Aquatics

Since 1912, the YMCA has been saving lives through our extensive aquatics programming. The Henderson Family YMCA continues this legacy by offering lifeguard training, swim lessons, and other aquatics programs.

For specific aquatics questions, please contact Robert Jones, Director of Aquatics

 

 

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS AVAILABLE

CALL TANYA AT 252-438-2144 ext 129

YMCA members - $100
Program participants - $140

 

POOL SAFETY

Our policy regarding inclement weather/thunder storms is to evacuate the pool area for a minimum of 30 minutes past last observation.


The Redwoods Group, American Red Cross and National Lightning Safety Institute continue to recommend the proactive action of removing swimmers from indoor pools as a lightning storm approaches and until after it passes. This protocol includes keeping swimmers out of the showers, away from telephones, and clear of metallic objects or large expanses of glass until after the storm passes. Leaving the premises is also not advised.

 

SAW - Safety Around Water is a YMCA initiative

We're teaching water safety basics to 2nd graders in the Vance County area

Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity. The YMCA’s Safety Around Water program can help you make sure they learn essential water safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them to satisfy their curiosity safely.
 
WHAT IS SAFETY AROUND WATER?
This 8-day course, taught by a certified instructor, teaches children two sets of skills that will reduce the risk of drowning and give them confidence in and around water. A typical session includes:
Exercises to help children adjust to being in water
Instruction in “Jump, Push, Turn, Grab” and “Swim, Float, Swim,” two skill sets children can use if they unexpectedly find themselves in the water  
An activity that teaches children about specific safety topics such as pool rules and boating safety 
A fun game to encourage comfort and activity around water
 
Each lesson includes a handout for parents and caregivers with additional water safety tips.
 
HELP KEEP YOUR CHILDREN SAFE.
Drowning can happen nearly anywhere with standing water. But, as a parent or caregiver, you can’t keep your children sidelined. You need to equip them with the tools they need to be confident in and around water so they don’t lose out on the health benefits of exercise, the opportunities to bond with family and friends and the sense of accomplishment when they learn new skills.


SAW was awarded a grant from Triangle North Healthcare Foundation.  For more information about the foundation please visit https://www.tnhfoundation.org/.  The mission of Triangle North Healthcare Foundation - to encourage, support, and invest in quality efforts that measurably improve health in the Triangle North area, is achieved through funding initiatives, programs, and projects of nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, and schools. “Our grantees provide the boots on the ground, the expertise in the field, and the committed hearts and minds that will make our community a healthier place to be,” said Val Short, executive director. The Foundation’s community focus includes four counties in the region north of the Triangle– Franklin, Granville, Vance, and Warren counties.
 

 

Since 1912, the YMCA has been saving lives through our extensive aquatics programming. The Henderson Family YMCA continues this legacy by offering lifeguard training, swim lessons, and other aquatics programs.