Swim


Pool Information

The William G. White Family YMCA offers swim lessons, water fitness classes, the TYDE swim team, and an indoor pool.

View our Youth Swim Guidelines
View our Youth and Day Camp Pool Rules and Regulations
View our Aquatics Parent Orientation
View our Aquatics Schedules

Swim Contacts

Zach Harvey – Aquatics Director
Phone: (336) 721-2100 x 6269
Email: z.harvey@ymcanwnc.org

Pool Hours

Mon-Thurs: 5:00am – 9:30pm
Friday: 5:00am – 8:30pm
Saturday: 7:00am – 6:30pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 6:30pm

The best times to swim are before 3:30pm or after 7:15pm Monday through Friday. The busiest timeslot in the pool is Monday through Friday, 3:30-7:15pm because only 1 lap lane is available.

Space is limited in the shallow area due to programs in progress Monday through Thursday.

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. 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.

On-Demand Private and Semi Private Lessons

Adults and children can register for individual lessons or take lessons with a friend! On-Demand private and semi-private lessons are 30 minutes. These classes can be held at any time in order to fit your schedule. Single and Package rates are available, please click here or speak to Membership for more details.

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.

For more information, please contact Zach Harvey at z.harvey@ymcanwnc.org or Lizzy Seaquist at l.seaquist@ymcanwnc.org.


Aquatic Rehabilitation/Personal Training

Aquatic Rehab/Personal Training is available. Our certified Aquatic Rehab Specialist will work with you one-on-one with you to create a therapy that is designed to fit individual fitness and health goals. Please contact Zach Harvey at 721-2100 ext. 6269 or click here for the Request Form for details.


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 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 – WGW

Personal Training, Weight Mgmt

Program Dates: Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017

Non-Member: $20.00

Not available for online registration. Please visit the William G. White Jr. Family YMCA for registration information.

Volleyball Academy

WGW Academy (4th – 8th grade) Wed 5:30pm

Volleyball, Youth Sports

Program Dates: Dec 9 2017 - Feb 7 2018

Member: $75.00

Non-Member: $105.00

Register

WGW Adult & Teen Swim Lessons (12 & Up)

2018-01 T/Th 7:15-8:00pm Teen & Adult Swim Lessons

Adults, Aquatics, Swim Lessons

Ages: 12 - 100

Program Dates: Jan 8 2018 - Feb 1 2018

Member: $52.00

Non-Member: $88.00

Register

WGW Adult & Teen Swim Lessons (12 & Up)

2018-02 T/Th 7:15-8:00pm Teen & Adult Swim Lessons

Adults, Aquatics, Swim Lessons

Ages: 12 - 100

Program Dates: Feb 5 2018 - Mar 1 2018

Member: $52.00

Non-Member: $88.00

Register

WGW Adult & Teen Swim Lessons (12 & Up)

2018-03 T/Th 7:15-8:00pm Teen & Adult Swim Lessons

Adults, Aquatics, Swim Lessons

Ages: 12 - 100

Program Dates: Mar 5 2018 - Mar 29 2018

Member: $52.00

Non-Member: $88.00

Register

WGW Adult & Teen Swim Lessons (12 & Up)

2018-04 T/Th 7:15-8:00pm Teen & Adult Swim Lessons

Adults, Aquatics, Swim Lessons

Ages: 12 - 100

Program Dates: Apr 9 2018 - May 2 2018

Member: $52.00

Non-Member: $88.00

Register

WGW Fitness Classes/Boot Camp

2017-12 M/F 8:45-9:45 am Pam’s Boot Camp

Adults, Boot Camp, Fitness / Wellness, Group Wellness

Ages: 18 - 110

Program Dates: Dec 4 2017 - Dec 29 2017

Member: $75.00

Non-Member: $100.00

Registration has ended for this program.

WGW Home School Programming

2018-01 M/W 9:35-10:05 AM Stages 1&2 Homeschool Swim Lessons

Aquatics, Home School Programs, Swim Lessons

Ages: 5 - 12

Program Dates: Jan 9 2018 - Feb 1 2018

Non-Member: $42.00

Register

WGW Home School Programming

2018-01 M/W 9:35-10:05 AM Stages 3+ Homeschool Swim Lessons

Aquatics, Home School Programs, Swim Lessons

Ages: 5 - 12

Program Dates: Jan 9 2018 - Feb 1 2018

Non-Member: $42.00

Register

WGW Home School Programming

2018-02 M/W 9:35-10:05 AM Stages 1&2 Homeschool Swim Lessons

Aquatics, Home School Programs, Swim Lessons

Ages: 5 - 12

Program Dates: Feb 6 2018 - Feb 27 2018

Non-Member: $42.00

Register