YWCA Central Carolinas has temporarily suspended operations of our fitness center in accordance with Mecklenburg County's shelter in place order. We will keep this site updated for when we re-open.


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

Further your swimmer’s techniques through YWCA’s Swim Team Prep program! Learn more here.

Swim Lessons (Register Online or in Person)

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 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)

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. 

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

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.

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

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.

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

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