Swim

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!

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.

Pool Rules

  • Click here for our Pool Rules.
  • 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. 

Swim Lessons (Register Online or in Person)

In Person

Private Lessons
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Group Lessons
(downloadable registration forms)

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 always available even during classes and lessons)

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. Visit their website to see the class schedule and contact our Aquatics Manager, Jeff Nerret, for more details: 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

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: 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.

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.
Stay tuned for our next Flick N’ Float!
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 aquatics@ywcacentralcarolinas.org.

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