The YMCA Aquatics department is dedicated to providing the best and most comprehensive aquatics programs available in our community. Whether you are a lap swimmer looking for fitness or someone in need of swimming lessons, we have programs and facilities to for you. Be sure to browse through our program offerings to find out the latest availability.
We’re excited to announce the addition of SwimGen Progress Reports to our swim lesson program. No more keeping up with soggy report cards. To view your child’s swimming report card, click on the link above and enter your child’s Y member ID. If you don’t have your child’s member ID, you can log on to get it or give the Y a call!
Building a Better Tomorrow
We Build People
At the Y, we believe that in order to bring about meaningful change, we all need ongoing encouragement. We’re here day in and day out to provide resources needed by the community to address the most pressing social issues – from childhood obesity to graduation rates.
A YMCA Family
Colin and Emily began attending Summer Camp every summer with help from the Y’s Open Doors Scholarship program. And now Colin and Emily are giving back. As counselors at Camp Clearwater and in their personal lives, they’re sharing the values they learned at the Y with a whole new generation of campers and with their peers. Click the movie to see Colin and Emily’s story.
Impacting Our Community
But it’s only through the support of the community that we can empower every child, adult and family to achieve healthy, confident and connected lives. Our movement is made up of people of all ages and from every walk of life, all working side-by-side to ensure that everyone, regardless of gender, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
Ages: 6 months – Adult
At the Y, we believe the ability to swim is a critical life skill for everyone. In swim lessons, we use a variety of fun methods to help kids overcome fears, build confidence in the water and develop skills that last a lifetime. Qualified instructors meet swimmers at their own level and celebrate all successes. By educating and partnering with swimmers, we’re determined to prevent drowning in our community.
Swim Lesson Brochure
Winter Swim lesson registration form
Members: Tuesday, November 19
Program Participants: Tuesday, December 3
Private Swim Lessons
If you or your child are in need of some extra practice, or simply need an environment where the instructor can focus solely on your needs to better develop your swimming skills you may be interested in private lessons. These lessons are geared towards individual goals and do not follow our traditional Y Swim Lessons program curriculum. Private swim and semi private swim lessons are available on a first come, first served basis. Please fill out the request form and drop it off at our main branch. We will follow up with you via email as soon as we locate the right instructor for you.
Members: $70 for 3 private lessons, $100 for 3 semi-private lessons
Program Participants: $100 for 3 private lessons, $130 for 3 semi-private lessons
Click the link below to request a private lesson. You will contacted within 2 business days by a member of the aquatics staff to schedule your private lesson.
Y – Farm Swim Team
The Y/Farm Summer Swim team participates in the Chapel Hill Summer Swim League. The Farm, a UNC Faculty Staff Recreation Association and the Y are community organizations that believe in encouraging children to swim as a lifelong healthful activity. Our staff is dedicated to creating an environment where swimmers learn the value of striving to be his or her best. We want our swimmers to learn about swimming this summer, but most importantly we want them to leave feeling confident, accomplished and experienced! The Y’s core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility will be integrated into everything that we do!
This is a member only program, so register at the Y or the Farm as a member and then register for the program itself. Practices begin May 22
Registration: April 1, members only
Season: Picnic May 20, Practices begin May 2
Farm Swim Team Registration Form
Farm Swim Team Parent Handbook