Winter I: January 9 - February 26
Winter II: February 27 - April 16
Spring: April 17 - June 4
Members $28; Non-Members $56
The YMCA Learn-to-Swim Safe Program is a fun way for kids ages 3 - 5 to learn basic water skills and how to be safe around the water.
These classes are not designed to teach children to become accomplished swimmers, but are introductory courses.
Lessons will be 30 minutes each day for five days.
Classes will run from June 5 - 9
Class 01 = 12:00 - 12:30pm
Class 02 = 4:00 - 4:30pm
FEE: Members & Non-Members $5
The YMCA has been teaching children how to swim and stay safe in the water for over 100 years. Starting with parent/child instruction and moving to progressive preschool and youth classes, participants develop stroke mechanics, confidence in the water, teamwork and leadership skills. Along with the safety component, our program also incorporates personal growth opportunities, stroke development, water sports and games...all to get kids water safe and ready for the Lima Barracudas Swim Team.
Classes held in the Therapy Pool.
Check out the YMCA Program Guide for dates and times: Click Here
Participants who complete Ray or Starfish and who are 6 years old will enroll in Guppy.
This introductory class will educate parents on water safety for the whole family, proper handling of their children in the water, and skills that can be utilized around any body of water. The instructor will introduce skills like blowing bubbles and submerging, and will help develop motor skills that will lead to a lifelong enjoyment in the water. Children that are not toilet trained must wear a swim diaper.
Perch is our class for the child who is acclimated to the water and is beginning to make their way into the water with little to no help. The class will continue educating the parent on water safety, proper handling of their child in the water and skills that can be utilized around any body of water. This class will continue to develop the motor skills, breath control and submerging, and will help toddlers begin to devellop independent swimming.
Parents need not be in the water.
This level helps children adjust to the water and learn pool safety. In order to complete this level, children must submerge theselves without hesitation and float on both their front and back for pre-designated period of time. Children will also begin glides and kicking on their front and back.
For Children who are comfortable going under water and have experience in swimming lessons. Eels focus on basic freestyle and elementary backstroke.
Children improve freestyle and learn more person safety and rescue skills, and build endurance. Rays focus on rotary breathing and are introduced to backstroke.
Chldren improve freestyle and learn more personal safety and rescue skills, and build endurance. Starfish offers an introductions to diving and treading water, and also to deep water swimming skills.