Swim

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

Pool Informaton

The Fulton Family YMCA offers swim lessons, water fitness classes, stand up paddleboarding, and the TYDE Swim Team.

Kimberly Cruz, k.cruz@ymcanwnc.org at (336) 712-2000

View aquatics schedules

Pool Hours

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

Swim Testing Policy

Our Swimming Policy is as follows:

Swim Testing

  • All children 8th grade and under will be required to take the new swim test.
  • If child does not want to be swim tested they will be considered a RED swimmer and must adhere to the RED swimmer rules.
  • All Children 5th grade and under must have an adult (18+) in the pool area at all times.

Red Swimmer

A child who is unable to pass the YELLOW or GREEN swim test, must stay in the shallow end of the pool and must wear the RED neck band while in the pool.  If the child is in 5th grade or under, an adult must be in the water, arms length away and actively engaged with that child at all times.  An adult may supervise no more than (2) red swimmers at a time.  A coastguard approved life vest may be required at the lifeguard’s discretion.

Yellow Swimmer

A child who is at least 51” tall and is able to swim 15 yards without stopping.  They may not enter water deeper than shoulder height and must wear the YELLOW neck band while in the pool.  If the child is 5th grade or under, an adult must be in the pool area at all times.

Green Swimmer

A child who can, without stopping:

  • Jump feet first in the deep end of the pool.
  • Swim forward on top of the water, using any stoke other than a ‘doggy paddle’.
  • Stop half way and tread water for 30 seconds.
  • Continue swimming to the end of the pool and be able to exit the pool by themselves.

Green swimmers may swim in any water depth and must wear the GREEN neck band while in the pool.  If the child is 5th grade or under, an adult must be in the pool area at all times.

Children who have passed the YELLOW or GREEN test will have a card with their name on it.  Every time they come to swim, they must get the card from the card box, and give it to the lifeguard in exchange for a GREEN or YELLOW neck band.

Please return all neck bands to the lifeguard and return your card to the box before leaving the pool deck.

Questions?

Please contact Kimberly Cruz at (336) 661-1093 or k.cruz@ymcanwnc.org

 


Swim Lessons

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.  

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.

Swim sessions are now offered twice a week each month for eight lessons, or six lessons in six weeks. Please see below for pricing, options, and dates for all upcoming sessions.

Additional Information

Parents of children 5th grade and under must remain within the facility during swim lessons. Advanced class participants need to be able to swim 100 yards without stopping. There will be a $10 fee to change your child’s registered class time. Missed group lessons will not be made up unless cancelled by the YMCA.

Questions?

Contact: Kimberly Cruz at (336) 661-1093 or k.cruz@ymcanwnc.org for any additional information.


Private Swim Lessons

For more information on everything we offer, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Click here for the private lesson registration form.


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


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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.

Click here to view our upcoming classes.

 


Water Fitness

The Fulton 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 Schedule and Class Descriptions

Programs

Achievers College Tours/Events

UNCW Black Achievers Trip

Achievers, Grades - 9-12, Teens

Ages: 15 - 18

Program Dates: Oct 29 2017 - Oct 30 2017

Non-Member: $60.00

Register

Achievers College Tours/Events

UNCW Latino Achievers Trip

Achievers, Grades - 9-12, Teens

Ages: 15 - 18

Program Dates: Oct 29 2017 - Oct 30 2017

Non-Member: $60.00

Register

CrossFit Hanes Mill

1 Month Unlimited (Household per Person Fee) – CrossFit

Crossfit, Fitness / Wellness

Program Dates: Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017

Non-Member: $52.50

Register

CrossFit Hanes Mill

1 Month Unlimited – CrossFit –

Crossfit, Fitness / Wellness

Program Dates: Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017

Member: $70.00

Non-Member: $130.00

Register

CrossFit Hanes Mill

Single Session – CrossFit

Crossfit, Fitness / Wellness

Program Dates: Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017

Non-Member: $20.00

Register

Fulton Home School Programs

2017-11 Thurs Gym/Swim Additional Child

Home School Programs

Ages: 5 - 12

Program Dates: Nov 9 2017 - Dec 7 2017

Non-Member: $20.00

Register

Fulton Home School Programs

2017-11 Thurs Gym/Swim First Child

Home School Programs

Ages: 5 - 12

Program Dates: Nov 9 2017 - Dec 7 2017

Non-Member: $30.00

Register

Fulton Home School Programs

2017-11 Tues Gym/Swim Additional Child

Home School Programs

Ages: 5 - 12

Program Dates: Nov 7 2017 - Nov 28 2017

Non-Member: $20.00

Register

Fulton Home School Programs

2017-11 Tues Gym/Swim First Child

Home School Programs

Ages: 5 - 12

Program Dates: Nov 7 2017 - Nov 28 2017

Non-Member: $30.00

Register

Fulton Parents Night Out

Parents Night Out November

Childwatch / Nursery, Family Programming

Ages: 2 - 13

Program Dates: Nov 17 2017 - Nov 17 2017

Member: $15.00

Non-Member: $20.00

Register