Asheville YMCA


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Updated April 14, 2020.

Facility Overview

Facility Name
Asheville YMCA
30 Woodfin Street
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 210-9622

Adult Admission Price & Policy

$15.00. [November, 2019]
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Local Hotel(s)
Guests registered at the Four Points by Sheraton Ashville Downtown next door [(828) 253-1851] and three other local hotels (see "Notes", below): Free. [November, 2018]
Note: Arrangements between hotels and pools change and we’re rarely notified when they do; if you’re considering making a reservation at a hotel based on the information in this listing, we recommend you contact the pool to make sure the deal is still an offer.
YMCA: Call.

Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
25y, 4 lanes, indoors, 80ºF (27ºC).
Pool 2
25y, 4 lanes, indoors, 86ºF (30ºC).


Buncombe County
35.599241, -82.549942

Teams That Use This Facility

Youth Swim
Click on the Team Name to view its website.

Facility Notes

In November, 2018, when we called the Y to update the information in this listing, the fellow who answered the telephone confirmed that the arrangement with the Sheraton Four Points Hotel was still in place and mentioned that there are three other hotels in Asheville whose guests also have complimentary access privileges. Call the YMCA to find out which ones.

Facility Reviews

A nice facility, located close to downtown hotels and the Omni Grove Park but not really walkable from either. They do allow day visitors for $15.00 and were very nice about it. The 'twin' four lane pools are very nice and very clean. It looks like the building architecture precluded building anything with 6 lanes so they opted for 2 x 4 lane separated by a walkway and several supporting buttresses that the lifeguards have to work around. Both pools are striped with competition lane ropes, but the 'North' pool, which is maintained at a decently cool temperature, does not have targets on the walls. The deep end has contrasting tile on the standing ledge which helps a lot, but the shallow end has nothing but clean, white tile that blends into the bottom - so count your strokes and watch your heels on those turns. The South pool does have targets, but is a bit warm for a long work out, especially if you wear a cap. I wish they would reverse the temps! Bring your own lock; towels are provided if you need one.
[May, 2015]
Great facility. Nice people. I agree with all comments in the May, 2015 review. The warm pool was warm enough that I found it difficult to do laps in (the other pool was busy). On another day, I used the cool pool which was great.
[September, 2015]
The north pool (Pool 1) does have targets on the shallow end, but none on the deep end. The water temperature in the north pool is great for laps. The south pool (Pool 2) was not set up for laps either time. I mostly had a lane to myself, with a short period of sharing with one other person, but I can believe that the pool gets crowded before and after normal work times. Kickboards, pull-buoys, and fins are available poolside. The facility has both adult and youth locker rooms. The adult locker rooms were undergoing renovations in November, 2019; the girls' locker room was well-worn.

The pool is within easy walking distance (½ mile) from the center of downtown Asheville.

The staff very generously extended my one-day pass for the three days of my stay in Asheville at no extra charge, on their own volition.
[November, 2019]