News and Events

International Water Safety Day

NSEA Swim is proud to sponsor International Water Safety Day on May 15. The event will take place during our lessons programming from 10:00am-1:15pm and will feature:

NSEA Sprint for Swimclusion  5K/1.5

NSEA Swim is proud to announce its second annual NSEA Sprint for Swimclusion on April 23, 2022. 

Help the NSEA Swim Foundation in its mission to eradicate drowning, the number two cause of accidental child death in our country. 

The course will run through Wilmington’s Northside neighborhood, starting and finishing at the historic Earl Jackson pool, where NSEA Swim hosts its free community swim lessons. The 5K race will be a two-loop course, starting at 8:30am; the 1.5 mile run will be one loop and start at 9:00am. 

Stay after the race for local food trucks, music, and community engagement. Sign up to run at nsea-sprint-for-swimclusion. 

For more information, contact

NSEA Swim Shares Holiday Blessings Through Angel Program

NSEA Swim is hoping to make several children's holidays special this year. We have placed an Angel Tree at the Earl Jackson pool in the Northside to surprise some underserved children in the community with gifts and cheer this season. 

If you'd like to participate, take a mitten from the tree to choose your Angel. Families may want to work together to sponsor a child. Wrapped gifts are due on Monday, December 14, and all gifts should be clearly labeled with the letter and number from the back of your mitten. If you have questions about the program, reach out to Kelly Crowley at Thank you all for sharing your gifts with our local community!!

Martin Luther King Day Parade

NSEA Swim created a float for the Martin Luther King Day parade in Wilmington to spread the word about our free swim lessons program.

Team Event at Nourish NC

NSEA Swim helped Nourish NC assemble 500 bags of food for distribution to food-insecure families in Wilmington on November 13, 2019. Nearly 50 swimmers, parents, and coaches worked together at the Nourish NC warehouse on Greenfield Street, putting their teamwork skills to the test and helping to fill a dire need in the community.