Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. The Hayes-Taylor YMCA offers swim lessons for all ages, swim team, water fitness and more. Swim year-round in our heated, indoor pools and swim with the folks that created group swim lessons!
For more information contact Renee Hicks, Hayes-Taylor Aquatics Director, at 336.272.2131.
- Swim Starters: Children ages 6months-3 years old (with parents)
- Swim Basics: Children ages 3-5 years old OR Children age 5-12 OR Teens/Adults ages 13+
- Swim Strokes: Children ages 3-5 years old OR Children age 5-12 OR Teens/Adults ages 13+
Cost per Session: $36 Members or $60 Potential Members
Session and Registration Dates
6 Week Saturday Sessions
|April M/W||Mar 21-28||April 1-17|
|April T/Th||Mar 21-28||April 2-18|
|May M/W||April 18-26||May 1-17|
|May T/Th||April 18-26||May 2-18|
|Saturday||March 9-16||Mar 23-April 27|
|April 27-May 4||May 11-June 22|
Did you know that a 30-minute walk in the water is equivalent to a two-hour walk on land? Water resistance offers an excellent opportunity for muscle toning and body sculpting. Water also cools the body during exercise, which reduces stress on the heart and reduces the risk of injury by lessening the impact on weight-bearing joints, muscles and bones.
Cost: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (12 classes) $17.00 members or $37.00 non-members
Monday, Wednesday OR Tuesday, Thursday (8 classes) $10.00 members or $32.00 non-members
Drop in (1 class) $2.00 members $5.00non-members
YGUARD is a rigorous 40 hour class for ages 16 and up.
During this class, participants will learn life-saving rescue skills for an aquatic environment. Once a participant passes the class, and passes the skills and written test, they will be certified as a YMCA Lifeguard for 2 years and can lifeguard at any YMCA and most other facilities (certification requirements may vary at each location). This certification covers CPR/AED, First Aid, O2, and YGUARD life guard certification.
- A physical competency swim must be completed and passed prior to registration.
- Participants must attend all sessions, pass all written tests with an 80% or better score in each section.
- Successfully perform all practical skills.
- Successfully demonstrate the ability to follow the Safe in Six principles.
- Turn in eLearning Certificates on due dates.
- You must complete a swimming prerequisite with Renee Hicks, Aquatics Director
Cost: $250 for Members or $300 for Potential Members
Check back for details of when the next class will be offered.
Your fee covers the certification costs plus the whistle, lanyard, rescue pack and face mask.
For more information, please contact Renee Hicks at 336-272-2131.
100 Mile Swim Club
Join our 100 mile swim club and earn prizes!
Private Swim Lessons
The Hayes-Taylor Memorial YMCA offers both private and semi-private lessons year ’round. Though spaces are very limited in the summer months and can not always be accommodated during that time, but the Group Lessons have many spaces and are effective for most children.
The lessons consist of 6 (six), 30 (thirty) minute sessions. These lessons are offered starting at age three (3) through adult and at any skill level. Private lessons are done on a one on one basis in order to personalize the experience with a qualified swim instructor. Semi-private lessons can be done with a sibling, friend or spouse. Semi-private lessons are a maximum of 2 people.
Fee: $120 for Members
$180 for Potential Members
For more information please contact Renee Hicks at 336-272-2131.