Swim

Pool Information

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

Sandy Thomerson, Aquatics Director at (336) 712-2000.

View Aquatics Schedules
Aquatics Parent Orientation
Youth Swim Test policy
Pool Rules & Proper Attire

Please NO Individual Flotation Devices on children (puddle jumpers/water-wings)

Pool Hours

Mon – Thur: 5:00am – 9:45pm
Friday: 5:00am – 8:45pm
Saturday: 7:00am – 6:45pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 6:45pm



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.

Click here for a complete list of all of the times and sessions available this fall!

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 Swim Lessons

These lessons are for those individuals who are interested in one-on-one instruction. We also hold semi-private swim lessons for groups of 2-3. Sessions are 30 minutes long. Participants should bring a towel and wear a swimsuit. Goggles are strongly recommended for preschool, youth and adult classes. If your child is not fully potty-trained, it is required that they wear a “swimmy” diaper. Scroll down for all of the available options!

Click here for our Private Swim Lesson Registration Form

Contact Sandy Thomerson, Aquatics Director at s.thomerson@ymcanwnc.org for any additional information.

 

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.

 


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

Programs

By Design Plus Y Personal Training

30 Minutes Personal Training – JL

Fitness / Wellness, Personal Training, Weight Mgmt

Program Dates: Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017

Non-Member: $22.00

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

Jerry Long Ballroom Dancing

2018-01 Mon 7:45-9:00pm Ballroom Dancing

Adults, Dance, Fitness / Wellness

Ages: 18 - 100

Program Dates: Jan 15 2018 - Feb 19 2018

Member: $50.00

Non-Member: $70.00

Register

Jerry Long Birthday Parties

2017-09 Gym Party and Room Rental (1 1/2 hours)

Birthday Parties, Family Programming

Ages: 1 and above

Program Dates: Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017

Member: $200.00

Non-Member: $250.00

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

Jerry Long Birthday Parties

2017-09 Gym Party and Room Rental (1 1/2 hours)

Birthday Parties, Family Programming

Ages: 1 and above

Program Dates: Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017

Member: $200.00

Non-Member: $250.00

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

Jerry Long Birthday Parties

2017-09 Pool Party and Room Rental (2 hours)

Birthday Parties, Family Programming

Ages: 1 and above

Program Dates: Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017

Member: $250.00

Non-Member: $300.00

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

Jerry Long Birthday Parties

2017-09 Pool Party and Room Rental (2 hours)

Birthday Parties, Family Programming

Ages: 1 and above

Program Dates: Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017

Member: $250.00

Non-Member: $300.00

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

Jerry Long Boxing

2017-12 M-W 6:45-8:00am Boxing For Fitness & Self Defense

Boot Camp, Fitness / Wellness, Group Wellness

Ages: 18 - 110

Program Dates: Dec 4 2017 - Dec 27 2017

Member: $80.00

Non-Member: $105.00

Register

Jerry Long Boxing

2017-12 Sat 8:00-9:15am BOXING FOR FITNESS ADD ON

Adults, Boot Camp, Fitness / Wellness, Group Wellness

Ages: 16 - 110

Program Dates: Dec 2 2017 - Dec 30 2017

Member: $40.00

Non-Member: $50.00

Register

Jerry Long Boxing

2017-12 T-TH 6:30-7:45pm Boxing For Fitness & Self Defense

Boot Camp, Fitness / Wellness, Group Wellness

Ages: 18 - 110

Program Dates: Dec 5 2017 - Dec 28 2017

Member: $80.00

Non-Member: $105.00

Register

Jerry Long Boxing

2018-01 M-W 6:45-8:00am Boxing For Fitness & Self Defense

Boot Camp, Fitness / Wellness, Group Wellness

Ages: 18 - 110

Program Dates: Jan 3 2018 - Jan 31 2018

Member: $80.00

Non-Member: $105.00

Register