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Adult Level Swim Lessons

Adult Swim Classes

For teens and adults ages 13+

Adult Basics

Adult Basics is for adults who have either not had swimming lessons before, or have just started learning and would like to become more comfortable in the water.  Basic swimming skills are taught along with water safety.  This class has a 1:6 instructor to swimmer ratio.

Adult Intermediate/Advanced

This level of swimming is for adults with at least a basic level of knowledge of swimming skills and would like to refine their skills and gain endurance.  This class has a 1:10 instructor to swimmer ratio.

Registration for each session closes on the Wednesday before the first day of class.


Summer 2021 Sessions

UNC Aquatics is excited to announce that we have been approved to open our programs for the summer! Registration will open May 1st, 2021.

Please know that as we plan for reopening, restrictions will be in place to heighten the safety of our swimmers and staff.  More information will be shared as it becomes available.  Thank you for your patience!  We look forward to seeing the Tar Heel community back in the water soon!


Saturday Mornings


  • Session 1: 6/5-6/26/2021 (4 classes)
  • Session 2: 7/3-7/24/2021 (4 classes)


  • 11:30am-12:15pm


  • $50 for members and $55 for non-members



All UNC Aquatics programs are open to UNC faculty, staff, students 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 uncaquatics@unc.edu with the full name and birth date of the participant.  A login and password will be created for you to access the registration software. 

Effective August 15, 2019, UNC-Chapel Hill will implement a Weeknight Parking program. Parking is included for students who have registered their car online with UNC Transportation and Parking or faculty/staff with a day permit.  All other participants may obtain a $1 temporary one-night pass through the ParkMobile App, phone number, website, or designated pay station. The temporary pass is valid from Monday evenings through Friday mornings from 5 p.m. – 7:30 a.m, and weekend hours are 5 p.m. Friday until 7:30 a.m. Monday. The Zone Number you will use to park around UNC Campus Recreation is 4500.




Contact: UNC Aquatics uncaquatics@unc.edu 919-962-0768

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