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Special Programs

At Charlotte’s YWCA, we provide fit and fun programming for members and non-members in our community. We are always offering new special events, so be sure to come back often. See what is happening at YWCA:

Featured Events

12 Days of Christmas Workout with Coach Lisa 

Sing along to your favorite holiday songs, while swimming and performing squats, push-ups and more. 

When: Thursday, December 7 - 6:30PM - 7:30PM

Prerequisites: 

  •     Must be able to swim at least 500 yards and perform basic body weight exercises. 
  •      Must be 18 and over 

Cost: Free! Sign up at the pool by December 4 - only 20 spots available. First come, first served. 

YWCA Swim Challenge!  

Join this motivating challenge designed to help you reach wellness through swimming. We are challenging you to swim the length of Lake Norman!! Lake Norman is 34 miles long. 1 mile =1650 yards. This is an individual challenge but swim with a friend for motivation! Keep up with your mileage on the swim challenge. Mileage cards must be turn into the Lifeguard on Duty each time you swim.

There is no online registration, but you can print the form here or visit the front desk.  

Ongoing Events: 

Mom, Dad - leave the kids with us and enjoy a night out! Once a month, the YWCA hosts movie night in the pool. From 6pm-8pm, kids watch a movie and float in the pool. Only $5/child. Child must be able to float unsupported for at least five seconds on front and back; able to swim five yards of front and back crawl without assistance. Children must be nine years or older or swim with an adult at all times. Register online here!

Upcoming Movies: 
12/15: Emoji Movie 

Learn how to breathe underwater! Your PADI-certified instructor, Ken, will teach you how to become scuba certified, or simply introduce you to the exciting hobby of scuba diving! To learn more, check out our flyer here!

Register your troop(s) for in-water badge work, train for camp swimming or pure pool fun.  Trained staff will lead Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts through in-water training. We can customize a program to fit your needs or use our own American Red Cross approved safety program. This program is designed to meet the requirements of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America Aquatics Badge.

Cost: $5/scout. Contact Jeff Nerret at aquatics@ywcacentralcarolinas.org for reservations.

Join a certified yoga instructor and embrace your pregnancy through yoga. Relax, refresh and restore your body during this exciting time.

Set up a class! We can schedule one or more classes for you and your friends. A minimum of three people is needed. Contact Julianna Canfield, director of fitness, at jcanfield@ywcacentralcarolinas.org.

Celebrate your next milestone or accomplishment with a Flick & Float Pool Movie Night! We can host your group on a Friday night, whether it's children or adults-only groups. Child must be able to float unsupported for at least five seconds on front and back; able to swim five yards of front and back crawl without assistance. Children must be nine years or older or swim with an adult at all times.

Want our Director of Fitness to visit your HOA or company meeting to learn more about YWCA offerings? Contact her directly: Julianna Canfield, Director of Fitness at jcanfield@ywcacentralcarolinas.org