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.