World's Largest Swim Lesson

Join in with aquatic centers, waterparks and pools all around the globe as we learn important water competency and safety skills to combat the leading cause of unintended death for children ages 1-4, the second leading cause for children ages 5-14 and third leading cause of unintentional injury-related death worldwide.

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Locations & Schedule

Robert Strange Pool
410 S. 10th St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
Legion Stadium Pool
2131 Carolina Beach Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28412
YWCA Lower Cape Fear
2815 College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28412
Earl Jackson Pool
750 Bess St
Wilmington, NC 28401
Nir Family YMCA
2710 Market St.
Wilmington, NC 28403

Contact Us

Aileen Sutton
Director, YWCA Aquatics Center
(910) 799-6820 ext. 109

We believe, as a coastal community, that learning water safety and water skills lead to a lifetime of safe activity in the water.

The YWCA “Learn to Swim” Program is conducted by American Red Cross standards and uses Red Cross Progressive Levels. Lessons are open to all ages and levels of ability, beginning at 6 months old in the Parent/Infant Class and continue through to adults.

Swim Lesson Fees

YWCA Annual Membership Required$25 - $55
Morning & Evening Classes:$80
Saturday Classes:$50
Parent / Child Classes:$45
Before / After Swim Lesson Session:$5
Private Lesson (30 mins.):$35
Private Lesson (45 mins):$45
Semi-Private (2 or 3 ind. 30 min.):$35
Semi-Private (2 or 3 ind. 45 min.):$45


Swim Lessons Summer 2022



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