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Preschool Aquatics

Whiz Kids

This gym and swim program is designed for boys and girls ages 3-5 years old. Children will participate in a 1/2 hour gym program followed by a 1/2 swim lesson.

Parents do not need to stay with their child during this class - youth will be supervised at all times and escorted from the gym to the pool.

Tuesday & Thursday:
9:15 - 9:45 am - Gym Activities
10:00 - 10:30 am - Swim Lessons

FEE:  Members: $35; Non-Members: $70


Swim Lessons

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.


Shrimp & Perch

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With instruction from our staff, parents swim with their children teaching the essential aspects of swimming. For children ages 6 months to 3 years old.

Click on the Program Guide for dates and times above.


 

Pike

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Classes for ages 3-5: Parents need not be in the water.

Prerequisite:The children should be able to go into the water without the supervision of a parent.

Goals: Paddle on front, back and side 10 yards with a float belt, paddle 5 feet without belt. Front and back float. Gain self-confidence. Goals mentioned are just a few that children will learn.

Click on the Program Guide for dates and times above.


 

Eel

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Prerequisite:Completion of Pike class or consent of Aquatics Director

Goals: Paddle on front, back and side 25 yards with float belt, 15 feet without. Jump in and swim for 10 yards either on front or back. Goals mentioned are just a few that children will learn.

Click on the Program Guide for class dates and times above.


 

Ray

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Prerequisite:Completion of the Eel class or consent of Aquatics Director.

Goals: Alternating and symmetrical strokes. Jump off diving board with or without float belt. Tread water for 20 to 30 seconds with a float belt.

Click on the Program Guide for class dates and times above.


 

Starfish

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Prerequisite:Completion of the Ray class or consent of Aquatics Director.

Goals: Alternating and symmetrical strokes 40 yards with float belt, 25 feet without. Front and back float 1 minute without a float belt.

Click on the Program Guide for class dates and times above.


 

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Lima Family YMCA
345 S. Elizabeth St.
Lima, Ohio 45801

419 . 223 . 6045 ( p )
419 . 223 . 0771 ( f )

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Fall/Winter/Spring Hours
Labor Day - Memorial Day

  • Mon - Thu5 am - 10 pm
  • Friday5 am - 9 pm
  • Saturday6 am - 6 pm
  • Sunday12 pm - 5 pm

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