Kernersville Family YMCA

Swim

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 School Year Pool Policies

View our Pool Policies for June 16-August 24

For more information, please contact: Lashley Helms, Interim 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

 

Outdoor Pool Hours
(Open Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day):

May 25-June 15 & August 25-Labor Day

Water Park

Monday – Friday: 1:00 pm-7:30 pm (Friday – pool closes at 8:30 pm)
Saturday: 12:00-7:30 pm
Sunday: 1:00-5:30 pm

Slide Pool

Monday – Friday: 4:00 pm-7:30 pm (Friday – pool closes at 8:30 pm)
Saturday: 12:00-7:30 pm
Sunday: 1:00-5:30 pm

Members Only outdoor pool time Saturday: 10:30am-12:00pm

Guests may enter the outdoor pools Saturday 12:00pm-Close and all day on Sundays.

June 16-August 24

Water Park and Slide Pool

Monday – Thursday and Saturday: 12:00-7:30 pm
Friday: 12:00 pm-8:30 pm
Sunday: 1:00-5:30 pm

Members Only outdoor pool time Monday-Saturday: 10:30am-12:00pm

Guests may enter the outdoor pools Saturday 12:00pm-Close and all day on Sundays.

July 4 and September 1 (Labor Day)

Outdoor pools will open at 10:30am for Members and the Community and will close at 5:30pm.

 

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!

**Memorial Day to Labor Day all potential members/guests must pay the appropriate daily fee to use the Kernersville Family YMCA. The daily fee does include both outdoor pools.
Please call the Y at (336) 996-2231 if you have questions about membership.

Daily pass:

Youth Resident                $6.00

Youth Non-Resident         $10.00

Individual Resident          $9.00

Individual Non-Resident   $15.00

Household Resident         $25.00

Household Non-Resident $40.00

View our community pool schedule

All potential members/guests must pay the appropriate daily fee. Under 2 years old is free. Youth is considered 2-11 years of age. Household is considered 2 adults and all dependents (under the age of 23) living in the same household. All guests 16 and older must provide a picture ID for every visit. Day pass includes availability to the whole facility (exception is free child care). Member guests (coming in with a member) may enter with a member and pay the appropriate fee to use the pools during the member-only time. 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 3-5

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 www.swimtyde.org.

Monday / Wednesday
August 4-27
Tuesday / Thursday
August 5-28
Saturday
August 2-23
Sunday
August 3-24
Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs
July 28-31, August 4-7, August 11-14, August 18-21

Classes Offered and Times

Parent-Child Water Safety (6-36 months)
30 minute classes
Saturday: 9:20 am
Sunday 1:30 pm
Preschool (3-5 years)
30 Minute Class
Monday & Wednesday: 5:30 pm, 6:15 pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 5:20 pm, 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am
Sunday: 2:10 pm
M/T/W/Th: 9:15am, 9:50am, 1:45pm
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
M/T/W/Th: 10:30am, 2:15pm
Adult (13 and older)
45 Minute Class
Saturday: 8:30 am

Registration and Pricing

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

Questions?

Contact: Seth Miller or Geri Van Brunt at (336) 996-2231 or email at s.miller@ymcanwnc.org or g.vanbrunt@ymcanwnc.org 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.

Private

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


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 swimtyde.org.


Week Long Swim Lessons

Dates

Week of June 9

Week of June 16

Week of June 23

Week of July 7

Week of July 14

Week of July 21

Week of July 28

Swim lessons on demand are available if these classes do not fit your schedule.

Class Fees

$22/members, $44/potential members

Times 

Preschool – 30 Minute Lessons (ages 2-5)

Mon-Thurs: 9:15 am, 9:50 am, 1:45 pm

Youth – 45 Minute Swim Lessons (ages 6-12)

Mon – Thurs: 10:30 am, 2:15 pm

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 Lashley Helms or Bonnie Mahoney at 996-2231 or email at l.helms@ymcanwnc.org or b.mahoney@ymcanwnc.org.


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.