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 With Us: Parties at the Y

Available at: Stowe

The Stowe Family YMCA is a wonderful place to celebrate a party for all occasions and all ages – birthday, graduation, celebration.  Enjoy one of the terrific options listed below. Each includes a safe and exciting environment as well as a staff member to assist in party logistics. Parties include 15 children and activities. Member Program Participant…

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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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Progressive Swim Lessons

Available at: Stowe,  Warlick

Progressive Swim Lessons The Y offers progressive swim lessons for children from ages 6 months to 14 years. We emphasize skill development, water safety and having fun in a safe and friendly environment. Trained instructors emphasize personal safety, confidence, endurance, and self-awareness, guiding students with praise and encouragement. Lessons are progressive and based on skill…

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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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Celebrate with a Splash

Available at: Warlick

The Warlick Family YMCA pool is a wonderful place to celebrate a birthday for all ages. Enjoy a swim party in a safe and exciting environment as well as a party room. Adventure Zone Party: (Ages 2-12) Ready for some high energy fun? Our Adventure Zone is the perfect spot to have your party! Three…

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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: Stowe,  Warlick

Learn more about Private Swim Lessons at the Y!

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