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

Red Cross Lifeguard Certification

Available at: Stowe,  Warlick

Red Cross Lifeguarding Upon successful completion, students will receive an American Red Cross Lifeguard certification which includes lifeguard skills, first aid, CPR for the professional rescuer, and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training.  The certification is good for two years from the completion date.   Prerequisites Online coursework due prior to the first day of class for all blended learning courses. Mandatory swim test…

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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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Private Swim Lessons

Available at: Stowe,  Warlick

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!   Each session of private lessons consists of 4 half-hour lessons on the…

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Group Swim Lessons

Available at: Cherryville,  Stowe,  Warlick

At the Y, we believe every child should learn how to swim! Our swim lessons are about more than just 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 discover…

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Home School Wellness

Available at: Stowe,  Warlick

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

Available at: Stowe,  Warlick

Water is an extremely friendly environment for individuals with back, knee, and shoulder problems or with any condition that requires low impact exercise.  Enjoy our beautiful pool with a comfortable water temperature of 86 degrees.  Stay in shape, learn new exercise techniques and meet new people.  Registration is not required; just show up and join…

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