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

CELEBRATE AT THE POOL: PARTIES AT THE Y!

Available at: Cherryville

The Cherryville Family YMCA Outdoor Pool is a wonderful place to celebrate a party for all occasions and all ages – birthday, graduation, celebration.  Pool parties keep kids moving and active while they celebrate with 60 minutes of swimming and 60 minutes in a party area. Parties include 25 children and activities, additional children can be…

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Adult Swim Lessons

Available at: Stowe

Adult Swim Lessons   Join us for this session of Adult Swim Lessons. This session will instill confidence in and around the water. We have highly trained instructors that will work with you at your own pace. Enjoy learning how to swim in a no pressure atmosphere.   Upcoming Lessons: Next Session: June 5 – August…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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