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 three Aquatic Centers – Cherryville Family YMCA (seasonal), Stowe Family YMCA and the Warlick Family YMCA.

 

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Programs

Home School Wellness

Available at: Stowe

MAKE IT A PLAY DATE Home School Wellness   Home School Wellness is and exciting, knowledge filled program where Home School students get to learn swim lessons, nutrition, wellness and sports skills in a social environment. This program that provides a session of skill level based swim lessons followed by developmental games in the gymnasium.  During…

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Indoor Triathlon

Available at: Stowe

Triple Your Confidence – Youth and Adult Indoor Tri

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Masters Swim Club

Available at: Warlick

ENDURANCE & TECHNIQUE Warlick Family YMCA Masters Swim Club is a blend of fitness and competitive swimming for adults 18 and older. The structured workouts use techniques of interval training with a focus on fun, fitness and friendship. Whether you swim for physical fitness benefits or are a competitive swimmer, you can improve your stroke…

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Summer Swim Team

Available at: Stowe

Youth Summer Swim Team at Stowe

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Progressive Swim Lessons

Available at: Stowe,  Warlick

Progressive Swim Lessons The Y offers progressive swim lessons for children from ages 6 months to 12 years. We emphasize skill development, water safety and having fun in a safe and friendly environment. Trained instructors emphasize personal safety, confidence, endurance and self awareness, guiding students with praise and encouragement. Lessons are progressive and based on…

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Celebrate with a Splash

Available at: Warlick

The Warlick Family YMCA pool is a wonderful place to celebrate a birthday for all ages. Enjoy a swim party in a safe and exciting environment as well as a party room.   Pool Parties Include: Lifeguard and Party Host to assist in party logistics and pool time. 1 hour for the  swimming activity and…

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Red Cross Lifeguard Certification

Available at: Stowe,  Warlick

Red Cross Lifeguarding Lifeguarding is an important lifesaving skill for every community. Complete a lifeguarding course available at the Warlick or Stowe YMCAs and receive possible employment opportunities upon completion. Participants will receive lifeguarding, first aid, CPR for the professional rescuer, and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training. Prerequisites Online course work due prior to first day of…

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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: Stowe,  Warlick

Learn more about Private Swim Lessons at the Y!

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Swim Club

Available at: Stowe,  Warlick

The YMCA Youth and Teen Swim Club is designed for swimmers who are ready for the next level.  With a focus on the four competitive strokes, swimmers will improve their technique, learn teamwork, and build endurance. Along with swimming, there will be an emphasis on building confidence and leadership skills. Swimmers must be able to…

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