Fall Classes run September 12 - October 29th. Members & Non-Members can register online now! Thursday, September 22nd we are offering a one day only special!!! No Joiner fee if you join any time that day (Chamber Business Olympics Day!)
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 Dec 19 - 23, 2016
Class 01 = 5:00 - 5:30 pm
Class 02 = 5:30 - 6:00 pm
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.