Swim

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Try our Swim Flow Chart to help you determine your child’s swim level.

This tool is designed to assist parents in evaluating their child’s swimming skills. The YMCA will provide a quick swim evaluation during the first day of each swim session to ensure correct level placement for the child’s best learning environment. Please answer the questions below regarding your child’s swimming ability to place him or her in the correct class.

Note: Swimmers ages 13 and up can take adult swim lessons.

How Old is Your Child?

At the Y, we are dedicated to providing student-centered swim lessons designed to nurture the development of each individual participant through our unique and dynamic group lessons. To help you determine which lesson level will create the best learning environment for your child, click through the options below.

6 to 36 Months 3 to 5 Years 6 to 12 Years
WATERBABIES

With the help of songs, games, and social activities parents work hand-in-hand with our team in the water as we introduce water skills based on each child's unique development level. At this level parents will be in the water with their child.

If this level is the best fit for your child, you can register online or at your Y.

Can your child swim independently on their front and back without a flotation (i.e. bubble, noodle, etc)?
No
Pike

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.

If this level is the best fit for your child, you can register online or at your Y.

Yes
Can your child willingly submerge underwater?
No
Pike

Ideal for children to adjust to the water and learn basic swimming movements as they progress toward swimming independently.

If this level is the best fit for your child, you can register online or at your Y.

Yes
Does your child put his face in the water when he swims?
No
Eel

For children who can independently swim at least five feet without a flotation. Our team focuses on teaching progressive kick, arm, and breathing technique.

If this level is the best fit for your child, you can register online or at your Y.

Yes
Can your child swim 15 feet
No
Eel

For children who can independently swim at least five feet without a flotation. Our team focuses on teaching progressive kick, arm, and breathing technique.

If this level is the best fit for your child, you can register online or at your Y.

Yes
Ray

For children who are able to swim 15 feet independently without a flotation and their face is in the water with rhythmic breathing.

If this level is the best fit for your child, you can register online or at your Y.

Will your child go underwater and float independently on their front/back without flotation?
No
Polliwog

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.

If this level is the best fit for your child, you can register online or at your Y.

Yes
Can your child (without flotation) swim 15 yards without stopping and fully submerge?
No
Polliwog

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.

If this level is the best fit for your child, you can register online or at your Y.

Yes
Can your child swim 25 yards of front crawl and back crawl with good form?
No
Guppy

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.

If this level is the best fit for your child, you can register online or at your Y.

Yes
Can your swimmer demonstrate at least 25 yards of breaststroke?
No
Minnow

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 movements.

If this level is the best fit for your child, you can register online or at your Y.

Yes
Fish

For swimmers able to complete 25 yards of breaststroke, 50 yards of freestyle, and 50 yards of backstroke. Our team will focus on building endurance, teaching advanced swim technique, and introducing butterfly.

If this level is the best fit for your child, you can register online or at your Y.

Start Over


Home School Swim and Gym

Home School Swim and Gym

Ages: 4-16

Home schooled youth can enjoy the many opportunities the Y has to offer also. Certified, passionate, and enthusiastic instructors will teach your child more fundamentals of physical activities with lessons involving team concepts, sports development, and so much more. The program will follow core values of the Y (caring, respect, responsibility, honesty, and faith).

Sessions:
August 20 – October 8
October 22 – December 17 (program will not be held the week of Thanksgiving)
January 7 – February 25
March 11 – May 6

Day & Time: Wednesdays 12:30-3 p.m.

Cost:
Members: $35
Non-members: $70
(Second child registered receives a discounted rate of $25 members/$50 non-members. You must register at the front desk to receive the sibling discount).

Register online or fill out a registration form at the front desk.

Download: Home School Swim and Gym Registration Form

For more information, contact J’Aimee Mechling. 


Water Babies Swim Lessons

Ages: 6 Months to 36 Months + parents

The primary objective is to get both the parent and child comfortable in the water. The parent will learn how to be safe with the child in and around the water. The child will become aware of the differences between moving on the water an on dry land while the parent will become aware of how to teach his/her child to be safer in and around the water. Classes are designed to allow the child to have fun in the water while the parent guides him to learn aquatic skills. Cloth diaper with plastic pants or diapers manufactured for swimming use are required.

