Aquatics

Our program will inspire your little swimmers (and big ones too) to meet goals, take challenges, and grow in confidence and self-assurance. Our five areas of focus for YMCA Swim Lessons are Personal Safety, Personal Growth, Stroke Development, Rescue and Water Sports & Games. We hope to encourage our youth to grow in character development by practicing our values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. You may see that the names of our levels have changed. If you need assistance in the placement of your child in YMCA Swim Lessons, please don’t hesitate to contact us! We look forward to your family participating in this program! To find the perfect swim class click here. 
To receive more information on our aquatics schedule, safety education, or swim lessons please contact our Aquatic department at aquatics@aberdeenymca.org.  

Aquatic Pool Schedule 

Aquatic Training Schedule 

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Swim Lessons Guide

Group Swim Lessons Schedule 

Private Swim Lessons  

Youth Group Swim Lessons

*One parent is required to be in water if their child will not socially distance.*

                     

Class  Description 

Water Babies
(Ages 6-18 mo.)

Explore introductory swim skills in a positive interactive class through instruction and water play.

Aqua Tots 
(Ages 18mo.- 3 years)

Explore introductory swim skills in a positive interactive class through instruction and water play.  Prepares child for preschool water exploration.

 

Preschool Water
Exploration
(Ages 3-5 years)

Introduction to basic swim skills and strokes. All skills are done with instructor assistance.

Preschool Level 1 
(Ages 3-5 years)

Develop basic swim skills and front and back strokes. Passing skills will be accomplished without instructor assistance.

Preschool Level 2 
(Ages 3-5) 

Continue to develop basic swim skills and strokes. Introduction to freestyle, backstroke, elementary back stroke and diving. Passing skills will be accomplished without instructor assistance.

 

Youth Level 1
(Ages 6+)

Develop basic swim skills and front and back strokes. Passing skills will be accomplished without instructor assistance.

Youth Level 2 
(Ages 6+)

Continue to develop basic swim skills and strokes. Introduction to freestyle, backstroke, elementary back stroke and diving.  Passing skills will be accomplished without instructor assistance.

Youth Level 3

Work on stroke development and diving.  Introduction to whip kick, flip turns and treading water.

Youth Level 4

Work on stroke development and endurance.  Introduction to butterfly stroke, breaststroke, and feet first surface dives.

Youth Level 5

Review and refine swim strokes and dives. Work on endurance. Introduction to side stroke.

Youth Level 6

Refinement for all strokes.  Increase swim endurance.

Additional Aquatic Programs 

Adult Lessons 

Swimming is not only an essential life skill, but it’s a cardio and resistance workout in one! The Y is now offering Adult Group Swim Lessons for Beginner and Intermediate Swimmers. Depending on your experience, sign up for the beginner class to become familiar with the water and learn basic swimming fundamentals. Choose the intermediate class to learn better swim techniques, drills, and basic training principles.

Aquatics Personal
Training 

Our aquatics personal training offers you a 30-minute one-on-one session, which gives you a personal experience not found in a group setting. Water‘s natural resistance and balance, provide the perfect setting for water training to get a great total body workout. Aquatics personal training is also great for those with sports injuries, orthopedic concerns and people in need of a workout variety. It is also great for those considering triathlons, swim teams, or any other aquatic performance-based activities.

Competitive Lessons 

Our qualified instructors offer individualized lessons for the advanced or competitive swimmer in a positive and encouraging environment.  Lessons are geared towards individual interests.  This may include: technique development of the four competitive swim strokes, starts, turns and finishes, speed training, and race strategy.

Private Lessons 

Our private swim lesson program offers individualized 30-minute lesson plans for people of all ages and abilities. Our instructors will work one-on-one with you or your child to improve on the many elements of swimming. We have several qualified instructors who can accommodate your schedule.

Safety Education 

The Aberdeen Family YMCA offers safety education courses. Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor Training, and provides participants the opportunity to learn life-saving skills and become certified for fun and rewarding jobs. YMCA aquatics staff even have the ability to work year-round! The Y also offers CPR/AED classes for adult, child and infant certifications as well as first aid. For more information Click Here