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Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

Youth and Adult swim lessons are offered throughout the year for swimmers ages 3 and up. Group swim lessons are for active members only. UNC Wellness Centers swim lessons emphasize water safety and skill and stroke development. Beginning swimmers are introduced to basic stroke movement and learn how to be more comfortable in the water. More advanced swimmers are instructed in stroke technique, endurance, and safety skills. UNC swim lessons have a low child-to-instructor ratio to ensure plenty of time in the water.

June 2022 sessions
Registration for June 2022- Thursday, 5/26
Monday/Wednesday 6/6-6/29, make-ups Thursday 6/30
Saturday 6/4-6/25
Sunday 6/5-6/26

You must use your online member account to enroll.  We recommend logging into your member account to make sure participants are listed on the account prior to registration. If you have any questions, please refer to our Registration Guide.

We require all participants to be pre-qualified for their swim level prior to registration.  To pre-qualify you must have 1) completed group swim lessons in Fall 2021 OR 2) had a swim assessment in December 2021 or after.  To register for a complimentary swim assessment, please contact the Front Desk at 919-957-5900.  Dates and additional information can be found under the Swim Assessments dropdown.

Swim Lessons Cost:

Monday/Wednesday sessions: $115.00 for 4 weeks (8 lessons)
Saturday sessions: $55.00 for 4 weeks (4 lessons)
Sunday sessions: $55.00 for 4 weeks (4 lessons)

We require all participants to be pre-qualified for their swim level prior to registration.  To pre-qualify you must have 1) completed group swim lessons in Fall 2021 OR 2) had a swim assessment in December 2021 or after.  Swim assessments will ensure your child is placed at the appropriate level.   We do not issue credits or guarantee a spot in another group if your child is placed incorrectly.

Swim assessments are provided at no additional charge.  

 Assessments for July session

  • Dates coming soon

Please register by calling the front desk at 919-957-5900. Assessments are offered every 15 minutes and last approximately 10-minutes.

Schedule: Monday/ Wednesday classes are 2 times a week. Saturday and Sunday classes meet once a week.  Sessions last 4 weeks.

Arrive early: Allow at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the class to ensure you have adequate time to park, check-in, and assist your child in his/her swim attire.

Late Arrival: If you are late or not ready when the instructor calls for your child, the instructor will only be able to swim the child for the remainder of the allotted lesson time.

Child Location/First Day: Your lane assignment is indicated on our website. A lesson liaison will be onsite to direct you to the appropriate spot to wait for your instructor.

Pool Closure/Lesson Interruption /Makeups: In the event of a thunderstorm or facility emergency, the pool closes for your safety and everyone must evacuate the pool area.  If your child misses a class we cannot prorate or credit missed classes for any reason.  Each group is allowed 1 makeup for pool closure by the UNC Wellness Centers due to safety reasons.  For immediate information regarding pool closures, call the UNC Wellness Centers Front Desk.

Ratios: Beginner/Intermediate level classes are set at a 4:1 swimmer/instructor ratio.  Parent-Tot/Advanced/Adult classes are a 6:1 swimmer/instructor ratio. 

Instructors: Instructors will be assigned at the conclusion of the registration

Changes/Cancellations: Due to the limited availability, we do not make changes once you have purchased a specific level. No refunds will be given once you have purchased a session.

Refunds: Due to the limited availability and specific operational costs, no refunds, no credits, no transfers and no make-ups are issued for illnesses, vacations, schedule conflicts, etc.  This allows us to maintain our small student teacher ratios and keep member program costs down.

Restroom/Locker rooms: Please make sure your child uses the restroom and showers off before his/her lesson.  We have just two family changing rooms. Please be considerate and restrict the amount of time you spend so that others may use the space as well.

What to wear/bring: We require all children under 3 years old and any children who are not completely potty trained to wear a reusable swim diaper. This diaper must be snug fitting and non-disposable.  Swim caps are optional but long hair can get in your eyes so you will want to pull it back.  Goggles for intermediate and advanced levels are strongly encouraged.  Please bring your own lock to use the lockers on the pool deck.

