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Winter II classes run February 21 - April 10.  Members can register now, non members registration begins February 15th.  Get you or a family member active in one or more of our great classes!!

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Preschool Aquatics

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.


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


Parent / Child Shrimp & Perch

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Shrimp: (6 - 24 mos)

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.

Summer 1 & 2:  Thurs 6 - 6:30 pm; Sat 11 - 11:30 am

 

Perch: (12 - 36 mos)

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.

Summer 1 & 2:  Thurs 6:30 - 7 pm; Sat 11:30 am - 12 noon


 

Pike

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Pike: (3 - 5 Years) Beginner I

Beginner 1

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.

Summer 1 & 2:  Mon 11 - 11:30 am or 11:30 - 12 noon; Thurs 5:30 - 6 pm
                          Sat  10 - 10:30 am;  Sun 2 - 2:30 pm

Summer A - F:  12 - 12:30 pm


 

Eel

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Eel:  (3 - 5 Years)  Beginner II

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.

Summer 1 & 2:  Mon 11 - 11:30 am; Tues 5 - 5:30 pm; Thurs 5 - 5:30 pm
                          Sat 10:30 - 11 am; Sun 2:30 - 3 pm


 

Ray

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Ray - (3 - 5 Years) Advanced

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.

Summer 1 & 2:  Mon 11:30 - 12 pm; Tues 5:30 - 6 pm
                          Sat 10:30 - 11 am; Sun 2:30 - 3 pm

Summer A - F:  12:30 - 1 pm


 

Starfish

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Starfish:  (3 - 5 Years) Advanced

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.

Summer 1 & 2:  Mon 11:30 am - 12 pm; Tues 5:30 - 6 pm
                          Sat 10:30 - 11 am; Sun 2:30 - 3 pm

Summer A - F:  12:30 - 1 pm


 

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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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