The Aquatics Center features indoor lap and shallow water pools offering fun and enjoyment year-round. With services such as water exercise classes, learn-to-swim classes, private swim lessons, Arthritis Foundation Water Exercise classes, swim clinics, Lifeguard and Instructor trainings and many other activities, the pool is an outstanding choice for all your aquatic needs. Programs are open to both members and non-members and The Fitness & Aquatics Center even offers special pool only rates for members who desire to only use the Aquatics Center. Please continue to browse our website for detailed information regarding our classes, lessons, upcoming certifications, and other great events.
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Classes
Are you interested in Becoming a certified lifeguard? The course we offer will allow you to become certified in CPR and AED, First Aid, and become an American Red Cross Lifeguard. Contact the Aquatics Coordinator at 910-755-8578 for information on the next course.
The Aquatics Center offers American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim group swim lessons for all ages and ability levels year round. Below you will find descriptions of each swim level.
Year Round Swim Lessons
Posted below is information on Fall Session One. The 2016-2017 year round swim lessons schedule has also been set.
Fall II 2017 swim lessons session starts November 6th, 2017. Registration will open up on Friday, October 27th, 2017 and closes on Friday, November 3rd, 2017. You must register for classes during the registration week. Classes with low enrollment are subject to cancellation. Class schedules are posted below.
If you would like to receive the swim lesson schedules as they become available, email the Aquatics Coordinator (email@example.com) with a request to be placed on the swim lessons email list.
We offer swimming lessons year round. Join our Email List so you can receive information on each swim lesson session.
Private, Small Group, & Specialized Group Swim Lessons
For swimmers interested in more individualized attention we also offer private swim lessons year round. Due to the high demand of summer time request we do have a waiting list. If you are interested please provide us with your availability and we will do our best to accommodate you. Private lessons will only be offered according to availability of instructors.
Specialized lessons for groups of 6-20 swimmers. This option is available for recreation groups, home-school organizations, church groups and any other community groups. For more information on special group options including scheduling and rates, please contact our Aquatics Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 910-755-8578.
Arthritis Foundation Approved Water Exercise Classes
The Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center proudly offers North Carolina Arthritis Foundation approved Water Exercise Classes. Held in our fully accessible, shallow water pool these classes are designed to help participants improve range of motion, strength, flexibility and balance with the goal of reducing pain and stiffness while improving overall quality of life.
While designed by the Arthritis Foundation, these classes are not only for those with arthritis. These classes can be of great benefit to anyone seeking to improve their range of motion, strength, flexibility, balance and coordination including individuals recovering from illnesses or injuries, individuals who may have completed physical therapy but need to continue to participate in a low-impact routine or individuals suffering the effects of a sedentary lifestyle.
Classes Meet Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 11:00am
Riptides Swim Club
Join our Riptides Swim Club (formerly Master’s Swimming) and benefit from having our coaches design workouts and provide feedback on your strokes while you enjoy the camaraderie of a group workout. Open to Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced swimmers of all ages.
Classes meet every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning.
October 2017 Pool Schedules
Inclement Weather Procedures BCC Fitness & Aquatics Center Follows
The National Lightning Safety Institute recommends the following swimming pool safety:
Lightning’s behavior is random and unpredictable. We recommend a very conservative attitude towards it. Preparedness and quick responses are the best defenses towards the lightning hazard.
Swimming pools are connected to a much larger surface area via underground water pipes, gas lines, electric and telephone wiring, etc. Lightning strikes to the ground anywhere on this metallic network may induce shocks elsewhere.
Pool activities should remain suspended until thirty minutes after the last thunder is heard. The distance from Strike A to Strike B to Strike C can be some 5-8 miles away. And it can strike much farther away. Why take a chance with lightning?
“If you can see it, flee it; if you can hear it, clear it.”