SPLASH Learn to Swim Week is June 5 - 9.   This program is only $5 for 5 days of lessons!!!   Registration is ONLINE NOW - Sign up early to ensure a spot!  You can also join the YMCA ONLINE NOW!  Come and see all we have to offer!!

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Youth Aquatics Swim Lessons 2017

1 Day Per Week

Summer 1:  June 13 - July 30 (7 Weeks)

     FEE:  Members $28; Non-Member $56

Summer 2:  August 1 - 19 (3 Weeks)

     FEE:  Members $16; Non Members $32

SPLASH: A Learn to Swim Safe Week

 The YMCA Learn-to Swim Safe Program is a fun way for kids ages 6 and up 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 45 minutes each day for five days

Classes will run June 5 - 9

Class 1:  9:00 - 9:45am
Class 2:  10:00 - 10:45am
Class 3:  11:00 - 11:45am

Class 4:  1:00 - 1:45pm
Class 5:  2:00 - 2:45pm
Class 6:  3:00 - 3:45pm

Class 7:  5:00 - 5:45pm
Class 8:  6:00 - 6:45pm

Members & Non-Members $5 for the week

Swim Lessons

Click Here for Swim Class Times and Days in Program Guide: 



Polliwog:  (6 - 12 Years) Beginner I

Beginning level for school-aged children.  No prior swimming experience necessary.  Students are introduced to basic stroke development, personal safety skills, water sports and games in a friendly envioronment with peers.





Guppies:  (6 - 12 Years) Beginner II

This class is designed for students who have completed the Polliwog class.  Children will continue to imporve their Freestyle and Backstroke.  They will be introduced to deep water swimming skills including personal safety in deep water, diving and treading water.  Children will also lern rotary breathing and will be introduced to Breaststroke and Butterfly





Minnow:  (6 - 12 Years) Intermediate I

The Minnow level is designed for students who have completed either the Guppy or Starfish level.  This class will continue to introduce students to diving, treading water, increased distance for Freestyle and Backstroke, as well as deep water swimming skills.  It will introduce lap swimming techniques to students and will focus on stroke refinement and endurance.





Fish:  (6 - 12 Years) Intermediate II

Students continue to focus on lap swimming skills, stroke refinement and endurance.  They will continue to learn about water sports and games, increase distance of Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke, person safety and basic rescue skills.



Flying Fish


Flying Fish:  (7 - 12 Years)  Advanced I

Flying Fish students continue to perfect lap swimming techniques and focus on stroke refinement of Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and increase distance of Butterfly.  They will continue learning basic rescue skills such as throwing assists.





Shark:  (8 - 12 Years)  Advanced II

Sharks focus on advanced stroke technique and endurance of Freestyle, Backstroke and Butterfly.  Discussions include basic First Aid and survivial techniques.  Students will continue to work toward preparation for the swim team.



Private Swim Lessons - Youth

We want every child in our community to learn how to swim.  Here at the Y we offer private, semi-private and group swim lessons depending on what works best for your child.  We'll support, encourage and challenge your child from Shrimp all the way to the Barracudas Swim Team!

1 Half-hour Private Lesson:
FEE:  Members: $20; Non-members: $25

5 Half-hour Private Lessons:
FEE:  Members: $90; Non-members: $110

1 Half-hour Semi-Private Lesson: (Cost is for Two Swimmers)
FEE:  Members: $30; Non-members: $36

5 Half-hour Semi-Private Lessons: (Cost is for Two Swimmers)
FEE:  Members: $135; Non-members: $160

Re-Certification for American Red Cross Lifeguard & CPR

Recertification is offered once a month.

Contact Front Desk at 419-223-6045

Lifeguard Recertification Fee:  Members $100  Non-Members $125

CPR for the Professional Rescuer Fee:  $75

Swim Suit Care and Life Expectancy

Life Expectancy of Swim Suit

The life expectancy of a ladies swim suit is approximately 3-4 months.  This is based on wearing a suit three times a week for one hour at a time.  So depending on your swimming frequency, the life expectancy could be a little more or a little less.

Care for Your Swim Suit

The care given to a suit plays a big role in how long a suit will last.  We recommend rinsing the suit in cold water immediately after swimming.  Once home, hand wash the suit in cold water with a mild detergent.  This will rinse away chlorine or sea salts.  The suit can be dried in the dryer on a low setting or line dry out of direct sunlight.

Home School Gym & Swim

Home school youth, join us for some exciting fun!  Youth will start up the day with a fun swim.  The class will continue on to teach youth different sports including basketball, soccer and softball, followed by a 1/2 hour swim lesson and 1/4 hour fun swim.

Thursday: 1:00 - 2:45 pm

FEE:  Membes $35; Non-Members $70

Contact Aquatic Director for more information at 419-223-6045 ext 220

YMCA Lifeguard Classes

Youth and Adult

You must be at least 15 years of age at the completion of the class and be able to swim 300 yards. (Strokes:  100 Freestyle, 100 Breast and 100 Combination) You should be able to retrieve a brick from the bottom of the pool (depth: 12 1/2 feet).

An electronic copy of the book is included with the fee.  If you would like a hard copy of the book, there is an additional $30 fee.

Must attend all dates:

For more information call:  Aquatic Director 419-223-6045 ext. 220

  • FEE:
  • Members: $225
  • Non-members: $250

* Lifeguard & CPR Recertification is available by appointment.

Water Scouts

Are you in the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts or Brownies? 

Bring your scouts to the YMCA to earn their Aquatic Badge or Patch.

Point of Contact::  Aquatics Director at 419-223-6045 ext 220 to make your reservations today.


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

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

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