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 programs for kids with special needs within Nash-Rocky Mount Public School System, adult water fitness classes, 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 shallow end to nine feet in 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 entire shallow end
- Three feet in shallow end to 6 feet in deep end
Spa with Handicapped Pool Lift : 103 degrees: Minimum age of 14
Sauna: Minimum age of 14
Y Racers Swim Team
TEAMING UP FOR SWIMMING SUCCESS
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!
ADD WATER FOR BETTER HEALTH
All Water Fitness Classes come with a membership to the Y and are also offered to non-members at small rate. Our classes are taught at all levels of intensity. We suggest that you check with your doctor before starting any exercise program, and that you bring any special limitations to the attention of your instructor. Shallow Water exercise classes do not require swimming ability. Water Fitness classes provide low and no impact exercises using the resistance and buoyancy properties of the water.
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.