Aquatics for TEENS at the Y

Our swim lesson program is designed to help kids develop a lifelong love of the water with competency, confidence and endurance.

To reach this goal, students are introduced to:

    •  Stroke Mechanics 
    •  Water Sports and Games        
    •  Personal Safety
    •  Character Development

Younger teens participate in our Progessive Lessons while we welcome older teens to learn/improve their swimming skills in our Adult Swim Lessons.

Additionally, teens are encouraged to begin to take on leadership roles in the aquatic environment through Red Cross Lifeguard and WSI certification courses as well as volunteering to assist younger swimmers.


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!
  • SPRING I SESSION: Feb 27 - Apr 15

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    Th 1:00-1:45 PM AAQASWIM1 $58.00
    Tu, Th 8:30-9:30 PM AAQASWIM2 1 Day: $58, 2 Days: $80

Swimming LESSONS 7-14 yrs

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POLLIWOG - Beginner

Skill Goal:  To swim 25 yards with face in the water and rhythmic breathing and floating on back.

  • SPRING I SESSION: Feb 27 - Apr 15

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    Mo, We 4:00-4:30 PM YAQPOL1 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Su 1:15-1:45 PM YAQPOL10 $62.00
    Su 1:45-2:15 PM YAQPOL11 $62.00
    Su 2:15-2:45 PM YAQPOL12 $62.00
    Mo, We 4:30-5:00 PM YAQPOL2 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Mo, We 5:00-5:30 PM YAQPOL3 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 4:00-4:30 PM YAQPOL4 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 4:30-5:00 PM YAQPOL5 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 5:00-5:30 PM YAQPOL6 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Fr 4:00-4:30 PM YAQPOL7 $62.00
    Sa 9:00-9:30 AM YAQPOL8 $62.00
    Sa 10:50-11:20 AM YAQPOL9 $62.00
*NO CLASS Sunday, December 11 due to Big Chill Swim Meet. Price adjusted accordingly.
**Note time change since brochure publishing.

GUPPY - Advanced Beginner

Skill Goal:  Swim 25 yards with rotary breathing and kicking while on back.

  • SPRING I SESSION: Feb 27 - Apr 15

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    Mo, We 4:30-5:00 PM YAQGUP1 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 4:00-4:30 PM YAQGUP2 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 4:30-5:00 PM YAQGUP3 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Fr 4:00-4:30 PM YAQGUP4 $62.00
    Sa 9:00-9:30 AM YAQGUP5 $62.00
    Sa 9:35-10:05 AM YAQGUP6 $62.00
    Sa 10:50-11:20 AM YAQGUP7 $62.00
    Su 1:45-2:15 PM YAQGUP8 $62.00
    Su 2:15-2:45 PM YAQGUP9 $62.00
*NO CLASS Sunday, December 11 due to Big Chill Swim Meet. Price adjusted accordingly.

MINNOW - Intermediate

Skill Goal:  Swim 50 yards with rotary breathing and elementary backstroke.
  • SPRING I SESSION: Feb 27 - Apr 15

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    Mo, We 4:30-5:00 PM YAQMIN1 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 4:30-5:00 PM YAQMIN2 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Fr 4:00-4:30 PM YAQMIN3 $62.00
    Sa 9:00 AM-9:30 PM YAQMIN4 $62.00
    Sa 10:15-10:45 AM YAQMIN5 $62.00
    Sa 10:50-11:20 AM YAQMIN6 $62.00
    Su 1:15-1:45 PM YAQMIN7 $62.00
    Su 1:45-2:15 PM YAQMIN8 $62.00
*NO CLASS Sunday, December 11 due to Big Chill Swim Meet. Price adjusted accordingly.
**NOTE time change from brochure.

FISH - Advanced Intermediate

Skill Goal:  To perform 25 yards of breaststroke while continuing to perfect the front crawl.
  • SPRING I SESSION: Feb 27 - Apr 15

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    Mo, We 4:30-5:00 PM YAQFISH1 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 4:30-5:00 PM YAQFISH2 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Fr 4:30-5:00 PM YAQFISH4 $62.00
    Sa 9:00-9:30 AM YAQFISH5 $62.00
    Sa 10:15-10:45 AM YAQFISH6 $62.00
    Su 1:45-2:15 PM YAQFISH7 $62.00
    Su 2:45-3:15 PM YAQFISH8 $62.00
    Tu, Th 5:00-5:30 PM YAQFISH3 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
*NO CLASS Sunday, December 11 due to Big Chill Swim Meet.  Price adjusted accordingly.

FLYING FISH - Advanced Intermediate

Skill Goal:  To perform 50 yards of butterfly with an introduction to Individual Medley (all 4 strokes done in sequence.)
  • SPRING I SESSION: Feb 27 - Apr 15

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    Mo, We 4:30-5:00 PM YAQFLYFISH1 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 5:00-5:30 PM YAQFLYFISH2 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Fr 4:30-5:00 PM YAQFLYFISH3 $62.00
    Sa 9:00-9:30 AM YAQFLYFISH4 $62.00
    Su 2:45-3:15 PM YAQFLYFISH5 $62.00
*NO CLASS Sunday, December 11 due to Big Chill Swim Meet. Price adjusted accordingly.

