Our Aquatic Center features a state-of-the-art competition swimming pool, warm water pool, family water park, and whirlpool. We offer water fitness classes for all abilities and fitness levels, SPLASH swim programs, Lifeguard training, pool parties & more. For more information please contact our Aquatic Director, Heather Candelora, heatherc@ywcaws.org | 336-354-1589 x. 307

A Varied Schedule – Plenty of time for water fitness, lap swim, open swim and family swim. For a description of each class click here.

Water Fitness – Classes for all abilities and fitness levels find the class that fits your schedule and lifestyle here.

SPLASH Swim Programs – Swim lessons for all ages taught by certified instructors focusing on water safety and swimming skills. Private & group lessons available.

Aquatics Training – American Red Cross Lifeguarding/ Review and CPR Training courses offered.

TYDE Swim Team -Swim team offering a full range of competitive programming for all ages. Contact your local YMCA to register there.

Pool Parties – A great place for birthday parties and special events!

Registration for Programs


Swim Lessons

SPLASH is an ability-based swim school program that is guided by current American Red Cross standards which focus on creating lifelong aquatic habits including water safety and swimming skills. We ensure our experienced swim instructors can spend more time with each participant, creating a more individualized learning experience for all ages! We strive to maintain the highest levels of quality instruction and safety. Join the fun!

Upcoming Sessions

SPLASH Group Classes


A Parent & Baby/ Toddler Swim Lesson for beginning swimmers ages 6 months to 36 months. Parents and children learn, songs, and skill practice to help children learn the beginning skills Parents MUST accompany children in the water.

SPLASH Level 1

For beginning swimmers who have had very little or no swim instruction, focusing on basic water skills.

SPLASH Level 2

For swimmers who have some basic water skills. Swimmers learn to independently float and glide on their front and back, develop simultaneous and alternating arms and leg actions, fundamentals of side breathing, and lay a foundation for future strokes.

SPLASH Level 3

For swimmers able to swim with combined stroke on front and back (without assistance). Completion of Level 2 is required for registration or schedule an evaluation appointment.

SPLASH Level 4 (Swim Team Prep)

The goal of Level 4 is to refine strokes so participants swim them with more ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances to increase aquatic fitness. Competition of Level 3 is required for registration or schedule an evaluation appointment.


It is never to late to learn to swim! Adult SPLASH works with participants at their level to learn basic aquatic skills and swimming strokes. Participants learn to put their face in the water, float, and beginning swimming skills such as freestyle and backstroke! More advanced beginners learn to improve skills, swimming strokes, and endurance. This class helps fine tune swimmers technique so help swimmers transition to fitness swimmers.

SPLASH Silver (Swimming for Fitness)

Monthly for swimming instruction to promote proper technique for lifelong swimming. Must be able to Swim 50 Yards comfortably. $20 per month for members / $40 for potential members


Interested in individualized instruction, smaller group size, or an one-on-one approach then SPLASH Select is for you! We have a variety of options to customize your SPLASH experience. Contact Heather Cadelora | heather@ywcaws.org to set up select lessons.


Lifeguard Training

Have you always wanted to be a lifeguard? Do you want to get paid for hanging around the pool? If you answered “yes”, then now’s your chance to get a head start! Upon completion and passing of the written and skills test you will receive a certification card for Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR and AED which is good for 2 years. Sign up for our Lifeguard Training Class today!

  1. You must be 15 to take the course or turn 15 by the date of completion.
  2. Pass the pre-course swim test (requirements are listed below)
  3. Register and pay for the class before the first scheduled instructional day.

*Pre-course Swim tests will be held during the first session of the course.

2017 American Red Cross Certification Renewal Courses

This course provides a re-certification for lifeguards who have not yet expired. Participants will receive a two year certification in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED. There must be a minimum of 4 participants to start the course. If the minimum is not met, participants will receive a 24 hour notice of cancellation. (refunds will be processed)

Lifeguard Review Courses:

Candidates must be currently certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. If the candidate’s certification has lapsed more than 30 days by the beginning of the review class, a full lifeguarding course must be taken, these are the guidelines set by the American Red Cross. You can read more about the lifeguard reviews here.

* YWCA does not issue refunds for classes missed or if a student fails to pass any section of the class

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