Due to the ongoing, COVID-19 concerns, the city of Charleston Department of Recreation will not be offering swim lessons for the first two sessions of summer classes. We will continue to evaluate the conditions and meet with local, state, and national health officials to determine if we will be able to resume lessons later in the summer. Therefore, we will not have swim lesson registration on Saturday, May 16th as originally scheduled.
In addition, the Coastal Carolina Aquatic Association (CCAA) has suspended the 2020 sponsored summer swim league of which the City-sponsored James Island Stingrays participate. In conjunction with this news, the Recreation Department will not have the intra-mural swim league in the summer of 2020.
The year-round swimming program comprised of athletes from the tri-county area. Programs are geared for all levels, from novice to recreation to elite competitors on travel teams. Practice schedules vary by locations, age groups, and swim seasons.
This is a fun, developmental, non-competitive league. Swimmers practice and compete between the three City pools (MLK, HH, WLS). Swimmers need to be able to swim the length of the pool (25 meters) non-stop to make the team. For more information, call 843-364-3863.
The April 1 registration for the JIST has been pushed back to April 25.
James Island Swim Team
This a parent supported team and family volunteers are always welcome! Team suits may be purchased but are not required. Practice times will vary according to age group. Meets are Tuesday and Thursday evenings and swimmers usually need to report to the pool by 5:45 p.m.
Contact James Island Pool at 843-795-5678 for more information.