2014-06-18_AOF-2955_RGB webSession Length: Sessions are scheduled for 2-weeks in length; each class will meet three times a week for two weeks.

Cost: $32 members; $44 potential members & city residents; $56 potential members & non-city residents

Session: Classes are 2-weeks, meeting 3 days a week.

SessionDatesRegistration Dates
May M/T/W(Th*)May 22nd-31st April 24th-May 15th
June M/T/WJune 19th-28th May 29th-June 12th
July M/T/WJuly 17th-26thJune 26th-July 10th
August M/T/WAugust 14th-23rd July 24th-August 7th

*The YMCA is closed on Memorial Day, May 29th. The second week of May swim lessons will be T/W/TH.

 

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Level Descriptions

Swim Starters Ages 6-36 months


Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment.
Ages: 6-36 months Length: 30 minutes
Qualifications: None! 

Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.
Ages: 6-36 months Length: 30 minutes
Qualifications: None (although, completion of the Water Discovery Class is recommended)!

Swim Basics: Ages 3-12


In this beginning class, children develop comfort with being underwater and learn how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.
Ages: 3-12 Length: 30 minutes
Qualifications: None!

In this class, children are taught skills that focus on buoyancy and movement in the water while also learning how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.
Ages: 3-12 Length: 30 minutes
Qualifications: (1) able to go under water & comfortably open eyes without goggles, (2) able to float on front & back with minimal assistance, (3) able to jump in the pool, submerge & return to the wall with assistance.

In this class, children focus on swimming longer distances. In the event of falling into a body of water, children learn how to swim to safety.
Ages: 3-12 Length: 30 minutes
Qualifications:(1) able to float on front & back unassisted, (2) able to push off the wall on stomach with face submerged for 10 feet unassisted, (3) able to Swim-Float- Swim 15 feet unassisted, (4) able to jump into deep water and return to the wall unassisted.

Swim Strokes: Ages 3-12


In this class, children are introduced to
basic swimming strokes.
Ages: 3-12 Length: 40 minutes
Qualifications: (1) able to submerge & retrieve an object in chest deep water, (2) able to swim front crawl 15 yards while taking a breath, (3) able to Swim-Float-Swim 15 yards, (4) able to jump in & tread water for 30 seconds, (5) able to swim to wall & exit.

In this class, children continue to work on
their swimming stroke technique and all major competitive strokes are introduced.
Ages: 5-12 Length: 40 minutes
Qualifications: (1) able to front crawl & back crawl 25 yards, (2) able to swim breaststroke kick and dolphin kick 15 yards, (3) able to tread water using multiple kicks for 1 minute.

In this class, children continue to work on
their swimming stroke technique and all major competitive strokes are introduced.
Ages: 5-12 Length: 40 minutes
Qualifications: (1) able to swim front crawl with bent arm recovery & rotary breathing for 25 yards, (2) able to swim back crawl with stroke rotation for 25 yards, (3) able to swim butterfly with over arm recovery, (4) able to swim breaststroke for 25 yards achieving stroke rhythm, (5) able to dive from kneeling position.

Teens & Adults: Ages 13+


Students learn personal water safety and basic swimming competency in shallow water.
Ages: 13+ Length: 30 minutes
Qualifications: None!

Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.
Ages: 13+ Length: 40 minutes
Qualifications: (1) able to submerge touch the bottom in chest deep water, (2) able to swim front crawl 15 yards while taking a breath, (3) able to Swim-Float-Swim 15 yards, (4) able to jump in & tread water for 30 second
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