Swim Lessons at the Y

Parent/Child swim lessons are FREE at the Y!  The YMCA offers swim lessons for babies and toddlers ages 6 – 36 months and their parents FREE at the Hickory Foundation YMCA. This water introduction program helps the parent and the child get used to the water and see the pool as fun.  You will meet other parents, expose your child to others his or her age and help teach your child basic water safety skills. Parents will be in the water with their child. Classes are taught by enthusiastic, caring instructors that emphasize making the child feel comfortable in the water.

Parents and children play games that introduce basic, introductory water skills such as blowing bubbles, breath control, kicking and floating. The class focuses on water orientation and encourages parents and babies to trust each other in the water.

Lifeguards are always on the pool deck during swim lessons, and babies must wear a swim diaper. Parents must accompany the child in the water.

Register by January 3

Now is the perfect time to register children of all ages for swim lessons. Register for Winter 1 and Receive Winter 2 for FREE!

Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. We use a variety of fun methods to help kids overcome fears, build confidence in the water, learn water safety and develop skills that last a lifetime. Our qualified swim instructors are certified in CPR, AED and First Aid. The YMCA has over 100 years of experience teaching kids and adults alike to swim, providing a safe and rewarding place to enjoy aquatics. believe it or not, now is the perfect time for you or your child to learn how to swim! Winter doesn’t have to get you down with our indoor, heated pool. The YMCA of Catawba Valley’s swim lessons are progressive so everyone continues grow their skills in each lesson.

For additional information regarding swim lessons, contact Bobby Cavanaugh, Aquatics Director at 828.324.2858 or [email protected]


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