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 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)


  • 9:15a-9:45a


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

All UNC Aquatics programs are open to UNC faculty, staff, students and 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 are a member of the university and would like to register your child or dependent, you can add them to your account by, logging in with your ONYEN, clicking on your profile picture in the top right corner and updating your profile by clicking ADD FAMILY MEMBER at the bottom. 

If you do not have an ONYEN, please follow these steps to create an account:

  • 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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