Kernersville Family YMCA


The Kernersville Family YMCA offers swim lessons, water fitness classes, Swim Team, four pools, two of which are open to the public for a daily rate, and a water park.

View our Youth Swim Guidelines

View our Guest Policy and prices

For more information, please contact: Nathan Durrell, Aquatics Director at (336) 996-2231

Program Pool Hours
(Members Only):

Mon – Thurs: 5:30 am-9:00 pm
Friday: 5:30 am-8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am-5:30 pm
Sunday: 1:00-5:30 pm
View our program pool schedule


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.

Community Water Park Cost:

Daily Pass:

Youth Resident               $5.00

Youth Non-Resident        $7.50

Adult Resident                $7.50

Adult Non-Resident         $10.00

Family Resident              $20.00

Family Non-Resident       $30.00

View our community pool schedule

Memorial Day-Labor Day Seasonal Passes:

Youth Resident (2-12yrs)

Season Pass Memorial-Labor Day: $125

Youth Non-Resident

Season Pass Memorial-Labor Day:$190

Adult Resident (12-Above)

Season Pass Memorial-Labor Day: $190

Adult Non-Resident

Season Pass Memorial-Labor Day: $300

Family Resident (2 adults and 2 children) 

Season Pass Memorial-Labor Day: $580

Family Non-Resident (2adults and 2 children) 

Season Pass Memorial-Labor Day: $850

(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.

Click here to view our upcoming classes.

Swim Lessons

Session Dates

Swim Lessons – Class Descriptions

Preschool Swim Lessons ages 2-5

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

Monday / Wednesday
May 5-28 
Tuesday / Thursday
May 6-29
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

Weekday Classes
M/W: $38.50/members, $74/potential members
T/Th: $44/members, $85/potential members
Saturday Classes
$22/members, $44/potential members
Sunday Classes
$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.

Sessions: Any time

Cost: All prices are per person.

Click here for the registration form.


Members: $30 per lesson/$150 for 6 classes
Potential Members: $60 per lesson/$300 for 6 classes

Semi-Private (2-3 individuals)

Members: $20 per lesson/$100 for 6 classes
Potential Members: $40 per lesson/$200 for 6 classes

Family/Friends Lessons (4 or more)

Members: $42 per individual for 6 classes
Potential Members: $72 per individual for 6 classes

Homeschool Programs

We now have multiple great options for you to choose from!


This program takes the same form as our traditional lesson program but is designed to meet the scheduling needs of our home school families. All levels will be taught from Beginners to Advanced.


Monday and/or Wednesday: 11:15am – 12:00pm
Tuesday and/or Thursday: 12:00pm – 12:45pm

April 28-May 22


$22/members per session for 1 class a week for 4 weeks

$44/potential members per session for 1 class a week for 4 weeks


Fun and games in the water. This class is designed for school-age children who are looking for a swimming component for their PE program.

When: This will start up again in the Fall!

Cost: Members: $20 for first child, $10 for each additional child / Potential Members: $40 for first child, $20 for each additional child


We now have multiple great options in Kernersville, as well as our new TYDE Homeschool Seasonal Swim Group at the William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA. Click here for more information!


Please contact Nathan Durrell or Bonnie Mahoney at 336.996.2231 or email or for additional info.

Kernersville Masters Swim Group

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.

Program Dates

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.


Monday: 6:00-7:00am

Tuesday & Thursday: 12:00-1:00pm

(Participants can come to as many practices each week as they wish.)


$30/members and $45/potential members

Click here for the Masters 2014 Flyer

Click here for the Registration Form


Please Contact: Nathan Durrell at (336) 996-2231 or by email

Water Fitness

The Kernersville 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.

View our Water Fitness Schedule

Water Fitness Class Descriptions

All classes are 45 minutes in length

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!

Learn more at

YMCA Splash

Our Splash program is a YMCA program that teaches

  • Pool Safety
  • Backyard Pool Safety
  • Beach Safety
  • Boat Safety
  • Water Park Safety

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.