Davie Family YMCA


The Davie Family YMCA offers swim lessons, water fitness classes, and the TYDE Swim Team.

View our Youth Swim Guidelines

For more information, please contact: Christa Moser at (336) 751-9622 or c.moser@ymcanwnc.org.

Find Pool and Water Fitness Schedules

It’s almost time for our annual pool shutdown. Our entire aquatics area will be closed from August 23 through August 30 for maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please feel free to utilize the Jerry Long and/or Yadkin Family YMCAs during the shutdown. We look forward to reopening on August 31 with a fresh, clean and improved pool area!

Pool Hours

Mon – Thur: 5:30am – 8:45pm
Friday: 5:30am – 7:45pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm


Lifeguard Certification Classes

During this class, participants will learn life-saving rescue skills for an Aquatic Environment. Once a participant takes the classes and passes the skills and written test, they will be certified as a YMCA Lifeguard for 2 years.

Lifeguard Course Prerequisites:

  • Complete medical clearance (recommended)
  • Minimum age 16. If under the age of 18, participant must have parental consent to take this course.
  • Pass the following swimming test:
    • Tread water for two minutes without using arms then swim a 100 front crawl
    • Swim a 50 each of front crawl with head up, sidestroke, breaststroke, breaststroke with head up, breaststroke kick on back
    • Feet first surface dive to bottom, swim 15 feet, then surface
    • Sprint approximately 20 meters, arm first surface dive to retrieve an object, then tread water for 1 minute without using hands
    • Replace object on bottom, climb out of pool and perform 100 CPR compressions.

Must be able to accomplish these tasks:

  • Remain alert, with no lapses in consciousness
  • Sit for extended periods, including in an elevated chair
  • Move to various locations, including in and around an elevated chair
  • Communicate verbally, including projecting the voice across distances
  • Hear noises and distress signals in the aquatic environment
  • Observe all areas of the aquatic environment
  • Perform all needed rescues and survival skills
  • Think in the abstract, solve problems, make decisions, instruct, evaluate, supervise, and remember
  • Will possess the skills to operate alone as a lifeguard, with or without other lifeguard support.

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Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

At the Y, we believe that the ability to swim is a critical life skill for each child, teen, and adult. We offer group lessons and private lessons by appointment. Lessons provide a fun, easy-going learning environment for all swimmers to help overcome fears, build confidence, and develop skills that last a lifetime.

MONDAY-thursday Lessons

8 lessons: Monday-Thursday 10:30-11:00am

Preschool (3-5) and Youth (6-12)
June 29-July 9
July 13-July 23
July 27-August 6

Cost: $45/members, $90/potential members

4 lessons: Monday-Thursday 6:00-6:30pm

Preschool (3-5) and Youth (6-12)
June 29-July 2
July 6-9
July 13-16
July 20-23
July 27-30
August 3-6
August 10-13
August 17-20

Cost: $25/members, $50/potential members

Registration due prior to classes starting.

Tuesday/Thursday and Saturday Lessons

8 lessons: Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-6:00pm

Preschool (3-5) and Youth (6-12)
July 7-30
August 4-7

Cost: $45/members, $90/potential members

4 lessons: Saturdays
July 11-25
August 1-22

Parent/Child (18 months-3 years) 9:30-10:00am
Preschool (3-5) 10:15-10:45am
Youth (6-12) 11:00-11:30am

Cost: $25/members, $50/potential members

Registration due prior to classes starting.

Class Levels

Parent/child lessons (ages 18-36 months)
This program provides an early water experience for children from six months to three years. Children progress from water adjustment activities through basic water skills. Program instruction is directed toward helping parents work with their children. One adult must accompany each child. Classes are 30 minutes.

Preschool Lessons (3-5yrs)
This class introduces children to their first experience swimming without a parent.  It is a great way for kids to learn how to be independent and have fun in the pool. A trained swim instructor teaches this class using the Y core values in 30 minute lessons. Children learn at their own pace moving through our four skill levels. Preschool swim levels are Pike, Eel, Ray, and Starfish.

Youth lessons (ages 6-12 years)
This class consists of six levels, which focus on stroke development, water safety, personal growth, and fun. A trained swim instructor works with children at their own pace using the YMCA core values, building self-esteem as well as self confidence through swimming. Youth swim levels are Polliwog, Guppy, Minnow, Fish, Flying Fish, and Shark.  Classes are 45 minutes.

This class is for any adult from beginner through advanced. A trained swim instructor works with you moving at your own pace, learning basic stroke development, and water safety. Classes are 45 minutes.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available for ages 3 and up on Saturdays at 11:30am-12:00pm & 12:00-12:30pm and on Tuesdays/Thursdays at 6:00-6:30pm. Cost is $25 per 30 minute session for Members and Potential Members. 3 sessions are $70/Members, $80/Potential Members and 6 sessions are $140/Members, $160/Potential Members. Please schedule private lessons in advance by contacting the Y at (336) 751-9622.

Water Fitness

The Davie Family YMCA offers a variety of Water Aerobics Classes in order to meet the needs of many levels of fitness. Classes are free to members.

Water Fitness/Pool Schedule

TYDE Swim Team

TYDE Swim Team

TYDE is a USA Swimming and YMCA swim team offering a full range of competitive programming for all ages (kindergarten-adult). Originally started in 1973 as WSY, we have grown to become one of the largest and most respected swim teams in North Carolina and across the country. Whether you are looking for a gentle introduction to competitive swimming, a nationally ranked training program or anything in between, TYDE has what you’re looking for!

Seasonal Track

Exists to offer an entry-level and/or flexible swim team experience, providing quality stroke instruction and age appropriate conditioning without a heavy focus on competition or time commitment. This track is ideal for swimmers who may be new to year-round swimming, are involved in various other activities or are looking to get in shape for a school or summer team. Intra-team swim meets are offered once every three months and participation is optional.

Competitive Track

Our intermediate swim team experience with more opportunity for both practices and competitions than our Seasonal Track without any increased participation requirements. Swimmers begin to compete with team members from every TYDE site and develop goals with more sense of team vs. individual focus. This track is designed for swimmers with some previous swim team experience and a willingness to explore their full potential in the pool. USA Swimming and YMCA swim meets are offered once every three to four weeks and participation is encouraged but optional.

Masters Track

Provides adult swimmers, triathletes & fitness enthusiasts of all levels with the newest methods for developing good technique. Participants will enjoy the benefits of training progression geared to enhance fitness and performance in a highly interactive environment. Currently operating out of William G. White, Jr., Winston Lake, and Yadkin Family YMCAs.


Learn more at swimtyde.org or contact Leann Day at leann@swimtyde.org or 336.721.2100 x6262