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

Saturday Session Dates

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

Fees

  • $45 Member
  • $60 Program Participant

Please register on only one 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/her 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 Aquatics 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 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
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)
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
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
Must complete all Guppy level skills.

Tuesday/Thursday

  • 5:20 – 5:50 pm

Saturday

  • 10:05 – 10:45 am

 

Fish
Must complete all Minnow level classes.

Tuesday/Thursday

  • 6:00 – 6:30 pm

Saturday

  • 10:55 – 11:35 am

 

Barracuda
Must Complete all Fish level Skills.

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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