To minimize health and safety risks of COVID-19, all facilities are closed and programing is canceled until further notice. Learn More

Parent-Child Swim Lessons

Parent and Child Aquatics

In Parent-Child swim lessons (6 months-36 months) parents learn how to safely work with their child in the water, including how to appropriately support and hold their child, and how to prepare and encourage their child to participate fully and try the skills.  Children receive an introduction to basic skills that lay a foundation for learning to swim. As the children progress through the skills, they are challenged to try more advanced skills until they are ready to move into Preschool Swim Lessons.  Parents and children are introduced to several water safety topics throughout the lessons.

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


Summer 2020 Sessions

Registration for all Summer 2020 sessions has been cancelled.

Our path forward is still unclear.  In keeping with our mission of providing a safe space for our swimmers and their families, we are sad to cancel our summer swim lessons.  We are looking ahead to Fall with hope for bringing our pool family back together soon!

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 hope to be back in the water soon!


Saturday Mornings


  • Session 1: 6/6-6/27/2020 (4 classes)-CANCELLED
  • Session 2: 7/11-7/25/2020 (3 classes)-CANCELLED


  • 9:15am-9:45am


  • 4 classes- $35 for members and $40 for non-members




All UNC 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. 


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 919-962-0768

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