Learn to Swim, Join a Water Aerobics Class or Swim Laps

The indoor pool at YWCA provides a welcoming environment for those who want an efficient low impact workout. Swimming is the best form of physical exercise that promotes good health, according to the recent study conducted by Swim England. Additional benefits include:

  • More support for your body than exercise on land 
  • Less impact on your joints and bones
  • Improved heart health
  • Lowered blood pressure
  • Reduced joint pain
  • Increased bone strength
  • Toned muscles
  • Improved endurance

Swim Lessons (Register Online or in Person)

December Group Swim Lessons
January Group Swim Lessons
February Group Swim Lessons
Private Swim Lessons

Advanced Swim Clinic

We will focus on improving stroke technique as well as speed, fitness, racing skills & racing strategy. Each swimmer will be analyzed using video/Slow Motion technology to show exactly what steps can be made to improve their technique.

Prerequisites:  Ability to swim 100 yards front crawl (freestyle), 100 yards backstroke, 50 yards Breastroke, and 50 yards butterfly (Ages 18 & Under).

This clinic meets on Sundays starting November 17 to December 8 from 1pm to 2:15pm.

Register online or in person.

Swim Instructor helping youth swimmer

Swimming is an excellent total body workout

There are a variety of ways members can exercise in the YWCA pool!

Swimming Lessons

We have swim lessons for every need and age. Group swimming lessons as well as private/semi-private lessons allow participants to work at a personalized level to achieve goals. In private/semi-private lessons, participants will focus on specific skills and/or overcome the fear of water. Our instructors are WSI certified by the American Red Cross. We always have a trained lifeguard on deck.

For more information on swim lessons and other swim programs click here.

Pool Rules

  • Click here for our Pool Rules.
  • The Pool Calendar outlines daily activity in the pool.
  • Two lap lanes are always available and from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm three lap lanes are available.
  • Pool temperature ranges between 85-87 degrees. 

Pool Hours

Monday through Thursday – 5:45 am to 8:00 pm
Friday – 5:45 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday – 8:00 am to 4:45 pm
Sunday – 1:00 pm to 4:45 pm
(2 laps lanes available, unless otherwise specified on the pool schedule)

Aquatic Extras

Water Safety and Lifeguard Training

Charlotte Safety Training offers Health and Safety Training for babysitting, Lifeguarding, Lifeguard Instructors, Water Safety Instructors, CPR, AED, First Aid and various other areas. Contact Brian Coffey for more details at 704.281.4986 or BCoffey@CharlotteSafetyTraining.com

Scuba Santa

Santa isn’t always on his sleigh, sometimes he spends his free time in YWCA’s indoor pool! Get a picture with Scuba Sanata on Friday, December 13 at 5pm.
Get an underwater photo with Scuba Santa, receive a 4×6 photo and digital copy as well as a picture frame that the whole family can decorate!
Register by Friday December 6 online or in person with this completed form.

Orange Crush Swim Team

YWCA has a swim team that participates in the Hornets’ Nest Swim League from January until March for girls and boys
age 5 – 18. Practices are held on weeknights and swim meets are held on Saturdays. For more information, see our Orange Crush page. Contact our Aquatics Manager, Jeff Nerret, for more details: aquatics@ywcacentralcarolinas.org

Scout Badge Training

Register your troop(s) for in-water badge work, train for camp swimming or just for pure pool fun. Trained staff can customize a program to fit your needs or use our own American Red Cross approved safety program. This program is designed to meet the requirements of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America Aquatics Badge.

Cost: $5 per scout. For reservations, contact our Aquatics Manager, Jeff Nerret, at aquatics@ywcacentralcarolinas.org.

Scuba Diving Classes

Learn how to breathe underwater! Your PADI-certified instructor, Ken Charnock, will teach you how to become scuba certified or simply introduce you to the exciting hobby of scuba diving. Check out his flyer and contact our Aquatics Manager, Jeff Nerret, for more details: aquatics@ywcacentralcarolinas.org

Flick N' Float Events

Flick & Float personalized events are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate accomplishments, milestones or to simply have fun with friends on a FRIDAY night! Flick & Floats are not limited to children and may be an all adult event! The cost is only $25 and $5 per person. All you need to do to reserve the pool for your very own Flick & Float Pool Movie Night is to fill out this form and email it to Jeff Nerret at aquatics@ywcacentralcarolinas.org.

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