For more information contact Justine Intiso, Ragsdale Aquatics Director, at 336.882.9622.
The Ragsdale YMCA offers group swim lessons all year ‘round, with classes available for all persons ages 6 months and up!
August M/W – July 31st-August 16th – 3 week session
August T/TH – August 1st-17th – 3 week session
August Mon-Thur – August 7th-17th – 2 week session
Saturday B – July 1st-August 5th – 6 week session
Saturday C* – August 12th-September 23rd – 6 week session
*No Classes on September 2nd
Each 2 week Session $48 Members or $80 for Potential Members.
Each 3 week Session $36 Members or $60 for Potential Members.
Each 6 week Session $36 Members or $60 for Potential Members.
Adaptive Swim Lessons
In Partner The Arc of Highpoint, the Ragsdale YMCA will be offering Adaptive Swim Lessons with water safety Spring 2017. The schedule below will be for January 2017-April 2017.
The Adaptive Swim Lesson Program will offer basic water safety instruction, introduction to the water, and beginner level swimming skills. There will be a 1:1 teacher to student ratio for all students. These classes are designed for ages 3-15.
Cost: $15 per participant, per six lessons.
Sponsorship and a the above cost, covers the overall costs of lessons. If you have any further questions please contact the Aquatics Director, Justine Intiso, at 336-882-9622.
Porpoise Club is a unique swim training program that includes instruction to prepare for competitive swimming, such as stroke improvement, starts & turns, and speed and endurance training. Porpoise Club will be offered monthly on Mondays and Wednesday.
Monthly Porpoise Club 2017 5:45-6:45pm
July – July 3rd-July 25th
August – July 31st-August 16th
Cost is based on the number of weeks the Monthly session lasts, 3 or 4 weeks.
Monday & Wednesday
Cost:$48 Members or $76 Non-members
Monday OR Wednesday
Cost:$24 Members or $40 Non-members
Home Schooled Swim Lessons
Class Date & Times: Tuesdays at:
Beginner 11:15am-12:00pm or
Fall Lesson info coming soon
Cost: $24 Members $40 Non-members
The Ragsdale YMCA offers Private Swim 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. Sessions are 30 minutes for individuals or 45 minutes for a group, up to 3 people. For the group lessons you must purchase the 6 session package.
To register please complete the Private Swim Lesson form and return it to the front desk. Within 1 week one a swim lesson instructors will contact you to set up your first session.
Cost: 1 session – $25 for members and $35 for non-members
6 sessions – $120 for members or $180 for non-members
Group: Additional $25 per participant for Members or $35 per participant for Non-Members
Lifeguard Training & Certification
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 in each section.
- Successfully perform all practical skills.
- Successfully demonstrate the ability to follow the Safe in Six principle.
- Turn in eLearning Certificates on due dates.
- You must complete a swimming prerequisite with Justine Intiso, Aquatics Director
Cost: $250 for Members or $300 for Potential Members
Your fee covers the certification costs plus the whistle, lanyard, rescue pack, and face mask.
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.
- Class schedule and instructors subject to change.
- Water Fitness classes are sold in monthly sessions.
- Payment should made before the 1st of the month and no later than the 5th to be on that month’s roster.
- We do not pro-rate or make up missed classes.
- Classes are 55 minutes.
- Please bring a towel with you, the Y does not provide pool towels, thanks for helping us to be green.
- Water shoes & a water bottle are highly recommended.