Swim

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

View our Swim Test Policy.

For more information,please contact: Kimberly Green, Aquatics Director, at (336) 751-9622 or k.green@ymcanwnc.org

Find Pool and Water Fitness Schedules

Pool Hours

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

 

The pool area will be closed for annual cleaning from Sunday, August 13-Saturday, Aug 19 and will re-open as normal on Sunday, August 20. During this time we will be doing a complete renovation of the steam room (on top of other repairs and general cleaning).

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

Safety Around Water

Did you know that 60% of drownings occur within 10 feet of safety, and 88% of children who drown are under some sort of supervision? Our Safety Around Water program teaches lifesaving techniques and drowning prevention to kids (ages 4-12) that have no swim experience. Our goal is to reach children of all backgrounds and teach them not just how to swim, but how to be safe in and around water. This is a water safety program and is for non-swimmers only; there will not be any stroke development offered in this class. Three sessions will be offered; each session is identical and you may sign up for only one. Choose from August 7-11, September 11-15, or October 16-20. All sessions meet from 6:15-7:00 each night. Sessions are FREE and space is limited. Come by the Y to learn more and to register! Please note online registration is not available for this special program.


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. See below for all of our class options.

To view all of our class options, and to register, please scroll down. Please note that any weekday cancelled lessons are made up on Fridays at the same time as class. Check out our new and improved swim lesson format! 

Parent/Child Swim Lessons ages 6 months-36 months

Water adjustment and water acclimation, entering and exiting water with and with out parent’s help, Shipping and expelling water on cue, breath control and submerging, Learning balance and proper body positions, Buoyancy and back floating, Towing on front and back, Kicking and moving arms on command and moves towards a wanted object such as toy, and side of pool, Prone launch and prone gliding, Safety Tips and handouts for Parents.

Preschool Skills ages 3-5

1 Water Acclimation: No skills required. Will learn how to… submerge and blow bubbles independently, glide 5 ft to wall with assistance, front float with assistance for 10 seconds, glide 5 ft to wall with assistance, back float with assistance for 10 seconds, water exit independently, roll back to front & front to back with assistance.

2 Water Movement: Level 1 skills required. Will learn how to…  submerge and look at object on the bottom of pool, front glide 5 ft, front float 10 seconds, back glide 5 ft, back float 10 second, water exit independently, roll back to front & front to back, tread water 10 seconds near wall & exit.

3 Water Stamina: Level 2 skills required. Will learn how to…  submerge and retrieve object in chest-deep water, swim on front 10 yds, swim on back 10 yds, water exit independently, roll back to front & front to back, tread water 30 seconds & exit.

Level 4 ages 5 & up register as Youth Stage 4. If not 5 years old, must stay in stage 3 until age 5.

Youth Skills ages 5-12

1 Water Acclimation: No skills required. Will learn how to… submerge and blow bubbles independently, glide 5 ft to wall with assistance, front float with assistance for 10 seconds then recover, glide 5 ft to wall with assistance, back float with assistance for 10 seconds then recover, water exit independently, roll back to front & front to back with assistance.

2 Water Movement: Level 1 skills required. Will learn how to…  submerge and look at object on the bottom of pool, front glide 10 ft, front float 20 seconds, back glide 10 ft, back float 20 second, water exit independently, roll back to front & front to back, tread water 10 seconds near wall & exit.

3 Water Stamina: Level 2 skills required. Will learn how to…  submerge and retrieve object in chest-deep water, swim on front 15 yds, swim on back 15 yds, water exit independently, roll back to front & front to back, tread water 1 minute & exit.

4 Stroke Introduction: Level 3 skills required. Will learn how to…  front crawl w/ rhythmic breathing 15 yds, breastroke kick 15 yds, butterfly kick 15 yds, back crawl 15 yds, sitting dive, elementary backstroke (resting stroke) 15 yds, tread water 1 min.

5 Stroke Development: Level 4 skills required. Will learn how to… front crawl w/ bent-arm recovery 25 yds, breastroke 25 yds, butterfly w/ simultaneous arm action & kick for 15 yds, back crawl pull for 25 yds, kneeling dive, sidestroke (resting stroke) 25 yds, tread water 2 min.

6 Stroke Mechanics: Level 5 skills required. Will learn how to… front crawl with flip turn 50 yds, breastroke with open turn 50 yds, butterfly 25 yds, back crawl with pull and flip turns 50 yds, standing (racing) dive, elementary backstroke or side stroke (resting strokes) 50 yds, retrieve object off bottom then tread water for 1 min. Strongly recommend TYDE at this level. Limited class availability.

 

Private Lessons

The beauty of private swim lessons is that you get to choose when you want your swim lessons to take place! Private lessons are available to swimmers of all ages and swimming abilities. Private lessons provide an opportunity for your instructor to work with you one-on-one based on your individual needs and abilities. Whether you’re trying to conquer your fear of putting your head underwater, want to learn how to float on your back, or are interested in developing endurance and stroke technique, we can help! Packages are available!

