Cleveland County YMCA

Pool Schedule

Click the link to see our pool schedule!

Pool Schedule

Lifeguard Classes

Interested in Becoming a Lifeguard?

  Come by the Welcome Center to sign up or Call for more information!  The fee is $140 for Members and $200 for Non-Members. Future class will be held, January 17th-19th, February 21st-23rd, March 13th-15th,  and March 27th-29th.

Re-certification Classes are also available if you need to renew and your certifications have not expired yet! These classes are done in 4-6 hours and the fee is $75 for members and $100 for non-members. 

 Already Lifeguard certified? Check our career page to see if we have any available positions! We are now hiring lifeguards!! 

To sign up online click here 


For more information contact Kimberlee Farris

Contact Information

Kimberlee Farris, Aquatics Coordinator

Aquatics Office: (704) 669-3627

Welcome Center: (704) 484-9622




Fall/Winter swim lessons

Winter/Spring group swim lessons will be offered to children ages 2-14. We will offer these lessons on a Bi-weekly basis with 4, 45 minute lessons included in each session. These lessons will run Tuesdays and Thursdays. Ages 2-5 group lessons will be offered from 4:15pm-5:00pm. Ages 4-14 group lessons will be offered from 5:00pm-5:45pm. We have a 1-5 ratio for instructors to children for all of our group lessons. This means for every one instructor there can only be a maximum of 5 children. This allows the children to stay safe and get the most out of their lessons. In order to sign up please click on the corresponding dates and time that you are interested in or come to the Welcome Center. For more information please contact Kimberlee Farris at 

Ages 2-5 (4:15pm-5:00pm)   Ages 4-14 (5:00pm-5:45pm)
 January 7th-16th  January 7th-16th
 January 21st-30th  January 21st-30th
 February 4th-13th  February 4th-13th
 February 18th-27th  February 18th-27th
 March 3rd-12th   March 3rd-12th
March 17th-26th March 17th-26th
 March 31st-April 9th March 31st-April 9th 
 April 14th-23rd April 14th-23rd 

Private Lessons

Private lessons are one-on-one lessons offered at the Dover Foundation YMCA year-round. These lessons are $50 for members and $85 for non-members. This price includes 4, 30 minute lessons. These lessons are our most flexible lessons because they are based solely off your schedule. Once you sign up and we receive your information we will assign you an instructor. That instructor will then contact you to set these lessons up. Please allow at least 2 business days for your instructor to contact you. If you have not heard from an instructor in seven business days please contact Kimberlee Farris at or 704-669-3627. To sign up please come by our Welcome Center or click on the corresponding link below


Adults (18+)-


Children (<18)-

Winter Pool Schedule

swim teams



Our newest aquatics program is our Master's Swim Team. This is a team for ages 18 and up. Practice is three times a week, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 5:30pm-6:30pm. This is an opportunity to grow the skills you already have and a chance to meet new people with the same passion for water as you. 

Sessions run every month throughout the year!


Hydra Swim Club is designed for swimmers that can already swim 25 yards of any stroke and tread water for 15 seconds.  Hydra is a progression from swim lessons. Swim practice is held three times a week and is an opportunity for youth to build friendships, learn technique, and build swim endurance.  Hydra is open to ages 4-17.  Our promise is to meet swimmers at their level and teach them lifelong skills. 

To sign up online click on the month below that you wish to get registered for


September 2019

October 2019

November 2019

December 2019


Sessions run every month throughout the year!

Time:Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 4:30-5:30                                                                                                                                 Price Per Month:  $50 for Members or $100 for Potential Members


These lessons are for infants and toddlers ages 6-36 months and their parents every Thursday evening for 4 lessons

from 5:15pm-5:45pm. This water introduction program helps the parent and the child get used to the water and

see the pool as fun. Parents and children play games that introduce basic, introductory water skills such as blowing

bubbles, breath control, kicking and floating. The class focuses on water orientation and encourages parents and infants to

trust each other in the water. One session includes 4 lessons. The cost is $30 for members and $55 for potential members.

Lifeguards are always on the pool deck during swim lessons and babies must wear a swim diaper. A parent or guardian

must accompany the child in the water. Come by the Welcome Center or click the link below to sign up for our next session!


Summer Session:

When: Thursdays

Time:    5:15pm-5:45pm


               411 Cherryville Highway


To get signed up click on the corresponding link below


September Session (September 12th-October 3rd)




Second grade swim


"Helping make Cleveland County water wise!" 


The Second Grade Water/Safety program invites all second grade classes in Cleveland County to join the Y in a week of swim and water safety lessons. The Y sees the potential in every child, and strives to offer programs that will impact generations to come! The world is comprised of 71% water, and we believe that everyone should be able to not only be safe around the water, but also have the skills to enjoy the water as well! If your school is not participating in this program, call the aquatics office today to learn more about how your child can be a part of this great program! And if your child has participated this year, we hope that you will use the 50% off coupon that each child received for participating, and check out all of our other great aquatics programs! Thank you for helping make Cleveland County, water wise!