Youth is considered 2 years of age through 5th grade
Household is considered 2 adults and all dependents (under the age of 23) living in the same household
All children under 6th grade must pass a swim test to use the slides
A member must be at least 16 to bring in a guest
All guests 16 and older must provide a government issued ID each visit
Any guest under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult (16 years plus) at all times
Guest fee does not include access to Nursery/Youth Fit access. This is a member-only area Memorial Day-Labor Day
Away Members and Association Members fee: $5 per person or $20 for a household
If thunder is heard or lightning is seen, the lifeguards will close all indoor and outdoor pools and clear the pool decks. All pools must remain closed until 30 minutes after the last thunder or lightning is observed, as per insurance and YMCA guidelines.
Rain Check Policy
If the outdoor pools close for the day before 4:00pm, your entire receipt will act as a rain check for a free future visit. (No cash refunds will be awarded)
*YMCA staff and lifeguards have the final call*
Fabulous First Fridays = Free Guest Passes!
On the following Fridays we will offer free guest passes to current members:
June 5 July 3
To receive a free guest pass, a guest must come in with a member and there is no limit to the number of guests that can come in with the member. Guests 16 or older must still have a photo ID to enter. Guest policies still apply.
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.
Home School Swim
Swim Lessons are a great component to Youth Development and help teach a necessary life skill. We teach all swimming levels from Beginners to Advanced! Our lessons emphasize aquatic safety, stroke development, and water skills and competencies. – Ages 4+
Home School P.E. Swim
This class is designed for school-age children looking for a swimming component to add to their PE program. An instructor will supervise, interact, and play aquatic games with participants. It’s fun physical fitness in the water! – Ages 6+
At the Kernersville Family YMCA, we strive to support our community by teaching and developing life-long skills such as learning how to swim and staying safe around aquatic environments. Whether you are looking to help your child pass the swim test, train for a triathlon, or have someone who just needs some extra 1-on-1 instruction in the water, we have coaches and instructors to fit your needs. Lessons can be scheduled at your convenience; Private Swim Lessons are about YOU!
Have a favorite instructor? Request them!
Prices below are per participant.
Private (1 participant)
Members: $30 per lesson/$150 for 6 lessons Potential Members: $60 per lesson/$300 for 6 lessons
Semi-Private (2-3 participants)
Members: $100 per individual for 6 lessons Potential Members: $200 per individual for 6 lessons
private group Lessons (4-6 participants)
Members: $42 per individual for 6 lessons Potential Members: $72 per individual for 6 lessons
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!
Swim lessons on demand are available if these classes do not fit your schedule.
$22/members, $44/potential members
Preschool – 30 Minute Lessons (ages 2-5)
Mon-Thurs: 9:15am, 10:00am, 1:45pm
Youth – 45 Minute Swim Lessons (ages 6-12)
Mon – Thurs: 10:45am, 2:30pm
Deadline to register is the Saturday before class begins. No make up lessons will be offered for week long sessions. If you have any questions please contact Geri Van Brunt at 996-2231 or email at email@example.com
Our Splash program is a YMCA program that teaches
Backyard Pool 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.