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 in the Summer.

For more information, please contact: Jonathan Sasser or j.sasser@ymcanwnc.org or (336) 996-2231.

The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina is excited to welcome back its members!

You MUST reserve your spot ahead of time, either through our mobile app or the schedules page on our website. The first time you come, allow yourself enough time before your time slot to sign our waiver! If you’d like to sign the waiver beforehand, please click here.

For more information on everything we’re opening so far, please visit this webpage.

Pool Hours

Lower outdoor pool only

Monday-Friday: 7:00-11:00am and 5:00-8:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am-1:00pm

Program Pool

Hours starting Monday, September 14:

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 1:00pm and 4:00-8:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 1:00pm

Community Pool

Monday-Friday: 7:00am-8:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am-4:00pm
Sunday: 12:00-4:00pm

Hours starting Monday, September 14:

Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 1:00pm and 4:00-8:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 1:00pm

Please note: Effective June 23, the red band swim policy has been updated:

  • We will maintain our 1 adult to 2 red band swimmers/nonswimmers without life jackets.
  • We will allow a 1 adult to 4 red band swimmers/nonswimmers as long as all children are in life jackets.
  • We will now be able to provide life jackets (upon parent request) to those red band/nonswimmers that need one. These will be properly sanitized between guests.



Swim Test Policy

All children 8th grade and under must be swim tested. Click here for our Swim Test Policy.


E-Learning Academy Swim Lessons

Does your child need swim lessons but you find it difficult to make time to bring them to lessons? Let us help. The Y now offers swim lessons that run during the YMCA E-Learning Academy and the counselors or instructors will take or get your swimmer to their lesson. Click here for more information.

 

Swim Lessons

To view all available classes and to register, please click here and/or scroll down. Please note that any weekday cancelled lessons are made up on Fridays at the same time as class.

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 Strongly recommend TYDE at this level.

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.


Private Swim Lessons

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! Lessons can be scheduled around you and your instructor’s availability within the pool’s operating hours. Scroll down for all of our options! Click here for the registration form.

Questions? Please contact Jonathan Sasser or j.sasser@ymcanwnc.org or (336) 996-2231.


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 Lisa Greene at lisa@swimtyde.org or 336.721.2100 x6262

Riptyde (Summer Swim team)

If you would like to be notified about information for the 2021 season, please email either Jonathan Sasser or Coach Felixa.

Kernersville Riptyde is a summer swim team that represents pools across the Kernersville area and is open to all members of the community. Started in summer 2011 at the Kernersville Family YMCA, the team participates in the Tri-County Swim Association as is part of the nationally-recognized TYDE swim program. TYDE teaches swimmers a life-long love for the sport and how to excel in and out of the water. Swim team is a great way to meet other kids at the pool, stay active over the summer, and enjoy some friendly competition.

Learn more by clicking here.


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 or scroll down to see if a class is available for online registration!

Programs

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