Swim


Pool Information

The Winston Lake Family YMCA offers swim lessons, water fitness classes, the TYDE swim team, and an indoor pool.

For more information, please contact Briley Penner at 336 724 9205 or b.penner@ymcawnc.org.

Pool Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00am-12:00pm
Monday-Thursday: 3:00-8:00pm (TYDE uses all lanes 4:45-6:45pm)
Friday: 3:00- 6:30pm (TYDE uses all lanes 4:45-6:15pm)
Saturday: 8:00am – 1:30pm (TYDE uses all lanes 8:00-9:00am)
Sunday: Closed

Visit our schedules page for pool schedules.

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.

 

Swim Lessons

Our swim lesson format is designed to make students of all levels feel welcome, foster a sense of achievement, emphasize group activities, and enforce a skill continuum that allows students to advance more easily and quicker from level to level.

Online registration available by scrolling down or click here for more information.

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 6-12

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 Briley Penner, Aquatics Coordinator at b.penner@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 upcoming classes or scroll down to see if a class is available for online registration!

 


Water Fitness

The Winston Lake 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.

View our Water Fitness schedule for more details.

Contact us with any questions at (336) 724.9205.

 


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 Lisa Greene at lisa@swimtyde.org or 336.721.2100 x6262

Programs

Winston Lake Parent/Child Swim Lessons (6-36 months)

2020-07 Sat. 9:00am

Aquatics, Swim Lessons

Program Dates: Jul 25 2020 - Aug 29 2020

Member: $36.00

Non-Member: $60.00

Register

Winston Lake Parent/Child Swim Lessons (6-36 months)

2020-08 T/Th 4:45pm

Aquatics, Swim Lessons

Program Dates: Aug 4 2020 - Aug 20 2020

Member: $36.00

Non-Member: $60.00

Register

Winston Lake Preschool Swim Lessons (3-5 yrs)

2020-07 Sat 9:40am Stages 1&2

Aquatics, Swim Lessons

Ages: 3 - 5

Program Dates: Jul 25 2020 - Aug 29 2020

Member: $36.00

Non-Member: $60.00

Register

Winston Lake Preschool Swim Lessons (3-5 yrs)

2020-08 T/Th 5:20pm Stages 1,2

Aquatics, Swim Lessons

Ages: 3 - 5

Program Dates: Aug 4 2020 - Aug 20 2020

Member: $36.00

Non-Member: $60.00

Register

Winston Lake Teen/Adult Swim Lessons (12 & up)

2020-07 Sat 8:15am

Adults, Aquatics, Swim Lessons

Ages: 12 - 110

Program Dates: Jul 25 2020 - Aug 29 2020

Member: $36.00

Non-Member: $60.00

Register

Winston Lake Teen/Adult Swim Lessons (12 & up)

2020-08 T/Th 6:45pm

Adults, Aquatics, Swim Lessons

Ages: 12 - 110

Program Dates: Aug 4 2020 - Aug 20 2020

Member: $36.00

Non-Member: $60.00

Register

Winston Lake Youth Swim Lessons (5-12 yrs)

2020-07 Sat 10:15am Stages 1-3

Aquatics, Swim Lessons

Ages: 5 - 12

Program Dates: Jul 25 2020 - Aug 29 2020

Member: $36.00

Non-Member: $60.00

Register

Winston Lake Youth Swim Lessons (5-12 yrs)

2020-08 T/Th 6:00pm Stages 1-3

Aquatics, Swim Lessons

Ages: 5 - 12

Program Dates: Aug 4 2020 - Aug 20 2020

Member: $36.00

Non-Member: $60.00

Register