A work out designed to increase muscle strength and burn calories using the water as resistance. Walking, jumping, low impact jogging and use of water barbells and water hand weights incorporated into this class (no swimming ability required)
Times: Tues/Thurs 9:00-10:00am, Mon/Wed 5:30-6:30pm, Sat 9:00-10:00am
A low impact workout, including a mix of aerobic exercises, water walking, light jogging, some hand bar use and stretching exercises. This class is designed to increase range of motion and balance with the added benefit of caloric burn (no swimming ability required).
Times: Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00-10:00am, Tues/Thurs 10:00-11:00am
Aqua Stretch & Strength
A workout designed to increase muscle strength, improve range of motion and balance while melting inches away. This class uses aqua barbells aqua noodles and paddleboards during core, upper and lower body workouts (No swimming ability required).
Times: Mon/Wed/Fri 10:00-11:00am
Aqua Deep Water Aerobics
A deep-water aerobic workout designed to burn calories while strengthening muscles using water as resistance. Aqua noodles are used for flotation while jogging and performing aerobic exercise routines (Flotation belts are available upon request). Must be able to swim!
Times: Mon/Wed 6:30-7:30pm, Fri 5:30-6:30pm, Sat 3:00-4:00pm
Silver Splash offers lots of fun and shallow water moves to improve agility, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. No swimming ability is required, and special Silver Splash kickboards are used to develop strength, balance and coordination. This class is designed especially designed for seniors, but is open to everyone (Humana insurance excepted for Silver Splash participants only)
Times: Tues/Thurs 11:00am -12:00pm
Cost for All Water Aerobics Classes
Rates: FREE for YMCA members
Punch cards are available for non-members:
$ 35 for 10 classes for Non-members
Swim Lesson Program
Parent/Tot Swim Lessons
Class designed for children ages, 9 months to 2 years old. Class is a water adjustment class. Children must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older. Swimmers must wear tight fitting rubber pants or swim diapers.
Monday 6:00-6:30pm, Wednesday 6:00-6:30pm
Preschool Swim Lessons
The Preschool Swim Lesson Program is designed for children ages 3 to 5. Four levels take children through all aspects of the water environment. The aspects include Personal Safety, Personal Growth, Stroke Development, Water Sports and Games, and Rescue. The YMCA’s character development values- Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility- are also incorporated into the program.
Pike/ Eel 6:30-7:00pm Monday, Wednesday; 9:30-10:00am Saturday
Ray/Starfish 7:00-7:30pm Monday, Wednesday; 10:00-10:30am Saturday
Youth Swim Lessons
The Youth Swim lessons are designed for youth, ages 6 to 12. 6 levels takes youth through all aspects of of the water environment The aspects include Personal Safety, Personal Growth, Stroke development, Water Sports and Games, and Rescue. The YMCA’s Character development values- Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility – are also incorporated into the program.
Polliwog 6:30-7:15pm Monday, Wednesday; 9:00-9:45am Saturday
Guppy 7:15-8:00pm Monday, Wednesday; 9:45-10:30am Saturday
Minnow/Fish 8:00-8:45pm Monday
Flying Fish/ Shark 8:00-8:45pm Wednesday
Adult Swimming Group Lessons
Classes are centered under each adult and their own personal goals. Range from beginner to Advanced-Beginner.
8:00-9:00am Tuesday, Friday
Private Swim Lessons
Private swim lessons are given by a YMCA instructor at request. Cost is 1 hour – $ 25 for members and non-members ( ½ hour lessons available upon request). 5 lessons – $ 100, 10 lessons – $ 200. Other Aquatic Programs
Learn how to scuba dive and snorkel in our recreational pool. Classes are offered throughout the year
Participants will go on an open water dive to complete their certification. Participants should be in good health and should be able to swim at least 200 yards. Age: 12 yrs old and up. Contact the Y for the next scheduled class.
In association with the Smith River Canoe Club, members practice techniques in the swimming pool. Must have your own kayak.
Certification course as a YMCA Lifeguard. Class includes: lifeguarding, CPR, First Aid, and oxygen administration. Cost is $250 Prerequisites: Ages 16 and over. Must be able to swim 500 yards, or 20 lengths, tread water, and swim underwater for 15 feet. Click here for upcoming class info.
Boy Scout Swim
Instruction centered on the Boy Scouts of America guidelines for achieving a swimming merit badge. Instruction is level specific. Cost is $40.00 per troop.
YMCA Marlins Swim Team
The Martinsville YMCA Marlins Swim Team is a year round competitive swim program for children ages 5-18 living in the Martinsville , Henry County, and surrounding areas.
The team swims year round and competes in both YMCA and USA Swimming meets. Swimmers are divided into 4 groups Red, White, Blue and Senior group. The amount of practice time will depend on what group they are assigned.
The Martinsville YMCA Marlins are a proud member of the PYSA (Piedmont YMCA Swimming Association) League and the Upper Southeast YMCA Swim Region, which is made up of of all the YMCA swim leagues in Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina. the majority of our Y swim meets are held with the other 10 members of the PYSA which include: Roanoke area, Bedford, Eden, Franklin County, Altavista, Danville, Alleghany, South Boston, Farmville, and Pulaski. USA Swimming meets are typically held in Roanoke, Christiansburd or Greensboro.
Interested participants must be between the ages of 5 and 18, must be a YMCA member, and must be able to swim 4 lengths of the pool (100 yards). Click here for the meet schedule
Head Coach: Joseph Compton, Nikki Thompson