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Upcoming Health & Safety Courses:

Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED:

-Full Course:  Sat., Oct. 4

-Review Course:  Sun., Oct. 26

CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Healthcare Providers

-Full Course:  Sat., Nov. 8

-Review Course:  Sat., Nov. 22

Current Learn-to-Swim Courses:

Private Lesson Packages:

By Appointment

The pool is available for use by UNCW Faculty, Staff, and Students.

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Group Lessons
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Important Info
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Private Lessons
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Fall 2014 Hours

Indoor Pool

Day
Time
Mon. - Fri..
6:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Mon. - Thu.
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Mon. - Thu.
9 - 11 p.m.
Fri.
11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sat.
10 a.m - 8 p.m.
Sun.
1 - 9 p.m.

 

Leisure Pool and Patio Deck

Day
Time
Mon. - Fri.
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sat.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sun.
1 - 6 p.m.

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Contact Us

Phone: 962-SWIM (7946)
Email: 2swim@uncw.edu

American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program

The UNCW Department of Campus Recreation offers private swim lessons (one-on-one). All lessons are held in the UNCW Student Recreation Center Aquatics Facility.

Registration: All registrations can be completed in the Student Recreation Center Office.

Group Lessons (6 Week Session)

Not Currently Offered at this time

Level 1 – Introduction to Water Skills

Location:  Shallow Portion of SRC Pool

Purpose - To begin developing positive attitudes, good swimming habits and safe practices in and around the water for children at least 5 years of age.

Learning Objectives:

  • Enter and exit water using ladder, steps or side
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front and back glides and floats
  • Recover to vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Tread water using arm and hand actions
  • Alternating and simultaneous leg actions on front and back
  • Alternating and simultaneous arm actions on front and back
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Learn how to stay safe, including recognizing an emergency and knowing how to call for help
  • Learn how to stay safe in, on and around the water, including the use of a life jacket, recognizing lifeguards and sun safety

Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Location:  Shallow Portion of SRC Pool

Purpose - To give participants success with fundamental skills, including learning how to float without support and to recover to a vertical position.

Learning Objectives:

  • Enter and exit water by stepping or jumping from the side
  • Fully submerge and hold breath
  • Bobbing
  • Open eyes under water and retrieve submerged objects
  • Front, jellyfish and tuck floats
  • Front and back glides and floats
  • Recover to vertical position
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Change direction of travel while swimming on front or back
  • Tread water using arm and leg actions
  • Combined arm and leg actions on front and back
  • Finning arm action
  • Learn how to stay safe, including recognizing an emergency, knowing how to call for help and perform simple nonswimming assists
  • Learn how to stay safe in, on and around the water, including the use of a life jacket, recognizing lifeguards and sun safety
  • Learn to look carefully before entering the water
  • Learn what to think about and do when exhausted or caught in a dangerous situation

Level 3 – Stroke Development

Location:  Shallow and Deep Portion of SRC Pool

Purpose - To build on the skills in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice in deeper water.

Learning Objectives:

  • Enter water by jumping from the side
  • Headfirst entries from the side in sitting and kneeling positions
  • Bobbing while moving toward safety
  • Rotary breathing
  • Survival float
  • Back float
  • Change from vertical to horizontal position on front and back
  • Tread water
  • Flutter, scissor, dolphin and breaststroke kicks on front
  • Front crawl and elementary backstroke
  • Learn to look carefully before entering the water
  • Learn to perform simple nonswimming assists
  • Learn to recognize, prevent and respond to cold water emergencies

Level 4 – Stroke Improvement

Location:  Shallow/Deep Portion & 1 Lane of SRC Pool

Purpose - To develop participants’ confidence in the strokes learned in Level 3 and to improve other aquatic skills.

Learning Objectives:

  • Headfirst entries from the side in compact and stride positions
  • Swim under water
  • Feetfirst surface dive
  • Survival swimming
  • Front crawl and backstroke open turns
  • Tread water using 2 different kicks
  • Front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly
  • Flutter and dolphin kicks on back
  • Learn to look carefully before entering the water
  • Learn what to think about and do when exhausted or caught in a dangerous situation
  • Learn to perform simple nonswimming assists
  • Learn about recreational water illnesses and how to prevent them

Important Information for Group Lessons

  • The minimum enrollment for each lesson is 5, and maximum enrollment for each lesson is 10 individuals. If a lesson does not reach the minimum amount required, we reserve the right to combine or cancel the class.
  • Any photographs taken by the Learn to Swim staff become property of the Department of Campus Recreation. These photos may be used in the future for promotional material.
  • The pool temperature is maintained at 83 degrees.
  • There will not be any make-up lessons beyond the scheduled classes.
  • There will not be any refunds provided after the second lesson of the session.

Group Lesson Prices:

  • Faculty/Staff/Student Dependent - $48.00 Per Participant

Private Lessons

Once registered, an instructor will be assigned and will contact you within 1 week to introduce themselves, discuss what you are interested in learning, and to set up your first lesson. Private lessons will be arranged at a time that fits both yours and your instructors schedules, and may be scheduled anytime the Indoor Pool is open for its normal Lap Swimming and/or Recreational Swimming hours (please see facility schedule for more information).

Packages Available

  • 4, 45 Minute Lessons
  • 6, 45 Minute Lessons
  • 6, 30 Minute Lessons
  • 9, 30 Minute Lessons

Access to SRC Facility and Attendance Policy for Private Lessons

In order to gain access into the facility your instructor will meet you in the Front Lobby area (before the turnstiles) to escort you to the SRC Indoor Pool for each lesson.

Instructors will arrive to each arranged lesson 5 to 10 minutes before the scheduled start. If participants do not arrive by the scheduled time, instructors will wait for 15 minutes. In the event that a participant does not attend the scheduled lesson, the instructor will attempt to re-schedule. In the event of a second “No Show,” it will count as an entire lesson.

LESSON CANCELLATIONS MUST BE MADE 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED MEETING.

Private Lesson Packages and Prices:

  • 4, 45 Minute Lessons
    • Students - $60.00 Per Package
    • Faculty/Staff Member - $72.00 Per Package
    • Faculty/Staff/Student Dependent - $84.00 Per Package
  • 6, 45 Minute Lessons
    • Students - $90.00 Per Package
    • Faculty/Staff Member - $108.00 Per Package
    • Faculty/Staff/Student Dependent - $126.00 Per Package
  • 6, 30 Minute Lessons
    • Students - $72.00 Per Package
    • Faculty/Staff Member - $90.00 Per Package
    • Faculty/Staff/Student Dependent - $108.00 Per Package
  • 9, 30 Minute Lessons
    • Students - $108.00 Per Package
    • Faculty/Staff Member - $135.00 Per Package
    • Faculty/Staff/Student Dependent - $162.00 Per Package

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