Swim lesson registration begins June 1

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 5:21pm

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department will accept registrations for 2019 Summer Swim Lessons beginning Saturday, June 1, at 7 a.m. Online registration will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis at www.wakeforestnc.gov/parks-recreation-cultural-resources/parks-facilities/holding-park-aquatic-center/swim-lessons until all slots are filled.

Only online registrations will be accepted. Anyone wishing to register who does not have internet access is invited to sign up using the kiosks in the lobby of the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Computer kiosks are also available for public use at the following locations:

  • Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N. White St.
    • Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
    • Saturdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Sundays, 1-5 p.m.
  • Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St.
    • Monday-Friday, 2-8 p.m.
    • Saturdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Sundays, 1-5 p.m.

The cost is $40 for Wake Forest residents who reside within the town limits and $80 for non-Wake Forest residents. Payments can be made with debit card, MasterCard and Visa.

Swim lesson sessions will be provided for preschoolers (ages 3-5) and beginners (ages 6 and above in June, July and August. To view the complete schedule, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/parks-recreation-cultural-resources/parks-facilities/holding-park-aquatic-center/swim-lessons.

Classes will meet Monday through Thursday for one week, 45 minutes per day. Swim lessons are provided by a single instructor to groups with a minimum of two students and a maximum of four participants per class.

The PRCR Department will also offer one-on-one swim lessons for children with special needs. The schedule will be announced in the coming days.

All sessions will take place at Holding Park Aquatic Center, 133 W. Owen Ave. Classes will be conducted rain or shine and canceled only in the event of thunderstorms and/or lightning.

For more information about swim lessons and other programs offered at Holding Park Aquatic Center, contact Athletics & Aquatics Superintendent Edward Austin at 919-435-9562 or eaustin@wakeforestnc.gov.

For more information about Holding Park Aquatic Center, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/parks-recreation-cultural-resources/parks-facilities/holding-park-aquatic-center.