Community Water Park and Slide Pool Hours
(Open Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day):
It’s not too early to get the family ready for summer fun at the Y, in our Community Water Park and New Slide Pool! Join the Y now to practice and play as a family in our indoor pools or you can try our Group, ”On Demand,” or Private Swim Lessons to be sure that you and your kids are ready to jump in on Memorial Day!
All patrons must enter through the front desk
**New outdoor pool is available only for Kernersville YMCA members,
or those who have a Metro or a Triad membership.
Please call the Y at (336) 996-2231 if you have questions about membership.
(A resident is someone that pays Town of Kernersville taxes)
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.
Thirty minute classes. Swim diapers required for those who are not Potty-trained.
Pike: No skills required. Water readiness.
In class: will learn to blow bubbles put, face in water and proper kicking, paddling, and front and back floats with use of flotation devices and water safety.
Eel: Skills required: Put face in water, float on back and front w/ assistance, jump in swim 5 feet without flotation.
In class: Will learn to bob, kick on back, front and back float, swim without assistance 15 feet, water games and synchronized swimming skills and water safety.
Ray: Skills required: Swim without flotation device 15 feet (half way across pool), float on front and back, and jump into water without help.
In class: Will learn front crawl, elementary backstroke, treading water, synchronized swimming skills, and water safety and game activities.
Starfish: Skills required: Tread water, swim 25 feet using a modified crawl stroke and swim on back.
In class: Will learn survival float, kneeling and sitting dives, boating safety, to coordinate front crawl with rotary breathing and back crawl 25 yards.
Youth Swim Lessons ages 6-12
Classes are 45 minutes.
Polliwog: No skills required. In class: Will be introduced to the front crawl, front and back floats, putting face in water and personal safety skills.
Guppy: Skills required: Blow bubbles, put face in water, float on front and back, and swim 15 feet without assistance.
In class: Will learn to tread water, rudimentary 25 yards front and back crawl, rotary breathing, jump into deep end, and kneeling dive.
Minnow: Skill required: Rudimentary 25 yd. front and back crawl, rotary breathing, jump in deep end, and tread water for 30 seconds.
In class: Will build endurance swimming; reinforce fundamentals of front crawl, elementary backstroke, and diving. Introduction to breaststroke. Emphasize rescue and safety skills.
Fish/Flying Fish/Shark: Skills required: Swim two lengths of both front crawl and back stroke in good form. Can dive in water.
In class: Will learn to perform 50 yards of each: breaststroke, sidestroke, butterfly and open turns.
TYDE Swim Team
You can also find information on developmental and competitive swimming options by visiting our YMCA Swim Team, TYDE, online at www.swimtyde.org.
Monday / Wednesday
Tuesday / Thursday
May 3-31 (No Memorial weekend)
May 4-18 (No Memorial weekend)
Classes Offered and Times
Parent-Child Water Safety (6-36 months)
30 minute classes
Saturday: 9:20 am
Sunday 1:30 pm
Preschool (2-5 years)
30 Minute Class
Monday & Wednesday: 5:30 pm, 6:15 pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 1:00 pm, 5:20 pm, 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am
Sunday: 2:10 pm
Youth (6-12 years)
45 Minute Class
Monday & Wednesday: 6:50 pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 6:40 pm
Saturday: 10:40 am
Sunday: 2:45 pm
Adult (13 and older)
45 Minute Class
Saturday: 8:30 am
Registration and Pricing
M/W: $38.50/members, $74/potential members
T/Th: $44/members, $85/potential members
$22/members, $44/potential members
$16.50/members, $33/potential members
Contact: Bonnie Mahoney at (336) 996-2231 or email for any additional information.
On Demand Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons
Looking for personal instruction and/or a flexible swim lesson schedule? On Demand private and semi-private lessons will help! Swimmers learn the basics of swimming in a one-on-one setting or in a small group. Lessons are tailored to the skills your child needs to improve his/her swimming. Each class is 30 minutes. The time and day are your choices and at your convenience.
Learn how to tailor your own workout to reach your goals and how to be sure that you are getting the most out of your strokes. Whether your goal is to compete in Triathlons, Swim in Master’s Meets or just develop your personal skills and improve your fitness, this group has something to offer you. The Adult Swim Group offers practices with an experienced Masters coach who will train alongside you, offer technical advice, practice layouts, and help guide you towards your goals.
This is an ongoing program with open enrollment. Participants can sign up monthly or for the full year (January-December 2014). Practices will run each month on the following schedule.
Tuesday & Thursday: 12:00-1:00pm
(Participants can come to as many practices each week as they wish.)
Adaptable: Range of motion exercise for those that have had surgery, have fibromyalgia, bursitis and/or arthritis. Meets: M/W/F
Aqua Boot Camp: An intense workout combining exercises on the land and in the water for an exhilarating, pulse racing challenge. Community Pool. Meets: M/W
Aqua Fit I & II: Combines cardiovascular workout and major muscle toning in water. Varieties include kickboxing, water walking and whole body toning. Meets: M/W/Sat
Aqua Zumba: This is a safe, challenging, water-based workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief. Program Pool. Meets: Tues/Sat
Deep Water: Work out in the deep water using a water walking belt. This class is a great aerobic exercise. Meets: T/Th
Deeply Devoted: Work out in the deep water using a water walking belt. This class is great aerobic exercise and will help with core, shoulder and arm strength. Meets: M/T/W/Th/F
Gentle Waves: Exercise in shallow water at your comfort level. Meets: M/W/F
Liquid Energy: A highly energized workout in the shallow end. Meets: T/Th
One on One: Designed for the participant who wants to exercise in the water and has had recent surgery, hip replacement or arthritis. Medical clearance, in written form, is required before you begin. This instruction is offered for an additional fee. Please contact Chris Brady (ext. 108) or Amelia Templeton (ext. 122) at 996- 2231 to get started.
Shallow H2O: Exercise in shallow water at a higher intensity. Meets: M/W/F
Wake Up Call: Start your day right with this moderate to intense deep water workout. We will start those calories burning and get those sleepy muscles moving. Great for early birds. Meets: T/Th beginning Tuesday, September 3
Water Walking: A low impact walking class, with gentle exercises for arms and legs, designed to increase mobility and flexibility in very stiff and weak muscles and joints. Meets: M/W/F
Wild Card: Using moves ranging from marching to kickboxing, you will get great cardio workout that changes EVERY class! Meets: M/W/F
TYDE Swim Team
TYDE Swim Team
Ages: open to all ages who meet the prerequisite
TYDE is a USA Swimming and YMCA swim team offering a full range of competitive programming for all ages. 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!
Each Safety day includes a video module with workbook and a swim module. Children learn safety as well as basic swim skills. Splash is included in our monthly swim lessons as well as offered as a Summer Camp.