Bucyrus Area YMCA

Aquatics

Summer 2 Session: July 23rd-September 8th

Registration for Summer 2 begins July 9th

SWIM LESSONS

The YMCA has been teaching swim lessons for over 100 years. Although many other agencies and organizations offer swim lessons, the difference is this: The Y uses programs as a vehicle to deliver its mission, which is to put Christian priniciples into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. The YMCA swim lesson program is designed to ensure students' safety, provide students with regular, progresive success, and make the learning process enjoyable.

Recently, the YMCA of the USA launched a new swim lesson program curriculum, which was fully implemented at the Central YMCA in January 2017. While the strokes have not changed, the method of delivering the curriculm has. One of the most noticable elements of the new Swim Lesson program is the names of the classes....the cute fish names have been replaced by letter stages for parent/child clasesses, and numeric stages for preschool and youth classes.

With the new format, you will see more group practice versus one-on-one practice, which allows your child more swim time (and less time waiting for a turn). You will also see more games, which have been designed to allow students to practice the skills they are learning while having fun at the same time.

Stage Descriptions

Confused by the new classifications? Don't know the difference between a #1 and a #4? Click on the image to the right about the new swim stage levels. You'll be an expert in no time!

Lesson Selector

Now it's time to determine where your child belongs. Click on the image to the right to answer quesstions that will guide you to the proper lesson selection.

Water Movement

Students focus on body position & control, directional change, & forward movement in the water.

Mondays.......................6:00-6:30 pm or Saturdays.......................11:15am-12:00pm

Water Stamina

Students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water.

Mondays.......................6:30-7:00pm or Saturdays.......................10:30-11:15am

Water Acclimation

Students develop comfort with under water exploration & learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

Mondays.......................7:00-7:30 pm or Saturdays 7:00-7:30 pm

Water Discovery

Parents accompany children, infants & toddlers will be introduced to theaquatic environment through exploration & encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning in the water.

Mondays.......................6:00-6:30 pm or Saturdays.......................9:00-9:30 am

Water Exploration

Parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowingbubbles, & fundamental safety & aquatic skills.

Mondays.......................6:30-7:00 pm or Saturdays.......................9:45-10:15 am

Stroke Introduction

Students develop stroke technique in front crawl & back crawl, & learn thebreaststroke kick & butterfly kick.

Mondays.......................6:00-6:30pm or Saturdays.......................9:45-10:30 am

Stroke Development & Mechanics

Students will work on stroke technique, refining their skills, while learningall major competitive strokes.

Saturdays.......................9:00-9:45 am

Stroke Development

Students will work on stroke technique, refining their skills, while learningall major competitive strokes.

Mondays.......................6:30-7:00

Stroke Mechanics

Students will work on stroke technique, refining their skills, while learningall major competitive strokes.

Mondays.......................7:00-7:30 pm

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Private Lessons cater to your goals. From the beginner to the advanced swimmer these private lessons allow one on one instruction to help you reach your goals faster. Instructors work with your schedule and swimming abilities to provide personalized swim lessons and individual instruction.

1 Lesson: Member: $17, Program Participant: $32

3 Lessons: Member: $45, Program Participant: $70

7 Lessons: member: $85, Program Participant: $130

WINTER SWIM TEAM

White Sharks

Our summer swim season is almost over and it is time to start thinking about winter swim team, practices will begin October 1st.

Practices will be Mondays through Fridays

5:00-6:30 pm.

Cost:

1st Child $150

2nd Child $135

High School $75

Ages: 5 years old and up

*Must be able to swim length of pool twice in order to participate.

LIFEGUARD CLASSES

POOL SCHEDULE

Please make sure to review our Pool Rules before visiting. Children under the age of 9 and or those unable to stand or swim must be accompanied by an adult swimmer.

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