Swim at YMCA of Kanawha ValleyThe YMCA of Kanawha Valley offers an extensive aquatics program, including swim lessons, water exercise options, and advanced training for CPR /automated external defibrillation (AED).


CLICK HERE to register online.


Level 1 4:00-4:30

Level 2 4:00-4:30

Level 2 4:30-5:00

Level 3 4:30-5:00

Level 1 5:00-5:30

Level 4 5:00-5:30


Level 3 4:00-4:30

Level 4 4:30-5:00

Level 5&6 5-5:30

Parent Tot 5:30-6:00


Level 1 10:30-11:00

Level 2 10:30-11:00

Level 2 11:00-11:30

Level 3 11:00-11:30

Level 1 11:30-12:00

Level 4 11:30-12:00

Location: Downtown Charleston YMCA
1114 Quarrier St
Charleston, WV
Phone: 681-265-5004


9:30-10:30 Water Aerobics w/Julie

11:00-12:00 Arthritis Class w/Carolyn

1:00-2:00 Senior Swim w/Vickie

5:30-6:30 Deep Water Aerobics w/Ann


9:30-10:30 Water Aerobics w/Julie

11:00-12:00 Water Yoga w/Nina

6:00-7:00 Deep Water Aerobics w/Ann


9:30-10:30 Water Aerobics w/Julie

11:00-12:00 Arthritis Class w/Carolyn

1:00-2:00 Senior Swim w/Vickie

5:30-6:30 Deep Water Aerobics w/Ann


9:30-10:30 Water Aerobics w/Julie

6:00-7:00 Deep Water Aerobics w/Ann


9:30-10:30 Water Aerobics w/Julie

11:00-12:00 Arthritis Class w/Carolyn

1:00-2:00 Senior Swim w/Vickie

5:30-6:30 Deep Water Aerobics w/Ann

Coonskin Pool Hours
Monday – Saturday: 11 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm

CLICK HERE for information to rent Coonskin Pool. 

Open May 25 – 27
Closed May 28 – 31
Open June 1 – August 11

YMCA Member Lap Swim (Starts June 1, 2019)
Monday – Saturday: 8:15 am – 10 am

East Bank Pool Hours



No classes scheduled at this time.

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS: Private swim lessons are for anyone wanting to learn how to swim or just improve their strokes. Private lessons offer one-on-one instruction for swimmers of all ages. To register for private lessons fill out a private swim lesson information form at the Member Service Center. Following registration, an instructor will contact you to schedule your lesson. Lessons are based on your schedule, pool schedule and instructor availability.

Contact: Cindy Hemsworth 304-340-3527

$17/30 Minutes
$21/45 Minutes
$26/60 Minutes


$24/30 Minutes
$28/45 Minutes

Adult Swim Lessons

Tuesdays 6:30-7:30  Downtown YMCA. (Quarrier Street)

Cost:  Members $45.  Non-Members $65.

Call 304-340-3527

Pool Hours
Monday – Thursday: 5:30 am – 9:45 pm

Friday – 5:30 am – 7:45 pm

Saturday: 8 am – 7:45 pm

Sunday: 10 am – 7:45 pm


Swim Team is back on the hill at The Charleston Family YMCA !  Parents and prospective coaches met in July to start the process of creating a new swim team. Parents and swimmers voted on the new logo and name, “ The Kraken”. The new team will consist of swimmers from the former HYCAT swim team as well as swimmers new to the sport. The team will have dual membership, first swimming in the Southeast Ohio/ WV Swim League and then in the WV Swimming LSC as a USA Swimming team. Swimmers will be able to participate in all levels of competition; no matter what the skill level of the swimmer (we do ask that our youngest members be able to swim 25 yard freestyle, unassisted).

Practices days and time vary, depending on the level of swimmer, but will be held after school.

Head Coach, Niki Riley and the coaching staff consisting of Kristi Walter, Melissa McGlothen, and Rob St. Jean are excited to bring the swim family together in the Kanawha Valley!

Registration has begun and packets may be picked up at the YMCA or may be mailed to interested families.

Scholarships and assistance are available.

CPR and AED Certification Class
The American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Course covers core material such as adult and pediatric CPR (including two-rescuer scenarios and use of a bag mask), foreign-body airway obstruction and automated external defibrillation (AED). CPR and AED certifications are good for two years. Registration is required at least 2 days prior to CPR classes.

All classes are 5:30 pm– 9:00 p.m.

Member Fee: $63 | Non-member: $85

Group Training
We can handle as few as 5 people and as many as 15 at one time. Multiple classes can be set up to accommodate large groups. Your classes are tailor made and can include any class we offer including adult, child, infant CPR, standard first aid, and AED.

Classes are complete until Fall of 2019



The YMCA of Kanawha Valley Kraken Swim Team will be hosting a “Spring Tune Up” for those swimmers participating in the Greater Kanawha Valley Swim League for Summer 2019. These are not swim lessons.

Dates for the Tune Up are:

April 28th – May 5th – May 19th

Time: 2:45-4:45 PM

$30/ swimmer per tune up date.

Limit 12 swimmers per session (swimmers may sign up for maximum 2 sessions)

Charleston Family YMCA Pool
100 YMCA Drive
Charleston, WV 25311

Parents, get in the action, too!
There will be information sessions for you as well.
Swimmer MUST be able to swim freestyle and another
stroke adequately  for 25 yards in order to participate.

Questions?  Contact Cindy Hemsworth or Niki Riley at 304-340-3527


Questions about our aquatics program? Call 304-340-3527


USA Swimming Foundation