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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.

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

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

Due to inclement weather, YWCA of Asheville will be on a 2-hour delay on  Thursday, November 15th. The building and all programs, including the Fitness Center, Aquatics, Early Learning Program, and Empowerment Child Care, will open at 9:30 am. Please note that this means that ELP will NOT serve breakfast. Please check back here frequently for possible updates and changes, and please stay safe and warm out there!