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Aquatics


American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification

At American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, instructors will train and certify participants in American Red Cross Lifeguard programs. The course will include CPR/First Aid/AED. Certifications can be used to work at YMCA pools as well as other aquatic facilities. Classes will meet on Saturdays in April and May.

Registration Dates:
February 28-April 12, 2019

Program Dates:
April 6-May 25, 2019 (No class during the week of Spring Break)
*Offered each Saturday

Program Day and Time:
Begins Saturday, April 6, 2019 | 9:00 am-2:00 pm

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Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

We offer swim lessons in monthly sessions. Each session includes 8 lessons (twice a week). We also offer a Saturday morning session which includes 8 lessons over 8 weeks.

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 Dates:
Registration closes May 16, 2019

Session Dates, Days and Times:
March Session-March 11-March 14, 2019
Monday-Thursday | 6:30-7:00 pm
April Session- April 8-April 11, 2019
Monday-Thursday | 6:30-7:00 pm
May Session I-May 6-May 9, 2019
Monday-Thursday | 10:30-11:00 am
May Session II-May 20-May 23, 2019
Monday-Thursday | 6:30-7:00 pm
June Session- June 10- June 13, 2019
Monday-Thursday | 10:30-11:00 am
July Session I-July 8-July 11, 2019
Monday-Thursday | 6:30-7:00 pm
July Session II-July 22-July 25, 2019
Monday-Thursday | 10:30-11:00 am
October Session-October 7-October 10, 2019
Monday-Thursday | 6:30-7:00 pm
*One week sessions

Cost:
Y Member $35 | 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. The sessions are for two weeks.

Session Dates, Days and Times:
February Session-February 4 – February 14, 2019
Monday-Thursday | 3:30-4:00 pm
March Session I- March 4 –  March 14, 2019
Monday-Thursday | 6:00-6:30 pm
March Session II-March 18 – March 28, 2019
Monday-Thursday | 6:00-6:30 pm
April Session I-April 1- April 11, 2019
Monday-Thursday | 6:00-6:30 pm
April Session II-April 29-May 9, 2019
Monday-Thursday | 6:00-6:30 pm
May Session I-May 13- May 23, 2019
Monday-Thursday | 6:00-6:30 pm
June Session I-June 10 – June 20, 2019
Monday-Thursday | 10:00-10:30 am
June Session II-June 24 – July 3, and 5 (No July 4, 2019)
Monday-Thursday | 10:00-10:30 am
July Session I- July 8 –  July 18, 2019
Monday-Thursday  |  6:00-6:30 pm
July Session II-July 22 – August 1, 2019
Monday-Thursday | 10:00-10:30 am
October Session-October 7- October 17, 2019
Monday-Thursday | 6:00-6:30 pm
November Session-November 11 – November 21, 2019
Monday-Thursday | 6:00-6:30 pm
December Session-December 9 – December 19, 2019
Monday-Thursday | 6:00-6:30 pm
*Two week sessions

Cost:
Y Member $50 | Non-member $85

Youth
6-10 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.

Session Dates, Days and Times:
February Session-February 4 – February 14, 2019
Monday-Thursday |  3:30-4:00 pm
March Session I- March 4 –  March 14, 2019
Monday-Thursday | 6:30-7:00 pm
March Session II-March 18 – March 28, 2019
Monday-Thursday | 6:30-7:00 pm
April Session I-April 1- April 11, 2019
Monday-Thursday | 6:30-7:00 pm
April Session II-April 29-May 9, 2019
Monday-Thursday | 6:30-7:00 pm
May Session I-May 13 – May 23, 2019
Monday-Thursday | 6:30-7:00 pm
June Session I- June 10 –  June 20, 2019
Monday-Thursday |  6:30-7:00 pm
June Session II-June 24-July 5, 2019
Monday-Thursday |  10:30-11:00 am
July Session I-July 8-July 18, 2019
Monday-Thursday | 6:30-7:00 pm
October Session-October 7- October 17, 2019
Monday-Thursday | 6:30-7:00 pm
November Session-November 11-November 21, 2019
Monday- Thursday | 6:30-7:00 pm
December 9-December 19, 2019
Monday-Thursday | 6:30-7:00 pm
*Two week sessions

Cost:
Y Member $50 | Non-member $85

Adult
11 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 Dates:
Registration closes May 30, 2019

Session Dates, Days and Times:
March Session I- March 4 –  March 14, 2019
Monday-Thursday | 7:00-7:30 pm
March Session II-March 18 – March 28, 2019
Monday-Thursday | 11:00-11:30 am
April Session-April 1- April 11, 2019
Monday-Thursday | 7:00-7:30 pm
May Session I-May 13 – May 23, 2019
Monday-Thursday | 7:00-7:30 pm
June Session-June 10 – June 20, 2019,
Monday-Thursday | 11:00-11:30 pm
July Session-July 8 – July 18, 2019
Monday-Thursday | 11:00-11:30 pm
October Session – October 7 –  October 17, 2019
Monday-Thursday | 7:00-7:30 pm
November Session – November 11 –  November 21, 2019
Monday-Thursday | 7:00-7:30 pm
December Session – December 9 –  December 19, 2019
Monday-Thursday |  7:00-7:30 pm

Cost:
Y Member $50 | Non-member $85

Click Here to Register for Preschool Lessons

Click Here to Register For Youth Lessons

Click Here to Register

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: $30 Members | Non-members $35
4- 30 minute lesson:s $90 Members | Non-members $120