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
Swimming is an excellent total body workout
There are a variety of ways members can exercise in the YWCA pool!
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.
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 always available even during classes and lessons)
Swim Lessons (Register Online or in Person)
Fall Swim Clinic
YWCA offers Swim Clinics where the Coach will give each swimmer the special attention to elevate their swimming skills.
We will focus on diving and racing starts, turns for all strokes, freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, or breaststroke to help your child improve his/her swimming skills! Your child will be grouped with other swimmers of similar age and ability.
Prerequisites: Ability to swim 25 yards front crawl (freestyle) and 25 yards backstroke within 2 minutes. (Ages 5 – 18)
Fall Swim Clinic (Register Online or in Person)
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. Visit their website to see the class schedule and contact our Aquatics Manager, Jeff Nerret, for more details: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com
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. Contact our Aquatics Manager, Jeff Nerret, for more details: firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
Flick N' Float Movie Night
Mom and Dad – leave the kids with us and enjoy a night out! Once a month, the YWCA hosts movie night in the pool from 6 pm – 8 pm. Kids watch a movie and float in the pool. Only $5 per child.
The next Flick N’ Float will be Friday, Oct. 26, and we’re showing Hocus Pocus! Register here.
Your child must be able to float unsupported for at least five seconds on front and back; able to swim five yards of front and back crawl without assistance. Children must be nine years or older. (For children younger than 9, an adult must accompany them.)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.