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6/27/2014

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation will continue its free swim lessons program for kids, ages 3-12, in July and August at several locations: 

  • Ray’s Splash Planet, 215 N. Sycamore Street
  • West Charlotte High School, 2219 Senior Drive
  • Cordelia Outdoor Pool, 2100 N. Davidson Street
  • Double Oaks Outdoor Pool, 1200 Newland Road
Families interested in participating at Ray’s Splash Planet and West Charlotte High School are required to attend a pre-registration event on Tuesday, July 1 at Ray’s Splash Planet. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. Both children and guardians must be present at the event. Applications will not be accepted after 6:30 p.m. on July 1. A public lottery will be conducted to fill registration.
 
Participants selected for the program will choose the location at either Ray’s Splash Planet or West Charlotte High School for Saturday morning lessons in July and August.
 
Families interested in participating at the outdoor pools can register every Wednesday beginning at 11 a.m. for the following week only. Registration is week-by-week and must be done in person. All reservations are first come, first served. Spots are limited.
 
So far this summer, more than 220 children have received swim lessons at the outdoor pools and 180 children have received swim lessons at Ray’s Splash Planet and West Charlotte. The program will continue to be offered at Ray’s Splash Planet and West Charlotte throughout the year.