Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center – Aquatics

The Aquatics Center features an 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 Swim 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.

February 2019 Pool Schedule

March 2019 Pool Schedule

March Aquatics Events & Pool Closures

Saturday March 2nd: Birthday Party from 1:00 to 3:00

Saturday March 23rd: Lap Pool CLOSED until 2:00 pm for Coastal Masters Invitational swim meet

Saturday March 30th: Birthday Party from 10:00 to 12:00

American Red Cross Swim Lessons

The Aquatics Center offers American Red Cross  group swim lessons for all ages and ability levels year round.


The first session of spring lessons will be a 6-week session. Registration will  open on Friday, February 15 and close on Friday, February 22.  There will be two 6-week sessions and  two 4-week session on the spring swim lesson docket.  Please review the flyers below for the class schedules and their times.

NEW  TODDLER CLASS! The new Toddler class is for the children that are beyond Parent & Child classes but not quite 4 years old yet.  You must be granted permission to  enroll into the class from your Parent & Child instructor or set up an evaluation with the Aquatics Coordinator within the last 30 days, prior to enrolling into the class.  If you have any questions please  do not hesitate to ask!

We offer swimming lessons year round.  If you would like to receive the swim lesson schedules as they become available, email the Aquatics Coordinator (hartzella@brunswickcc.edu) with a request to be placed on the swim lessons email blast.

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  we do have a waiting list.  We have begun scheduling Saturday private lessons!  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 hartzella@brunswickcc.edu or 910-755-8578.

Swim For Life: April 15-18, 2019

BCC Fitnes & Aquatics Center is partnering up with the YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina, and the Jack Helbig Memorial Foundation to offer the “Swim for Life” event, which is a free water safety and swimming  program. Swim for Life is a great opportunity for children and adults to learn the basics of swimming and water   safety.  Please review the flyer below for more information.  Registration will open up on Thursday March  14.

VOLUNTEERS ARE ALSO NEEDED!  Please contact the Aquatics Coordinator, Mandy long if you are interested in volunteering for the event. hartzella@brunswickcc.edu or call her direct line at 910-755-8578.


Brunswick School of FISH- Swim Lesson Scholarship Program

Brunswick School of FISH is a partnership between BCC Fitness & Aquatics Center and the Jack Helbig Memorial Foundation.

Swim Scholarships: Scholarships will be provided for local children to take swimming lessons FREE of charge that have not been able to attend due to cost. After being chosen through an application process, they will then begin their eight week session of learning basic swimming and water safety skills that will help them be safer in and around the water.

Donations:  “Help Us Grow Our School of FISH” If you would like to make a donation to this program you can speak with our Aquatics Coordinator, Mandy Long.  The Muriel  that is found on the wall in our Aquatics Facility is for  the School Of FISH Program. If you would like an application or  would like more information oh the scholarship program, please contact the aquatics Coordinator at hartzella@brunswickcc.edu 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.

Practices are every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning.



Inclement Weather Procedures the 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.”







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