Watertown Family YMCA

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Swim Lessons Session 1

Program
Aquatics
Age
  • 3yrs or less
  • 4yrs-7yrs
  • 8yrs-12yrs
  • 13yrs-17yrs
  • 18yrs+
Location
Downtown YMCA
Fee

YMCA Members: $23 /$27
Non-Members: $43 /$47
Military: $38 /$42

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Session 5: April 17-June 2
The Watertown Family YMCA Swim Program develops competency in swimming, along with confidence and endurance. A child advances to the next level only when they can proficiently and safely perform the skills within their level. Class levels meet once a week for 6 weeks during each session. 

Level Description:

Level 1a: Prerequisite-minium 3 years old, beginner swimmer. Goal- Basic water adjustment along with stroke proficiency in the paddle stroke (assisted). 

Level 1b: Prerequisite– Beginner swimmer who is comfortable putting their face fully underwater. Goal-Basic water adjustment along with stroke proficiency in the paddle stroke (15+ feet unassisted). 

Level 2: Prerequisite-Unassisted paddle stroke with YES breathing (15+ yards) Goal-Advanced & deep water adjustment along with stroke proficiency in the modified front crawl stroke with YES breathing and the modified back crawl. 

Level 3: Prerequisite- Modified front crawl stroke with YES breathing (15 yards) and treading water. Goal-Deep water adjustment along with stroke proficiency in the front crawl with rhythmic breathing (15+ yards) and the back crawl (15+ yards).

Level 4: Prerequisite-Treading water (30 seconds), front crawl with rhythmic breathing (15+ yards), and back crawl (15+ yards) Goal-Deep water adjustment, open turns (front, back), along with stroke proficiency in the front crawl (25 yards: left side, right side, both sides), the back crawl (25 yards), the elementary backstroke (15 yards), and the sidestroke & breaststroke kicks.

Level 5: Prerequisite-Treading water (1 minute), front crawl (15 yards: breathing left, right, both sides), back crawl (15 yards, rest, 15 yards), elementary backstroke (15 yards). Goal-Advanced deep water adjustment, starts (front, back), flip turns (front, back) along with stroke proficiency in the front crawl (50 yards: left side, right side, both sides), the back crawl (50 yards), the elementary backstroke (25 yards), the breaststroke (25 yards), and the sidestroke (25 yards)

Level 6: Prerequisite-Treading water (3 minutes), ability to perform the front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, and breaststroke. Goal– proficiency in the butterfly stroke, advanced skill work in turns, starts, stroke mechanics/refinement and competitive theory, diving proficiency. 

Level 6+: Prerequisite-Pass out of Level 6. Advanced Swimming, stroke and skill proficiency. Introduction to competitive swimming techniques.

Parent & Tot: Prerequisite– Minimum 6 months of age. Child and parent have the opportunity to swim together with an instructor’s guidance to help the child get acclimated to the water. 

Adult Swimming: Are you an adult who is uneasy in the water? Or maybe you just want to know some basic swimming skills? Or are you training for a sporting event and need to learn a specific stroke? Adult swimming is the class for you!

 


     Session 1  Begins September 11

Choose a class level, day, and time that fits your schedule.

LEVELS 1-3 AND PARENT & TOT CLASSES RUN FOR 30 MINUTES 
LEVELS 4-6+ AND ADULT CLASSES RUN FOR 45 MINUTES 

Tuesday OR Thursday Evening Classes:
At DOWNTOWN YMCA
Time: Level:
4:00 PM 1a 1b 4
4:30 PM 1a 1b 3  
4:40 PM       6 6+
5:00 PM 1a 1b 2      

 

Tuesday OR Thursday Mornings Classes:
At Downtown YMCA
10:00 AM        Parent & Tot                   

Wednesday Classes:
At Downtown YMCA
4:00 PM 1a 1b 2 4 5
4:30 PM 1a 1b
5:00 PM 1a 1b 6+
5:30 PM  Parent & Tot
6:00 PM 1a 1b 2 4 5
6:30 PM 1a 1b 3

 

Saturday Classes:
At Downtown YMCA
8:00 AM Adult      
9:00 AM 1a 1b 2 4 5
9:30 AM 1a 1b  
10:00 AM 1a 1b 2 6+
10:30 AM 1a 1b 3    
11:00 AM Parent & Tot

EACH SESSION WILL RUN ONCE A WEEK FOR 6 WEEKS.  

 


Session 1 will run September 11-October 20

Member Registration Begins:

-Online Only- 
Sunday & Monday
August 26 & 27

Open Registration For everyone Begins:

Tuesday: August 28

Program Fees:
(for the 6-week session)

30 Minute Class:

YMCA Members: $23
Non-Members: $43
Military: $38

45 Minute Class:

YMCA Members: $27
Non-Members: $47
Military: $42

Parent and Tot classes are FREE for CHILDREN that are YMCA MEMBERS!

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Register online or stop into any of our 4 YMCA locations. For availability call 315-782-3100.