Swimming

We offer year round swim lessons for members and non members. For our members we offer lap and family swim, life guarding, scuba, swim team, stroke mechanics and a variety of exercise classes.

The YMCA offers swim lessons for both preschool and youth. Preschool lessons are 30 minutes long and start at the age of 6 months to 5 years old. Classes are offered in our small pool year round, which is kept at 88 degrees. Preschool classes provide activities which will prepare a child to move in the water, improve strength, flexibility, coordination and self confidence.

Youth classes are 45 minutes long and start at 6 years old through 15 years old. Classes are offered in our large pool year round, which is kept at 81 degrees. Youth classes prepare a child for personal safety, stroke development, personal growth and basic rescue.

Swim Lessons

Please see the descriptions of the classes below. If you are not sure what swimming level your child is in, please call us and we will test them and put them in the correct class level.

Click on Program Brochure at the top of the page for the current program listings.

PRESCHOOL LESSONS

PARENT/CHILD—ages 6 mos. to 2 yrs.

This fun filled, parent-child program provides activities which will prepare a child to move well, improve strength, flexibility, coordination and self confidence.  One adult must accompany child in water, one child per adult.  Cut off ages for Parent/Child is 3 yrs. Old.  Once your child is 3 he/she must be enrolled in Pike class.  If child turns 3 during 6 week session please enroll child in Pike class.

Tue. 5:05 pm, TH 11:00 am and 6:50 pm, or Sat. 10:45 am

PIKE:  Entering and exiting pool by self, putting ears and face in water by self, back floating with help, swimming and jumping with bubble with help

Mon. 5:30 pm, Tue. 4:30 pm,TH 12:10 pm/5:40 pm, or Sat. 9:00/ 11:20 am

EELS:  Skills include, jumping, big arms, floating, face in for 3 seconds, getting horizontal and deflating bubble

Mon. 6:00 pm,Tue. 5:40 pm, TH 11:35 am/4:30 pm, or Sat. 10:10 am

TADPOLES:  Swimming width of pool with big arms, rhythmic breathing, lose bubble, back float, push and glide and finning

Tue. 6:15 pm, TH 12:45 pm/5:05 pm, or Sat. 9:35 am

RAYS: Rhythmic breathing, no bubble jumping, swimming and introduction to large pool

Tue. 6:50 pm, TH 6:15 pm, or Sat. 11:55 am Small 6 wks

STARFISH: Large pool, no bubble swimming, front crawl, back crawl, diving, treading

Tue. 6:30 pm,TH 5:45 pm, or Sat. 10:30 am

YOUTH SWIM LESSONS

Students 6-15 years of age are eligible for YMCA Youth Swim Classes.  Components of these classes are personal safety, stroke development, water sports and games, personal growth and basic rescue.  Parents will be able to watch from behind observation windows.

POLLIWOG: Flutter kick, paddle stroke, kicking on back, bobbing, rhythmic breathing, jumping in shallow and deep water, floating, treading

Tue. 5:45 pm, TH  6:30 pm, or Sat. 9:00, 9:45/10:30 am

GOLD FISH: Kicking on front & back with board, rotary breathing with board, rhythmic breathing swimming, treading, diving, deep water confidence

Tue. 5:45 pm,TH 6:30 pm, or Sat. 9:00 am/9:45 am

GUPPY: Floating, crawl stroke with rotary breathing, back crawl, elementary backstroke, diving, treading

Tu. 6:30 pm,TH 5:45 pm, or Sat. 9:00 am

MINNOWS:  Building endurance, front crawl with breathing, back crawl, diving skills

Tue. 6:30 pm, TH 5:45 pm, or Sat. 10:30 am

GATORS: Endurance, front crawl with breathing, back crawl, breaststroke, dolphin kick, racing dives, turns, refinement of strokes

Tue. 5:45 pm, TH 6:30 pm, or Sat. 9:45 am

Note: Parents are asked to wait outside pool area during classes. Visitors and parents are welcomed to observe the last 5 minutes of each class.

Swim Team

We have two swim teams a year. Winter team which meets October thru early March and summer team which meets June and July. To be on either team child must be 6 years old and up and be able to swim one length of the pool, crawl stroke with rotary breathing and one length of back stroke. Passing the Guppy class in our swim lessons will put your child at this level. The fun of going to meets and social activities will keep you and your child busy all through the year.

We will test your child to see if they are ready to join the team. Just call to make an appointment, you may call Sharee O’Haver (ext. 4236) for more information. Child must be a Y member to be on team.

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Stroke Mechanics

Stroke Mechanics meets twice a year, May and September. The coaches spend one week on each stoke. Starts, turns and stroke improvement is what will be worked on for each stroke with each swimmer. You can do one stroke or all four. Your swimmer must be able to swim one length of crawl and one length of backstroke to attend stroke mechanics.

Lifeguarding & Water Safety Instructor

Were you bored last summer? Do you need some extra money? (Can you swim?) Take lifeguarding or Water Safety Instructor (WSI) and get busy this spring and summer. Lifeguarding gets you outdoors in the sun and will pay you.

Lifeguarding
The lifeguarding class includes the lifeguarding training, C.P.P/P.R., Oxygen Therapy, AED certification and First Aid. Click here or call now to find out when the next class will start. Contact Teddy at 301-739-3990 x 4221

Water Safety Instructor (WSI)
This class will teach you how to teach swimming to others. Break the strokes apart, teach it put it back together. We do all the skills in the swimming classes. Enjoy the looks on the kids’ faces when they have accomplished a new skill and pass to a new level. It is so rewarding. Call for class schedule at 301-739-3990 x 4221 ask for Teddy.

Scuba 

This class is taught by Blue Marble Divers for more information Click here