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Delaware State University
Wellness & Recreation
1200 N. Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE 19904
302-857-7785 Phone
302-857-6080 Fax



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Offered Programs Program Description Info/Schedule

Enjoy the benefits of a low-impact workout while socializing with friends. Using water resistance, you will enhance your flexibility, muscle balance and cardiovascular fitness to develop a healthier you.

Cost:  Members/Students - FREE     Non-members - $71/session

Spring Schedule

Aqua Jam captivates the fun of dance through rhythm and music in the water. The fusion of aquatic fitness with dance-based choreography will allow you to enjoy dance without the boundaries of geography and gravity, limited only by the possibilities of the human form.

Cost: Members/Students-FREE    

Non-members- $71/session

Spring Schedule

Similar to traditional Zumba, aqua Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International music - dance themes that create a dynamic and exciting workout. Using the natural resistance of the water you can enhance the effectiveness of this fitness system. The routines feature aerobic/ fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Enjoy the great affects of aquatic exercise mixed with all of the excitement of Zumba.

Spring Schedule

This is an initiative based learn to swim program emphasizing stroke development and refinement. Personalized coaching from the aquatics staff will give you the tips necessary to improve your skills.

Cost: Members/Student- FREE


In this Lifeguard Training course, you will learn about the duties and responsibilities of a lifeguard and how to carry them out in a   professional manner. Successful completion of the course requires participation in classroom and skill sessions, as well as successful performance in skill and knowledge evaluations. 

Cost: Members/Students- $225 

Non-members- $275

Lifeguard Training

In these American Red Cross classes you will learn how to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies, including cardiac arrest and choking for adult, child and infant victims. Participants also learn to recognize the warning signs of heart attack and stroke in adults and breathing difficulties in children.


Non-members - $45


Join the Miles Club! Its a great way to stay motivated with your workout.  Simply keep track of the laps you swim during each workout and hand it in to the Aquatics Manager upon completion of swimming 25,50,75 & 100 miles. Tracking sheets are maintained in a binder in the Lifeguard office for easy access. It's that simple.

Miles Club

The Wellness and Recreation center is pleased to offer swim lessons to the local community through Kent County Parks and Recreation. Our program offers lessons for kids ranging from the parent-child class up to the age of 14.  All group lessons are a half hour and meet once a week for five weeks. You can register for the lessons at the Wellness and Recreation Center or by visiting the County website

Cost: $71

Swimming Lessons
We are happy to offer private and semi-private lessons to the families of Faculty, Staff, WRC members, non-members as well as DSU students. In each session you will receive 5, half-hour lessons. These lessons feature flexible scheduling and more individualized instruction. Requires registration. Limit 3 individuals in a Semi-private lesson.

Private Cost:

  • DSU Students - FREE
  • DSU Faculty/Staff/Alumni- $95
  • Member - $110
  • Non-Member - $125

Semi-Private Cost:

  • DSU Students - FREE
  • DSU Faculty/Staff/Alumni- $70
  • Member - $85
  • Non-Member - $100
Private Swim Lessons




Jonathan Stewart
Aquatics Manager
302-857-7727 PH

Matthew Fillman
302-857-7602 PH

Jake Willoughby
302-857-7602 PH

Tyler O’Neal
302-857-7602 PH