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.
The YMCA of Roanoke Valley's Sea Lions Swim Team is 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!
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and Recertification
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.
Water Exercise & Swim Programs
- Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Programs
- Water Exercise and Instructor
- Lifeguard Training
Amenities & Facilities
- A 25-yard heated lap pool
- A warm-water family fun pool
- Family changing rooms with private amenities
- WIBIT Inflatable water obstacle course