YWCA Indoor Pool and Aquatics Program

The YWCA's comprehensive Aquatics Program has activities for all ages, abilities, and interests including daily classes, lessons, lap swim and open swim, as well as family swim times. As a YWCA Fitness Center Member you have full access to our pool facility and water exercise classes.  

Our Learn to Swim Program offers swimming lessons for all ages and skill levels year round. You don't have to be a YWCA Fitness Club Member to take swim lessons at the YWCA - but members do get special lesson pricing. 

Join our Swim Team! YWCA's Asheville City Middle School Swim Club is open to any student in 6th - 8th grade. Team practice is held at the YWCA twice a week. 

The YWCA solar-heated pool is 75' x 25' – that's 25 yards long and four lanes wide – with an average water temperature of 86° F. 

The pool is ADA compliant with a pool lift and extra wide stairs with ergonomic railing, making the pool fully accessible to people of all physical abilities.  

We offer a variety of instructor led Water Exercise Classes all week long with different intensity and skill levels, including Water Aerobics, Silver Splash & Aqua Zumba. Non swimmers are welcome in all of our shallow end classes. 

Red Cross certification classes are available for Lifeguards & Water Safety Instruction throughout the year, as well as USWFA Water Aerobics certification. Check out our Pool Schedule page for Upcoming Certification Dates.


Did You Know...?

Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death of school age children, AND that African American children are six times more likely to drown than white children of the same age. Through swim lesson scholarships, free lessons for children in our Early Learning Program and Summer Camp, and community partnerships, the YWCA Aquatics Program is taking aim at this disparity in our community.


Things to Know about our Pool Facility:

  • Everyone who enters the YWCA must sign or scan in at the front desk.
  • Women’s locker rooms are located on the ground floor, and Men’s locker rooms are located upstairs.
  • The YWCA has two gender neutral changing rooms, one on each floor. One upstairs across from the Fitness Studio includes a bathroom stall. One downstairs on the pool deck includes a bathroom stall, shower stall and lockers.
  • Adults may accompany children 6 and under into locker rooms.
  • As part of the YWCA’s continuing commitment to equality and inclusion there is no dress code requirement for the pool. Swimmers are welcome to wear whatever keeps them comfortable with only one exception: no jeans.
  • All of our Aquatics staff are certified lifeguards, and there is always a lifeguard on duty
Thunder & Lightning Policy:
The YWCA follows the National Lightning Safety Institute guidelines regarding thunder and lightning. When either are present, the pool and pool deck must be cleared for 20 minutes after each instance.

Pool Party Rentals are available and include 1 hour in the MP room and 1 hour in the pool. Visit our  Facility Rentals webpage for all the details and for contact information. 


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Contact YWCA Aquatics: 

Kitty Schmidt, Director of Aquatics

254-7206 ext. 110 or 115