Swim


Pool Information

The Stokes Family YMCA offers swim lessons, water fitness classes, Swim Team, and a pool.

View our Youth Swim Guidelines
View Water Fitness & Pool Schedules

For more information, please contact: Chris Chunn, Aquatics Director, at (336) 985-9622.

Pool Hours

Mon – Thurs: 5:15am – 8:45pm
Friday: 5:15am – 7:45pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 5:45pm
Sunday: 1:00 – 5:45pm

 

Swim Lesson Descriptions

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.

 

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Swim Lessons On Demand

For those who are looking for personal instruction or a more flexible swim lesson schedule, Swim Lessons On Demand will help! Swimmers will learn the basics of swimming in a one-on-one setting or in a small group up to four participants. On Demand lessons can be tailored to whatever skills your child needs to improve his/her swimming ability. Each class will be 30 minutes and are offered in sessions of 3, 6 or 9 lessons. Once we receive your completed registration form with full payment, you will be contacted to set up your private lessons. You will get to pick your time and day to come as long as we have a swim instructor that can be present for your request.

So get with your friends, family or neighbors and sign up together for your children to take lessons that are more private/semi-private lessons and will save you money!

For more details, and to register, scroll down.

 

Private Swim Lessons

Private Swim Lessons are designed to teach all levels of swimmers. You will be paired one-on-one with an instructor and progress at your own pace. Once you register an instructor will contact you and set up a time for your sessions. Each session lasts 30 minutes.

For more information, see below.

Questions?

Please Contact: Contact Chris Chunn at (336) 985-9622 or c.chunn@ymcanwnc.org

 

 

Lifeguard Certification Classeslifeguards

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 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

Stokes Infant & Toddler Swim Lessons (6 months-36 months)

2018-02 Sat AM 9:15am-9:45am

Aquatics, Swim Lessons

Stokes Family YMCA

Program Dates: Feb 3 2018 - Mar 24 2018

Member: $52.00

Non-Member: $88.00

Register

Stokes Infant & Toddler Swim Lessons (6 months-36 months)

2018-04 Sat AM 9:15am-9:45am

Aquatics, Swim Lessons

Stokes Family YMCA

Program Dates: Apr 7 2018 - Jun 2 2018

Member: $52.00

Non-Member: $88.00

Register

Stokes Preschool Swim Lessons (3-5 years old)

2018-02 Mon/Wed 5:30pm-6:00pm

Aquatics, Swim Lessons

Stokes Family YMCA

Ages: 3 - 5

Program Dates: Feb 5 2018 - Feb 28 2018

Member: $52.00

Non-Member: $88.00

Register

Stokes Preschool Swim Lessons (3-5 years old)

2018-02 Sat 10:00-10:30am

Aquatics, Swim Lessons

Stokes Family YMCA

Ages: 3 - 5

Program Dates: Feb 3 2018 - Mar 24 2018

Member: $52.00

Non-Member: $88.00

Register

Stokes Preschool Swim Lessons (3-5 years old)

2018-02 Tues/Thurs 5:30pm-6:00pm

Aquatics, Swim Lessons

Stokes Family YMCA

Ages: 3 - 5

Program Dates: Feb 6 2018 - Mar 1 2018

Member: $52.00

Non-Member: $88.00

Register

Stokes Preschool Swim Lessons (3-5 years old)

2018-03 Mon/Wed 5:30pm-6:00pm

Aquatics, Swim Lessons

Stokes Family YMCA

Ages: 3 - 5

Program Dates: Mar 5 2018 - Mar 28 2018

Member: $52.00

Non-Member: $88.00

Register

Stokes Preschool Swim Lessons (3-5 years old)

2018-03 Tues/Thurs 5:30pm-6:00pm

Aquatics, Swim Lessons

Stokes Family YMCA

Ages: 3 - 5

Program Dates: Mar 6 2018 - Mar 29 2018

Member: $52.00

Non-Member: $88.00

Register

Stokes Preschool Swim Lessons (3-5 years old)

2018-04 Mon/Wed 5:30pm-6:00pm

Aquatics, Swim Lessons

Stokes Family YMCA

Ages: 3 - 5

Program Dates: Apr 4 2018 - Apr 30 2018

Member: $52.00

Non-Member: $88.00

Register

Stokes Preschool Swim Lessons (3-5 years old)

2018-04 Sat 10:00-10:30am

Aquatics, Swim Lessons

Stokes Family YMCA

Ages: 3 - 5

Program Dates: Apr 7 2018 - Jun 2 2018

Member: $52.00

Non-Member: $88.00

Register

Stokes Preschool Swim Lessons (3-5 years old)

2018-04 Tues/Thurs 5:30pm-6:00pm

Aquatics, Swim Lessons

Stokes Family YMCA

Ages: 3 - 5

Program Dates: Apr 3 2018 - Apr 26 2018

Member: $52.00

Non-Member: $88.00

Register