Program Offerings

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
  • Due to limited number of instructors, we are not accepting new applicants for Swim Lessons. Please note private lessons require specific protocals during our social distancing requirements. Please call 859-257-7940.  When we reopen our program, we are admitting UK students and employees (and their dependents) at this time.  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.


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