YMCA AQUATICS

Aquatics Schedule:

 

FALL SWIM LESSONS BEGIN OCTOBER 1!

Youth Lessons

Parent/Child

Mondays: 5:00pm-5:30pm
Mondays: 5:30pm-6:00pm
Mondays: 6:00pm-6:30pm

Parent Child I

$56 (Y-Members) $84 (Community)
An introduction to learning skills for confidence, safety and survival in and around the water. Parents are required to be in the water with the child. Intended for children 6 months to 23 months old. Children who are under three years of age or are not toilet trained are required to wear a swim diaper.

Parent/Child II

$56 (Y-Members) $84 (Community)
A transition class to the Preschool program. Swimmers learn basic strokes and skills. A parent/guardian is required in the water for the entire class time. Intended for children 2-3 years old. Any child that is not toilet trained must wear a swim diaper.

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Preschool

Tuesdays: 5:00pm-5:30pm
Tuesdays: 5:30pm-6:00pm
Tuesdays: 6:00pm-6:30pm
Wednesdays: 5:00pm-5:30pm
Wednesdays: 5:30pm-6:00pm
Wednesdays: 6:00pm-6:30pm

Preschool I

$56 (Y-Members) $84 (Community)
Swimmers will gain confidence in the water and learn basic strokes and skills. Prerequisites include:

  • Face up to ears in water for 3 seconds

  • Front and back float (with assistance) for 10 seconds

  • Swim 5 yards on front or back with floatation

Preschool II

$56 (Y-Members) $84 (Community)
For swimmers who are well adjusted to the water and want more independence. Prerequisites include:

  • Preschool I (or ability to perform the following skills)

  • Front and back float (no assistance) for 3-5 seconds

  • Swim 10 yards on front and back with floatation

  • Swim 2 yards on front with face in water and 2 yards on back (no floatation)

Preschool III

$56 (Y-Members) $84 (Community)
For swimmers who are ready to further develop their strokes. Includes an introduction to the breaststroke, butterfly and rescue skills.  Prerequisites include:

  • Preschool II (or ability to perform the following skills)

  • Front and back float for 10 seconds without floatation and recover to a stand

  • Swim 10 yards on front and back with floatation

  • Swim 5 yards on front and back without floatation

  • 5 underwater bobs

Youth

Thursdays: 5:00pm-5:30pm
Thursdays: 5:30pm-6:00pm
Thursdays: 6:00pm-6:30pm

Youth I

$56 (Y-Members) $84 (Community)
For swimmers who are well adjusted to the water and want more independence. Prerequisites include:

  • Preschool I (or ability to perform the following skills)

  • Front and back float (no assistance) for 3-5 seconds

  • Swim 10 yards on front and back with floatation

  • Swim 2 yards on front with face in water and 2 yards on back (no floatation)

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Youth II

$56 (Y-Members) $84 (Community)
For swimmers who are ready to develop strokes in deeper water. Prerequisites include:

  • Youth I (or ability to perform the following skills)

  • Front and back alternating paddle 20 feet

  • Front and back symmetrical paddle 20 feet

  • Tread water 10 seconds

  • Perform front and back glides

  • Jump into deep water and recover to wall.

Youth III

$56 (Y-Members) $84 (Community)
Swimmers will refine crawl strokes and strengthen skills. Prerequisites include:

  • Youth II (or ability to perform the following skills)

  • Front and back float 30 seconds

  • Front alternating paddle with flip on back for breath 25 yards

  • Front and back symmetrical paddle 25 yards

Youth IV

$56 (Y-Members) $84 (Community)
Swimmers gain endurance and practice advanced strokes. Prerequisites include:

  • Youth III (or ability to perform the following skills)

  • Front and back crawl 25 yards

  • Front and back flutter kick 25 yards

  • Whip kick 15 yards

  • Scissor kick 25 yards

  • Perform breaststroke arm pulls 15 yards

  • Tread water 40 seconds

Youth V

$56 (Y-Members) $84 (Community)
Swimmers work on stroke development and more advanced skills while increasing distance, speed and endurance. Prerequisites include:

  • Youth IV (or ability to perform the following skills)

  • Front and back crawl 50 yards

  • Breaststroke 25 yards

  • Sidestroke 25 yards

  • Dolphin kick 25 yards

  • Tread water 3 minutes

Youth Small Group or Private Swim Lessons: 

$60 (Y-Members) $80 (Community) (for a series of four lessons)
Private lessons are geared toward the individual goals of the swimmer, for beginners or experienced swimmers looking to increase efficiency in a particular stroke.  Private swim lessons are available to any individual or two individuals who live in the same household, must be 3 years of age, and toilet trained. Call 269-731-3032 for more information.


Adult Fitness Classes

Water Aerobics

Free to Members 
This water class will allow participants the opportunity to both exercise aerobically and tone in the water. The class consists of 20 – 25 minutes of aerobic level workout followed by the use of resistance tools to tone and define muscles for the remaining 20 – 25 minutes of class. It is available for all levels of fitness. Those who need to avoid impact exercise may find particular value in this type of class. Some classes may be designated as Water Boot Camp. These classes will be more intense and involve lap swimming and anaerobic work.

Gentle Stretch 

Free to Members
This class is designed for individuals to move and stretch with the use of the water. Each participant will be able to work at their own pace. The water temp does vary although we try to keep it around 83 – 85 degrees. This class is conducted in the shallow end of pool.

Adult Swim Lessons

Adult Small Group Lessons

Swimming is a life skill as well as a great exercise and challenging sport. Our adult swim lessons provide instruction on water safety skills and will build on stroke technique and endurance while working on personal goals.

Class Dates - TBA
This is an 8 week session; participants may choose to sign up for the entire program or register for single classes.

Session Descriptions:
Week 1 - Intro to Flip Turns
Week 2 - Total Immersion
Week 3 - Equipment Use
Week 4 - Freestyle
Week 5 - Backstroke
Week 6 - Breaststroke
Week 7 - Butterfly
Week 8 - Review/Questions

Times: TBA

8 Week Session:
$75 (Y-Members) $90 (Community)

Single Class:
$10 (Y-Members) $12 (Community)

CPR, AED & First Aid Classes

This is a one day, two-hour course. Upon completion, participants will receive a 2-year Basic Life Support (CPR/AED) and First Aid certification through the American Safety and Health Institute, as well as a PDF copy of both student handbooks.

This is a one-day, two-hour course. Please choose ONE of the class dates below:

  • Wednesday, September 26 (5pm-7pm)

  • Sunday, September 30 (11am-1pm)

  • Wednesday, October 24 (5pm-7pm)

  • Sunday, November 4 (11am-1pm)

  • Wednesday, November 14 (5pm-7pm)

  • Sunday, December 2 (11am-1pm)

$35 (Y-Members) $40 (Community)

Register: Click here to register or call 269-731-3032. Payment is due in full at time of registration; and includes a $15 non-refundable deposit.


Participants in classes need to be aware that there exists a risk in participating in any physical activity. It is suggested that all individuals consult their physician before beginning any fitness activities, particularly persons with any physical limitations or disabilities or who have been told by a physician to limit maximum heart rate, range of motion, blood pressure increase or other related issues.

All classes are subject to change without notice. Please check at the desk for availability. Classes must be attended regularly by an average of five people in order to continue. Classes with three or fewer participants may be cancelled at class time by the instructor.

All Water Fitness classes are intend for individuals 14 years and older. Children under the age of 14 may be permitted with the permission of the Aquatics Director and Instructor. Please call 731-3043 for class descriptions or information regarding the intensity or style of classes offered.

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