Parent/Guardian Reminder: The most important role of a parent or guardian during swimming lessons is to be positive and patient with your swimmer’s success. There is no set pace for your child’s swimming improvement.  To maintain quality class management, parents are required to sit and observe lessons from the designated seating areas located near their child’s lane.

-What is the Learn to Swim program?

The Learn to Swim program encourages our members to learn to swim safely.  Our goal is that our participants will learn to swim and be able to enjoy all aspects of our Wellness Centers on their own once they can independently participate in all activities, including the aquatics area. 

-Will you still be offering private swim lessons?

  No, we will no longer be offering private or semi-private swim lessons.

-Do you have to be a member to participate?

Yes, only active members can participate in our group swim program.  Please contact the Front Desk at 919-957-5900 if you need to change your membership status.

-Do I have to have a Swim Assessment to participate?  What is a Swim Assessment?

We require all participants to be pre-qualified for their swim level prior to registration.  To pre-qualify you must have 1) completed group swim lessons in Fall 2021 or after OR 2) had a swim assessment in December 2021 or after.  Swim assessments are complimentary, take about 10 minutes and will ensure your child is placed at the appropriate level.  

-What days will group lessons be offered?

Group lessons will be offered on Monday and Wednesday evenings for 4 weeks for a total of 8 lessons per session.  We will also offer condensed group lessons on Saturday mornings or Sunday mornings for 4 weeks for a total of 4 lessons per session. 

When will the classes be visible in the online member portal?

The classes will be visible in the online member portal on the day and time registration opens for each session. For more information on registration view the registration guide. 

-Can I enroll in weekday and weekend lessons? 

To accommodate as many members as possible, we ask that your participant is enrolled in one set of lessons per session i.e.: either Monday/Wednesday OR Saturday OR Sunday lessons.  Participants enrolled in multiple lessons will be asked to choose which set is their preference and their registration will be canceled for the other one.  Please remember, we do not offer credits or refunds for lessons enrolled in incorrectly. 

-I can’t commit to two weekend days.  How can I take advantage of the new times?

Weekend lessons will be offered once a weekend for the 4-week session.  Swimmers will register for one weekend day on either Saturday mornings OR Sunday mornings, not both.  

-If my child is enrolled on weekends and only has 4 classes, does that mean they won’t progress as quickly?

Weekend sessions will still focus on ALL skill sets meant to be introduced in a level.  However, there will be limited time to practice during the lesson.  Members will be encouraged to bring their participants to the facility to practice the skills learned each week. 

-What is the price for weekend sessions?  Will the rate be prorated?

Eight 30-minute lessons held on Mondays and Wednesdays will be $115 for 4 weeks.  (1 session)

Four 30-minute lessons held on Saturdays OR Sundays will be $55 for 4 weeks. (1 session)

Four 1-hour lessons (Swim Technique and Conditioning only) will be $95 for 4 weeks. (1 session)

-What if our swimmer can participate on Monday and Wednesday for one session, but can only do weekends for the next?

Weekend sessions will focus on ALL skill sets meant to be introduced in a swim level.  Switching from weeknights to weekends will not change the instruction your participant is receiving.  It will limit the amount of class time that is devoted to perfecting and practicing a skill.  Weekend participants are encouraged to come into the pool to practice the skills they’ve learned each week. 

-My swimmer has graduated from the Learn to Swim program.  What can they participate in?

Our program revision will allow us to offer the more advanced levels of swim such as Stroke Refinement and Advanced Stroke refinement, as well as incorporate some new programming for varied swim levels, including Parent and Tot and 6-12 Swim Technique and Conditioning. 

-How do you handle credits, refunds, and make-ups?

Due to the limited availability and specific operational costs, no refunds, no credits, no transfers, and no make-ups are issued for illnesses, vacations, schedule conflicts, etc.  This allows us to maintain our small student-teacher ratios and keep member program costs down.