Homestead: An Indoor Pool
I love taking C to the pool. He has so much fun. And I also think that getting kids accustomed to water at a young age takes the fear out of it later.
I am fortunate to live in an area with a beautiful, new, public INDOOR (yes, heated!) pool.
The Homestead Pool in Chapel Hill is a wonderful asset you should definitely use for your mommy outings. It is big, pretty, warm, has a wade-in entry, and has lifeguards on duty.
C and I have been a few times (once we had to evacuate since a kid's birthday party was also being held there and those kids did NOT obey the "wait 20 mins. after eating to swim" rule). Each time we have had fun.
There is a small fee to get in, and it varies depending on whether or not you are a resident of the county (honor code).
Note that the locker rooms aren't all that family friendly. Small and cramped. So plan to do as little changing there as possible.
Homestead Aquatic Center
300 Northern Park Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27516