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Notice to Parents:
There will be no Youth Swim for Summer 2021. As soon as administration determines that it is safe to resume in-person community classes, we'll notify everyone on our previous e-mail list and post it here. Please check back.
Youth and Adult swim classes (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 Program


  • 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
  • Protection of Minors on Campus
  • 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
  • Protection of Minors on Campus
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