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Swim Lesson Classes
Private Swim Lessons
Life Guard Certification
Master Adult Swim
YMCA Seahorse Swim Team
Pool Parties

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

Pool & Swim lessons

For more details and to print a Registration Form, Click On The Session you Desire Below OR Register online
To view or print a Swim Lesson Selector Guide, Click Here
For Details and To Print a Registration Form, Click On The Session you Desire Below OR Register online
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To see the registration form and details, please click on the desired session.
Teen
Registration
Preschool
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Youth
Registration
Swim Lesson Sessions Program Dates Registration Dates No Classes Days Meet
Winter Session Feb. 23rd - Apr. 3rd Jan. 4th - Feb. 16th   Tues, Thurs, Sat
Spring Mini Apr. 5th - Apr. 8th Feb. 15th - Mar. 29th   Mon - Thurs
Spring Session Apr. 20th - May. 29th Mar. 8th - Apr. 13th   Tues, Thurs, Sat
Summer 1 Session Jun. 7th - Jun. 17th Apr. 16th - May. 31st   Mon-Thurs
Summer 2 Session Jun. 21st - Jul. 1st May. 17th - Jun. 14th   Mon-Thurs
Summer 3 Session Jul. 12th - Jul. 22nd Jun. 14th - Jul. 5th   Mon-Thurs
Summer 4 Session Aug. 2nd - Aug. 12th Jul. 6th - Jul. 22nd   Mon-Thurs
Fall 1 Session Aug. 24th – Oct. 2nd Jul. 20th – Aug. 16th   Tues, Thurs, Sat
Fall 2 Session Oct. 16th - Dec. 4th Aug. 17th - Oct. 10th   Saturdays only
To see the registration form and details, please click on the desired session.
Summer
Registration
Spring Mini
Registration
Fall
Registration
Swim Lesson Sessions Program Dates Registration Dates No Classes Days Meet
Winter 1 Session Jan. 3rd - Feb. 12th Nov. 15th - Jan. 3rd   Mon-Thurs, or Sat
Winter 2 Session Feb. 21st - Apr. 2nd Jan. 3rd - Feb. 18th   Mon-Thurs, or Sat
Spring Mini Apr. 4th - Apr. 7th Feb. 14th - Mar. 28th   Mon-Thurs
Spring Session Apr. 18th - May 28th Mar. 7th - Apr. 16th   Mon-Thurs, or Sat
Summer 1 Session Jun. 6th - Jun. 16th Apr. 15th - Jun. 7th   Mon-Thurs
Summer 2 Session Jun. 20th - Jun. 30th May 16th - Jun. 19th   Mon-Thurs
Summer 3 Session Jul. 18th - Jul. 28th May 30th - Jul. 17th   Mon-Thurs
Summer 4 Session Aug. 8th - Aug. 18th Jun. 27th - Aug. 1st   Mon-Thurs
Fall 1 Session Aug. 23rd – Oct. 1st Jul. 12th – Aug. 22nd   Mon-Thurs, or Sat
Fall 2 Session Oct. 15th - Dec. 3rd Aug. 30st - Oct. 14th Nov. 22nd - Nov. 27th Mon-Thurs, or Sat

Looking for Private Swimming Lessons?


Indoor Pool Operating Hours

Monday-Thursday: 5:00am-8:30pm

Friday: 5:00am-7:30pm

Saturday: 8:00am-4:30pm

Sunday: 1:00pm-4:30pm

The safety of our members and guests is very important to us! Please click here to read what flotation devices are permitted in our YMCA Pools

Looking for Family Swim or Lap Swim times? Click here for the Hickory Foundation YMCA Indoor Pool Schedule. Or here for the Adrian. Shuford, Jr. YMCA Pool Schedule.


Lifeguard Certification

 

Become a Professional Rescuer with certification training for Lifeguard, BLS (CPR Pro), First Aid and/or Emergency Oxygen. 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.

Hickory Registration Flyer
Shuford Registration Form
Registration Dates Class Week Days Location Contact
Mon Jan. 4th - Sun Feb. 8th Mon Feb 15th - Sun Feb 21st Fri, Sat, Sun Hickory Foundation Branch C.O. Miller Teen Center Rachel Heck, Hickory Foundation Branch [email protected]
Mon Jan. 18th - Thurs Mar. 11th Fri Mar. 12th - Sun Mar. 14th Fri, Sat, Sun Adrian L. Shuford Jr. Branch Community Center Logan Taylor, Adrian L. Shuford Jr. Branch [email protected]
Mon Mar. 8th - Mon Apr. 5th Mon Apr. 12th - Sun Apr. 18th Fri, Sat, Sun Hickory Foundation Branch C.O. Miller Teen Center Rachel Heck, Hickory Foundation Branch [email protected]
Mon Mar. 8th - Thurs Apr. 22nd Fri Apr. 23rd - Sun Apr. 25th Fri, Sat, Sun Adrian L. Shuford Jr. Branch Community Center Logan Taylor, Adrian L. Shuford Jr. Branch [email protected]
Mon Mar. 22nd - Mon Apr. 19th Mon Apr. 26th - Sun May 2nd Fri, Sat, Sun Hickory Foundation Branch C.O. Miller Teen Center Rachel Heck, Hickory Foundation Branch [email protected]
Mon May 3rd - Thurs May 20th Fri May 21st - Sun May 23rd Fri, Sat, Sun Adrian L. Shuford Jr. Branch Community Center Logan Taylor, Adrian L. Shuford Jr. Branch [email protected]
Mon May 3rd - Sun May 16th Mon May 17th - Sun May 23rd Fri, Sat, Sun Hickory Foundation Branch C.O. Miller Teen Center Rachel Heck, Hickory Foundation Branch [email protected]
Mon May 7th - Thurs June 3rd Fri June 4th - Sun Jun. 6th Fri, Sat, Sun Adrian L. Shuford Jr. Branch Community Center Logan Taylor, Adrian L. Shuford Jr. Branch [email protected]
Mon Jun. 7th - Sun Oct. 10th Mon Oct. 11th - Sun Oct. 17th Fri, Sat, Sun Hickory Foundation Branch C.O. Miller Teen Center Rachel Heck, Hickory Foundation Branch [email protected]
Mon Sep. 27th - Thurs Dec. 16th Fri Dec. 17th - Sun Dec. 19th Fri, Sat, Sun Adrian L. Shuford Jr. Branch Community Center Logan Taylor, Adrian L. Shuford Jr. Branch [email protected]

Direct Link: lcdc.yexchange.org


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.


Pool Parties

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
Saturday: 2pm-4pm and 5pm-7pm
Sunday: 2pm-4pm

Pricing Information
A person may rent the pool in two-hour blocks. The fee per block is as follows: Member / Non-Member
Indoor Pool Party $225.00 / $275.00
Outdoor Pool Party $250.00 / $300.00
Toddler Park Party $225.00 / $275.00

Number of Guests
Up to 25 guests are included. If the party is for children we only count the children as part of the 25 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 25 guests. For parties with more than 25 guests there is a $2.00 per person additional fee.

Cancellations
The pool rental times are in great demand. Our cancellation policy is 50% refund of the rental price regardless of timing. There will be a $50 deposit to reserve party spot, which is applied to party total. Remaining amount is due the day of party.

We offer many services to help better meet your needs and serve the community. Become a member of the Y today!

The YMCA of Catawba Valley is here to take care of all your needs. Please use the form below to let us know who you are and what you need help with and someone will be in contact with you within 24 hours.