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

Our solar-heated pool is 75′ x 25′ (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. As a YWCA Fitness Center Member, you have full access to our pool facility and water exercise classes.

Community Open Swim

Every Saturday, YWCA of Asheville, in partnership with City of Asheville Parks and Recreation, is offering free Community Open Swim to the public. Winter/Spring 2020 hours are: Saturdays 1:30-3:30 pm through May 16th, 2020. Join us in our solar-heated, indoor pool and bring a friend! You do not need to RSVP or be a member of the YWCA to enjoy community open swim.

Kids ages 5-12 are invited to join YWCA Aquatics for Float with a Flick: A Parents-Night-Out Indoor Pool Party!

When: Friday, February 7th from 6:00 pm to 8:45 pm (Film screens at 6:30)

Where: YWCA’s indoor pool: 185 S. French Broad Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Go HERE for more details and to register.

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

In the 1960’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

Membership Plans and Rates

For More Information, Contact:
Kitty Schmidt, Director of Aquatics
828-254-7206 x 110

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






YWCA fitness center and pool remain closed, please check back for updates.

Childcare has limited openings. For more information, contact Denise Purcell at  or 254-7206 ext. 106