Aquatics

The unique properties of water make it the ideal environment for exercise – and our 25-yard, 6-lane pool with water temperature at 84 degrees, provides a great venue to meet your exercise needs. Almost anything you can do on land can be done in the water – aerobic conditioning, strength training, weight loss, and increased flexibility. Swimming is good for your heart and is low impact, no stress or strain on your joints. Plus, using all of your body’s muscle sets, a good workout can be done in less than thirty minutes. All abilities can benefit from water exercise, whatever age or fitness level because you are in control of your movements. We have many programs available to teach or improve your swimming and fitness skills in the water. 


LEARNING / TRAINING / COMPETING

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LEARN: ADULT SWIM LESSONS (15 Years and Older)

Want to learn to swim with your face in the water? Each participant sets goals and works with instructors to achieve them.  Students are grouped according to their abilities on the first day of lessons. It's never too late to learn!
  • FALL I SESSION: Sep 11 - Oct 29

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    Th 1:00-2:00 PM AAQADSW1 $58.00
    Tu, Th 8:30-9:30 PM AAQADSW2 1 Day: $58, 2 Days: $80

REFINE: SWIM WORKOUTS

If you know how to swim but want advice on how to create a "swim workout", try this 45-minute class to learn drills for cross training and a new type of fitness routine.
  • FALL I SESSION: Sep 11 - Oct 29

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    11:45 AM-12:30 PM
    9:00 -9:45 AM
    AAQSWIMWORK 1 Day: $58, 2 Days: $80

IMPROVE: TRI-TRAINING

Trying to improve the swim portion of your triathlon? Whether sprint or Ironman distances, our swim coaches will help provide you with the drills, stroke technique and confidence to improve the first leg of your race. 

  • 2017-2018 Season

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    8:30 -10:00 PM
    7:00 -8:30 AM
    AAQTRITRAIN 1 Day: $150, 2 Days: $250
*Should be able to swim 200 yards.

**Season Fees through June 2018

CHALLENGE: MASTERS SWIMMING

Improve your swimming technique, increase your endurance, and enjoy the friendship of fellow swimmers. Coaching tips and suggestions to make your workout more productive and fun will be offered. The opportunity to compete is available but it is not required.

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    8:30 -10:00 PM
    7:00 -8:30 AM
    AAQMASTERS 1 Day: $150, 2 Days: $250
* Season Fees through June 2018

AQUA EXERCISE

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AQUAFIT - Now FREE to Members

This beginning-level water exercise class concentrates on range of motion and basic cardiovascular conditioning.  Recommended for beginners, people with mild arthritis and those returning from back or joint injuries.

Tuesdays & Thursdays  9:45 to 10:45 a.m.
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ARTHRITIS WATER EXERCISE (Open to Non-Members) - Now FREE to Members

This class is designed for people with arthritis or those with limited range of motion.  Our trained instructor guides participants through gentle actions in the water (pool is kept at 84º) that can help decrease pain and stiffness.
  • FALL I SESSION: Sep 11 - Oct 29

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    Tu, Th 10:45-11:30 AM AAQARTHRITIS Members: $0.00, Non-Members: $89.00
Class is free for members but registration is necessary. 


ATTENTION NON-MEMBERS:

All Non-Members must sign a photo/hold harmless release in order to participate in programs. Please print, sign and return to Member Services Desk upon or before attending the first class.

Photo Release and Hold Harmless

WATER EXERCISE FOR OLDER ADULTS

Exercises done in the pool puts less stress on your joints. This enjoyable and fun class works in both shallow and deep ends but you do not need to know how to swim to participate. Flotation devices are provided. Class is free!

Fridays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

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AQUASCULPT - Now FREE to Members

Discover a whole new way to use water! This high intensity weight-resistance workout focuses on toning and sculpting the major muscle groups to benefit overall health. Ability to swim is not required.

Mondays & Wednesdays  9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
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RED CROSS CERTIFICATIONS

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WATERFRONT LIFEGUARDING (15 years and older)

This Red Cross Certification course will certify individuals in lifeguarding, (waterfront for those 16 and older) CPR for the professional Rescuer, First Aid, and AED. Participants must be at least 15 by time of first class. 

THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS TO BE COMPLETED THE FIRST NIGHT OF CLASS, ARE NECESSARY IN ORDER TO TAKE THE COURSE:

  1. Swim 550 yards, continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  2. Swim 5 yards submerge and retrieve three dive rings placed 5 yards apart in 4 to 7 feet of water, resurface and continue to swim another 5 yards to complete the skill sequence.
  3. Tread water for 2 minutes using legs only. Candidates should place hands under their armpits.
  4. Complete a timed event, within 1 minute and 40 seconds.
    1. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face can be in or out of the water. No goggles can be worn
    2. Surface dive, feet first or headfirst to depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10- pound object.
    3. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the objects and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath.

Please be aware that during each class the above skills may be practiced, including the 550-yard swim.

Participants must pass 100% of these water skills in addition to passing a written test by at least 80%. There are no refunds for failure to pass either requirement. Attendance is critical at every class. Absences may result in no certification.

