Youth Level Swim Lessons

Youth Levels

  • For children 6-13 years old
  • 1:6 instructor to student ratio

“Simply Swim” Progressive Skills Groups

Participants will register by age group. Swimmers ages 5-12 years old will be placed in the “youth” category. Swimmers will be evaluated by instructors during the first class and placed in groups according to the skills they are ready to learn in the progression of developing swimming skills. As soon as a swimmer masters the skills in their group they will be moved to the next group in progression. The skill groups are as follows:

  • Comfort. Includes but is not limited to, safe entry and exit from the pool, bobs (rhythmic breathing), front float, back float, and glide with flutter kick.
  • Movement. Includes, but is not limited to, treating, flutter, whip and scissor kicks, crawl stroke (freestyle), back stroke, elementary back stroke, breast stroke, and side stroke arms and rhythmic breathing.
  • Strokes. Includes, but is not limited to, putting separate movements together to form strokes incorporating breathing.
  • Conditioning. uses all of the strokes with longer periods of swimming to perfect technique and build stamina.
  • Competition. Taught from the position of the coach on the deck, includes legal strokes, starts and turns and drills to improve efficiency and speed. 


Monday – Thursday Sessions


  • Session 1: 6/5/17 – 6/15/17
  • Session 2: 6/26/17 – 7/7/17
  • Session 3: 7/17/17 – 7/27/17


  • 5:55 – 6:40 p.m.


  • 8 classes – $105 for members and $110 for non-members

Saturday Sessions


  • Session 1: 6/3/17 – 6/24/17
  • Session 2: 7/8/17 – 7/29/17


  • 10:20 – 11:05 a.m.


  • 4 classes – $50 for members and $55 for non-members

Fall 2017 Sessions

Monday/Wednesday Evenings


  • Session 1: 9/18/17-10/11/17
  • Session 2: 10/23/17-11/15/17


  • Youth ages 6-8 years old: 5:55–6:25p.m.
  • You ages 9-13 years old: 5:55-6:40pm


  • 8 x 30 minute classes, Youth ages 6-8 years – $95 for members and $100 for non-members
  • 8 x 45 minute classes, Youth ages 9-13 years – $105 for members and $110 for non-members

All Aquatics Programs are open to UNC faculty, staff, their families, and the Chapel Hill/Carrboro community.  If you are a member of the university community, you can use your ONYEN to login and register.  If you do not have an ONYEN, please email with the full name and birth date of the participant.  A login and password will be created for you to access the registration software.

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