Aquatics

 PRESCHOOL

Water Babies Swim Program (6 Months – 3 years):

This is a nationally recognized program that introduces parents and their new swimmers to the joys and benefits of the water. The class is for children ages 6 months to 3 years of age and their parents. That’s right! Mom and/or Dad get to be in the water with their child. What a great way to bond with your little swimmer!

Preschool Swim Program (3-5 years):

Your child will learn the basics of water safety plus the skills that will help to make him or her more confident in and around the water.

Pike:

Our beginner level program. No skills are required to register for this class.
Skills learned in the Pike Class:
– Paddle stroke 10 yds. front/back/side with a floation device
– Swim 5 ft. on front/back/side w/o a floatation device.
– Tread water with a floatation device for 30 seconds.

Eel:

Must have completed and passed the Pike class or be proficient in the skills learned in the Pike Class.
Skills learned in the Eel class:
– Paddle stroke 25 yds. front/back/side with a floatation device.
– Paddle stroke 15 ft. front/back/side w/o a floatation device.
– Tread water without floatation for 10 seconds.
– Jump in and swim 10 yds. with floatation.

Ray:

 Must have completed and passed the Eel Class or be proficient in the skills learned in the Eel class.
Skills learned in the Ray Class:
– Font/back crawl 25 yds. with floatation
– Front crawl 20 ft. w/o floatation using rhythmic breathing
– Side stroke 15 yds. with  floatation
– Side stroke 20 ft.w/o floatation
– Back crawl 20 ft. w/o floatation
– Tread water for 30 sec. with floatation
– Front/back float for 30 sec. w/o floatation
– Survival float for 1 minute unassisted
– Swim 15 yds. front and back wearing a life jacket

SCHOOL AGE

Progressive Program (6 years and up):

The YMCA’s Progressive Swim Program for school youth age 6 and up is designed to take your swimmer from their current skill level to more advanced swimming levels through a progression of skills which allow the swimmer to develop confidence and security in and around the water.

Polliwog:

Our Beginning level swim program. No skills are required to register for this class.
Skills learned in the the Polliwog Class:
– Rhythmic breathing
– Paddle swim 25 yds. w/ assistance
– Swim 25 yds.  front/back and flutter kick w/ assistance
– Side kick w/ assistance
– Swim 20 ft. front/back w/o assistance
– Survival float 1 min. with assistance

Guppy:

Must have completed and passed the Polliwog class or be proficient in the skills developed in the polliwog class.
Skills Learned in the Guppy Class:
– Swim 25 yds. front crawl w/ rotary breathing, 25 yds. paddle stroke w/o assistance, and 25 yds. backstroke w/ & w/o assistance
– Jump into deep water, then paddle or back float
– Survival float for 1 min.

Minnow:

Must have completed and passed the Guppy class or be proficient in the skills learned in the Guppy Class.
Skills learned in the minnow class:
– Swim 25 yds. front/back with good form
– Breast stroke kick
– Side stroke kick
– Survival float for 3 min.
– Tread water for 1 min.

Fish:

Must have completed and passed the Minnow Class or be proficient in the skills learned in the minnow class.
Skills learned in the Fish Class:
– Swim 50 yds. of each of the following strokes. Elementary Back stroke, Breast Stroke, Back Crawl, Front Crawl, and Side stroke
– Tread water for 3 min.
– Survival float for 6 min.

Flying Fish:

Must have completed and passed the Fish Class or be proficient in the skills learned in the Fish Class.
Skills learned in the Flying Class:
– Swim the 200 yd. individual medley. (fly/back/breast/free)
– Swim the 50 yds. each of Butterfly, Breast Stroke, and Front Crawl
– Swim 100 yds. Elementary Back stoke w/ glide
– Tread water using egg beater kick
– Survival float for 6 min. w/ clothing on.

Sharks:

Must have completed and pass the Flying Fish class or be proficient in the skills taught in the Flying Fish Class.
Skills learned in the shark class:
– This class prepares the swimmer for competitive swimming.