SHARK - Advanced

Skill Goal:  Perfecting all four strokes to build endurance, improve flip turns and dives.
  • SPRING I SESSION: Feb 27 - Apr 15

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    Mo, We 4:30-5:00 PM YAQSHARK1 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Tu, Th 4:30-5:00 PM YAQSHARK2 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
    Fr 4:30-5:00 PM YAQSHARK3 $62.00
    Sa 9:35-10:05 AM YAQSHARK4 $62.00
    Su 2:45-3:15 PM YAQSHARK5 $62.00
*NO CLASS Sunday, December 11 due to Big Chill Swim Meet. Price adjusted accordingly.

Lesson Placement & Registration

  • NEW PARTICIPANTS

  • CURRENT PARTICIPANTS

  • AGE CROSSOVER EQUIVALENTS

  • PROGRESS REPORTS

  • REGISTRATION

  • STAFFING


SPECIAL NEEDS

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I-SNAP One-on-One Lessons (3-18 Years & Fully Potty Trained) (OPEN to Non-Members)

I-SNAP (Individual Special Needs Aquatics Program) provides each child the support and the tools necessary to develop and increase basic aquatic skills. The program focuses on providing a safe environment to encourage freedom of movement and enjoyment of the water.

  • SPRING I SESSION: Feb 27 - Apr 15

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    Su 9:30-10:00 AM ISNAP1 Members: $86.00, Non-Members: $111.00
    Su 10:00-10:30 AM ISNAP2 Members: $86.00, Non-Members: $111.00
    Su 10:30-11:00 AM ISNAP3 Members: $86.00, Non-Members: $111.00
    Su 11:00-11:30 AM ISNAP4 Members: $86.00, Non-Members: $111.00
    Su 11:30 AM-12:00 PM ISNAP5 Members: $86.00, Non-Members: $111.00
All participants must be fully potty trained.  No swim diapers permitted. This program is held off-site at the Craig School in Mountain Lakes. The facility is NOT handicap accessible.  

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OTHER AQUATIC ACTIVITIES

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YOUTH FITSWIM (11-15 Years)

This class is for the swimmer* who has learned the basics of all the strokes and wants to swim for exercise and fitness.  Students will have endurance workouts to incorporate their skills into a fitness routine.
  • SPRING I SESSION: Feb 27 - Apr 15

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    Su 1:45-2:15 PM YAQFITSWIM2 $62.00
    Mo, We 5:00-5:30 PM YAQFITSWIM1 1 Day: $62, 2 Days: $88
* Minimum swim level of Flying Fish required.

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS


Thirty minute one-on-one instruction.

We have private lessons available weekday mornings for adults and children who are current Y members.  Contact Aquatics Director, Ed Soder for availability and questions.

Otherwise, due to limited pool availability, private swim lessons for ages 3 and up are offered only during breaks or changes from our regular swim program sessions.  In person registration only.

Registration opens at 8:00 am on monday, February 6

February dates and times shown below

 DAYS/TIMES AVAILABLE
   
DAYS
DATES

TIMES
MON
2/20
TUE
2/21
WED
2/22
THU
2/23
FRI
2/24
 
4:00 X X X X X
4:30 X X X X X
  5:00 X X X X X

Members:        $20 per half-hour class
Non-member:  $35 per half-hour class


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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


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 demonstrating the front crawl, breaststroke, side stroke, and elementary backstroke.
  2. Tread water for 5 minutes.
  3. Recover a 10-pound brick from 12 feet of water.
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.

  • WINTER SESSION: Jan 22 - Mar 5

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Program is offered approximately every session from September through June.

 ATTENTION PARTICIPANTS:
This is a blended learning course that combines online learning directly through Red Cross, with on-site skills sessions here at the Y, where you will practice skills and demonstrate competency.  Please plan to complete the initial online lessons of your training at least two days prior to your first on-site skills session. The Red Cross registration link is below and requires a $35 fee. (our fee has been reduced accordingly) Please complete your course registration with the Y first using the Register button above, then return to this page to register with the Red Cross using the link below:

Online Learning Registration Link:
https://classes.redcross.org/R/class000000006169168/LHYMCA30124


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

  • 1 DAY COURSE: Jan 29

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  • 6 WEEK COURSE: See dates above

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  • 1 DAY COURSE: May 12

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DROP-IN SWIM DESIGNATIONS FOR TEENS


Teen 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 at least 15 years old. 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.

TEEN LAP SWIM
Open to all full privilege members (and guests) who are 12-15 years of age. All swimmers must swim continuous laps.

RECREATION SWIM
Open to all full privilege members (and guests). 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.