Pool Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday – 5:30 am – 8:00 pm
Friday – 5:30 am – 7:30 pm
Saturday – 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday Closed

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Programs at Central

Group Swim Lessons

The Gaston County Family YMCA offers progressive Swim Lessons for children ages 3-13 in an environment that emphasizes: ¨ Personal Water Safety ¨ Basic Swimming Competencies ¨ Stroke Technique and Refinement ¨ Endurance ¨ Encourages Swimming as part of a Healthy Lifestyle We keep the student to teacher ratio small and students build confidence as they are guided with praise…

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Home School Wellness

Join the Fun! Join the Central or Stowe Family YMCA for Home School Wellness! This is a twelve week program that provides active organized level-based swim lessons in the pool for six weeks and in the gymnasium for six weeks of skill development active games.  During the program we will cover topics such as aquatic safety, nutrition,…

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Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class

Upcoming Central YMCA Certification Classes

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Private Swim Lessons

Learn more about Private Swim Lessons at the Y!

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TAKE YOUR WORKOUT TO NEW DEPTHS   Using a combination of dance, boot camp, tabata, and HIIT, these new classes will challenge you and take your workout to new depths.  Water classes are appropriate for all fitness levels.  Everyone can get a great workout in the pool! When:   Monday @ 6:30 PM    Nancy Wednesday @ 6:30…

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Swim Club

Swim Club Ages 6 – 18

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Afterschool Swim Lessons

Afterschool Swim Lessons available at the Stowe Family YMCA starting September 14th!

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Adult Child & Infant CPR/AED/First Aid American Red Cross Certification Class. Includes: Adult, Child & Infant CPR AED First Aid Certification is good for two years. Click here for more information. Please contact Candace Hyde at 704.865.8551 or

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Water Exercise

Ages: 15+ Water is an extremely friendly environment for individuals with back, knee, and shoulder problems or with any condition that requires low impact exercise.  Enjoy our beautiful pool with a comfortable water temperature of 86 degrees.  Stay in shape, learn new exercise techniques and meet new people.  Water exercise classes are open to youth…

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Celebrate with a Splash

The Central YMCA is a wonderful place to celebrate a birthday for all ages. Enjoy a swim party in a safe and exciting environment.  Swim parties include a staff Lifeguard/Party Host to assist in party logistics and pool time.                             Swim parties…

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