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 A UNISEX SPECIAL NEEDS
/FAMILY LOCKER ROOM
is available to anyone who needs assistance changing, using the restroom, or preparing to enter the pool area.

LOCKER USE
Lockers are available free of charge for your daily use. You can bring your own lock or rent a lock at the Welcome Center. 
We recommend you lock up your belongings and please remember to take your lock and items with you when you leave each day.
If you would like to rent a locker the cost is $60 for a 3ft locker, and $90 for a 6ft locker per year.

TOWELS
Please bring your own towels with you from home. If you forget your towel we may be able to provide one for you while you are here, but there are no guarantees that we will be able to. Please ask at the Welcome Center when you arrive. 
AQUATICS
SWIMMING
LESSONS
Pools HoursPool RulesSwimming LessonsAquatic ClassesLifeguardingVirtual Tour

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When: Anytime
Times: TBD by You and the Instructor
Dates: TBD by You and the Instructor
Cost: $60.00— Members, $90.00—Potential Members

PRIVATE
LESSONS
Private swim lessons are done in Five - 30 minute sessions. All private lessons must be ran by the YMCA and paid for in full prior to beginning lessons. Lesson times must be approved by the aquatics director and must be scheduled during regular pool hours, not to be held when other lessons or programs are taking place. APPOINTMENT WITH INSTRUCTOR AT YOUR CONVENIENCE.
The Y offers a wide range of swimming options for the whole family. Swimming builds self-confidence and develops the whole person – spirit, mind and body. Classes are divided into ability groups while trained instructors who emphasize personal safety, swimming skills, endurance and social skills guided with praise and encouragement.
The Y offers swim lessons for all ages and abilities. Look at the skill levels below in order to place them in the correct class. If you do not know the last class your child passed successfully, please contact us in advance so we can attempt to verify for you.



CLASS 
DISCRIPTIONS
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When: Lessons start different times throughout the year. Check our
Youth Activites page or click the Registration button below for most current dates/times. 
Times: Times will be based on level placement, but lessons 
normally begin at 9:00AM and run until 12:00PM on Saturdays
Cost: $45.00— Members, $65.00—Potential Members

Group lessons consist of about 6 children to one Certified Swimming Instructor. Children are grouped with other children of similar age and swimming ability!

GROUP
LESSONS
SWIM STARTERS
Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skill through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.

SWIM BASICS
Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: 
  • Swim, float, swim--Sequencing front glides, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit
  • Jump, push, turn, grab


SWIM STROKES
Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social--emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.  

A/Water Discovery 
​Parents accompany children in stage A, which introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water.
B/Water Exploration
In stage B, parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills. 
1/Water Acclimation 
Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the even of falling into a body of water in stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student's future progress in swimming.
2/Water Movement
In stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional changed, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the even of falling into a body of water. 
3/Water Stamina
In stage 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the even of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.
4/Stroke Introduction 
Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.
5/Stroke Development
Students in stage 5 work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke. 
6/Water Stamina
In stage 6, students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.
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