YMCA of the Sandhills offers a year-round indoor pool at the Saleeby and Fayetteville Branch for recreational, instructional, and competitive use. Seasonally, our outdoor aquatic center, Rae Of Hope, at 2400 Hope Mills Road, opens for community swim lessons, summer day camp, and swim team practice. Join the Y and gain access to swim lessons, water fitness, lap swim, lifeguard training, recreational swim, stroke refinement classes, and much more!


Fayetteville Swim Registration

  • Hurry up and dive into action! Registration for Fayetteville Swim is now open! Don't miss out on an incredible Fall of fun in the water. Register today and make a splash! 

Saleeby Swim Lessons Flyer & FAQ

Group Lessons

Group lesson classes meet either two days week, Monday/Wednesday OR Tuesday/Thursday or once a week on Saturdays for 8 total classes. Registration for opens on the 22nd of the month prior for all montly group lessons.

Private Swim Lessons

These lessons are designed to give participants individualized attention with one instructor to achieve their swim goals.


YMCA Aquatic Certification Programs

Contact the YMCA today for first aid training and lifeguard courses!

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class (5-day course)

The Lifeguard Class provides entry-level participants the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illness until EMS personnel take over.


American Red Cross LIFEGUARD Certification:

Requirements: Must be 15 years old on or before the last day of class and pass a pre-course Skills Assessment that includes: retrieving a submerged brick at 7-9ft of water, and a 300-yd. freestyle/breaststroke swim. Attendance at all class meeting times is required, as well as completing all assignments, and a passing score of the American Red Cross CPR-PR/AED, First Aid, and Bloodborne Pathogens tests. In order to receive certification, the course fee must be paid IN FULL by the due date.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Recertification / Refresher Class: Certificate must still be active

Requirements: For experienced lifeguards who are needing to re-certify or refresh their skills, and whose certificate has NOT YET EXPIRED.

Lifeguard flyer, click here for training dates and details.

American Red Cross Community or Professional CPR/AED/First Aid:

The YMCA offers certified CPR classes, for the professional and health care providers. In order to receive your certification you must attend all classes, complete all assignments, and be able to pass the final exam with a minimum of 80% accuracy. CPR classes are held on the Saturday from 8:00am-5:00pm, which coincide with the American Red Cross Lifeguard certification class.

Training flyer, click here, ftraining dates and details.

First Aid/CPR/AED & Bloodborne Pathogens trainings:

  • Friday, January 19, 2024 4-8:30pm
  • Friday April 12, 2024 4-8:30pm
  • Friday, July 19, 2024 4-8:30pm