Gaston County Family YMCA

Stowe Family YMCA

The Stowe Family YMCA is a non-profit organization committed to helping you live a balanced, healthy life in spirit, mind and body. We make a positive impact in the Gaston County community through encouraging wellness and family.

Address & Phone:

196 YMCA Drive
Belmont, NC 28012
Phone (704) 822-9622
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Hours:

Monday – Friday: 5:30am – 9:30pm
Saturday: 7:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 1:30pm – 5:30pm

 

 

 

Childwatch Hours:

Mon – Sat: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Monday – Thursday: 4:30pm – 8:30pm
Friday: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
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CURRENT & UPCOMING PROGRAMS


Fall Flag Football

Fall Flag Football

Ages: 5-14 (In 4 age divisions, 5-6, 7-8, 9-11,  and Middle School 12-14)

Youth Flag Football is a great sports opportunity to play football in a contact free league.  Players will learn football fundamentals and game concepts in a fun, safe environtment where they can learn how to work together and succeed together.  Register today for this co-ed, recreational league.

Registration: Now – October 13th. This program does have a registration limit.  There is a $10 non-refundable late fee for all players registered after October 13th, if space is available.
Download the registration form.

Register Online Here!

Practice and Games: Practice begins the week of October 27th.  Teams will have 4 practices before games start, with one on their practice day (Monday or Tuesday), and one practice on Saturday for 2 weeks.  Games will follow with each team playing games on both their practice day and Saturday for the rest of the season starting the week of November 12th.  The final game of this 6-game season is scheduled for December 6th.  There will be no games on November 29th due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, and there will be no games on Monday/Tuesday, December 1st and 2nd due to the McAdenville Christmas Lights.  Games on Saturday, November 22nd will take place at the Central Family YMCA in Gastonia due to the ChristmasTown Bowl being held in McAdenville.

Where: All games and practices (with the exception of November 24th) will take place at the Pharr Family YMCA 208 Main Street McAdenville unless otherwise noted.

Coaches: We need volunteer coaches in every age group.  Please consider coaching this season by indicating so on your registration form or by contacting  Evan Rankin or Ben Oeser at the Pharr Family YMCA.  The coaches meeting will be held on Monday, October 20th at 7:00 pm at the Stowe Family YMCA.

Cost:
Member – $52
Participant – $77
Includes a uniform top, end of season award, and a 6 game season.

Contact: Evan Rankin – Program Coordinator; Ben Oeser – Sports Director at the Pharr Family YMCA, 704.824.1131.


Lifeguard Water Safety Instructor Certifications

Lifeguarding

Lifeguarding is an important lifesaving skill in every community. Complete a lifeguarding course available this at the Stowe YMCA with possible employment opportunities upon completion. The participant will receive life guarding, first aid, CPR for the professional rescuer, and Automated External Defibrillator.

Prerequisites — Mandatory swim test includes—300 yard swim (front crawl and breast stroke), jump in and swim 20 yards to retrieve and return a 10 lbs. brick, tread water with feet only for 2 minutes. Attendance mandatory at all session dates and 15 years  old by the date of the last class.

Session: October 23, 24, 25

Thursday and Friday 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cost: Members – $180.00  Program Participants – $230.00

Register online or print the form.

Water Safety Instructor Certification

Being safe in and around the water is an important skill to learn and share with others.  This class will prepare participants to teach swim lessons to children and adults as well as  other water safety courses. Possible employment opportunities upon completion.

Prerequisites — Swim various strokes for 25 yards, including butterfly, tread water for 1 minute. Participants must be 16 years old by the date of the last class

Session: September 22nd through 27th 

Monday—Friday Class—4:00—9:00 pm

Saturday Class— 8:00 am—3:00 pm

Cost: Members: $200 Program Participants: $250

Register online or print the form.

 

Contact Jeff Pesesky at jpesesky@gastonymca.org or 704.822.9622 with questions.


Middle School Madness

Ages: Middle School Students

Join the Stowe Family YMCA each month for an evening of dancing, basketball, video games, and more! The Y is just for teens! We will offer a  dance, basketball and/or dodgeball tournaments, video games, pizza, snacks, swimming for all who attend from 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm.

Dates & Times:
September – May
Monthly, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Event Information and Rules

2014 Spring Semester Dates:

2014

2015

Friday, September 19 Friday, January 30
Friday, October 10 Friday, February 20
Friday, November 21 Friday, March 20
Friday, December 12 Friday, April 24
Friday, May 15

Cost:

Members – FREE
Non Members – $6

NEW! Want to host your birthday party or a celebration at Middle School Madness? You can now rent a private room and have added benefits! Contact Freddie Mibelli with
any questions and interest.


