Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. The Reidsville 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 Cassy Velarde, Reidsville Program Director at 336.342.3307.
Swim Lessons & Adult Group Swim Lessons
YMCA SWIM LESSON PHILOSOPHY: At the Y, we believe that swimming is a LIFE SKILL. The ALL *NEW* YMCA Swim Lesson Program is designed to offer high-quality instruction in a safe, student-centered, and flexible environment. At the Y, we are BUILDING STRONG SWIMMERS and CONFIDENT KIDS!
Swim Starters: Children ages 6 months-3 years old (with parents)
Swim Basics: Children ages 3-5 years old OR children age 5-12
Swim Strokes: Children ages 3-5 years old OR children age 5-12
Swim Basics: Adults aged 13+
Each Session Costs:
- $34 YMCA Members
- $46 Non-Members – Reidsville City Residents
- $58 Non-Members – Non-Reidsville City Residents
Fall 2019 Swim Lesson Sessions and Registration Dates
|September: M/T/W (2 weeks) September 16th-25th||Registration: CLOSED|
|October: M/T/W (2 weeks) October 14th-23rd||Registration: CLOSED|
Swim Starters - Stages A &B for parent/child participants; ages 6-36 months
Swim Basics & Swim Strokes - Stages 1-6; Ages 3-12
|Stage||1 - Water Acclimation/Movement||2 - Water Movement/Stamina|
For information on stages not currently offered at the Reidsville YMCA, please visit our other branch pages to find a nearby branch with availability.
Register at the YMCA front desk!
The Reidsville YMCA offers a variety of water fitness programs for every fitness level. Each class is designed to give your body a great workout while taking away the stress that comes with land-based experiences. These classes combine water resistance exercise with aerobic activity for a total body workout.
To register for our regular water fitness classes:
Stop by the front desk to purchase a water fitness punch card (except for specialty aquatic exercise classes, like our Aquatic Boot Camp).
Punch cards are issued once you register. Each card is good for 16 punches and expires within 60 days. You will hand your punch card to the lifeguard on duty who will keep track of your visits by punching your card each class you attend. Once your card is completed, the lifeguard will notify you to re-register for a new punch card. *Punch cards are REQUIRED for MWF classes only.
Potential Members In The City Limits: $34.00
Potential Members Outside The City : $42.00
Private Swim Lessons
Personal instruction by our swim instructors is a great way to get started, stay motivated, learn new techniques and receive personal one-on-one attention.
Private lessons are for ages 3 and up to adult.
Semi-Private lessons are available for up to two (2) children within a three (3) year age difference, or two (2) adults (13+) with similar swimming ability.
When: Private lessons are offered from January to November
Price includes 6 30-minute lessons
Private Lessons: $80/Members and $100/Potential Members
Semi-Private: $120/Members and $140/Potential Members
Note: Private lessons should be completed within a 2-month time period.
For more information please contact Cassy Velarde at 336.342.3307.
Swim Lessons for Diverse Abilities
The Y is dedicated to elevating and promoting equity within communities around the country, guaranteeing fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all, while striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented full participation of some groups. Through this swimming program, parents and caregivers of children with diverse abilities will be given the opportunity to provide their children with the means to learn fundamental water safety and swimming skills in a safe environment. Knowing how to be safe around water is one of the most important life skills we can teach our children. It gives them confidence. And it can save their lives.
The Reidsville YMCA will be offering Diverse Abilities Swim Lessons to start in October. The goal of the program is to offer water safety and swimming lessons in a safe, inclusive environment for all participants. Program is intended for youth aged 4-12 with a developmental, intellectual, and/or physical disability. Limited spots are available.
What We Teach
Using the evidence-based Y-USA Swim Lesson and Y-USA Safety Around Water curriculums, the YMCA Diverse Abilities Swim Lesson program is designed to reach children at risk of drowning and teach them basic water safety and swimming skills. Children will be placed in a skill and ability-specific program based on their needs. Learning to stay safe around water may begin at the Y, but it doesn't end there. That's why there is a Family Education Component that reinforces the learning at home and helps children progress more quickly.
Before beginning the program, we are asking parents/caregivers to complete an intake form outlining their child’s needs/goals. We’ll review the form together with you to determine the best track for your child — group, small group, or private lessons. Our unique approach to the intake process will allow us to focus on each individual’s unique abilities ensuring all participants gain the skills needed to be safe around water and learn to swim.
Contact Cassy Velarde, Program Director with any questions or call 336.342.3307.