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

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 We keep the student to teacher ratio small and students build confidence as they are guided with praise…

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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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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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Group Swim Lessons

Available at: Stowe

Group Swim Lessons The Stowe Family YMCA offers progressive 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 usually in each level…

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SAVE A LIFE

Available at: Central,  South Gaston

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 chyde@gastonymca.org.

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