per session
  • Non-Campus Rec Member: $75 per session


  • Session 1: June 6 – 16
    • Registration opens – May 23
    • Registration closes – June 1
  • Session 2: June 20 – 30
    • Registration opens – June 6
    • Registration closes – June 15
  • Session 3: July 11 – 21
    • Registration opens – June 27
    • Registration closes – July 6
  • Session 4: July 25 – August 4
    • Registration opens – July 11
    • Registration closes – July 20
  • 5:30 – 6:00pm
    • Parent and child: 6 months – 3 years
      • Familiarizing children with water. Games, songs, and activities to keep children engaged. Safety information and teaching techniques for parents.
    • Preschool: 4-5 years
      • Blowing bubbles, opening eyes underwater, fully submerging, floating on front and back, and creating arm and leg movement.
    • Level 1: Introduction to water skills
      • Floating on back, kicking and making arm movements on front and back, and submerging body.
  • 6:15 – 6:45pm
    • Level 2: Fundamentals of Aquatic Skills
      • Rotary breathing, float techniques, improving kicks and arm movements, and combining kick and arm movements.
    • Level 3: Stroke Development
      • Improving treading and stroke development for freestyle, breaststroke, and backstroke.
    • Level 4: Stroke Improvement
      • Improving proficiency in strokes.
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Aquatics: Meet the trainers

Meet the AquaticS Team

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CampusRecreation: Start your Journey


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Campus Recreation Contact Us

Contact Us

  • 2600 W. Neal St.
  • Commerce, TX 75428
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