With the help of songs, games, and social activities parents work hand-in-hand with our team in the water as we introduce water skills based on each child’s unique development level.

Day and Time: Saturdays, 8:30-9 a.m.

Sessions:
August 16 – September 20
September 27 – November 1
November 8 – December 13

Cost:
Members: $25
Non-members: $70

Register at the front desk.

For more information, contact Andrea Wilcox.


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.

Registration: Six week sessions, registration is open two weeks prior to session date start.

Day and Time: Saturdays, 8:30-9:15 a.m.

Sessions:
August 16 – September 20
September 27 – November 1
November 8 – December 13

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


Youth Swim Lessons

Youth Swim Lessons

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: Open two weeks prior and closes two days prior to start date and is available at the front desk or online (below).

Download:  Summer Swim Lesson Dates & Information

Cost:
Members: $25
Non-Members: $70

Summer Sessions

Weekday Sessions, Mon-Thurs, 4 weeks:
August 4 – 14

Saturday Sessions, 6 weeks:
August 16 – September 20

Fall Sessions

Monday/Wednesday, 4 weeks:
August 25 – September 17
September 22 – October 15
October 20 – November 12
November 17 – December 10

Tuesday/Thursday, 4 weeks:
August 26 – September 18
September 23 – October 16
October 21 – November 13
November 18 – December 11 (will meet on Friday instead of Thursday the week of Thanksgiving)

Saturday Sessions, 6 weeks:
September 27 – November 1
November 8 – December 13

Preschool:

Ages: 3-5

Pike
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.
Summer sessions: Mondays-Thursday, 9-9:30 a.m. or 4:45-5:15 p.m., or Saturdays, 9:15-9:55 a.m.
Fall sessions: Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays, 4:45-5:15 p.m; or Saturdays, 9:15-9:45 a.m.

Eel
For children who can independently swim at least five feet without a flotation. Our team focuses on teaching progressive kick, arm, and breathing technique.
Summer sessions: Mondays-Thursdays, 9:40 – 10:10 a.m. or 5:25-5:55 p.m., or Saturdays, 10-10:40 a.m.
Fall sessions: Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays, 5:25-5:55 p.m; or Saturdays, 10-10:30 a.m.

Ray/Starfish
For children who are able to swim 15 feet independently without a flotation and their face is in the water with rhythmic breathing.
Summer sessions: Mondays-Thursdays, 9:40-10:10 a.m. or 5:25-5:55 p.m., or Saturdays, 10-10:40 a.m.
Fall sessions: Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays, 5:25-5:55 p.m; or Saturdays, 10-10:30 a.m.

Register for 3-5 year olds

Youth:

Ages: 6-12

Polliwog
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.
Summer sessions: Mondays-Thursdays, 10:20-10:50 a.m. or 6:05-6:45 p.m., or Saturdays, 10:45-11:25 a.m.
Fall sessions: Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6:05-6:45 p.m; or Saturdays, 10:45-11:25 a.m.

Guppy
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.
Summer sessions: Mondays-Thursdays, 10:20-10:50 a.m. or 6:05-6:45 p.m., or Saturdays, 10:45-11:25 a.m.
Fall sessions: Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6:05-6:45 p.m; or Saturdays, 10:45-11:25 a.m.

Minnow/Fish
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.
Summer sessions: Mondays-Thursdays, 11-11:40 a.m. or 6:55-7:35 p.m., or Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
Fall sessions: Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6:55-7:30 p.m; or Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m.

Register for 6-12 year olds.

For more information, contact Andrea Wilcox.


Swordfish Summer Swim Team

The Jeep Rogers Family YMCA Summer Swim Team teaches the value of competition through teamwork, sportsmanship and doing one’s best. The Swordfish summer swim team provides a competitive experience for boys and girls in the summer months. Swimmers improve their strokes and build their endurance under the guidance of an excellent coaching staff.

