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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Click here for the Youth Program Parent Handbook


Programs

Underwater Easter Egg Hunt

Available at: Stowe

Open to members and participants alike, check out the Easter holiday’s best egg hunt around! Grab your googles and get ready to dive in to find plenty of eggs and trade them in for fun prizes!   Feel free to drop in anytime on April 19th from 1:00-2:30 PM. There is no cost for this…

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Private Swim Lessons

Available at: Stowe

We offer Private Swim Lessons for anyone who has a fear of water, learns better one-on-one, or simply wants to improve their strokes and endurance.  Sign up today and our trained instructors will help you set and meet your personal swimming goals!   Private swim lessons will only be offered at the following times: Mondays…

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Summer Camp Swim Lessons – Camp Ohana

Available at: Stowe

At the Y, we believe every child should learn how to swim! Our swim lessons are about more than just the techniques and skills. They are about nurturing swimming skills, developing self-esteem and creating positive experiences that will last a lifetime.  Children develop confidence around water as they learn water safety skills, stroke technique, and…

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Spring Break Swim Camp

Available at: Stowe

Spring Break Swim Camp: April 2 – 6

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Group Swim Lessons

Available at: Stowe,  Warlick

At the Y, we believe every child should learn how to swim! Our swim lessons are about more than just the techniques and skills. They are about nurturing swimming skills, developing self-esteem and creating positive experiences that will last a lifetime.  Children develop confidence around water as they learn water safety skills, stroke technique, and…

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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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Home School Wellness

Available at: Stowe,  Warlick

Home School Wellness is a fun and exciting program where Home School students get to learn swim lessons, nutrition, wellness and sports skills in a social environment. This year we have enhanced our program to add even more of your favorite activities! Sessions last for 4 week and are specialized by activity. Rotations will begin…

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Swim Team

Available at: Stowe,  Warlick

Youth Swim Team at Stowe

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SWIMMING SKILLS ASSESSMENT

Available at: Cherryville,  Stowe,  Warlick

The Gaston County Family YMCA is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable pool experience for all. All children 15 and under must participate in a swimming skills assessment and will be provided a green, yellow or no swim band. These bands assist our lifeguards in keeping our inexperienced swimmers safe.        Non-Swimmer  = No…

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Adaptive Swim Lessons

Available at: Warlick

Join the Warlick Family YMCA for swim lessons designed for individuals with special needs.  Lessons are provided by caring staff in a safe and relaxed environment for participants with all abilities. We emphasize skill development, water safety and having fun while learning more about the aquatic environment. Trained instructors emphasize personal safety, confidence, and self-awareness, guiding…

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