Aquatics

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UNC’s Aquatics program is home to both an indoor and an outdoor pool, with lanes ranging from 25 yards to 50 meters and depths ranging from 3 to 10 feet. The program also offers swim lessons year round for swimmers of all levels and ages, in addition to health and safety courses such as American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Water Safety Instructor, and First Aid/CPR/AED classes.

UNC General Pool Rules

The following is prohibited:

  • Glass bottles on the pool decks
  • Street shoes
  • Running, pushing, shoving, or horseplay on the decks or in the water
  • Chewing gum in the pool
  • Foul or abusive language
  • Extended breath holding in the water
  • Hanging on lane lines
  • Band-Aids in the pool
  • Eating in the pool or at the pool wall
  • Diving from the deck into less than 9 feet of water
  • Rigid diving sticks
  • Bikes on the pool decks or balcony
  • Pets on the pool decks

Showering before entering the pools is required.

Children who are non-swimmers must wear Coast Guard approved personal flotation devices or remain within arm’s reach of an adult at all times.

Infants are required to wear plastic swim covers with elastic leg bands over swim diapers at all times.

Starting blocks for competitive or class use only.  Pike, scoop, or shoot starts are not permitted by anyone including visiting swimming teams.

Diving is restricted to lanes 2-7 in Bowman Gray Memorial Pool’s deep end. 

Diving is prohibited in Kessing Pool.

The only approved equipment to be used in the pool is available on the deck.  Toys may be brought in during recreation swim, but must be kept under control and cannot interfere with the activities of other swimmers.  Inflatables are not allowed in the pool.

For the safety of our swimmers, we do not allow swim lessons conducted by instructors outside of the UNC Aquatic staff in either of our pools.

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