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Below are a variety of programs offered by the Bowling Green State University Aquatics Program for swimming activities that fit specific needs.

Not a great swimmer? No worries. BGSU Aquatic Program offers a variety of courses to help enhance your swimming abilities. Already know how to swim? Why not take a semester and receive a lifeguard certification? Or, sweat it out in the water with a fitness class.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Course

PEG 2780 is a course to certify students as American Red Cross lifeguards. The class meets twice per week for 50 minutes. Included in this class are Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR, and AED certifications.

Water Aerobics

PEG 2580 is a water aerobics class for individuals looking for exercise in the water with a social aspect.


PEG 2800-2820 is a swimming instruction course for all levels of skill.

BGSU Swimming and Diving Team
Matt Ense, Head Women's Swimming and Diving Coach | 419.372.2060

Bowling Green Swim Club

WET (Water Exercise Training), also known as Senior Swim, is a therapeutic aquatics program designed for seniors. WET has a positive effect on cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and joint flexibility, and is set in a social atmosphere. A Student Recreation Center MEMBERSHIP and a class fee are required for participation.

Fall 2016 Instructor-Led Classes
  • September 6 - December 9 (14 weeks)
  • Monday - Thursday: 7:30 - 8:30 AM
  • Student Recreation Center: Andrews Pool
The following are needed to fully participate in the WET program:
  • Student Recreation Center Membership
  • Parking Pass
  • $20 fee for 14-week WET program
  • Completed participant form and physician consent form
Register in-person at the Student Recreation Center or online at

For More Information

Karyn Smith, Health Educator – Wellness Connection | 419.372.9309