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

Cherryville Pool Parties

Available at: Cherryville

The Cherryville YMCA pool is a wonderful place to celebrate birthdays or any event that you want to make a splash with! 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. Parties include 20 participants, each additional participant is…

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Cherryville Youth Swim Lessons

Available at: Cherryville

The Cherryville Family YMCA offers Learn to Swim Classes for children. We emphasize skill development, water safety and having fun in a safe and friendly environment with programs that meet the needs of each student. Trained instructors emphasize personal safety, swimming skills, endurance and social skills, guiding students with praise and encouragement. Program Overview –…

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Cherryville Water Aerobics

Available at: Cherryville

Walking, running, jumping and a variety of aerobic movements are performed in the shallow end of the pool to increase heart rate and provide both cardiovascular and strength training.  A variety of water equipment, dumbbells, noodles, etc. are used for conditioning. Classes begin the week of June 20th and continue through the summer months. Tuesdays…

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Group Swim Lessons

Available at: Central,  South Gaston

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 ¨ Click for a program overview – Click here   We keep the student to teacher ratio small…

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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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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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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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