Aquatics for Kids 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

 


PROGRESSIVE LESSONS (6-13 Years)

Our youth/teen lesson program develops basic swimming skills while advancing through 7 progressive levels, beginning with Polliwog.  As children develop their strength, coordination and endurance they are able to master the skill goal associated with each level and are prepared to move on to the next.  Not sure where your child fits in?  See lesson placement information below.  

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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 II 2014: Apr 21-Jun 8

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    Mo, We 4:00-4:30 PM YAQPOL1 1 Day: $58, 2 Days: $82
    Tu, Th 4:00-4:30 PM YAQPOL2 1 Day: $58, 2 Days: $82
    Tu, Th 5:00-5:30 PM YAQPOL3 1 Day: $58, 2 Days: $82
    Fr 4:00-4:30 PM YAQPOL4 $58.00
    Sa 9:00-9:30 AM YAQPOL5 $58.00
    Sa 10:50-11:20 AM YAQPOL6 $58.00
    Su 1:30-2:00 PM YAQPOL7 $58.00
    Su 2:00-2:30 PM YAQPOL8 $58.00
  • Special Needs Aquatics Program

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    Su 1:00-1:30 PM YAQPOLA $58.00
For Special Needs program please contact Gwen to register.  

GUPPY - Advanced Beginner

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

  • SPRING II 2014: Apr 21-Jun 8

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    Mo, We 4:30-5:00 PM YAQGUP1 1 Day: $58, 2 Days: $82
    Tu, Th 4:30-5:00 PM YAQGUP2 1 Day: $58, 2 Days: $82
    Fr 4:00-4:30 PM YAQGUP3 $58.00
    Fr 5:00-5:30 PM YAQGUP4 $58.00
    Sa 9:00-9:30 AM YAQGUP5 $58.00
    Sa 9:35-10:05 AM YAQGUP6 $58.00
    Sa 10:50-11:20 AM YAQGUP7 $58.00
    Su 1:30-2:00 PM YAQGUP8 $58.00
    Su 2:00-2:30 PM YAQGUP9 $58.00

MINNOW - Intermediate

Skill Goal:  Swim 50 yards with rotary breathing and elementary backstroke.
  • SPRING II 2014: Apr 21-Jun 8

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    Mo, We 4:30-5:00 PM YAQMIN1 1 Day: $58, 2 Days: $82
    Tu, Th 4:30-5:00 PM YAQMIN2 1 Day: $58, 2 Days: $82
    Fr 4:00-4:30 PM YAQMIN3 $58.00
    Fr 5:00-5:30 PM YAQMIN4 $58.00
    Sa 9:00 AM-9:30 PM YAQMIN5 $58.00
    Sa 10:15-10:45 AM YAQMIN6 $58.00
    Su 1:30-2:00 PM YAQMIN7 $58.00
    Su 2:30-3:00 PM YAQMIN8 $58.00

FISH - Advanced Intermediate

Skill Goal:  To perform 25 yards of breaststroke while continuing to perfect the front crawl.
  • SPRING II 2014: Apr 21-Jun 8

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    Mo, We 4:30-5:00 PM YAQFISH1 1 Day: $58, 2 Days: $82
    Tu, Th 4:30-5:00 PM YAQFISH2 1 Day: $58, 2 Days: $82
    Fr 4:30-5:00 PM YAQFISH3 $58.00
    Sa 9:00-9:30 AM YAQFISH4 $58.00
    Sa 10:15-10:45 AM YAQFISH5 $58.00
  • Fish/FlyFish Combo - Adv/Int

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    Tu, Th 5:00-5:30 PM YAQFFMED1 1 Day: $58, 2 Days: $82
    Fr 5:00-5:30 PM YAQFFMED2 $58.00
    Su 1:30-2:00 PM YAQFFMED3 $58.00
    Su 2:30-3:00 PM YAQFFMED4 $58.00
Fish, Flying Fish Medley offerings are a combined enrollment of both levels.  Students will be separated and taught based on their skill level.

