|SEGMENT||SEGMENT DATES||REGISTRATION DATES (MEMBER/COMMUNITY)|
|WINTER 1||JAN 6 - FEB 16||DEC 9-JAN 4 / DEC 12-JAN 4|
|WINTER 2||FEB 17 - APR 12||FEB 10-15 / FEB 13-15|
|SUMMER 2 EXLUDE SWIM||JUN 15 - AUG 9||MAY 26- JUN 13 / MAY 28 - JUL 3|
|SUMMER 2 SWIM LESSONS||JUL 6 - AUG 9||MAY 26 - JUL 3/ MAY 28 - JUL 3|
|FALL 1||AUG 10 - SEP 27||AUG 3-8 / AUG 6-8|
|FALL 2||SEP 28 - NOV 8||SEP 21-26 / SEP 24-26|
|FALL 3||NOV 9 - DEC 20||NOV 2-7 / NOV 5-7|
*subject to change due to Covid-19 Goverment Safety Restrictions and Mandates. Please click here for our most up-to-date Covid-19 Response information.
The YMCA Aquatics Department may combine classes if there is insufficient enrollment, or cancel classes if combining classes is not an option. In the event of a canceled class, a full refund or YMCA credit will be given. Class cancelations will be finalized the Saturday before the start of the program.
OUR SWIM LESSONS
Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills. Parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision. Lessons are 30 minutes in our Leisure Pool.
Water Discovery: Ages 6-24 months
Water Exploration: Ages 24-36 Months
Preschool & Youth
Your child should be confident when they are in the water. Our youth swim lessons let kids have fun, stay safe, and master the basics of swimming. It's never too early or too late for them to learn how to swim for the first time!
- Preschool lessons are held in the leisure pool, levels 1-5. Classes are 30 minutes long.
- Youth lessons are held in the lap pool and span all levels. Classes are 45 minutes long.
Don't know what level your child should enroll in? Follow our flow chart and check off each skill your child has mastered!
- Did you check off all the boxes in a color? Move to the next level!
- Once you reach a color that you can't check off all the boxes in, you have found the level your child should be enrolled in!
Swim Basics for teens ages 12-14 is the perfect way for your child to learn swimming and water safety fundamentals with their peers.
Our adult lessons are taught by experienced teachers who craft 30 minute lessons to fit your specific needs. If you are brand new to swimming or looking to build upon your skills with technique work, our adult lessons the perfect place to get started!
Swim Team Ready Program
Our swim team ready program focuses on the necessary swim skills used in competitive swimming like flip turns, swim starts, advanced technique, speed work, and much more! This program is the perfect fit for kids who have passed through all our other levels who want to explore an interest in competitive swimming, or as a refresher before signing up for a swim club!
Aquatic Special Needs Classes
CAN DO KIDS | Ages 3-11
This program is in the leisure pool providing opportunities for children with special needs to focus on swimming skills, water fun, endurance and safety. Children needing assistance require a parent or trusted adult in the water. For more information, contact Jaime Kenning, Aquatics Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 219.462.4185 ext 353. Register online or at the Courtesy Desk.
ADAPTIVE RECREATION & LEISURE SWIM | Ages12+
Staying active, leadership, teamwork and socialization are the focus of this program that provides experiences for the special needs child in the gym and the pool. Bring your suit and towel on Wednesdays for swimming. PROGRAM ONLY OFFERED DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR. For more information, contact Jaime Kenning, Aquatics Program Coordinator at email@example.com or 219.462.4185 ext 353. Register at the Courtesy Desk.
Private and Semi-Private Lessons
No matter what your age, our swim lessons will build internal strength and positive values that guide their choices and decisions, all while having fun in the water. Both youth and adults gain a tremendous sense of self-worth when they learn swim and improve aquatic skills.
Our private swim lessons are perfect for anyone with classes based around your needs and schedule. They are also a great opportunity for those parents that want the one-on-one atmosphere for their children or for those wanting to make the transition to competitive swimming. Lessons are designed to give participants individualized attention to improve or master their swimming skills.
- Private Swim Lessons: One student and instructor
- Semi-Private Swim Lessons: Up to 3 students and instructor
All lessons expire one year after purchasing!
Tips & FAQ's
All class participants should ask permission from their instructor before entering the pool.
Diaper aged children must wear swim diapers or plastic diaper covers.
Swimmers under the age of 10 must have a parent on deck.
Strollers are not allowed on deck; please leave them in the hallway.
What do the whistle blasts the lifeguards use mean?
1 Short Blast = Gaining attention of a patron
2 Short Blasts = Gaining attention of another lifeguard
3 Short Blasts = Lifeguard entering the water for a rescue
1 LONG Blast = Everyone clear the pool!
My Child is in a combined class, what does that mean?
If we have low enrollment in a class we may combine this class with another class that has similar skills and objectives. The instructor will teach the class as one class but will push your child based on the skills and objectives of their personal level.
We are running late to swim class, is that okay?
We understand that everyone gets a little behind sometimes. Your instructor will wait 15 minutes after the scheduled start time for you to arrive before leaving. Please note that class will still end at the same scheduled time.
Can I take pictures or videos of my child while they swim?
Yes, you can certainly take pictures or videos of your own child while they swim! We understand that learning to swim is a very important milestone in a child’s life. However, please restrict photos and video to your child only. Please do not take photos or videos of other participants who are in the pool.