Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. The Y offers swim lessons (for all ages), family swim, competitive swimming and diving teams, and many kinds of adaptive swim programs for kids with special needs, so we can all safely enjoy the pleasures of an aquatic environment.
A study from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has found that when kids between 1 and 4 take formal swimming lessons their risk of drowning decreases significantly. "It is recommended to find an instructor who is certified by a national swim program such as the American Red Cross's or the YMCA's." - Parenting Magazine August 2009
Become a Professional Rescuer with certification training for Lifeguards, CPR, AED, and First Aid. The YMCA of Catawba Valley offers certification classes throughout the year at both YMCA locations. Click on the desired session and location in the grid below for registration information. For questions, contact Bobby Cavanaugh at the [email protected] or 828-838-1561
|Registration Dates||Class Week||Time
|Monday, January 2 - Sunday, February 19||Friday, March 10 Saturday, March 11 Sunday, March 12||5:30P-8:30P 9:00A-4:30P 10:00A-4:30P||Hickory Foundation Branch C.O. Miller Teen Center|
|Monday, January 2 - Sunday, March 5||Friday, March 24 Saturday, March 25 Sunday, March 26||5:30P-8:30P 9:00A-4:30P 10:00A-4:30P||Adrian L. Shuford Jr. Branch Community Center|
|Monday, March 6 - Sunday, March 19||Friday, April 7 Saturday, April 8 Sunday, April 9||5:30P-8:30P 9:00A-4:30P 10:00A-4:30P||Hickory Foundation Branch C.O. Miller Teen Center||Monday, March 6 - Sunday, April 2||Friday, April 21 Saturday, April 22 Sunday, April 23||5:30P-8:30P 9:00A-4:30P 10:00A-4:30P||Adrian L. Shuford Jr. Branch Community Center|
|Monday, April 3 - Sunday, April 16||Friday, May 5 Saturday, May 6 Sunday, May 7||5:30P-8:30P 9:00A-4:30P 10:00A-4:30P||Hickory Foundation Branch C.O. Miller Teen Center|
|Monday, April 3 - Sunday, May 7||Friday, May 19 Saturday, May 20 Sunday, May 21||5:30P-8:30P 9:00A-4:30P 10:00A-4:30P||Adrian L. Shuford Jr. Branch Community Center|
|Monday, May 8 - Sunday, May 22||Friday, June 2 Saturday, June 3 Sunday, June 4h||5:30P-8:30P 9:00A-4:30P 10:00A-4:30Ph||Hickory Foundation Branch C.O. Miller Teen Center|
|Monday, May 8 - Sunday, May 29||Friday, June 9 Saturday, June 10 Sunday, June 11||5:30P-8:30P 9:00A-4:30P 10:00A-4:30P||Adrian L. Shuford Jr. Branch Community Center|
|Monday, July 3 - Sunday, August 30||Friday, August 11 Saturday, August 12 Sunday, August 13||5:30P-8:30P 9:00A-4:30P 10:00A-4:30P||Hickory Foundation Branch C.O. Miller Teen Center|
|Monday, September 25 - Sunday, October 29||Friday, November 17 Saturday, November18 Sunday, November 19||5:30P-8:30P 9:00A-4:30P 10:00A-4:30P||Adrian L. Shuford Jr. Branch Community Center|
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Master Adult Swim
The Master Adult Swim is for adults 18 years of age and older. This is for the experienced swimmer, and is available to help the swimmer improve stroke technique, endurance and speed.
Location: Hickory Foundation YMCA
- Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 5:30-6:45am (Technique drills and workout sets)
- Tuesday and Thursday - 6:30-7:30am (Technique, Teaching, Evaluation practices), 9:00-10:00am, 12:00-1:00pm (Technique drills and workout sets)
- Saturday - 6:45-8:00am (Drill and longer swim sets)
For more information contact Rob Scott at (828)320-8620
YMCA Seahorse Swim Team
The Swim team is here for your child's next step in swimming progressions. From the novice swimmer to the national champion, YSST has a spot for you. The goal of the team is to maximize individual potential and to promote swimming in the community at all levels. A FREE two week trial is offered all year round to interested participants. Contact Head Coach, Jon Jolley or visit their website www.swimysst.com for more information.
Let us Provide the Place and do some of the work for you! Reserve a date for a pool party or special event.
Indoor Pool Days and Times
A person may rent the pool in two-hour blocks. The fee per block is as follows: Member / Non-Member
Indoor Pool Party $100.00 / $150.00
Outdoor Pool Party $125.00 / $175.00
Toddler Park Party $100.00 / $150.00
Only youth ages 11 and under are allowed on the island.
Number of Guests
Up to 20 guests are included. If the party is for children we only count the children as part of the 20 guests. Parties are encouraged to bring 4 or 5 adults to help supervise. If the party is adults then they count as part of the 20 guests. For parties with more than 20 guests there is a $2.00 per person additional fee.
The pool rental times are in great demand. Cancellations made more than one week prior to the rental date will be refunded 100% of the rental price. Cancellations made one week to 24 hours prior to the rental date will be refunded 50% of the rental price. Cancellations made within 24 hours prior to the rental time will not be refunded. There will be a $50 deposit to reserve party spot, which is applied to party total. Remaining amount is due the day of party