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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:
Spring Session-March 8-May 1, 2018
Summer Sessions-May 1-August 20, 2018

Session Dates:
April Session-April 3-April 26, 2018
May Session-May 3-May 28, 2018
Summer Session 1-June 4-June 14, 2018
Summer Session 2-June 18-June 28, 2018
Summer Session 3-July 9-July 19, 2018
Summer Session 4-July 23-August 2, 2018
Summer Session 5-August 6-August 16, 2018
Summer Session 6-August 20-August 30, 2018

Session Days and Times:
April-Tuesday and Thursday   4:30-5:00 pm
May-Tuesday and Thursday    4:30-5:00 pm
Summer Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6-Monday-Thursday   4:30-5:00 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:
Spring Session-March 8-May 1, 2018
Summer Sessions-May 1-August 20, 2018

Session Dates:
April- Session-April 3-April 26, 2018
May-Session-May 3-May 28, 2018
Summer Session 1-June 4-June 14, 2018
Summer Session 2-June 18-June 28, 2018
Summer Session 3-July 9-July 19, 2018
Summer Session 4-July 23-August 2, 2018
Summer Session 5-August 6-August 16, 2018
Summer Session 6-August 20-August 30, 2018

Session Days and Times:
April-Tuesdays and Thursdays    5:35-6:10 pm
May-Tuesdays and Thursdays     5:35-6:10 pm
Summer Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6-Monday-Thursday  5:35-6:10 pm

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:
Spring Session-March 8-May 1, 2018
Summer Sessions-May 1-August 20, 2018

Session Dates:
April Session-April 3-April 26, 2018
May Session-May 3-May 28, 2018
Summer Session 1-June 4-June 14, 2018
Summer Session 2-June 18-June 28, 2018
Summer Session 3-July 9-July 19, 2018
Summer Session 4-July 23-August 2, 2018
Summer Session 5-August 6-August 16, 2018
Summer Session 6-August 20-August 30, 2018

Session Days and Times:
April-Tuesdays and Thursdays    5:35-6:10 pm
May-Tuesdays and Thursdays     5:35-6:10 pm
Summer Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6 -Monday-Thursday   5:35-6:10 pm

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:
Spring Session-March 8-May 1, 2018
Summer Sessions-May 1-August 20, 2018

Session Dates:
April Session-April 3-April 26, 2018
May Session-May 3-May 28, 2018
Summer Session 1-June 4-June 14, 2018
Summer Session 2-June 18-June 28, 2018
Summer Session 3-July 9-July 19, 2018
Summer Session 4-July 23-August 2, 2018
Summer Session 5-August 6-August 16, 2018
Summer Session 6-August 20-August 30, 2018

Session Days and Times:
April-Tuesday and Thursday        7:00-7:35 pm
May- Tuesday and Thursday        7:00-7:35 pm
Summer Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6-Monday-Thursday   7:00-7:35 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