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 2024 Sessions

Registration for our Summer Group Swim Lessons will open April 3, 2024. All Summer lessons are held in Kessing Outdoor Pool

Saturday Mornings


  • Session 1: 6/1-6/22 (4 classes)
  • Session 2: 7/6-7/27  (4 classes)


  • 11:30am-12:15pm


Fall 2024 Sessions

Registration for our Spring Group Swim Lessons will open TBA. All Fall lessons are held in Bowman Gray Memorial Pool located next to Woollen Gym.

Monday and Wednesday Evenings


  • Session 1: TBA (8 classes)
  • Session 2: TBA (8 classes)


  • 6:50pm-7:35pm


  • 4 classes- $50 for members and $55 for non-member
  • 8 classes- $85 for members and $90 for non-member

All UNC Aquatics programs are open to UNC faculty, staff, their families, and the 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

  • Log into
  • Click on “Sign In” in the top right corner
  • Click on “Sign Up” at the bottom of the pop up box
  • Add the First Name and Last Name of the person participating in the class and click NEXT
  • A Date of Birth for the participant is required to register for Aquatics programs.
  • After adding a birthdate, follow prompts to complete setting up your account.

If you run into any issues, feel free to reach out to for assistance.

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: Patrick Wolfe 919-962-0905

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