Aquatics Programs

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 March 1. The first two weeks of registration will be open to residents only.

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 March 1. The first two weeks of registration will be open to residents only.

Session Dates:

Session 1: May 28-June 7
Session 2: June 11-June 21
Session 3: June 25-July 5
Session 4: July 9-July 19
Session 5: July 23-Aug. 2

Session 6:  Aug. 6-16

Ages and Times:
Preschool: 3-5 yrs; 10:30-11 am, 11:15-11:45 am, 12-12:30 pm, 12:30-1 pm, 4-4:30 pm, 4:30-5 pm, 5-5:30 pm 
Youth: 6-14 yrs; 9-9:45 am, 10-10:45 am, 11-11:45 am, 12-12:45 pm, 3:30-4:15 pm, 4:15-5 pm
Adults: 15+; 5-5:45 pm

Resident Fees: $48
Non-Resident Fees: $96

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 and submerge and pick up an object from the bottom of the pool and swim on the back while holding the object.

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 Smith Recreation Center at  433-1571, Westover Recreation Center at 433-1088 or the College Lakes Recreation Center at 433-1564.

11-14 yrs; June 3-7; 5-8 pm; Free


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 the length of the pool.
Boys and Girls; 7-18 yrs; $25 residents; $50 non-residents; $5 late fee

Swim Camp

Several swim camps will focus on the basic swimming strokes. Swim caps are required.
Boys and Girls; 8-11 am; $80/session

Session/Week 1: June 3-6; 9-18 yrs; Chalmers Pool
Session/Week 2: June 10-13; 5-8 yrs; Chalmers Pool
Session/Week 3: July 15-18; 9-18 yrs; Westover Aquatic Center
Session/Week 4: July 22-25; 5-8 yrs; Westover Aquatic Center
Session/Week 5: Aug 5-8; 9-18 yrs; Keith A. Bates, Sr. Pool
Session/Week 6: Aug. 12-15; 5-8 yrs; Keith A. Bates, Sr. Pool