swim at ywca

Generations of Charlotteans have learned to swim at the YWCA Sarah Belk Gambrell Fitness Center. Whether you like to exercise independently in the pool or lap swim, the YWCA pool is a calm haven in your crazy day.

The YWCA's comprehensive aquatics program offers swimming lessons for infants, youth and adults. Our instructors have been WSI certified by the American Red Cross, and we always have a trained lifeguard on deck.


Swim Lessons  

The YWCA offers group swim lessons as well as private and semi-private. For our swim lesson information packet, click here

Register Online!

Click here to register for October Baby and Youth Swim Lessons

Click here to register for October Adult Swim Lessons

Click here to register for November Baby and Youth Swim Lessons

Click here to register for November Adult Swim Lessons

Register In-Person!
Download the registration forms for private swim lessons or group swim lessons and bring to the YWCA. Or contact Jeff Nerret at aquatics@ywcacentralcarolinas.org or 980-585-0509

Private Lessons: Private or semi-private swim lessons allow the participant to work at a personalized level to achieve swim goals. Participants will focus on particular skills and/or overcome the fear of water.   

Click here for information about Lifeguard Classes with Charlotte Safety Training

Click here for Pool Rules.

Pool Hours

Mon - Thurs 5:45am - 8pm  

Friday 5:45am - 7pm 

Saturday 8am - 4:45pm 

Sunday 1 - 4:45pm

Adult Swim: 12-1pm M-F. Pool temperature ranges between 85 - 87 degrees. Members and guests are welcome to call the font desk to verify pool temperature.

No personal training or team training outside of Industrial Strength and YWCA programming is permitted.


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