Beyond the Classroom

Swimming

Swimming Programs

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  • High School Prep

    Sharpen your skills and get in shape for your upcoming High School Swim Season. Swimmers need to have a strong grasp of the four strokes and can swim at least 100 yards without stopping. 

    September 7-October 28th
    Cost $200.00 (free for O'Neal Students)
    Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday
    7:30-8:30 PM

    Students must be on or trying out for the middle school or high school swim teams. 

    Click HERE to learn more and register.
The O'Neal Pelagics is a year-round USA Swimming certified swim club. Its home is the Aquatics Center at Taws Hall at The O'Neal School. One does not have to be an O'Neal student to join the club. The Head Coach is Aquatics Director Jen Schmitz. Dryland training is provided in partnership with Sandhills Sports Performance. Different teams are available to meet the skill level of the swimmer. Swimmers must know the four strokes for consideration. An evaluation is required. Annual registration is in August. 

A “pelagic” describes any type of life that exists in the open sea that doesn’t depend on the ocean bottom or the shore to live. Its own speed, agility and intelligence dictate its survival. Fish found in the “pelagic zone” are billfish, mahi mahi, wahoo, ocean sharks, tuna, rays and more. Much like the open sea, O’Neal provides an environment that allows youth in the community who share the passion of swimming to be inspired and encouraged to reach goals in and out of the pool. Building upon the School’s history of success, the provision of knowledge and enjoyment of the sport of swimming to area youth is essential.



    • Director of O'Neal Aquatics, Jen Schmitz

I’ve been so pleased with O’Neal’s swim lesson program. The instructors are amazing. They’re patient, encouraging, and make swimming fun.  Plus, the small class size allows them to provide individualized attention to each child. My son’s confidence grows with each lesson!
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