Swim


Youth Swim Lessons

Held in the Lexington Family YMCA’s beautiful lake, 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: Registration is open two weeks prior to session date start and available at the front desk or online.

Download: Swim lessons information and registration form

Cost:
Members: $25
Non-Members: $70

Summer Weekday Sessions, 2 weeks:
July 14 – July 24
July 28 – August 7

Preschool:

Ages: 3-5

Days/Times:
Mondays-Thursdays
4-4:30 p.m. or 5:30-6 p.m.

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.

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.

Register for 3-5 year olds.

Youth:

Ages: 6-12

Days/Times:
Mondays-Thursdays
4:45-5:25 p.m. or 6:15-6:55 p.m.

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.

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.

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.

Register for 6-12 year olds.

For more information, contact Amanda Lorick.


Swimming and Boating*

Swimming and Boating*

Shallow swimming (in up to 3 feet of water) and deep water swimming (in 5-15 feet of water; swim test required) is great for all ages.

Swim tests are conducted by lifeguards and you must pass to swim in the deep water.
Personal floatation devices are available by request.

Swimming during family swim times is included at no extra charge to YMCA Members.
All members and guests must check in with the Welcome Center first. Members and guests must check in with the lifeguards when they arrive at the waterfront.  Guests must also present a “PAID” receipt to the lifeguards before utilizing the waterfront.

Boating and Swimming are great for birthday parties, family reunions and get-togethers. There are options as far as just doing boating or just swimming or both.

*Swimming and Boating are seasonal, only offered in the summer.

Fees
Up to 50 guests: $40
51-75 guests: additional $15 per hour
76-100 guests: additional $20 per hour
101-125 guests: additional $45 per hour
126-150 guests: additional $60 per hour


Boating and Kayaking

Open water kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boating. There’s even specially designed kayaks just for kids called funyaks. The kayaks are great for individual rides but the paddle boats and canoes are great for the family. Paddles boats can hold up to 5 people and canoes, up to three.

Everyone riding in the boats must wear personal flotation devices at all times.
Boating and Kayaking during family swim times are included at no extra charge to YMCA Members.