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!

Safety Around the Water: 3-12 years old

This program is designed to engage and educate little swimmers and parents about the importance of water safety skills and provide more youth access to water safety lessons. Participants will learn how to respond if they find themselves in an unexpected water situations – from how to reach the water’s surface if they are submerged, to reaching the pool’s edge or exiting any body of water. Parental involvement in this program is strongly encouraged.

Session Dates:
Monday- Friday August 7-11, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

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For questions and more information about this program, contact Ashley Wolf Aquatics Director at 605-225-4910 or aquatics@aberdeenymca.org.

Fit Float and Fun: 3-9 years old

The focus is on keeping participants active throughout the summer months. We spend time In the gym, learning different sports techniques and playing games. Then we are in the aquatic center playing and learning about water safety. In addition to the gym and pool recreation time, we will explore some different cooking, and creating some pretty fabulous art projects.

Session Dates:
Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m. (2 weeks, four lessons)

Session 2: July 11-20, 2017

Session 3: August 1– 10, 2017

 

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Cost:

Y Family Member: $25.00/ participant
Y Member: $35.00/ participant
Non– Member: $55.00/ participant

For questions and more information about this program, contact Ashley Wolf Aquatics Director at 605-225-4910 or aquatics@aberdeenymca.org.

Preschool Swim Lessons: 3-5 years old

PIKE- Beginning Swimmer (Preschool 1)
Little swimmers develop safe pool habits, adjust to the water, and learn basic paddle stroke. To progress, the child must feel comfortable holding face in water while blowing bubbles and must be able to float on their back.

EEL (Preschool 2)
The child is comfortable in the water. The swimmer is taught to kick, dive, float and paddle stroke. To progress, the child must swim across the pool without assistance with their face in the water.

RAY (Preschool 3)
The child can briefly swim independently without a flotation device.

STARFISH
The child improves stroke skills, builds endurance, and treads water. Child can swim on their front and back without assistance.

Youth Swim Lessons: 6-14 years old

POLLIWOG – Beginner (Level I)
Students become acquainted with the water, flotation devices, and pool. Students will learn paddle stroke, side and back paddle. To move to the next level, they will need to swim across the pool with assistance with their face in the water.

GUPPY (Level 2)
Students are introduced to lead-up strokes: Front and back crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke. Before moving on, students must swim the length of the pool without assistance.

MINNOW (Level 3)
Students further refine the lead-up strokes: Front and back crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke. To move to the next level they need to be comfortable swimming all strokes 25 yards.

FISH (Level 4)
Students work to perform the crawl stroke, elementary backstroke, back crawl stroke, and sidestroke with turns. They are introduced to butterfly stroke. To advance, students must be able to swim all strokes 50 yards without stopping.

FLYING FISH (Level 5)
Perform the front crawl, backstroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, & breast-stroke; to advance student needs tread water for three minutes with combination kicks plus swim all strokes 100 yards.

SHARK (Level 6)
Swimmers focus on perfecting strokes and increasing endurance with open and flip turns. The students also learn advanced skills in boating, safety, and rescues. Student must perform front crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, & sidestroke with open turns and perform the butterfly.

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. To receive more information regarding Aquatics, please contact our Aquatics Department at aquatics@aberdeenymca.org.

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 Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certified teachers who can accommodate your schedule. To receive more information regarding Aquatics, please contact our Aquatics Department at aquatics@aberdeenymca.org.