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Swim Lessons

The goal of the YMCA’s Aquatics Department is to provide a positive aquatic experience. We help build self-esteem through accomplishments, develop an awareness of safety through the practice of skills, and instill the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. All of the programs are progressive, building upon basic skills and progressing toward mastery of techniques, and eventually toward other aspects of aquatics and the potential for lifelong involvements in aquatic programs. Please register early. All classes fill up quickly and have an enrollment limit. Full payment is required at the time of registration.

Check out our swim lesson availability!

 

BSA Water Days for all Boy Scout Troops & Venture Crews
Join us for this opportunity for Scouts to complete swim testing and work on their Water Merit badge. Scouts may schedule testing/badge work with our Aquatics Director outside of this scheduled Water Day. Scouts must pre-register for this program. BSA Swim Merit Lessons also available. REGISTER NOW!
Developmental Disabilities Swim Lesson
The YMCA offers a special swim program that is designed to provide an educational and therapeutic environment for those with developmental disabilities. The aquatic environment is excellent because water exercise has these benefits: Improves flexibility, coordination and range of motion; strengthens and tones the muscles without hurting vulnerable joints; longer exercise time because the body is working with buoyancy, not gravity as on land; increases the child’s self-esteem because he/she is able to forget about his/her limitations while learning new behaviors, skills and learning strategies in an environment that promotes success mixed with fun and play. REGISTER NOW!
Parent/Child Interactive Class
The primary goal of this program is comfort and safety. Songs and games are an important part of the instruction at this level. Motor skills will also be presented. A parent or trusted adult will be needed to accompany the child in the pool. Ages 6 months to 3 years. REGISTER NOW!
Preschool Lessons
The YMCA preschool swim program is designed to introduce and build elementary swimming and safety skills. Children are placed in groups with a YMCA trained instructor. Emphasis is on developing coordination, endurance, and self-confidence of the preschooler. Students will work with and without flotation devices. Students will be evaluated and moved to the appropriate level. Ages 3-5 years. REGISTER NOW!
Private Special Needs Swim Lessons
This program is designed to provide an educational and safe environment for children with developmental differences. Water exercise has these benefits: improves flexibility, coordination, range of motion and regulation of breathing; strengthens, tones, and stretches the muscles without hurting vulnerable joints; low impact because it works with buoyancy, not gravity as on land; increases the child’s self-esteem because he/she is able to forget about his/her limitations while learning new behaviors, skills and learning excellent sensory play. The goals of the program is to increase the child’s self-esteem, strength, coordination and swim skills.
Private Swim Lessons
It’s the YMCA’s philosophy that most people learn better in a group setting. However, sometimes individual attention is needed. Private lessons are available by appointment only!
School-Age Swim Lessons
The National YMCA Progressive Swim Program stresses endurance, personal safety, skill development, and lifesaving techniques. The four competitive strokes are introduced and perfected as emphasis is placed on development of the total child. Students will work with and without flotation devices. Students will be evaluated and moved to the appropriate level. Ages 6-12 years. REGISTER NOW!
Stroke Mechanics
This program works with swimmers 6-12 years of age who enjoy fun competitive experiences yet may not possess the correct stroke or physical abilities to compete. Swim etiquette will be taught and emphasis will be on stroke improvement and endurance. Children will complete the following skills: freestyle, backstroke, breast stroke and butterfly. Stroke mechanics class will feature guest speaker/instructor once per session. REGISTER NOW!
Teen/Adult Beginner Swim Lessons
This is a great opportunity for adults and beginners age 12 and up to learn the fundamentals of breathing and body position in the water and/or enhance swimming skills. Please contact the Aquatics Director before registering junior high students. REGISTER NOW!

Preschool Swim Partnership 
To help achieve our goal to make swim lessons more accessible for all children in our community and surrounding areas, we will begin offering Group Swim Lessons for private day care facilities and organizations.

Preschool Field Trips 
Crossroads YMCA is offering field trips to the communities we serve. In those field trips, students will receive time in the pool for water acclimation/instruction (45 minutes) and free time (15 minutes). Their trip will conclude with time to have their home lunch while learning about safety.

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