YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina

Swim For Life

Many people within our community often do not learn the critical water safety and swimming skills to keep them safe. The Y is working to address this important issue by offering Swim for Life, a free water safety and swimming program. With so many bodies of water throughout the Wilmington area, it is critical that we provide individuals with the basic knowledge of water safety to reduce the risk of drowning or injury. The Y offers Swim for Life every fall and spring thanks to the generous support of our benefactor Channing Daniel.

YMCA Registration Form

BCC Registration Form

Online Registration

What Will You Learn After Completing Swim for Life?
  • Each class is divided into two parts: instruction and water safety
  • Participants receive specific instruction from a certified instructor tailored to their swim level
  • Participants learn how to assist a struggling swimmer without jeopardizing their own safety
  • Participants learn how to help others in the water and show them basic swim skills
Why Offer Free Swim Lessons?

Because we are the YMCA - that’s what we do! Our driving mission is to change lives by supporting and connecting with our community, and Swim for Life is just one of the ways we can better serve our community’s needs. 

Program Fees
Swim for Life is a free program offered to the entire community! Program costs are covered by the generous donations made through the Y's Annual Giving Campaign. Help the Y make an even greater impact on our community by making a tax-deductible donation online to our Annual Giving Campaign

Wilmington YMCA Spring Session 


Monday, March 26th – Thursday, March 29th

10:30-11:30am (Youth and Adult)
7:00-8:00pm (Youth Only)
*You must attend the same time slot each day
Wilmington Family YMCA
2710 Market St. Wilmington, NC 28403

Participants can choose to register online by clicking the link above or download a paper registration form to submit at our Express Y or Pool facilities. 

Kate Norwood, Swim Coordinator
(910) 251-9622 x235

brunswick community college SESSION 

Tuesday, April 3rd - Friday, April 6th
You must attend the same time slot each day
Brunswick Community College
BCC Fitness & Aquatics Center
210 College Rd
Bolivia, NC 28422
Registration forms can be found on the YMCA website, at the Wilmington Family YMCA pool facility, on the BCC website and at the BCC Fitness & Aquatics center.  To register for this program you must call the BCC Fitness & Aquatics Center at 910-846-2348 or email at hartzella@brunswickcc.edu.
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