Aquatics

Aquatics, like many Y programs, is about learning lifesaving skills, developing confidence and making new friends. In the pool kids and adults become a community as they learn water safety and wellness at four locations across the county.

The Gaston County Family YMCA has fours Aquatic Centers – Central YMCA, Cherryville Family YMCA, South Gaston Family YMCA, and Stowe Family YMCA. The Cherryville pool is outdoors and runs on a seasonal schedule.

 

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Programs

Explore & Discover

Available at: South Gaston

Water Discovery Class Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision. For more information or a printable flyer, click here. South Gaston Y: Mondays @ 11am…

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Home School Wellness

Available at: Central,  Stowe

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

Available at: Central,  Cherryville,  South Gaston

Upcoming Central YMCA Certification Classes

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Family Swim and Slide

Available at: Stowe

Family and open swim times are the perfect opportunity for children to gain swimming strength and endurance while playing with family in the pool and for adults to just relax and have fun in the water. Enjoy time together during scheduled recreational swim times or when the slide is down! Pool Schedule: Check the pool schedule…

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Private Swim Lessons

Available at: Central,  South Gaston,  Stowe

Learn more about Private Swim Lessons at the Y!

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NOT JUST YOUR GRANDMA’S WATER AEROBICS

Available at: Central

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

Available at: Central,  Stowe

Swim Club Ages 6 – 18

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Afterschool Swim Lessons

Available at: Central,  Stowe

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

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Red Cross Lifeguard Certification

Available at: Stowe

Red Cross 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),…

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Group Swim Lessons

Available at: Stowe

Group Swim Lessons The Stowe Family YMCA offers progressive Red Cross Learn to Swim Classes for children from ages 6 months to 14 years. We  emphasize skill development, water safety and having fun in a safe and friendly environment with programs that meet the needs of each student. Student learn at different rates and are…

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