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

Swim Team

Available at: Stowe

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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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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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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Home School Wellness

Available at: Stowe

MAKE IT A PLAY DATE Home School Wellness   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 program that provides a session of skill level based swim lessons followed by developmental games in the gymnasium.  During…

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Masters Swim Club

Available at: Warlick

ENDURANCE & TECHNIQUE Warlick Family YMCA Masters Swim Club is a blend of fitness and competitive swimming for adults 18 and older. The structured workouts use techniques of interval training with a focus on fun, fitness and friendship. Whether you swim for physical fitness benefits or are a competitive swimmer, you can improve your stroke…

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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.   Pool Parties Include: Lifeguard and Party Host to assist in party logistics and pool time. 1 hour for the  swimming activity and…

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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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