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STANLY COUNTY FAMILY YMCA

Warm Water Pool will be CLOSED Oct 7 - 15 to install a new and improved climate/water temperature control unit. Please be patient as we make these improvements.

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UPCOMING NEWS AND EVENTS

Flood Bucket Collection

148 Flood Buckets + 71 Hygiene Kits = Successful Hurricane Harvey Flood Relief Project

Thank you to all who donated to the Harvey Flood Relief Project sponsored by UMCOR, the Y, and Stanly Community College! The buckets and kits are on their way to Texas to be put to good use!




Swim Strokes

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SWIM STROKES

Skills to support a healthy lifestyle

Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

STAGE 4 | Ages: Preschool 3-5 years | School age 5-12 years | Teen & Adult 13+ years
Students in Stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke, kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.

INSTRUCTOR TO STUDENT RATIO - 1:8

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Able to submerge & retrieve an object in chest deep water
  • Able to swim front crawl 15 yards while taking a breath
  • Able to swim-float-swim 15 yards
  • Able to jump in & tread water for 30 seconds
  • Able to swim to wall & exit


STAGE 5 | Ages: School age 5-12 years | Teen & Adult 13+ years
Students in Stage 5 work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.

INSTRUCTOR TO STUDENT RATIO - 1:8

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Able to front crawl & back crawl 25 yards
  • Able to swim breaststroke kick and dolphin kick 15 yards
  • Able to tread water using multiple kicks for 1 minute


STAGE 6 | Ages: School age 5-12 years | Teen & Adult 13+ years
In Stage 6, students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.

INSTRUCTOR TO STUDENT RATIO - 1:8

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Able to swim front crawl with bent arm recovery & rotary breathing for 25 yards
  • Able to swim back crawl with stroke rotation for 25 yards
  • Able able to swim butterfly with over arm recovery
  • Able to swim breaststroke for 25 yards achieving stroke rhythm
  • Able to dive from kneeling position
The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our Open Door Scholarship Program for financial assistance.