Aquatics

The YMCA has long been America’s favorite swimming instructor. Whether just learning how to swim, improving strokes or taking water exercise classes, members are in safe hands with our certified swimming instructors and lifeguards.

Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. Our Ys offer swim lessons for all ages, family swim, competitive swimming, and adaptive swim programs for kids with special needs, so we can all safely enjoy the pleasures of an aquatic environment.

The aquatics programs at the Y are about more than just the techniques and skills; they are about building friendships, developing self-esteem and creating positive experiences that will last a lifetime. Many of our locations offer indoor pools, providing aquatics opportunities all year long.

Now offering NEW Swim Lesson Curriculum!

There are now three general categories of Y Swim Lessons: ·

  • Swim Starters develops water enrichment and aquatic readiness in children ages 6 months to 3 years. This category focuses on developing swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences. Parents also learn how to supervise children in the water, how to prevent accidents and how to plan for emergencies.
  • Swim Basics develops personal water safety and basic swimming skills in students of all ages. Swimmers develop a high level of comfort in the water by practicing safe water habits, engaging in underwater exploration, and learning how to swim to safety and exit if they fall into a body of water.
  • Swim Strokes introduces and refines stroke technique in older students (school age, teens and adults). Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

The skill-based approach is designed to meet the needs of the people we serve in a variety of ways:
– It welcomes students of varying and diverse abilities, ensuring everyone feels like they belong.
– It fosters a sense of achievement from the start.
– It emphasizes group activities that encourage relationship building.
– It is grounded in a skill continuum that allows students to flow easily from one skill to the next, with clearly defined stages of progress along the way.

Find the right level for your swimmer


2019 Swim Lesson Session Dates

4 week sessions (Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays):
January 7 – 31
February 4 – 28
March 4 – 28
April 1 – 25
April 29 – May 23
August 26 – September 19
September 23 – October 17
October 21 – November 14
November 18 – December 12

2 week sessions (Mondays-Thursdays):
June 10 – 20
June 24 – Jul 3
July 8 – 18
July 22 – August 1
August 5 – 15

8 week sessions (Saturdays):
January 5 – February 23
March 2 – April 20
April 27 – June 15
June 22 – August 10
August 17 – October 5
October 12 – November 30

Search for the right session for you and register below!

Jeep Rogers Family YMCA Aquatics

Lexington Family YMCA Aquatics

NorthWest Family YMCA Aquatics

Orangeburg County YMCA Aquatics

 

Programs

Session 2- Life Guard class – April 2,4,6,9 and 11

Orangeburg YMCA

Ages: 16 - 65

Program Dates: Apr 2 2019 - Apr 11 2019

Member: $75.00

Non-Member: $75.00

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Session 4- Life Guard class – April 30, May 02,04, 07 and 09

Orangeburg YMCA

Ages: 16 - 65

Program Dates: Apr 30 2019 - May 9 2019

Member: $75.00

Non-Member: $75.00

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Session 6- Life Guard class – June 03, 04, 05, 06 and 08

Orangeburg YMCA

Ages: 16 - 65

Program Dates: Jun 3 2019 - Jun 8 2019

Member: $75.00

Non-Member: $75.00

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Session 3- Life Guard class – April 15,17,20, 22 and 24

Orangeburg YMCA

Ages: 16 - 65

Program Dates: Apr 15 2019 - Apr 24 2019

Member: $75.00

Non-Member: $75.00

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Session 5- Life Guard class – May 13,15,16,18 and 20

Orangeburg YMCA

Ages: 16 - 65

Program Dates: May 13 2019 - May 20 2019

Member: $75.00

Non-Member: $75.00

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Lifeguard Certification Class – May 7-12

NorthWest Family YMCA

Ages: 16 and above

Program Dates: May 7 2019 - May 12 2019

Member: $150.00

Non-Member: $200.00

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Lifeguard Certification Class – May 13-17

NorthWest Family YMCA

Ages: 16 and above

Program Dates: May 13 2019 - May 17 2019

Member: $150.00

Non-Member: $200.00

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Lifeguard Certification Class – April 15-19

NorthWest Family YMCA

Ages: 16 and above

Program Dates: Apr 15 2019 - Apr 19 2019

Member: $150.00

Non-Member: $200.00

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Lifeguard Certification Class – March 26-31

NorthWest Family YMCA

Ages: 16 and above

Program Dates: Mar 26 2019 - Mar 31 2019

Member: $150.00

Non-Member: $200.00

Online registration has ended, but in-house registration is still available. Visit the NorthWest Family YMCA for more information.

Lifeguard Certification Class – April 22-26

NorthWest Family YMCA

Ages: 16 and above

Program Dates: Apr 22 2019 - Apr 26 2019

Member: $150.00

Non-Member: $200.00

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