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Campus Recreation

Division of Student Life and Enrollment


Important Message

The CPA Pool is closed until further notice.
We apologize for the inconvenience.


Campus Recreation Aquatics

Member Portal

Campus Recreation now has a new member portal! Sign up for programs or request a reservation through the online platform. 

Member Portal       Programs      Reservations

Open Swim

Open to all CPA members who would like to come and enjoy the pool. We offer both lap swim and recreational swim. Campus Recreation programs have priority over pool space during open swim hours. You must swipe in before coming into the CPA to use the pool.

Family Swim

Updated Policy (revised March 14, 2019): A recreational swim time where ETSU Faculty, Staff and Students' families can enjoy the pool to meet and interact with other ETSU families. A Faculty/Staff/Student member can bring up to 5 children with one Faculty/Staff/Student active membership and must present their ETSU ID at the front desk to sign-in. A Guest Pass may be purchased with an ETSU sponsor. However, Guest Passes do not grant access to allow additional family members. One ETSU ID is required, per 5 children. Campus Recreation programs have priority over pool space during family swim hours.

Swim Clinics

On select Mondays in the spring semester, we will be offering several 30-45 minute swim clinics which will focus on freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, kicking and diving. These clinics are designed to teach basics and assist with form while maintaining an inclusive learning environment. Participants must be able to swim 50 yards consistently (down and back) and must be 16 years of age. Swim clinics are free to students and $5 for faculty/staff. Swim clinics are currently postponed. 

Pool Reservations

To reserve the pool for private events or organized groups, please contact Savanna Moeller via email . Staffing costs are calculated based on the total number of attendees. Rental fees will be determined by Campus Recreation staff and may require a 2 hour minimum when applicable.

Try Scuba Diving

Thanks to Smoky Mountain Divers, Campus Recreation and the Student Activities and Organizations we are able to sponsor Try Scuba Nights at the CPA. Join us again in the spring for an engaging education and experience with scuba diving! You must be registered to participate. Registration information will be sent out in the campus email. If you have any questions please email Carter Warden  or Savanna Moeller .


Parent/Child, Preschool, & Youth 
Group Swim Lessons

The ETSU Campus Recreation Swim Lesson Program varies in ages from 6 months - 12 years old by certified student employees. Group swim lessons consist of 8 thirty minute classes that occur for 4 weeks. Participants should register in specific swim levels depending on their swimming abilities. We also offer a Water Babies class for ages 6 months to 32 months. Water Babies requires a parent/guardian in the water the entire class.

Group lessons are offered to current ETSU Faculty/Staff, Students and their dependents. There is no late registration. We work on a first come, first serve basis. When classes are full, the registration will be closed for that specific group. We recommend registering in the first few days to make sure you have a spot.

Lessons may be cancelled due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances. All makeups for inclement weather will be held the Friday of the same week the class is cancelled. Refunds will not be given for inclement weather, cancelled or missed lessons. 

Through our swim lesson program, there is an opportunity for everyone at ETSU to gain the skills and knowledge to feel confident in the water.

If you have any questions, please email

Swim lessons are postponed until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.

If you have never registered for a program online with Campus Recreation OR if your child is not registered in our system, please email Savanna Moeller (, Coordinator of Operations and Aquatics, with your name, phone number, your child's name and date of birth to ease the registration process.

Water Babies Starfish and Seahorse: 6 months - 2 years
Water Babies is a swim class for children from the ages of 6 months to 32 months. 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 the parent and 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 thirty minute lessons over a four week span.
Jellyfish: 2 years & up
Basic water safety, submerged mouth, nose and eyes; front and back glide and recover to a vertical position, combined arm and leg action on front and back, perform entries into the pool, perform exits out of the pool.
Sea Turtle: 4 years & up
Retrieval of objects of the bottom of pool without help, how to glide on back and front with submerged face, treading water without assistance, wearing goggles, basic elementary kicking.
Seal: 6 years & up
Entering the pool by jumping in, safe diving rules, diving from sitting or kneeling position, elementary arm stroke techniques for freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Combining arm strokes and legs together for movement in water, breath technique when swimming, using goggles.
Dolphin: 7 years & up
Enter the water by jumping in, fully submerged and holding breath, tread water with arms and legs, standing dive, open turns on front and back, stroke technique (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) front flip turn, 25 yard swim of freestyle/backstroke and 15 of butterfly and breaststroke.

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