Confidence in the Water
Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. The YMCA offers swim lessons for all ages, lifeguard training, birthday parties, TYDE Swim Team, and more.
Swim lessons change seasonally, please click HERE for our upcoming lessons
We are very excited to begin offering swim lessons at our outdoor pool beginning this summer! Please note the address of the outdoor pool is 207 Forestrose Drive. When registering for swim lessons, please note which site you are registering for.
Formatted to build the comfort level of the child around wa- ter while also continuing to grow the relationship between the adult and the child participating. This Class helps to make water interaction with your young participant positive and comfortable Experience with trained instructors leading all adult/child duos. Games, songs, rhymes, and toys make this class a great in- troduction to being around water for younger children.
Each class will be following a set curriculum. Our instructors will be handing out report cards on the last day of classes so that you are able to see what your child is doing well on and what they might need more practice on. The goal of each class is to have top marks in all areas before moving on to the next group class level. Depending on each session’s turnout, there may be an experienced student with new participant.
Lifeguard Certification Ages 15+
This online hybrid course is designed to give participants the basic skills and knowledge needed to be lifeguards in pools and aquatic environments. This comprehensive course offers up to date information on how to guard, anticipate , prevent problems and to take action to help those in need. CPR, First Aid and AED certifications are included in the cost of the program. Participants must pass pre test before registering for course.
For more information, please contact: Kendall Mintz at (336) 249-2177.
TYDE Swim Team
Are your swimmers interested in swimming year-round with TYDE? Placements are required for any new TYDE swimmers.
Practice Groups at 12 YMCA locations throughout Davie, Davidson, Forsyth, Iredell, Strokes, Wilkes and Yadkin Counties & expanded to 4 tracks – TYDE Prep, Competitive, Performance & National.
This is a fun and exciting way to spend your birthday. A lifeguard is provided for you and your guests in the pool and a program room is provided for you to serve refreshments to your guests after they swim. Both areas are available for an hour each.
Cost for members and non-members is $150.00 (up to 25 people). Rate includes lifeguard, tables, and chairs. Please call Anna Flippen, Marketing & Membership Coordinator at (336) 249-2177 or email.
Lexington Aquatic Park
Outdoor Swimming Pool During Summer Months
The “Lexington Aquatic Park” outdoor swimming pool is operated by the J. Smith Young YMCA. Lexington Aquatic Park has a maximum occupancy and admission will be suspended once reached. Please review Rules prior to visiting! The website for rules is https://www.lexingtonnc.gov/city-services/parks-and-recreation/parks-and-facilities/splash-pad-and-pool
- ADMISSION: Free for J. Smith Young YMCA members with your card, all others $2 for ages 0-17, $4 for 18+
- LOCATION: LEXINGTON AQUATICS PARK 207 Forest Rose Drive Lexington
- PHONE (during operating hours): (336) 242-1121
For questions outside of operating hours, call J. Smith Young YMCA at 336-249-2177, or email Kendall Mintz
Storm Closing Policy
The pool will be closed during thunderstorms and for a period of 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder. This is for the safety of members and program participants.