SWIMMING

Learn to swim in a friendly, caring environment at the Stanly County Family YMCA, where we have been teaching our community how to swim for more than 50 years. At the Y, our swim programs teach safety, skill and how to enjoy water activities for a lifetime.

PARENTS AND YOUTH

The Y offers parent and child lessons to help toddlers and babies get used to the water and see the pool as fun! These classes focus on stroke development and water safety, and give parents and their children more confidence around the water. Children can then progress to Preschool Swim lessons and School Age Swim lessons. Mini Marlins is available for the most advanced swimmers interested in transitioning to a competitive swim program.

COMPETITIVE PROGRAMS

The Stanly County Family YMCA is proud to provide a satellite to the RAC Swim Team - RAC is a year-round swim team providing competitive swim opportunities for youth ages 6 - 18 as well as a less competitive summer swim team.

TEENS AND ADULTS

Teens and adults can learn to swim in our adult learn to swim lessons or work on strokes, turns and fitness swimming in our Swimming 101 program. 

LIFEGUARD TRAINING

The YMCA also trains lifeguards with the American Red Cross lifeguard training course which includes American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer (CPRO) and First Aid. Courses are offered seasonally. 

SECOND GRADE LEARN TO SWIM

In an effort to REDUCE CHILDHOOD DROWNING, the YMCA partners with the Stanly County Schools to provide Second Grade Learn to Swim to second graders across Stanly County. This program which teaches the essential water safety and swim skills to reduce childhood drowning is made possible by the generous donors of the Annual Strong Communities Campaign. Approximately 500 second graders benefit from this program each school year!