100 Mile Swim Club
Think you can swim from ETSU to Knoxville?  It's 100 miles and if you do, you'll become a part of the 100 mile club and get a t-shirt you can show off to friends and family!
How do you sign up?  It's easy, next time you're swimming laps at the CPA pool, go over to the 100 mile bulletin board and fill out a blank laps form.  From there, all you'll need to do is write down the date and the number of laps you swam; we'll do the math for you and keep track of how many miles you've swam.
For more information on the 100 mile swim club, click here.
Open Swim
Open to all BCPA members who would like to come and enjoy the pool. We offer both lap swim and recreational swim. Campus Rec. programs have priority over pool space during open swim hours.
Family Swim
A recreational swim time where ETSU families can come and enjoy the pool and meet and interact with other ETSU families. (A family member must present ID at Member Service desk).
Paddle Sports Session
Opportunity to learn and experience kayaking and other paddle sports on flat water. We will start sessions back again this Spring in February. Sessions will take place 7:30 to 9pm and meet every Monday and Wednesday during the Spring semester. There will be no sessions on Mondays between February 8th and March 14th, due to Water Polo.
Lifeguard Class
Become a lifeguard and learn how to save lives in the water.  The class is through the American Red Cross and is offered twice a semester. The class is open to both ETSU affiliated personnel and community members. 

Next Lifeguard Certification: 

    • Next Class: Feb. 20, 21 & 27th, 2016 
      (Saturdays 9am-6pm, Sunday 1-8pm)
    • Registration is now open. Click here for a registration form! 
    • More Lifeguard Certification classes available in April and May with dates to be announced soon.
    • Cost:
      • ETSU: $120
      • Non-ETSU: $150

Next Lifeguard Re-Certification:

    • Next Class: April 2nd and 9th, 2016 (9am-4pm)
    • Cost:
      • ETSU: $65
      • Non-ETSU: $80

*Must currently hold a lifeguard certification or the certification expires in the month the class is held.

If you have any questions, please contact Jonathan Sasser at: 

Beginner Kayak Class

Whether you are a first-timer or refreshing your skills, this class is perfect for learning how to maneuver a kayak in the water. It includes 5 lessons in the CPA pool and a kayaking river trip on a Saturday in April.

  • Class Dates & Times:
    • March 24th - April 21st, Thursdays only, from 7:00-8:30pm
    • Cost:
      • ETSU: $50
      • Non-ETSU: $65
Swim Lessons
The ETSU Campus Recreation Swim Lesson Program varies in ages from students and staff to children from the ages of 6 months - 12 years old. We offer Group Lessons for ages 3 - 12. We also offer a Water Babies Class for ages 6 months to 32 months old.  We also offer private lessons for all ages, with morning, noon, evening and weekend times available for private instruction. All instructors are trained through the BCPA based on American Red Cross Swim Level Skills. 
Private lessons are open to only ETSU students, staff, and faculty. Group Lessons are open to everyone.
  • Group Lessons: For ages 3-12 years old.
    • Next Session: 
      • Weekday Classes:
      • February 1st or 2nd  – February 24th or 25th
      • Saturday Classes: (4 Lessons only)
      • February 6th - February 27th
    • Registration: January 19th - January 30th 
    • Cost:
      • ETSU Student: $40
      • ETSU Faculty/Staff: $50
      • Non-ETSU: $75
  • Water Baby Classes: For age 6 months - 32 months old.
    • Next Session: Classes will start the week of February 1 st – Dates will be announced shortly
    • Registration: January 19th - January 30th
    • Cost:
      • ETSU Student: $40
      • ETSU Faculty/Staff: $50
      • Non-ETSU: $75

*ETSU Affiliated: ETSU student, staff, or faculty & Little Buccanneers; Child Study Center; University School


Private lessons are open to only ETSU students, staff, and faculty.

  • Private Lessons:  Private lessons consist of 6 thirty minute lessons.  They are held during open swim times.  Dates and times are determined by availability of participants and our instructors.

If you have any questions, please email, Jonathan Sasser at  .

What is Water Babies?

  •  Water Babies is a swim class for children from the ages of 6 months to 32 months old. It is a chance for parents and their child to bond and explore the water together. The class will consist of various exercises and learning opportunities for both the parents and their child. We will explore the water and how to feel comfortable in it. We'll also learn how to move our arms and legs in the water and how to get our faces wet! Each child will need to have an adult in the water with them at all times.   The class will consist of 8 twenty minute lessons over a four week span.




Spring Semester Hours

Pool Hours
Monday - Friday

Monday - Thursday




    Family Swim

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