Swimming is a life-long skill that everyone can enjoy, regardless of age.
Among its many benefits, swimming teaches life lessons of sport and sportsmanship.


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

Register for swim lessons now! Online or at Membership Services


The Henderson Family offers multiple options in swim lessons that will help participants start swimming at their desired level.  Our certified instructor offers Private and Semi-Private swim lessons for ages 3 and up.  Private lessons are done on a one-on-one basis and Semi-private lessons are a offered to maximum of  two people.

CALL TANYA AT (252) 438-2144 extension 129

YMCA members - $95
Program participants - $135



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.