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Charlotte Avenue Branch YMCA

Aquatics

The Charlotte Avenue Branch YMCA features an outdoor pool and a heated indoor pool. The outdoor pool has 3 water slides and is open during the summer.

Download the Indoor Pool Schedule.


Swim Lessons

We offer swim lessons in monthly sessions. Each session includes 8 lessons (twice a week). We also offer a Saturday morning session which includes 8 lessons over  8 weeks.

Click here for our program overview.
What is the best swim lesson level for my child?
2018 Swim Lesson FAQs

Parent-Child
6 months – 3 years old
Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.

Registration Date:
Saturday Session I-September 8-September 29, 2018
Saturday Session II-October 8-October 27, 2018

Session Dates, Days and Times:
Saturday Session I
September 8-September 29, 2018, Saturday
8:15 – 8:45 am | 9:00-9:30 am | 9:45 – 10:15 am |10:30-11:00 am
Saturday Session II
October 8-October 27, 2018, Saturday
8:15 – 8:45 am | 9:00-9:30 am | 9:45 – 10:15 am |10:30-11:00 am

Cost:
Saturday:
Y Member $30 | Non-member $45

Preschool
3-5 years old
In this swim basics program, preschoolers learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills—swim, float, swim and jump, push, turn, grab. Through multiple sessions, children may progress to water movement, water stamina and stroke introduction.

Registration Dates:
Evening Session I- September 5-September 26, 2018
Evening Session II-October 1-October 24, 2018
Saturday Session-September 8-September 29, 2018

Session Dates, Session Days and Times:
Evening Session I
September 6- September 29, 2018, Monday and Wednesday
Stage 1- 4:30-5:00 pm | Stage 2-5:15-5:45 pm | Stage 3-6:00-6:30 pm
Evening Session II
October 1- October 24, 2018, Monday and Wednesday
Stage 1- 4:30-5:00 pm | Stage 2-5:15-5:45 pm | Stage 3-6:00-6:30 pm
Saturday Session
September 8- September 29, 2018, Saturday
Stage 1-9:45-10:15 am | Stage 2-9:00-9:30 am | Stage 3-10:30-11:00 am

Cost:
Y Member $45 | Non-member $70

Youth
6-12 years old
In this program, children may begin at any of the six stages in our swim program: water acclimation to stroke mechanics. The YMCA aquatics director can help determine the appropriate level. For more information about the various levels, click on the program overview link above.

Registration Dates:
Evening Session I-September 5-September 26, 2018
Evening Session II-October 1-October 24, 2018

Session Dates, Days and Times:
Evening Session

September 6 – September 29, 2018, Monday and Wednesday
Stage 1-4:30-5:00 pm | Stage 2-5:15-5:45 pm | Stage 3-6:00-6:30 pm
Evening Session II
October 1-October 24, 2018, Monday and Wednesday
Stage 1-4:30-5:00 pm | Stage 2-5:15-5:45 pm | Stage 3-6:00-6:30 pm

Cost:
Y Member $45 | Non-Member $70

Adult
13 years & older
Adult lessons help those who have an acute fear of the water up to those that need advanced stroke development. The course is fun and low key, with the participant setting the pace of the course. Participants may begin at any of the six stages in our swim program: water acclimation to stroke mechanics.

Registration Date:
Saturday Session I – September 8-September 29, 2018
Saturday Session II-October 8-October 27, 2018

Session Dates, Session Day and Time:
Saturday Session I

September 8-September 29, 2018 | Saturday 8:15-8:45 am
Saturday Session II
October 8-October 27, 2018 | Saturday 8:15-8:45 am 

Cost:
Y member $30 | Non-member $45

Please Note: While classes fill quickly, we strive to meet the needs of all our participants. If a class is full, please put your name and phone number on our waiting list, as we add classes each session based upon need, pool space, and instructor availability. We will contact you if there is an opening. Also, lessons may be available at our other branches: Rock Hill YMCA Aquatics Center, YMCA at Carolina Crossing, CSD Community YMCA and the Charlotte Avenue YMCA.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Family Swim

All ages

Family Swim offers a special time for families to enjoy the pool. A parent must accompany children.