1. Parks and Recreation
  2. Parks and Recreation Programs
  3. Aquatics

Samford Pool

465 Wrights Mill Road

  1. Email: [email protected]
  2. Phone: (334) 501-2930
  3. Hours:  Varies

Sarah Cook


  1. Phone: (334) 501-2948
  2. Email: [email protected]

Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Classes

Have you ever considered becoming a lifeguard? Samford Pool is currently accepting applications for lifeguards, but you must be either Red Cross Lifeguard certified or enrolled in and pass a Red Cross Lifeguard Certification course. Mark your calendar and join Auburn Parks and Recreation for any of these below-listed Red Cross classes to either renew your certification or receive it for the first time so that you can apply to work at Samford Pool or another pool. Participants must be 15 years of age and will be expected to pass a pre-course swim test on the first day of class in order to continue with the course. Test requirements include:

• Swim 300 continuous yards –100 yards of freestyle/front crawl, 100 yards of breastroke, and an additional 100 yards of any combination of freestyle/front crawl or breastroke

• Tread water for 2 minutes using only your legs

• Swim 20 yards of either freestyle or breastroke, retrieve a 10-pound object from 7 – 10 feet of water, and return 20 yards while holding it above water with both hands and keeping your head above water

Course fees include an electronic training manual, pool rental fees and necessary equipment. Participants must attend all class sessions and should provide their own swim suit, change of clothes, goggles (for swim test only), pen and paper. Participants may view their training manuals on e-Readers or tablets during class – no laptops or cell phones. Lifeguard notes will be distributed and should be brought to EVERY class unless otherwise instructed. Registration for all classes must be done at the Harris Center beginning on May 1st, 2020.

Red Cross Lifeguard Certification – Re - certification/Review #1

  • 5/17 • 8 a.m. – Noon • $135 • Samford Pool

Red Cross Lifeguard Certification – Re - certification/Review #2

  • 5/18 • 1 – 5 p.m. • $135 • Samford Pool

Red Cross Lifeguard Certification – First Time • $170

  • 5/14 – 15 • 4 - 8 p.m. • Frank Brown
  • 5/16 • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Samford Pool
  • 5/17 •  1 – 5 p.m. • Samford Pool

Scuba Diving

Learn to enjoy the other two-thirds of our planet! Enjoy the action-packed sport of scuba diving. Classes are taught through Adventure Sports. Equipment (air tanks, regulators, buoyancy compensator - B.C.'s, air fills) is provided through Adventure Sports. Students must provide personal gear for class: masks, fins, weight belt and textbook packet. All items are available at Adventure Sports. Please note: there will be NO CLASS the week of July 7. Participants must be age 12 or older. For more information, please contact Adventure Sports at (334) 887-8005 or [email protected] $275/participant (includes online textbooks). Payable to Adventure Sports on first class day. (Open water certification dives to Florida are extra.) For more information pleas contact Adventure Sports ([email protected])

Age(s): 12+

Date(s):  6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/14

Time(s): 6 – 9 p.m.

Auburn Diving and Learn to Dive

Auburn University Head Diving Coach and 2004 USA Olympic Diving Coach Jeff Shaffer is offering beginner through advanced diving lessons. Diving classes will be offered monthly for children age 7 and older. The diving classes will introduce pre-competitive diving skills. Individuals with gymnastics, trampoline and/or tumbling experience are encouraged to participate. For further information please contact Jeff Shaffer at (334) 887-2818. This program offers structured lessons and skill progressions for Pre competitive diving skills. Students should be prepared to jump, flip, flop, and fly. All participants must register with the Amateur Athletic Union ($14 for one year membership). To register with the AAU, visit Auburn Diving Club Code #WYA48B $70/session/student. Payable to INST on first class day.

Beginner Class: Session I

MW • 6/1 – 6/10 • 11 a.m. – Noon

TR • 6/2 – 6/11 • 11 a.m. - Noon

Contact: Jeff Shaffer • (334) 887 – 2818[email protected]

Beginner Class: Session II

MW • 7/6 – 7/15 • 11 a.m. – Noon

TR •  7/7 – 7/16 • 11 a.m. - Noon

Contact: Jeff Shaffer • (334) 887 – 2818[email protected]