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Aquatics


Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

We offer swim lessons in monthly sessions. Each session includes 8 lessons (twice a week).

Cost:
Weekday Lessons: Members $45/ Non-Members $60

Click here for our program overview.
What is the best swim lesson level for my child?

Parent-Child
6 months – 3 years old
Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.

Registration Date:
Summer Session 6- Registration ends August 20, 2018
Fall Sessions-August 24-October 8, 2018

Session Dates:
Summer Session 6-August 20-August 30, 2018
Fall Session 1-September 10-October 3, 2018
Fall Session 2-October 8-October 31, 2018

Session Days and Times:
Summer Session 6-Monday-Thursday   4:30-5:00 pm
Fall Session 1-Monday & Wednesday   5:15-5:50 pm
Fall Session 2-Monday & Wednesday   5:15-5:50 pm

Cost:
Y Member $45 | Non-member $60

Preschool
3-5 years old
In this swim basics program, preschoolers learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills—swim, float, swim and jump, push, turn, grab. Through multiple sessions, children may progress to water movement, water stamina and stroke introduction.

Registration Date:
Summer Session 6- Registration ends August 20, 2018
Fall Sessions-August 24 – October 8, 2018

Session Dates:
Summer Session 6-August 20-August 30, 2018
Fall Session 1-September 10-October 3, 2018
Fall Session 2-October 8-October 31, 2018

Session Days and Times:
Summer Sessions 6-Monday-Thursday  5:35-6:10 pm
Fall Session 1-Monday & Wednesday   5:15-5:50 pm (Stages 1-4)
Fall Session 2-Monday & Wednesday   5:15-5:50 pm (Stages 1-4)

Cost:
Y Member $45 | Non-member $60

Youth
6-12 years old
In this program, children may begin at any of the six stages in our swim program: water acclimation to stroke mechanics. The YMCA aquatics director can help determine the appropriate level. For more information about the various levels, click on the program overview link above.

Registration Date:
Summer Session 6- Registration ends August 20, 2018
Fall Sessions-August 24 – October 8, 2018

Session Dates:
Summer Session 6-August 20-August 30, 2018
Fall Session 1-September 10-October 3, 2018
Fall Session 2-October 8-October 31, 2018

Session Days and Times:
Summer Sessions 6 -Monday-Thursday   5:35-6:10 pm
Fall Session 1-Monday & Wednesday   5:15-5:50 pm (Stages 1-4)
Fall Session 2-Monday & Wednesday   5:15-5:50 pm (Stages 1-4)

Cost:
Y Member $45 | Non-member $60

Adult
13 years & older
Adult lessons help those who have an acute fear of the water up to those that need advanced stroke development. The course is fun and low key, with the participant setting the pace of the course. Participants may begin at any of the six stages in our swim program: water acclimation to stroke mechanics.

Registration Date:
Summer Session 6- Registration ends August 20, 2018
Fall Sessions-August 24 – October 8, 2018

Session Dates:
Summer Session 6-August 20-August 30, 2018
Fall Session 1-September 10-October 3, 2018
Fall Session 2-October 8-October 31, 2018

Session Days and Times:
Summer Sessions 6-Monday-Thursday   7:00-7:35 pm
Fall Session 1-Monday & Wednesday   5:15-5:50 pm
Fall Session 2-Monday & Wednesday   5:15-5:50 pm

Cost:
Y Member $45 | Non-member $60

Private Lessons
One on one instruction at any swimming level from a qualified instructor.  Fast pace learning with significant skill improvement.
Cost:
1- 30 minute lesson: $25  Members | $30 Non-members
4- 30 minute lesson:s $80 Members | $100 Non-members


Swim Team

Swim Team

Ages: 4 –  18

The YMCA is organizing a competitive swim team for kids. This league will focus on developing quality stroke technique including free style, back stroke, breast stroke and butterfly.  Divisions will be based on age.  Swimmers will compete against other YMCAs in the South Carolina League. Before an individual can join the Chester Swim Team they must swim 25 yards. All swim meets will be held on scheduled Saturdays.

Swim Team Practice:
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesday
3:45 -5:00 pm

Registration Dates:
August 22- December 1, 2018

Swim Meets:
On scheduled Saturdays between September 24, 2018 – February 30, 2019

October 27 meet located in Rock Hill, SC
December 8 meet located in Columbia, SC
January 19 meet located in Greenwood, SC
February 9 meet located in Georgetown, SC
March 2 and 3 Championship in Spartanburg, SC

Cost:
$40 for Y Members | $40 Non-Members