Aquatics Programs at the
Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center
From just six-months of age to the golden years of life, the Aquatics Division of Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department offers dozens of programs and classes to fit your needs. Because we want to provide you with quality instruction, our instructors are certified by a national organization to teach their specialty.
► Sign Up ONLINE for all of our classes, 5 minutes is all is takes. Visit eParks to get your spot secured. Check out our Learn to Swim policies and procedures flyer.
Incorporated into each session of lessons is a safety component, because we feel safety is not only your responsibility, but ours, too! If you're not sure which program is the right one for your child, stop by the reception desk and a swim test can be arranged.
- Infants and Pre-school
Classes here introduce six-month-old babies to the water and teach floating and swimming skills to children up to five years of age.
Children from 6-12 years continue learning basic swimming skills using breathing techniques for distance swims.
- Teen / Adult
Teens and adults (13 years and older) can choose from beginner and intermediate programs, including swimming introduction and stroke improvements.
- Water Fitness
These classes offer cardiovascular conditioning as well as high-intensity workouts. Great for people who want to shed a few pounds with minimal stress on the joints.
- Competitive Swimming
Think you're fast enough? Test your skills against your friends and peers.
- Starfish Lifeguarding Classes
Lifeguarding Classes are offered periodically throughout the year. Please call Recreation Coordinator for a list of classes and times they are offered. 704-336-3483
- Private Swim Lessons
Choose to get one on one instruction. Call any aquatic facility to get a list of names of teachers that can help your child learn how to swim or clean up his stroke.