Registration for South Carolina State University’s 2024 Summer Aquatic Program will begin on Monday, May 20.

The program is available to all SC State students, faculty and staff members, and the Orangeburg community.

Payments are to be made at the Cashier’s Office. Crawford-Zimmerman Building room 108, prior to attending sessions. The Cashier’s Office is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays.

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Please bring your completed registration form and indicate that you will be paying for swimming lessons. Money orders, cash, and credit/debit cards are accepted for payment.

Please email a copy or your receipt and registration form to or bring your registration form and receipt to Turner Hall, D-Wing, room 115.

It is crucial that you include your email address on the registration form.

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I always tell parents that, for many reasons, swimming should be the first sport a child learns.

For more information, contact the director, Dr. Crystal Nixon, by email at or the Department of Health Sciences administrative assistant, Shameka Randolph, by phone at 803-536-8807.

Session dates

  • Session 1, June 3-14 — Reserved for private groups and camps. Registration ends May 23.
  • Session 2, June 17-27 — Swim lessons, groups, and recreational/lap swim. Registration ends June 10.
  • Session 3, July 8-18 — Swim lessons, groups and recreational/lap swim. Registration ends July 1.

Listed below are the activities/groups, times/dates and prices:

  • Swim lessons (ages 5-17) — 12 p.m. 1 p.m. 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday — $100
  • Adult swim lessons — 5-6 p.m. M-T-Th — $100
  • Recreational/lap awim (faculty and staff) — 6-7 p.m. M-T-Th — Free
  • Recreational/lap awim (SC State students) — 6-7 p.m. M-T-Th — Free

Cities and towns are again in deep waters this summer trying to hire enough lifeguards to open their public pools. Many are proceeding with sensitivity to issues of race and ethnicity.

Availability for classes will be first come, first served. Time slots are not guaranteed.

Please indicate your first and second choices on the registration form. No refunds will be issued if your preferred time slot is not available. No refunds will be issued if your preferred time slot is not available, for inclement weather or in the event of pool closure.

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The pool will be closed to recreational swimming July 1-4.

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