American Red Cross Course Offerings

Instruction is offered throughout the year for Aquatic Certifications. Minimum of 3 persons per class. There is a fee for the instruction. For more information‚ please visit the Aquatic Certification Offering web page.


  • Diving Instruction Call (859) 285–7693 not available at this time
  • Swim Lessons offered by Campus Recreation student instructors. Please note private lessons require specific protocals during our social distancing requirements. Please call 859-257-7940.  Instructors are limited during UK 4 Week and 8 Week sessions.  Please go to our swim lesson page for more information.

Recreation Swim

The Campus Recreation Department provides recreation swim hours for UK students‚ faculty‚ retirees, staff‚  and spouses and children of those UK affiliates.  Children must be 48 inches in height and accompanied in the water to use the facility during recreation swim. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by their parents when lap swimming.  If you are a UK retiree or spouse of a UK employee or student, please call 859-257-7940 and we can provide service to assist you with a membership.

Wildcat Masters Swim Team

This year round program‚ affiliated with the US Masters‚ is a swim team for adults 18 years and older. Swimmers of all abilities participate‚ some for competition and the majority for fitness and fun. Several opportunities are offered each week to train on your own.  Members can reserve a lane using their login&password and clicking on the Sunday only Masters Reservation and the Recreation Swim reservations.  Masters members can use both options for training times. Exclusively, Sundays are reserved for the entire team to practice together at Lancaster. Clarification - there is one Sunday coached-observed practice for the entire team membership.In addition to Sunday team practice, Wildcat Masters members are eligible to train during UK Recreation Lap Swim hours, please use this link to view our Recreation Swim hours.

Wildcat Masters Application form

Wildcat Masters Payment Policy

Wildcat Masters Return to LAC Policies

Physical Education Classes

The KHP Department of the University of Kentucky offers Aquatic classes in beginning swimming‚ intermediate swimming‚ aerobics‚ scuba‚ and water safety instructor for regularUK students.

Other Programs

The Lancaster Aquatic Center is also home to the UK Varsity Swimming and Diving teams