Kirk Family YMCA Swim

Youth & Adult Swim Lessons

Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. We offer group and private swim lessons (for all ages) and many kinds of adaptive swim programs for people with special needs, so we can all safely enjoy the pleasures of the water.

Check course offerings.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

The American Red Cross Lifeguard and Recertification Program


The American Red Cross Lifeguarding course teaches candidates the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Water rescues, first aid, CPR and AED certifications are obtained through this course.  Students must successfully complete the pre-test skills, skills test assessment and have a written test score of 80% or higher. The American Red Cross Lifeguard Recertification course tests knowledge and skills with a review and skills practice. Participants will review water rescues as well as practice skills before testing. All participants must successfully complete all required skills tests and pass the written test with 80% or better. 

Check course offerings.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

YMCA Swim Instructor Volunteer Training  Ages 18+

If you love the water and working with kids, consider becoming a volunteer swim instructor. Learn how to teach swimming skills to all ages and abilities and teach group lessons. Great experience for those who want to give back and make a difference in a child's life. Register by Mar 18. Contact Keith Gaines 342-9622-kgaines@ymcaroanoke.org or Daniel Smith 387-9622-dsmith@ymcaroanoke.org.
 

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

Swim Team

The YMCA of Roanoke Valley's Swim Teams are a great way for kids to get involved in competitive swimming. The Y provides a safe environment for personal growth and a healthy approach to competition. We encourage kids to develop team spirit and most of all, have FUN

Click here for brochures.

Water Exercise & Swim Programs

  • Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Programs
  • Water Exercise
  • Masters Swim Program
  • Lifeguarding

Amenities & Facilities

  • A 25-yard heated lap pool
  • A warm-water family fun pool
  • Hot tub, saunas and steam room
  • Family changing rooms with private amenities
  • WIBIT Inflatable water obstacle course

Open Swim Times