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Youth Swim Lessons

Youth Swim Lessons

Ages: 3 – 12 years

Download: Summer 2014 Swim Lessons Calendar & Registration Form

These lessons follow the YMCA of the USA Progressive Swim Lesson Program. There are six levels of progressively challenging YMCA swim classes covering all strokes, diving fundamentals and safety skills. Lessons are offered during the weekdays as well as the weekends.

The purpose of the Y Swim Lessons Program is to develop competency in swimming along with confidence and endurance.  The goals of the program are to teach personal safety, personal growth and stroke development in a values-based environment.  Your child will be advanced to the next level only when he or she proficiently and safely performs the skills within his or her level. We teach individually to each child to advance their skills. We expect each child to learn and progress at his or her own rate.

Registration: Opens May 1, 2014 for all summer sessions. Register online or at the front desk.

Cost:

Members: $25
Non-Members: $70

Weekday Sessions, Monday-Thursday, 2 weeks:
June 2 – 12
June 16 – 26
June 30 – July 10
July 14 – 24
July 28 – August 7
August 11 – 21

Weekday Sessions, Tuesday/Thursday, 4 weeks:
April 29 – May 22
May 27 – June 19
June 14 – July 17
July 22 – August 14

Saturday Sessions, 6 weeks:
May 24 – June 28
July 5 – August 9
August 16 – September 20

Levels:

Pike
3-5 year olds. This is an introductory swimming level. Ideal for children to adjust to the water and learn basic swimming movements as they progress toward swimming independently. Meets Monday-Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. (except June 16-June 26 will meet 2-2:30 p.m.), Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6:30-7 p.m., or Saturdays, 11-11:30 a.m.

Eel
3-5 year olds. For children who can independently swim at least five feet without a flotation. Our team focuses on teaching progressive kick, arm, and breathing technique. Meets Monday-Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. (except June 16-June 26 will meet 2-2:30 p.m.), Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6:30-7 p.m., or Saturdays, 11-11:30 a.m.

Ray/Starfish
3-5 year olds. For children who are able to swim 15 feet independently without a flotation and their face is in the water with rhythmic breathing. Meets Monday-Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. (except June 16-June 26 will meet 2-2:30 p.m.), Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6:30-7 p.m., or Saturdays, 11-11:30 a.m.

Register for 3-5 year olds

Polliwog
6-12 year olds. A beginner level for kids either uncomfortable or inexperienced in the water. Our team focuses on basic water skills including gliding with face in water, floating and kicking. Meets Monday-Thursdays, 1-1:40 p.m. (except June 16-26 will meet 2:45-3:25 p.m.), Tuesdays/Thursday, 7:05-7:45 p.m., or Saturdays, 11:35 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Guppy
6-12 year olds. For swimmers able to complete at least 15 yards of front and back crawl independently. Our team will focus on progressive technique for the front and back crawl as well as the side stroke. Meets Monday-Thursdays, 1-1:40 p.m. (except June 16-26 will meet 2:45-3:25 p.m.), Tuesdays/Thursday, 7:05-7:45 p.m., or Saturdays, 11:35 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Minnow/Fish
6-12 year olds. For swimmers able to complete 25 yards of front and back crawl. Our team focuses on building swim endurance, enhancing stroke technique, and introducing breaststroke and butterfly movements. Meets Monday-Thursdays, 1-1:40 p.m. (except June 16-26 will meet 2:45-3:25 p.m.), Tuesdays/Thursday, 7:05-7:45 p.m., or Saturdays, 11:35 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Register for 6-12 year olds


Adult Swim Lessons

Ages: 13 and up

The YMCA Adult Lesson plan offers an introduction to the water for those seeking to learn how to swim. The goal of these lessons is to make the adults competent, confident, and successful swimmers. This program is also for adults who are proficient in swimming and just want to develop their strokes.

Registration: Opens two weeks prior to start date and closes one week after session start date. Register online or bring the form below into the Downtown Y.

2013 Swim lesson Registration Form

Upcoming sessions:
April 29 – May 22

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 7:45 – 8:15 p.m.

Cost:
Members: $40 / person per session
Non-members: $100 / person per session


Private Swim Lessons

Ages: 3 & up

One-on-one swim lessons with a trained swim instructor. Each 30-minute session is scheduled between the instructor and the participant.

Registration: Bring the form below into the Downtown Y.

Swim lesson Registration Form

Cost:
Members: $80 / Four 30-minute classes
Non-members: $140 / Four 30- minutes classes


Water Aerobics Classes

Ages: 15 and up

Water aerobics is water exercise focused on building strength, mobility and flexibility. Classes are lead by a trained instructor for shallow and/or deep water exercise. Float belts are provided for deep water classes.

Days & Times: Click here to view our schedule and times of classes.

Cost:
Members: Free
Non-members: $10


Pool Parties

Pool Parties

Ages: Open to all

Pool parties can be held for any occasion. Rentals include one hour in the pool and one hour in the multi-purpose room for the party. A lifeguard will be assigned to help you with swim testing and setting up the party. Price includes 10 guests.

Cost:
Members: $120
Non-members: $180
$25 for additional guards
(A $50 deposit is required to book your party with full payment due the day of the party.)
$25 fee for more children, up to 20 guests total

Available times:
Saturdays, 1-3 p.m. or 4-6 p.m.
Sundays, 2-4 p.m.