Program Dates

Year round

Fee

Cost for one 30 minute lesson: $30 members; $48 potential members

Packages
One 60 minute lesson: $50 members; $70 potential members
Three 30 minute lessons: $70 members; $90 potential members
Three 60 minute lessons: $120 members; $140 potential members
Six 30 minute lessons: $120 members; $140 potential members

Packages can be split at the participant’s request. For instance, purchasing one 60 minute lesson allows you to split it into four 15 minute lessons, three 20 minute lessons, or two 30 minute lessons. It’s completely customizable and your instructor will work with you to decide what is best for your needs.

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Questions?

Please contact Kimberly Green at 751.9622 or k.green@ymcanwnc.org

On Demand Semi-Private Swim Lessons

On-Demand means you get to choose when you want your swim lessons to take place! Semi-private lessons are available to swimmers of all ages and swimming abilities in groups of 2-3. These lessons are perfect for siblings, couples, cousins, neighbors and friends who want to learn to swim together in a more individualized setting than traditional lessons offer. Whether you’re trying to conquer your fear of putting your head underwater, want to learn how to float on your back, or are interested in developing endurance and stroke technique, we can help! Packages are available. See below for details.

Program Dates

Year Round

Fee

Cost for one 30 minute lesson PER INDIVIDUAL: $20 members; $40 potential members

Packages

One 60 minute lesson: $40 members; $80 potential members
Three 30 minute lessons: $55 members; $110 potential members
Three 60 minute lessons: $100 members; $200 potential members

Packages can be split at the participant’s request. For instance, purchasing one 60 minute lesson allows you to split it into four 15 minute lessons, three 20 minute lessons, or two 30 minute lessons. It’s completely customizable and your instructor will work with you to decide what is best for your needs.

Scroll down for more information.

Questions?

Please contact Kimberly Green at 751.9622 or k.green@ymcanwnc.org


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!

Questions?

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

 

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.

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Programs

Davie Infant & Toddler Swim Lessons (6 months-3 years old)

Saturdays

Aquatics, Swim Lessons

Program Dates: Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017

Non-Member: $5.00

Not available for online registration. Please visit the Davie Family YMCA for registration information.

Davie Preschool Swim Lessons (3-5 years old)

Ages 03-05 M-F 6:15-7pm Mini Swim Lessons

Aquatics, Swim Lessons

Ages: 3 - 5

Program Dates: Oct 9 2017 - Oct 13 2017

Member: $30.00

Non-Member: $45.00

Register

Davie Preschool Swim Lessons (3-5 years old)

Tu/Th 5:30-6:00 PM Traditional Lessons

Aquatics, Swim Lessons

Ages: 3 - 5

Program Dates: Sep 12 2017 - Oct 5 2017

Member: $48.00

Non-Member: $88.00

Registration has ended for this program.

Davie Private Swim Lessons

1 – 30 minute lesson

Aquatics, Private Lessons, Swim Lessons

Ages: 3 - 110

Program Dates: Jan 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017

Member: $30.00

Non-Member: $50.00

Not available for online registration. Please visit the Davie Family YMCA for registration information.

Davie Private Swim Lessons

1 – 60 minute lesson

Aquatics, Private Lessons, Swim Lessons

Ages: 3 - 110

Program Dates: Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017

Member: $60.00

Non-Member: $80.00

Not available for online registration. Please visit the Davie Family YMCA for registration information.

Davie Private Swim Lessons

3 – 30 minute lessons

Aquatics, Private Lessons, Swim Lessons

Ages: 3 - 110

Program Dates: Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017

Member: $84.00

Non-Member: $126.00

Not available for online registration. Please visit the Davie Family YMCA for registration information.

Davie Private Swim Lessons

3 – 60 minute lessons

Aquatics, Private Lessons, Swim Lessons

Ages: 3 - 110

Program Dates: Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017

Member: $132.00

Non-Member: $228.00

Not available for online registration. Please visit the Davie Family YMCA for registration information.

Davie Safety Around Water

Ages 4-12 SAW Week 3 Oct 16-20

Swim Lessons

Ages: 4 - 12

Program Dates: Oct 16 2017 - Oct 20 2017

Non-Member: $0.00

Not available for online registration. Please visit the Davie Family YMCA for registration information.

Davie Semi-Private On-Demand Swim Lessons

1 – 30 minute lesson

Private Lessons, Swim Lessons

Program Dates: Apr 5 2017 - Dec 31 2017

Member: $20.00

Non-Member: $40.00

Not available for online registration. Please visit the Davie Family YMCA for registration information.

Davie Semi-Private On-Demand Swim Lessons

1 – 60 minute lesson

Private Lessons, Swim Lessons

Program Dates: Apr 6 2017 - Dec 31 2017

Member: $40.00

Non-Member: $80.00

Not available for online registration. Please visit the Davie Family YMCA for registration information.