YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina

Cape Fear Aquatic Club Masters Swim

Training for a triathlon? Just want to get back into the swim of things? Cape Fear Aquatic Club Masters Swim is a competitive swim program for numerous types of swimmers; beginners as well as seasoned triathletes, lap swimmers, and swimmers that just want a group workout. We encourage our athletes to travel and compete in Masters Swim meets throughout the state and country.

Through our Masters Swim program, we will be offering 12 swim coached practices each week. Practices will have up to 3 lanes for participants to circle swim in our 6-Lane Pool. Coached practices will run just as a normal swim practice would. Our Coaches will help you improve your techniques and push you to become stronger and smarter in the water.

COVID Update

We've resumed our Masters Swim program while following the guidelines provided by our local health department. Swim sessions will be limited to 24 swimmers (4 swimmers per lane). At this time there are two sessions are available: 
6:15am-7:15am Tuesdays & Thursdays 
Coach Perry Maxwell
12:15pm-1:15pm Tuesdays & Thursdays
Coach Earl Anderson

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Meet the Coaches
Perry Maxwell
Personal Trainer/swim coach, Perry Maxwell, has over 20 years’ experience helping people with their swimming.  She was a scholarship swimmer for NC State University, an Olympic Trial Participant and has coached hundreds of people from non-swimmers to triathletes.  She is an excellent technician and is highly skilled in tailoring the instruction to meet individual needs.  Perry is also a certified Post-Rehab Exercise Specialist and can tailor your stroke technique and training to reduce unnecessary joint stress and strengthen the affected area.
Earl Anderson
Earl has over 18 years of Aquatics and coaching experience that he brings to the YMCA. Most recently he has served as the Tri-Club/Masters coach for the past four years. He served as the UNCW Assistant Swim Coach for one season. Earl spent three seasons as the Saratoga Springs YMCA Assistant Swim Coach. He was the Assistant Swim Coach with Fairmont State College for one season and an Assistant Swim Coach with Fairmont Aquatic Club for four years. Earl served as a US Navy Diver/Instructor while in the military.
Program Cost
$16 / Month
*Available for Y Members only
Nir Family YMCA
2710 Market St.
Wilmington, NC 28403
Pay for your first month when you register. Thereafter you will be drafted the 1st of each month for this year-round program. Please be sure to provide us with 30 days notice to cancel at any time.
Tami Carpenter, Aquatics Director
Nir Family YMCA
(910) 251-9622 x254