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

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

Saturday: 8 am – 9:45 pm

Sunday: 10 am – 9:45 pm

The Charleston Family YMCA swim team is now part of the Tri-County YMCA swim team! For more information, visit www.swimwild.org or contact Scott Ellis at 304-757-0016.

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.

2017 Class Dates
September 12
October 12
All classes are 6:00 – 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.

The Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program increases range of motion, flexibility, muscle strength, and cardiovascular health through joint protected exercise.

  • Monday, Wednesday & Fridays: 9:30 – 10:30am

Shallow water aerobics in 4-feet of water provides a cardiovascular workout while minimizing knee, ankle and hip joint stress.

  • Mondays & Wed. & Fridays: 8:30 – 9:30am
  • Mondays & Wednesdays: 5:30 – 6:30pm
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9:30 – 10:30am

Also known as “Water Walking,” deep water patrons experience a non-impact, muscle toning workout.

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 8:30 – 9:30am

Lifeguard classes for 2017 are complete. The 2018 schedule will be available in October. Classes run from January – June.

SUP is becoming one of the fastest growing water sports in the country. Easy to learn, this great activity stimulates the mind and body. Plus, it is an amazing full body workout.

Appalachian Boarding Company is conducting indoor stand-up paddle boarding classes at our indoor pool every Monday night. Equipment is provided.

Where: Charleston Family YMCA

When: Monday 8:00-9:30pm

Cost: Members $26 | Non-members $35

To sign up, contact Evan Young at 304-639-2955 or email evan.young@appboco.com

NOTE: To register, you must contact Evan Young


Questions about our aquatics program? Call 304-340-3527, or cmeadows@ymcaofkv.org


USA Swimming Foundation