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Swim Programs


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All swim programs (except Aqua Fitness) are led by instructor Michael Creason, a retired assistant professor in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at WCU. He has been certified by the American Red Cross to teach infants and children and has been a swimming instructor for more than 40 years. 

Please note that all participants in WCU swim programs must carefully read and agree to the terms of the WCU Campus Recreation Center and Reid Pool Assumption of Risk and Release/Waiver of Claims.

Summer Swim 2019

Shark Level (Ages 6+): $75 per session

Session 1: June 12 – 27 / Weekdays
12 days – NOTE: This session starts on a Wednesday and ends on a Thursday

Shark Session 2: July 8-23 / Weekdays
12 days – NOTE: This session ends on a Tuesday

  • 9am- 9:50am. Intermediate, Swimmer & Advanced Swimmer I & II
  • 10am- 10:50am. Beginner and Advanced Beginner
  • 11am-11:50am  Beginner and Advanced Beginner

Minnows Level: $45 per session

Session 1 - June 14- 27 (10 days) - 5:15 - 6:05pm
(Note: Session starts on a Friday and ends on Thursday)
Session 2 - July 8-19 (M-F) 5:15 - 6:05pm
Session 3 - July 22 - Aug. 2 (M-F)  5:15- 6:05pm

Fish Level: $45 per session

Session 1 - June 14-27 (10 day) 6:10 – 7:00pm –
(Note: Session 1 starts on a Friday and ends on a Thursday)
Session 2 - July 8-19 (M-F) M-F 6:10 – 7:00pm
Session 3 - July 22-Aug. 2 (M-F) M-F  6:10- 7:00pm

Register Online

If you do not know which level your child should be in, call Mike Creason directly at 828-293-5364. 

  • An adult must be in the pool with the child.
  • Ages for this program are 6 months to 3 years for Minnows and 3-5 years for Fish Level 
  • Infants must wear a swim diaper 
  • Each child and parent must rinse off before entering the pool. 
  • Parents are encouraged to arrive 10 minutes early to get ready for pool time. 
  • Children age 3 may take either Minnow or Fish Level. Better swimmers usually enjoy the Fish Level.
  • A child may enroll in more than one session with a second registration 
  • All sessions are held in Reid Pool 
  • Youth may register for multiple sessions
  • Ages for this program are 6 years or older
  • Skills include stroke growth (Intermediate), stroke distinction (swimmer), and skill advancement and stroke expert (advanced swimmers) 
  • Beginner and Advanced Beginners skills include water discovery and principal skills (beginner) and stroke alert (advanced beginner). 
  • Beginners skills include water discovery, breathing techniques, arm mechanics and leg kicks. 
  • Parents may wait in the pool area while class is in session, but are not allowed in the water. 
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