Swim Lessons

Contact

MARIA WYKES
Aquatics Coordinator
maria@saymca.org

 

Swim Lessons

Tuesday/Thursday Session Dates

  • September 12 – October 5
    Member Registration: August 24 (5:00pm)
    Non-Member Registration: August 25 CLOSES August 31
  • October 17 – November 9
    Member Registration: October 5 (5:00pm)
    Non-Member Registration: October 6 CLOSES October 12
  • November 28 – December 21
    Member Registration: November 9 (5:00pm)
    Non-Member Registration: November 10 CLOSES November 16
  • January 9 – February 1
    Member Registration: December 21 (5:00pm)
    Non-Member Registration: December 22 CLOSES January 4

Saturday Session Dates

  • September 16 – October 21
    Member Registration: September 5
    Non-Member Registration: September 6 CLOSES September 12
  • November 4 – December 9
    Member Registration: October 21
    Non-Member Registration: October 22 CLOSES October 26
  • January 13 – February 17
    Member Registration: December 26
  • Non-Member Registration: December 27 CLOSES January 9

Fees

  • $45 Member
  • $60 Program Participant

Child must be tall enough to stand in three feet of water for group lessons.

Please register on waitlist if class is full. Classes will be added where possible according to waitlist demand. Additional classes may be added at any time (including daytime) as space/instructors are available; based on four or more swimmers.

A 10% discount is given for siblings in the same session. A minimum of four students (six for parent/child class) is required to hold class. We no longer take credit card registrations over the phone.

Classes/times are subject to change. There will be only two make-up classes if classes are cancelled because of inclement weather. If a student is registered for a class inappropriate to his swim level, the swimmer will be moved if space allows, or given a credit toward future lessons. No refunds are given once a session has started. Parents must remain on the Y premises during lessons. If you are new to our program and your child has some existing swim skills, please contact the Swim Lesson Coordinator to evaluate the proper swim class placement. Registration for classes beyond the Pike or Polliwog level is restricted to returning students, or new students who have completed a skills evaluation. If a student has been signed up without an evaluation, we reserve the right to move the student to the proper class up to the day of the first class, space permitting.

 

Parent/Child Aquatics (Ages 6 months-3 years)

Infants & Toddlers w/Parents

Parent Child I – Ages 6 months to 2 years
Specifically designed for infants and toddlers with their parent. This is a beginner class to introduce parent/child teams to the aquatic environment through water exploration with songs, games and rudimentary propulsive movements.  Emphasis is placed on basic safety and enjoyable experiences for both parents and children.

Tuesday/ Thursday

  • 8:10 – 8:40 am

Saturdays

  • 9:15 – 9:55 am

 

Parent Child II – Ages 2-3 years
This NEWLY OFFERED class is designed to build on basic introductory skills covered in Parent Child I, such as safety skills and the beginnings of propulsive movement.  Parent Child II is recommended for Parent/Child pairs who have already taken Parent Child I and are looking for more skill development.  This class is also recommended for Parent/Child pairs whose children may not meet the height/age requirements of the Pike Level Class.

Saturdays

  • 10:05 – 10:45 am

Preschool Aquatics (Ages 3-5 years)

Preschool Aquatics is a progressive program that involves five components: personal growth, personal safety, stroke development, water sports and games, and rescue skills. Progress reports are give to swimmer at the last class.

 

Pike
This class is for the child who has had little or no prior water experience and/or is hesitant about going under water. Lessons develop swimming readiness through activities to build a child’s comfort level and self-confidence in the water.

Tuesday/Thursday

  • 4:40 pm – 5:10 pm
  • 5:20 pm – 5:50 pm
  • 6:40 pm – 7:10 pm

Saturday

  • 9:15 am – 9:55 am
  • 10:55 am -11:35 am
  • 11:45 am -12:25 pm

 

Eel
This class is for the child who can perform 5 continuous underwater bobs with bubbles, can swim independently with an arm stroke and a strong kick on both front and back, and can tread water on a swim noodle. New skills include jumping into deep water and returning to the side, treading 10 seconds, kicking 25m front and back, 3m beginning 3m front crawl, 3m kick back with finning arms. Must complete all Pike level skills.

Tuesday/Thursday

  • 4:40 – 5:10 pm
  • 6:00 – 6:30 pm

Saturday

  • 10:55 – 11:35 am
  • 11:45 am – 12:25 pm

 

Ray/Starfish (Intermediate)
This class is for the child who can kick independently 25m on both front and back, tread water, jump into deep water, and swim 6 meters back crawl and front crawl with beginning breathing skills. The class will focus on strengthening existing strokes, building stamina, and introducing elementary backstroke and butterfly stroke. Must complete all Eel level skills.

Tuesday/Thursday

  • 4:40 – 5:10 pm
  • 6:40 – 7:10 pm

Saturday

  • 9:15 – 9:55 am

Youth Aquatics: (Ages 6-12)

The YMCA youth swim program involves five components: personal growth, personal safety, stroke development, water sports and games, and rescue skills.

Polliwog (Beginner)
This class is an introductory class that teaches breath control, efficient kicking on both front and back, effective arm pulls, treading water, and safety.

Tuesday/Thursday

  • 4:40 – 5:10 pm
  • 5:20 – 5:50 pm
  • 6:00 – 6:30 pm

Saturday

  • 9:15 – 9:55 am
  • 10:05 – 10:45 am
  • 10:55 – 11:35 am

 

Guppy
This class is for the swimmer who can tread comfortably in deep water for at least 10 seconds, swim independently on front and back, kick 25M on front and back, perform 10 continuous underwater bobs with bubbles and demonstrate proper crawl arm stroke. New skills include front crawl with bilateral breathing, back crawl, elementary backstroke and dolphin dives. Must complete all Polliwog level skills.

Tuesday/Thursday

  • 5:20 – 5:50 pm
  • 6:00 – 6:30 pm
  • 6:40 – 7:10 pm

Saturday

  • 10:55 – 11:35 am
  • 11:45 am – 12:25 pm

 

Minnow
This class is for the swimmer who can swim 12M front crawl with bilateral breathing, 12M back crawl and elementary backstroke. New skills include breaststroke, butterfly stroke, long, shallow dives and increased distance swimming in the previous strokes. Must complete all Guppy level skills.

Tuesday/Thursday

  • 5:20 – 5:50 pm

Saturday

  • 10:05 – 10:45 am

 

Fish
For the swimmer who is able to swim a length of the pool using front crawl, a length of back crawl, a length of elementary backstroke, and a half-length of butterfly. Must complete all Minnow level classes.

Tuesday/Thursday

  • 6:00 – 6:30 pm

Saturday

  • 10:55 – 11:35 am

 

Barracuda

Tuesday/Thursday

  • 6:40 – 7:10 pm

Saturday

  • 11:45 am – 12:25 pm

 

Adult Swim Lessons

Lessons for adults are offered through the private and semi-private lessons or to a group of four. Lessons are available for those with special needs with an experienced instructor. Please fill out and submit private lesson form available at front desk.

 

Private Swim Lessons

Please fill out the application at the Front Desk to schedule 30-minute lessons. Receive 15% off when purchasing four or more lessons.  Please allow a week for processing of your application.

Private Lesson Fees

  • Members: $22, 2nd child $17
  • Program Participants: $34, 2nd child is $29

Semi-Private Lesson Fees

  • Members: $15, 2nd child $13
  • Program Participants: $24, 2nd child $22

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