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Waterbabies Lessons-Water Discovery 

Ages: 6 – 36 months.

Parents accompany children in the pool during each lesson. With the guidance of our instructor,  infants and toddlers are introduced to the aquatic environment through exploration designed to encourage them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water.

The goals of water babies include the following:

  • Encourage parents to set developmentally appropriate expectations for infants and toddlers enrolled in swim lessons.
  • Introduce and emphasize basic water safety to parents and provide a positive family aquatic experience.
  • Build relationships among and between parent(s) and child by providing opportunities for fun interaction in the water.

Lesson Times:
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Cost:
$45 - YMCA Member
$75 - Potential Member

Dates:
September 10 to October 3

Swim Lessons will not be offered in August while we re-certify our staff to serve you better. 


Preschool Lessons-Water Acclimation

Ages: 3 - 5 years 

Preschool swimmers develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit the pool. This class lays the foundation that allows a student”s future progress in swimming. Please remain at the Y while your student is swimming; lessons my be viewed thought closed circuit televisions in the main lobby. 

Students in preschool lessons focus on the following:

  • Exploring the aquatic environment and building swim skills with instructor help
  • Developing basic skills to propel and glide through the water with instructor help
  • Learning basic aquatic safety and accepting some of the responsibility for safe practices.

Classes in the summer meet Monday-Thursday for 2 weeks.  No classes the week of July 4th.

Lesson Times:
Monday through Thursday  3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost:
$45 - YMCA Member
$75 - Potential Member

Dates:
September 9 to September 19

Swim Lessons will not be offered in August while we re-certify our staff to serve you better. 


Beginner Lessons-Water Movement 

Appropriate for children of all ages, beginning swimmers develop personal water safety and basic swim skills. Students develop a high level of comfort in the water by practicing safe water habits, engaging in underwater exploration, and learning how to swim to safety and exit if they fall into a body of water. Please remain at the Y while your student is swimming; lessons my be viewed thought closed circuit televisions in the main lobby. 

Students in beginner lessons focus on the following skills:

  • Swim, float, front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit
  • Jump, push, turn, grab

Classes meet Monday-Thursday for 2 weeks.

Lesson Times:
Monday through Thursday from 4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Cost:
$45 - YCMA Member 
$75 - Potential Member

Dates:
September 9 to September 19

Swim Lessons will not be offered in August while we re-certify our staff to serve you better. 

Saturday Cost:
$35 Members
$65 Potential Members

Saturday Dates:
TBA

Saturday only class meets from 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.


Intermediate Lessons-Water Stamina

Intermediate lessons Introduce and refine stroke techniques in more accomplished students. Please remain at the Y while your student is swimming; lessons my be viewed thought closed circuit televisions in the main lobby. 

Students in intermediate lessons focus on the following:

  • Building stroke techniques
  • Learning additional water safety skills
  • Building an appreciation of swimming as a lifetime physical activity that may prevent chronic disease, and increase social-emotional as well as cognitive well-being

Lesson Times:
Monday through Thursday from 4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Cost:
$45 - YMCA Members
$75 - Potential Member

Dates:
September 9 to September 19

Swim Lessons will not be offered in August while we re-certify our staff to serve you better. 


Adult Swim Lessons

Adult swim lessons are scheduled as private lessons. Please contact Jacqueline Patterson at jpatterson@ymcarome.org for more information and to schedule. Adult lessons are taught on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 8:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.