Swim Lessons – Youth

Ages: 6 – 13 years

Youth Swim Lessons promote stroke development, personal water safety, water sports, rescue and personal growth are included. During all swim lessons, participants and instructors find opportunities to learn and demonstrate the YMCA core values, (Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith).

Session Days & Times:
Saturdays – 11:30 – 12:15, Tuesdays/Thursdays – 6:30-7:15

Cost:
Member - $35/child
Program Participants -  
$65/child

Download our Swim Lesson Registration Form for session information.


Toddler Classes

Toddlers

Experienced Staff

Learning Opportunities

The Stowe Family YMCA is now offering 3 special classes just for our Toddlers! Join us for one or more of these excellent monthly sessions.  Join us for an OPEN HOUSE on March 24, 26, and/or 28th for a free look at the classes.  

What/When: 

Art Classes – Little Picassos on Monday, Wednesday 8:55 – 9:55 am

Literacy Classes – Literary EDventures on Monday, Wednesday 10:00 – 11:00 am

Sports + Swim Classes – Rookie Sports and Swim on Friday 9:00 – 11:00 am

All classes are intentionally structured with the goal of fostering a passion for learning, discovering new skills, and building confidence through interaction.

Cost:

$45 a month for Members

$55 a month for Program Participants

Contact Freddie Mibelli with questions at freddie@gastonymca.org or call 704.822.9622.

 


The Gaston Cup

Run with Purpose

runners

The 2nd Annual Gaston Cup  focuses on corporate health and wellness. The Gaston Cup Series provides businesses with a long-term initiative that helps establish healthy lifestyle changes for their employees.

Micro, Small , Medium and Large businesses complete in a series of run/walk races throughout the year. The business with the highest employee participation percentage will win their category Gaston Cup for that year.

RESULTS

Gaston Cup Results July 2014

Race series

Download:

Team registration form - email back to steve@gastonymca.org.

Team flyer

More information and rules

2013 Winners:  Wix Affinia, The Cookson Company and Gaston Together


Home School Wellness

Home School Wellness

 Join the Fun!

The  Stowe YMCA hosts Home School Wellness!  This twelve week program will focus on skill development, team sports, wellness, and swimming!  We will spend 6 weeks in the pool and 6 weeks in the gym for a combination of activities that promote healthy living, confidence, and social interaction.

Home School Wellness:

Ages: K-6th grades, split into age groups

Classes:  Six weeks of swim development, followed by six weeks of gym/fitness classes.

Fall 2014 Times and Dates:

Stowe Wednesdays, September 24th – December 10th from 1-2 pm.

Costs: Member –  $45 for single child, $85 for family

Program Participants –  $65 for single child, $105 for family

 Recognition: Certificate of completion and swim class credentials.

Register online or print this form and take it to the YMCA.

Contact Josey Messer with questions at 704.822.9622.

 

Home School Wellness Parent Pass

The YMCA is here to support healthy living in our community. We encourage parents and guardians to focus on their health while their student participates in the Home School Wellness program. Visit the Member Services Desk to register for this offer valid from September 24th to December 10th and allowing entry for one guardian to utilize the Stowe YMCA facilities between the hours of 1:00 and 2:00 pm on Wednesdays.

Click here for more information or contact Josey Messer.

Click here to register online.


Parents Night Out

Ages: 3 years through 5th grade

Once a month the YMCA is THE PLACE for kids! Kids can enjoy an evening at the YMCA while keeping busy with actives such as swimming, baking, playing games, eating dinner, and being silly while their parents are out and about!

Children must be potty trained.

Information and Registration Form

Dates & Times: September 2014 – May 2015

Register online by clicking here.

 


Afterschool Enrichment

Ensuring A Brighter Future

The YMCA provides a quality, Christian-oriented experience that is safe, fun, and convenient. Y After School operates throughout Gaston County providing enrichment from school dismissal until 6:00 pm daily. During this time we aim to shape character by modeling, teaching, and reinforcing positive values to all students. The YMCA believes in the character development traits of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Faith. The YMCA offers two on-site After School locations and fifteen off-site locations throughout the county.

To find your school and Afterschool location, please visit our Afterschool page.


Teen Bootcamp

The Stowe YMCA host the teens and pre-teens of the area to meet new friends, connect with teammates, find fun and motivation to get in shape and feel better during Tuesday and Thursday evening sessions.

Ages: 8 – 14

Days & Time: Tuesday and Thursday 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Location: Stowe Family YMCA Downstairs Open Area

Contact Susan Mosk at smosk@gastonymca.org or 704.822.9622

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