JUST ADD WATER
Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. Our Aquatics Department includes our competitive Racers Swim Team, swimming lessons for all ages (private & group), an adaptive swim program for kids with special needs within Nash-Rocky Mount Public School System, lifeguard training, recreation & competition pools for open swim, and a spa and sauna. Our youth aquatic programs are nationally recognized for providing a well-rounded enriching approach to the development of a healthy spirit, mind, and body.
Competition Pool with Handicapped Pool Lift:
- 25 yards in length
- Pool temperature: 82-83 degrees
- Four feet deep in the shallow end to nine feet in the deep end
Recreation Pool with Pool Slide and Handicapped Pool Lift:
- 20 yards in length
- Pool temperature: 86-87 degrees
- 30” wide with 6” riser steps across the entire shallow end
- Three feet in the shallow end to 6 feet in the deep end
Spa with Handicapped Pool Lift: 103 degrees: Minimum age of 14
Sauna: Minimum age of 14
RMY Racers Swim Team
DIVE IN, STAND OUT!
Our Racers Swim Team is a competitive swimming organization providing the finest instruction and training to participants in Rocky Mount, NC and the surrounding areas. This year round program gives youth a chance to experience success and achievement through a wholesome, healthy activity. The Racers Swim Team is a member of USA Swimming, the national governing body of the most successful Olympic sport in history, as well as the Greater Sunbelt Swim Association and the East Carolina Swim League.
STRONG SWIMMERS, CONFIDENT KIDS
At the Y, we take pride in teaching the ins and outs of learning to swim. All participants will be sure to build more and more confidence with each and every stroke! This swim lesson curriculum will help bridge the gap between learning to swim and water safety. Parents can also use our Lesson Selector to easily determine stage placement for where their child will start. Also, each child gets to take a photo on our Achievement Banner after passing their session!
LEARN TO SAVE LIVES IN THE WATER
Lifeguard Certification and Recertification: This is a 31.5 hour course that teaches lifeguards the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. This course includes First Aid, AED training, and CPR for the professional rescuer. All participants must be 15 years of age on or before the final scheduled lesson of the course, and the participant must be a strong swimmer able to swim 300 yards continuously, using freestyle and breaststroke. After successful completion of the course, the individual will be a certified lifeguard.
Youth Program Sign In and Sign Out Policy
For all youth programs, ages 10 and under have to be signed in and out by an authorized parent/ guardian. See program instructor for sign in/sign out procedures.
WELCOME TO ALL
Financial Assistance is available to those who apply and qualify. Annual Campaign Funds are raised by the Y each year to help provide this benefit to the community. The Y recognizes that some individuals and families struggle to pay the rent, put food on the table and buy clothes for their kids due to unforeseen circumstances. They need financial assistance to come to the Y, to stay healthy, to be active and to thrive in life. Through the annual campaign, we make sure that our doors are open to all. Donor support helps thousands of youth and families live healthier and happier lives. They do better in school. They manage their illnesses. And kids get a good square meal!
If you feel that you are in need of assistance to become a Y member or program participant, please ask for a financial assistance form at the front desk. You may also download and print from this page. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org