Ages:
3-18 years

Cost:
Members: $165
Non-members: 185
Discount for each additional sibling.

Season:
Summer 2015
Weekly meets with a Championship meet at the end of the season.

For more information, contact Jeff Mead.


Summer Camp Swim Lessons

Swim lessons for summer campers!  We will break up participants by age group and swimming ability.  Campers will participate in swim lessons 3 days a week on non-field trip days.

Sessions:
June 9 – 13
June 16 – 20
June 23 – 27
June 30 – July 3
July 7 – 11
July 14 – 18
July 21 – 25
July 28 – August 1
August 4 – 8
August 11 – 15

Ages: 5-12

Cost: $15 members/$25 non-member per session (add-on to Summer Camp registration)

Note: Being absent from the class will not result in a make up lesson or refund.

For more information, contact Andrea Wilcox.

Register online or at the front desk.


Masters Swim Team

Ages: 18 and up

Masters Swim Team is a successful blend of fitness and competitive swimming for adults 18 and older. The regular structure workouts use techniques of interval training in an atmosphere of fun, fitness, friendship and participation. Individuals who find it difficult to stick with a self-imposed, keep-fit routine will find it easier to maintain a Masters Swimming Program.

Sessions: Please see member services for practice days and times.

Cost:
Members: $15 / month
Non-members: $45 /month


Private Swim Lessons

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

Ages: 3 and up

Private Swim Lessons Information

Registration:
At the front desk with a private swim lessons registration form.

Cost:
Members: $25 for 1 lesson/$80 for package of 4
Non-Members: $35 for 1 lesson/$140 for package of 4

Semi Private Lessons Pricing (min 2 people):
Members: $15 for 1 lesson per person/$50 for 4 lessons per person
Non Members: $30 for 1 lesson per person/$120 for 4 lessons per person

For more information, contact Andrea Wilcox.


Mudcats Year-Round Swim Team

Ages: 3 – 18 years (participation depends on ability level)

The YMCA is committed to offering a quality, Year-round swim team with emphasis on teaching the value of competition through teamwork, sportsmanship and doing one’s best. The Jeep YMCA program strives to offer a well-rounded, values-centered program for every member, from the youngest and newest members to our veteran senior swimmers. Contact Jennifer McLeod at 803.451.8439.

Registration Dates: Registration is ongoing at the front desk.

Note: There is a $115 USA swimming registration fee for all swimmers.

Bronze Swimmers

For a beginning competitive swimmer who can successfully complete the length of a 25 yard pool. Developing freestyle and back stroke.

Cost:
Members: $55 / month

Silver Swimmers

Competitive swimmers who are familiar with the four competitive strokes including butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and free style.

Cost:
Members: $55 / month

Gold Swimmers

Competitive swimmers who are very familiar with the four competitive strokes and have intermediate technical ability and endurance.

Cost:
Members: $65 / month

Junior High Level

Competitive swimmers with a moderate to excellent understanding of the four competitive strokes and are beginning to develop a high level of endurance.

Cost:
Members: $75 / month

Senior High Level

Competitive swimmers with an excellent understanding of the four strokes, a high level of endurance and a competitive drive.

Cost:
Members: $85/ month

Register for Year-Round Swim Meets

 


Specialty Birthday Parties

Specialty Birthday Parties

Ages: Parties for ages 1 and older

Our specialty parties are designed to make your child’s party the BEST EVER! We offer party packages to fit everyone’s needs. Our parties provide you with an hour of a specialty activity – choose the pool or Deep Sea Discovery – and an hour in our party room. A host is provided to help make your party run smoothly. Please contact Dana Cicchinelli for more information at 803.451.8439. Up to 24 guests.

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Days and Times:

Thursdays – 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Fridays – 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Saturdays – 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 12:30-2:30 p.m.; or 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Sundays – 1:30-3:30 p.m.; or 3-5 p.m.

Cost: $150 members/$225 non-members


Water Aerobics

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. Visit our schedules page for times and classes.

Cost:
Members: Free
Non-members: $10