Aquatics Programs

Fitter & Faster Clinic 1

Swim Lessons

Pre-School Lessons are designed for children between the ages of 3-5 yrs old. Participants will learn basic stroke skills, important safety skills, and how to propel themselves independently through the water. Children should be comfortable enough to work with an instructor in a group of 4-5 other children, and independent of their parents. Children must be 3 by the first day of class. Registration begins April 1.

Youth and Adult Swim Lessons are progressive classes for ages 6+. Throughout the levels, participants will learn and develop a good freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, treading, entering and exiting the water, and endurance along with other lifetime stroke and important safety skills. Registration begins April 1.

Session Dates
Session 1: June 13-23
Session 2: June 27-July 7
Session 3: July 11-21
Session 4: July 25-Aug. 4
Session 5: Aug. 8-18

Ages and Times
Preschool: 3-5 yrs; 12:15-1 pm or 6-6:45 pm
Youth: 6-14 yrs; 12:15-1 pm or 6-6:45 pm
Adults: 15+; 6-7 pm

Resident Fees: $30
Non-Resident Fees: $60

Introduction to Junior Lifeguarding

This introductory program will expose youth interested in lifeguarding to basic aquatic terminology and leadership concepts, attitude and skills required by the Red Cross Lifeguarding courses. Participants should be able to swim front crawl for 25 yards breathing to front or side, breaststroke for 25 yards, tread water for 1 minute, float on back for 30 seconds, swim 25 yards on back, submerge and swim underwater for a distance of 10 feet. Contact the YMCA for information, 426-9622.

Junior Lifeguard Program

This program provides a foundation of aquatic and leadership knowledge, attitude and skills for future successful competition of the Red Cross Lifeguarding courses. Participants should be able to swim front crawl for 25 yards breathing to front or side, breaststroke for 25 yards, tread water for 1 minute, float on back for 30 seconds, swim 25 yards on back, submerge and swim underwater for a distance of 10 feet.

To complete and receive the certificate, participants will be required to assist at one of FCPR’s pool for at least 20 hours as a Junior Guard. Classes will be held at the Fayetteville YMCA on Fort Bragg Road.

To register, please contact either the Smith Recreation Center at 433-1571, Westover Recreation Center at 433-1088 or the College Lakes Recreation Center at 433-1564.

Swimming

Registration is Feb. 1-April 1. Season starts in April. League age is the age attained by a player prior to Aug. 1 of the current playing year. Must be able to swim length of pool.
Boys and Girls; 7-18 yrs; $20 residents; $40 non-residents; $5 late fee

Swim Camp

Several swim camps will focus on the basic swimming strokes. Swim caps are required.
Session/Week 1: June 12-15; 9-18 yrs; Chalmers Pool
Session/Week 2: June 26-29; 5-8 yrs; Chalmers Pool
Session/Week 3: July 10-13; 9-18 yrs; Westover Aquatic Center
Session/Week 4: July 17-20; 5-8 yrs; Westover Aquatic Center
Session/Week 5: July 31-Aug. 3; 9-18 yrs; Keith A. Bates Pool
Session/Week 6: Aug. 7-10, 5-8 yrs; Keith A. Bates Pool
Boys and Girls; 9 am-noon; $75/session