FSU Aquatics offers Campus Recreation patrons a variety of water-based programs and classes. In addition to providing a 16-lane indoor lap pool for recreational swimming along with spa, sauna, and steam rooms, FSU Aquatics also teaches American Red Cross First Aid, CPR/AED, Lifeguard, and Water Safety Instructor. Our certified instructors teach beginner and intermediate swim classes for adults and youth.

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Registration for our youth summer swim lessons is now open. Click here to find out more!

The Aquatics Department will not offer private swim lessons from May 2019 through August 2019. We have an extensive group swim lesson program we would love you to be a part of.

Upcoming Aquatics Events

Aquatics has much more than just a place to swim. Join our special events to test your skills in fun pool games and activities. Reserve your spot in advance in the FSU REC app or simply drop-in and join a game on the day of the event.

Log Rolling

Strengthen your core, test your balance, and enjoy the pool with log rolling.  Try it out in the Leach Pool.  Our staff will be there to help you get rolling! Reserve your spot in advance in the FSU Rec app or simply drop by and give it a try....


Students will learn the basics of sailing including boat handling, sail theory, and safety protocols. The course teaches basic knots and procedures for rigging sun-fish type sailboats. The course lasts approximately four to five hours and begins with classroom instruction, culminating with several hours of on the water instruction....

View More Drop-In Events   Download the FSU Rec App

Swim Lessons

Want to learn to swim or improve your skills?  Aquatics has swim lessons for kids and adults.  View our upcoming sessions below.

This American Red Cross sponsored course certifies participants in Lifeguarding, CPR, AED, and First Aid. Participants must be at least 15 years of age and be able to pass the prerequisite swimming skills during the first session of the course. Prerequisites include: 300 yard swim, 2 min tread without...

Registration for our youth summer swim lessons will open in waves starting on April 8th  at 10 am online via Rec Connect and in-person at the Guest Services Desk located at the front entrance of the Leach Recreation Center.   We understand your fear and apprehension around water is...

View More Upcoming Sessions  Swim Lesson Information

Certification Courses

Learn the lifesaving skills of CPR, First Aid, and AED use.  Or, become a certified lifeguard.  View our upcoming American Red Cross courses, offered at the Leach Center for FSU students and non-students.

View More Upcoming Courses  Health & Safety Course Information


Have questions about how to get registered in an Aquatics program?  Or, just want more information about the Leach Center pool and spa areas?  Call the Aquatics Office at 850.644.0556 during Leach Center operating hours or 850.644.4531, Mondays through Fridays, 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.  You can also send us an email or visit our staff on the pool deck at the Leach Center.