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Aquatics


Swim Lessons

We offer swim lessons in monthly sessions.

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

Parent-Child
6 months – 2 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:
Session 1 – September 3 – September 10, 2018
Session 2 – September 3 – October 5, 2018
Session 3 – September 3 – November 2, 2018

Session Dates:
Session 1 – September 11 – October 4, 2018
Session 2 – October 9 – November 1, 2018
Session 3 – November 6 – December 4, 2018

Session Days and Times:
Tuesday and Thursday    6:00 – 6:30 pm

Preschool
3-4 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 Dates:
Session 1 – September 3 – September 10, 2018
Session 2 – September 3 – October 5, 2018
Session 3 – September 3 – November 2, 2018
Wee Toddler (Ages 2-3) – September 3 – September 10, 2018

Session Dates:
Session 1 – September 11 – October 4, 2018
Session 2 – October 9 – November 1, 2018
Session 3 – November 6 – December 4, 2018
Wee Toddler – Session 1 – September 11 – October 4, 2018
Wee Toddler – Session 2 – October 9 – November 1, 2018
Wee Toddler – Session 3 – November 6 – December 4, 2018

Session Days and Times:
Tuesday and Thursday   6:00-6:30 pm | 6:30-7:00 pm
Wee Toddler- Tuesday and Thursday 6:30 – 7:00 pm

Cost
Y Member $45 | Non-Member $60

Youth
5-12 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:
Session 1 – September 3 – September 9, 2018
Session 2 – September 3 -October 7, 2018
Session 3 – September 3 – November 4, 2018

Session Dates:
Session 1 – September 10 – October 3, 2018 | September 11 – October 4, 2018
Session 2 – October 8 – October 31, 2018 | October 9 – November 1, 2018
Session 3 – November 5 – December 3, 2018 | November 6 – December 4, 2018

Session Days and Times:
Session 1:
Monday and Wednesday
Level 1 ( Ages 5-10) 6:00-6:30 pm | 6:30-7:00 pm
Level 2 (Ages 9-12) 6:00-6:30 pm ( Ages 9-12) | 6:30-7:00 pm (Ages 5-8)

Tuesday and Thursday
Level 1 ( Ages 5-10) 6:00-6:30 pm | 6:30-7:00 pm
Level 3  (Ages 8-12) 6:00-6:30 pm | 6:30-7:00 pm
Session 2:
Monday and Wednesday
Level 1 (Ages 5-10) 6:00-6:30 pm | 6:30-7:00 pm
Level 2 (Ages 9-12)  6:00-6:30 pm (Ages 5-8)  | 6:30-7:00 pm ( Ages 9-12)
Level 3 & 4 (Ages 8-12) 10:00-10:30 am | 10:30-11:00 am | 6:00-6:30 pm | 6:30-7:00 pm

Tuesday and Thursday
Level 1 (Ages 5-10) 6:00-6:30 pm | 6:30-7:00 pm
Level 3 (Ages 8-12) 6:00-6:30 pm | 6:30-7:00 pm
Session 3:
Monday and Wednesday  Tuesday and Thursday
Level 1 (Ages 5-10) 6:00-6:30 pm | 6:30-7:00 pm
Level 2 (Ages 8-12) 6:00-6:30 pm  (Ages 9-12) | 6:30-7:00 pm (Ages 5-8)

Tuesday and Thursday
Level 1 (Ages 5-10) 6:00-6:30 pm | 6:30-7:00 pm
Level 3 (Ages 8-12) 6:00-6:30 pm | 6:30-7:00 pm

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.

Cost:
Y Member  $60 | Non-member $75

Please Note: While classes fill quickly, we strive to meet the needs of all our participants. If a class is full, please put your name and phone number on our waiting list, as we add classes each session based upon need, pool space, and instructor availability. We will contact you if there is an opening. Also, lessons may be available at our other branches: Rock Hill YMCA Aquatics Center, YMCA at Carolina Crossing, CSD Community YMCA and the Charlotte Avenue YMCA.

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