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The YWCA indoor pool hosts a comprehensive Aquatics Program with activities for all ages, abilities, and interests.

Our solar-powered pool is 75′ x 25′ (25 yards long and four lanes wide). 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. As a YWCA Fitness Center Member, you have full access to our pool facility and water exercise classes.

More than health and fitness: YWCA Aquatics programming is deeply rooted in racial justice. 

In the 1950’s there were two branches of the YWCA in Asheville: a white branch and a black branch, and swim lessons were one of the first programs to be integrated. Still today, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death of school-age children with African American children being SIX TIMES more likely to drown than white children of the same age. By providing swim lesson scholarships, lessons for children in our Early Learning Program, and by partnering with schools and community programs, YWCA Aquatics is taking aim at this disparity in our community.

Eliminating Racism & Promoting Health: Walt's Aquatics Story


For More Information, Contact:
Kitty Schmidt, Director of Aquatics
828-254-7206 x 115

YWCA Aquatics is proudly supported in part by a Make a Splash Grant from the US Swimming Foundation.