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

Group Swim Lessons

Available at: Stowe,  Warlick

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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 scheduled…

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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.     Class Prerequisites Online coursework due prior to the first day of class for all blended learning courses. Mandatory…

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Family Swim at the Y

Available at: Stowe,  Warlick

FUN for the Whole Family! Splish and splash into fun with family swim time at the YMCA pool! Swimming and other aquatics activities are excellent ways to get the physical activity needed for a healthy life. Following guidance from the CDC and local agencies, we are excited to welcome our Y families to special family swim time with updated pool policies…

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Aquatics

Available at: Stowe,  Warlick

Swimming and other aquatics activities are excellent ways to get the physical activity needed for a healthy life. Following guidance from the CDC and local agencies, we’ve modified our pool procedures and aquatics programs to ensure everyone’s health and safety. Processes: Members will step on a sanitizing mat and/or dunk shoes in sanitizing solution upon entering pool. Swim prep stations will be spaced out to ensure…

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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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