Dive into a fun, low-impact, healthy activity in Moore County, Lee County, Cumberland and all throughout the Sandhills of North Carolina!

Whether on a team, taking lessons or just hanging at the pool with a few pals, kids of all ages can have a splashing good time. Swimming lessons are offered seasonally so sign-up early to make sure your fish are in “school”.

Although most large private communities in the area have pools available to members, several pools in the area are open—or offer memberships—to the public. Seasons, fees and facilities vary. Be sure to contact the specific pool for details.

The following organizations offer swimming lessons, swim team and/or pool memberships:

The O’Neal School

The O’Neal School’s swimming program is open to the Sandhills community and offers swimming lessons and a youth swim league through the Falcon Swim School and a year-round swim club – The O’Neal Aquatics Club. 

The O’Neal School Swimming Website offers more details

O’Neal’s Falcon Swim School offers PreK swimming lessons, and registration fills quickly so please check  their website early.

Saturday Swim lessons are offered in April and May and swim lessons are also offered in two-week sessions in the summer. Four different skill levels will be offered. One instructor will instruct a maximum of four students at one time. Instructors and students will be supervised by the director of aquatics or the assistant director. Instructors will have completed swim instruction training by the director of aquatics holding more than 25 years of swim instruction experience.

Visit us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ONealSchool

Visit us on Twitter: @TheONealSchool

Visit us on Instagram: theonealschool

Whispering Pines Country Club

Unlimited pool use with membership. Military discount available.

Website: http://countryclubofwhisperingpines.com/

Pine Needles Country Club

Outdoor pool with membership.

Website: http://www.pineneedles-midpines.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Pine-Needles_Membership-Benefits.pdf

FirstHealth Centers for Health & Fitness

Pinehurst and Southern Pines

Website: www.firsthealth.org

These centers along with fully certified aquatics staff, host various levels of indoor swim lessons for children aged 3 to 12 years throughout the year. Lessons are held monthly at both facilities. Although classes are open to anyone, gym members receive discounted tuition.

Making a Splash in Laurinburg

Open June 11th – August 17th.  Monday – Saturday 12 noon to 6 pm, Sunday 1 to 3 pm.

The Splash Pad is located at the Morgan Complex, 1206 Turnpike Road

The fee to enter is $1 for children under 12 and $2 for 12 and older for Scotland County Residents.

For information on the Splash Pad or booking a private event, contact Parks and Recreation at 277-2585.

Southern Pines Elks Lodge

Southern Pines Elks Lodge #1692 is located at 280 Country Club Circle in the charming Southern town of Southern Pines, North Carolina, 28387. This location features a baby pool and separate large pool with shallow end to 10′ deep end with diving board. Open from May until September with lifeguards on duty while the pool is open. Open to all Elks members and guests for a separate fee.

For more information:

Telephone: (910)692-3952

E-mail: pool@sopoelks.org

Website: sopoelks.org/new

Southern Pines Pool Park

Swimming, basketball, playground equipment, and a large open field make this an ideal location for a warm weather get together. This area is open seasonally. A sheltered picnic area enhances the park.


The Lawn and Tennis Club of North Carolina

The Lawn and Tennis Club of North Carolina has much to offer people of all ages and orientations.  We cater to families, individuals, working people, retired people, junior players, and players of all levels and abilities.    Free child care is available for members weekday mornings.  Our seven clay courts are all lit for evening play.  The pool, with its spacious decking, offers ample space for sunbathing and socializing.  The thirty foot permanent awning provides shade for those who wish for shelter from the sun.  Each morning before 10:00 AM, the pool is reserved for adults who are “serious” about their swimming exercises.

Website: www.lawnandtennisclub.com

Phone(910) 692-7270.

Email: landtclub@pinehurst.net

Fort Bragg Family and MWR

Fort Bragg Family & MWR operates five swimming pools on Fort Bragg and offers a large number of aquatic classes and programs throughout the year.

  • Dive-In Theater at Tolson Indoor Pool
  • Tucker Indoor Pool
  • Atchley Outdoor Pool
  • Normandy Outdoor Pool
  • Twin Lions Outdoor Pool & Splash Pad

General Information

  • The pools are open to DoD ID Cardholders and their guests only.
  • We gladly accept payments for water aerobics classes, and the youth and adult swim teams at Tucker Indoor Pool, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Payments can be made via cash, credit, or check.
  • There is an entry fee for the recreational pools. Prices are below.
  • Each year, outdoor pools typically open for the season around Memorial Day and close for the season around Labor Day.
  • Website: http://bragg.armymwr.com/us/bragg/programs/aquatics

Foxfire Village Swimming Pool

The Foxfire Village swimming pool is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day each year. This facility is open to the public and staffed by certified lifeguards.

For registration information visit http://www.foxfirenc.com/docview.aspx?docid=44998

Pinehurst Country Club Pool Complex

The new pool complex sits on 1.28 acres between the PCC Clubhouse and the Tennis & Fitness Center. It includes an adult pool and nearby hot tub, a zero-entry family pool with a water slide and splash zones, cabanas, an indoor cafe, an open-air bar, a fire pit and an event lawn. Visit http://www.pinehurst.com/pinehurst-membership/pool-complex/ for more information! Must be a resident of Pinehurst.

Longleaf Country Club

Newly renovated outdoor pool available with membership.

Website: http://www.longleafgfc.com/membership

Pinehurst Parks and Recreation

Construction is underway for a new Splash Pad opening in Rassie Wicker Park in Pinehurst. Check out facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pinehurstparksandrec/ for new and updates on the project.

Sandhills Sharks

The Sandhills Sandsharks Swim Team is a highly competitive, year-round swim team. Swim lessons are also available for ages 3 and up.

Website: https://www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?team=ncssst

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