Student Resources


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.

Swimming Pool Schedules

  American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course

The Aquatics Center will be offering an American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course in February

Students must pass the pre-course test first to be eligible to take the course.

Pre-course test will be on Tuesday, February 11 from 5:00 pm-6:00 pm.

Participants must be 15 by the completion of the course.

This is a blended learning course.   Online course material must be completed before the first classroom session.

Participants are required to attend all class room sessions, no exceptions.

Click on the flyer below for more information or call the Aquatics Coordinator at 910-755-8578 if you have any questions.


  American Red Cross Swim Lessons Group and Private

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

WINTER SWIM LESSONS:  Information on our Winter 2020 swim lessons are listed below.   Parent &Child Swim Lessons and Adult swim lesson registration will open On Friday February 14, 2020

NOTE: Parent & Child 2 time change on Tuesdays.  Class will be 6:00 pm-6:30 pm

Private, Small Group, & Specialized Group Swim Lessons

  For swimmers interested in more individualized attention we also offer private swim lessons year round.  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 or 910-755-8578.

SWIM FOR LIFE- Free Water Safety & Swim Lessons

BCC Fitness & Aquatics Center is Partnering with the Wilmington YMCA and the Jack Helbig  Memorial Foundation for this program.  The goal is to help more people learn basic swimming and water safety skills in Southeastern NC to save more lives. The driving mission is to change lives by supporting and connecting with the community, and Swim for Life is just one of the ways we can better serve the community’s needs.

Volunteers will also be needed for this event so please contact the Aquatics Coordinator for more information on participating in the event or if you are interested in volunteering.

Tuesday April 14th  to Friday April 17th  from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm and   5:30 pm and 6:30 pm.  Registration is required, limited space is available.  Registration For the BCC location will open on Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Brunswick School of FISH- Swim Lesson Scholarship Program

NEW SESSION STARTING FRIDAY, JANUARY 31st, 2020!  Send your applications in for review.

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. Click here for the application:  Brunswick School of FISH

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 or 910-755-8578.

Brunswick School of FISH- Swim Lesson Scholarship Program

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.

Arthritis Class


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.

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.”