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 II 2014: Apr 21-Jun 8

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    Mo, We 4:30-5:00 PM YAQFLYFISH1 1 Day: $58, 2 Days: $82
    Tu, Th 4:30-5:00 PM YAQFLYFISH2 1 Day: $58, 2 Days: $82
    Fr 4:30-5:00 PM YAQFLYFISH3 $58.00
    Sa 9:00-9:30 AM YAQFLYFISH4 $58.00
    Sa 9:35-10:05 AM YAQFLYFISH5 $58.00
  • Fish/FlyFish Combo - Adv/Int

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    Tu, Th 5:00-5:30 PM YAQFFMED1 1 Day: $58, 2 Days: $82
    Fr 5:00-5:30 PM YAQFFMED2 $58.00
    Su 1:30-2:00 PM YAQFFMED3 $58.00
    Su 2:30-3:00 PM YAQFFMED4 $58.00
Fish, Flying Fish Medley offerings are a combined enrollment of both levels.  Students will be separated and taught based on their skill level.

SHARK - Advanced

Skill Goal:  Perfecting all four strokes to build endurance, improve flip turns and dives.
  • SPRING II 2014: Apr 21-Jun 8

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    Mo, We 4:30-5:00 PM YAQSHARK1 1 Day: $58, 2 Days: $82
    Tu, Th 4:30-5:00 PM YAQSHARK2 1 Day: $58, 2 Days: $82
    Fr 4:30-5:00 PM YAQSHARK3 $58.00
    Sa 9:35-10:05 AM YAQSHARK4 $58.00
    Su 2:30-3:00 PM YAQSHARK5 $58.00

 

About Lesson Placement & Registration

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Special Needs Aquatics

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Special Needs Group Lesson

This is a group lesson for children with various disabilities.
  • Spring II 2014: Apr 21-Jun 8

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    Su 1:00-1:30 PM YAQPOLA $58.00
This offering is available to Y-members only.  Contact Aquatics Director - Gwen McNamara to register.

I-SNAP One-on-One Lessons (3-14 Years)

The I-SNAP 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.
  • Session I: Jun 1-Jul 6

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    Su   ISNAP1 N/A
  • Session II: Jul 13-Aug 10

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    Su   ISNAP2 N/A
Open to members and non-members. Contact Aquatics Director - Gwen McNamara to register

I-SNAP One-on-One Lessons (15 Years & up)

The I-SNAP 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.
Open to members and non-members. Contact Aquatics Director - Gwen McNamara to register

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SPRINGBOARD DIVING

This recreational diving class teaches basic approaches and takeoffs as well as the front and back dives. More advanced dives, such as the inward and front and back flips are taught when the diver is capable. Minimum swimming level of Minnow required.
  • SPRING II 2014: Apr 21-Jun 8 Beginner

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    Sa 10:15-10:45 AM YAQDIVING1 $68.00
    Sa 11:25-11:55 AM YAQDIVING2 $68.00
  • SPRING II 2014: Apr 21-Jun 8 Advanced Beginner/I

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    Sa 10:50-11:20 AM YAQDIVING3 $68.00
Please contact Gwen at extension 22 or gwenm@lhymca.com for and evaluation for placement beyond beginner level.

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 II 2014: Apr 21-Jun 8

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    Mo, We 5:00-5:30 PM YAQFITSWIM1 1 Day: $58, 2 Days: $82
    Sa 10:15-10:45 AM YAQFITSWIM2 $58.00
    Su 1:30-2:00 PM YAQFITSWIM3 $58.00
* Minimum swim level of Flying Fish required.

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Thirty minute one-on-one instruction.  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.   


REGISTRATION BEGINS
Mon - Mar 31    8:00 am

 TIMES OFFERED


Mon-Thu
April 14-17

4:00

4:30

5:00 

Members:        $20 per half-hour class
Non-member:  $30 per half-hour class


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In person registration only.



LOCKER ROOMS
Please be aware that children are permitted in the locker room of the opposite sex through Kindergarten age only. 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.