American Red Cross certifications for Lifeguarding/First Aid and CPR/AED for the Lifeguard are valid for two years.  Certifications will be issued upon the successful completion of the course.

  • 2 WEEKEND INTENSIVE: Oct. 13-22

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    7:00 -10:00 PM
    9:00 AM-6:00 PM
    7:00 AM-12:00 PM
    GUARD Members: $375.00, Non-Members: $400.00

Those who do not pass the pre-test on the first night will receive a refund minus $50.00.

Program is offered approximately every session from September through June.

ATTENTION NON-MEMBERS:

All Non-Members must sign a photo/hold harmless release in order to participate in programs.  Please print, sign and return to Member Services Desk upon or before attending the first class.

Photo Release and Hold Harmless

WATERFRONT LIFEGUARDING RENEWAL (15 years and older)

This program will enable you to recertify your lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and First Aid certifications.  Participants are required to pass 100% of the water skills and 80% of all written tests in order to be recertified.  Little review will be given. Participants must bring own mask and proof of prior certification (must have been valid within last 40 days). 
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This course is offered periodically throughout the year, typically late December, early January, mid-May and early June.  If no current listings contact Aquatics Director to learn when next recert course may be offered.

*Participant must be 15 years of age on or before date of final exam.

ATTENTION NON-MEMBERS:
All Non-Members must sign a photo/hold harmless release in order to participate in programs.  Please print, sign and return to Member Services Desk upon or before attending the first class.

Photo Release and Hold Harmless

WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR (16 years and older)

Become a certified Red Cross Water Safety Instructor!  Learn to teach children and adults to swim and give water safety presentations to kids and their parents.  Must be at least 16 and a Level 4 American Red Cross Swimmer!  100% attendance required at all classes. Participants must pass 100% of water skills and 80% of written tests.

Dates/times below are for practical instruction that will take place at the Y. This course is a blended learning program with additional online instruction through the Red Cross website.  You will be fowarded a link from the Aquatics Director to log into the course. An additional fee of $35 will be required upon log-in.

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Participants must sign CODE of CONDUCT
This course is offered periodically throughout the year, typically in January and May/June.  If no current listings contact Aquatics Director to learn when next course may be offered.

ATTENTION NON-MEMBERS:
All Non-Members must sign a photo/hold harmless release in order to participate in programs.  Please print, sign and return to Member Services Desk upon or before attending the first class.

Photo Release and Hold Harmless

LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTOR COURSE (17 by last day of class)

See what it takes to be a lifeguard instructor during this intensive training where students learn how to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Lifeguarding program.  Participants will develop an understanding of how to use course material, conduct training sessions, and how to evaluate progress. Attendance is critical as absences may result in no certification. Participants must pass 100% of water skills and 80% written tests.

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This course is offered only occasionally.  If no current listings contact Aquatics Director to learn when next course may be offered.

ATTENTION NON-MEMBERS:
All Non-Members must sign a photo/hold harmless release in order to participate in programs.  Please print, sign and return to Member Services Desk upon or before attending the first class.

Photo Release and Hold Harmless

ADULT & PEDIATRIC CPR/AED (15 years and older)

This course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illness, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies, and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age - teens, adults, and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years). Those who successfully complete the course will be certified in Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED for two years.
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This course is offered periodically throughout the year, typically October/November and March.  If no current listings contact Aquatics Director to learn when next course may be offered.

ATTENTION NON-MEMBERS:
All Non-Members must sign a photo/hold harmless release in order to participate in programs.  Please print, sign and return to Member Services Desk upon or before attending the first class.

Photo Release and Hold Harmless


DROP-IN SWIM DESIGNATIONS FOR ADULTS


Members are welcome to drop in at the pool during any of the following designations.  See Pool Schedule of Days/Times.  

LANE SWIM
Open to all full privilege members (and guests) who are 15 years and older. Lanes are designated for speed, so please enter from the shallow end in the appropriate lane and let others know that you will be joining them. Please be considerate of others. See our Etiquette Policy on the pool deck.

ADULT LAP SWIM
Open to all full privilege members (and guests) who are 19 years and older. Adult Lap time is usually available during the lunch time and after work, Monday-Friday.

RECREATION SWIM
Open to all full privilege members (and guests). Children under 7 years and any non-swimmer must be within arm’s length of an adult swimmer in the water. Children 7-11 years who do not use a bubble (cube) must be supervised by an adult from the water or the balcony. Bubbles are available on the pool deck. No inflatable devices are allowed in the water. Lap swimming is not permitted. See Pool Rules for further clarification.


LOCKER ROOMS
Please be aware that children must use their gender identifying bathrooms after kindergarten age. For those who need strollers, we encourage the use of “umbrella” type strollers while inside the Y, especially in the locker room where space is limited.

LONG HAIR POLICY
Anyone with shoulder-length hair or longer must wear a bathing cap or have hair securely tied up.

SHOWERING
Everyone must rinse off in shower before entering the pool.