Swim Lessons

DSC_6036_DxOThe Waynesboro Family YMCA has taught thousands of people, young and old, in the Valley how to swim. Regardless of your age or ability, we have trained staff to assist you in your growth and development. Please contact us for assistance in finding the appropriate time and skill level that meets your needs. We look forward to serving you.

For a free skills assessment or more information:
(540) 943-9622 Ext. 206
YMCAaquatics@ntelos.net

Member $44
Program Member $80

Session I Dates

  • Monday Lessons – August 24th – October 12th , no class Monday, 9/7  (7 weeks)
  • Tuesday Lessons – August 25th – October 13th (8 weeks)
  • Wednesday Lessons – August 26th – October 14th (8 weeks)
  • Thursday Lessons – August 27th – October 15th (8 weeks)
  • Friday Lessons – August 28th – October 16th (8 weeks)
  • Saturday Lessons – August 29th – October 17th (8 weeks)

Session II Dates – No class November 23rd – November 29th

  • Monday Lessons – October 19th – December 14th (8 weeks)
  • Tuesday Lessons – October 20th – December 15th (8 weeks)
  • Wednesday Lessons – October 21st – December 16th (8 weeks)
  • Thursday Lessons – October 22nd – December 17th (8 weeks)
  • Friday Lessons – October 23rd – December 18th (8 weeks)
  • Saturday Lessons – October 24th – December 19th (8 weeks)

Interim Week – December 20th – January 2nd

 

PARENT/CHILD

swim2Ages 6 months-3 years with parent

Monday 10:00-10:30a.m.
Friday 5:45-6:15p.m.
Saturday 9:00-9:30a.m.

This class is designed to give parents, and their child an early introduction to water safety, and beginning swim techniques. Instructors will focus on water comfort and safety for both the child and the parent and structure the class to include songs, games, instruction, and free time.

 

PRE-K AND YOUTH

Fees

  • YMCA Members $44 – 8 week session; $39 – 7 week session
  • Program Members $80 – 8 week session; $70 – 7 week session

 

PIKE – Ages 3- without a parent

Instructors will focus on getting swimmers acclimated to the water, how to balance in the water and paddling on their fronts and backs.

Day Time
Monday 11:00-11:30a.m.
Tuesday 5:30-6:00p.m.
Wednesday 2:00 – 2:30p.m.
Thursday 9:00-9:30a.m.
Friday 6:15-6:45p.m.
Saturday 9:30-10:00a.m.

 

EEL – Ages 3-5 without a parent

Instructors will focus on refining body position in the water, stroke development on the front, back and side and being able to swim 15 feet without a flotation device.

Day Time
Monday 11:00-11:30a.m.
Tuesday 5:30-6:00p.m.
Wednesday 2:00 – 2:30p.m.
Thursday 9:00-9:30a.m.
Friday 6:15-6:45p.m.
Saturday 9:30-10:00a.m.

 

RAY – Ages 3-5 without a parent

Swimmers will no longer be using flotation devices at this level and instructors will work with swimmers to improve stroke technique and swim 25 feet unassisted using front and back crawl as well as sidestroke and elementary backstroke.

 

Day Time
Monday 10:30-11:00a.m.
Tuesday 6:00-6:30p.m.
Wednesday 2:30-3:00p.m.
Thursday 9:30-10:00a.m.
Friday 5:15-5:45p.m.
Saturday 10:00-10:30a.m.

 

Starfish – Ages 3-5 without a parent

Swimmers will learn to swim the full length of the pool unassisted using front and back crawl, sidestroke and elementary backstroke. The instructors will also focus on teaching level body position, rhythmic breathing and rotary head movement.

Day Time
Monday 10:30-11:00a.m.
Tuesday 6:00-6:30p.m.
Wednesday 2:30-3:00p.m.
Thursday 9:30-10:00a.m.
Friday 5:15-5:45p.m.
Saturday 10:00-10:30a.m.

 

Gym and Swim – Ages 3-5

Fees

  • YMCA Members $55,
  • Program Members $100

Fridays – 9:15 – 10:45a.m.

Structured games in the observation room followed by a half hour swim lesson. A great way to keep your child active and learning to swim!

 

YOUTH

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Fees

  • YMCA Members $44 – 8 week session; $39 – 7 week session
  • Program Members $80 – 8 week session; $70 – 7 week session

 

POLLIWOG – Ages 6-12 without a parent

This class is specially designed for children who are just learning to swim. Instructors will use flotation devices to assist swimmers with water safety and orientation while focusing on the front and back crawl.

Day Time
Tuesday 5:15-6:00p.m.
Wednesday 3:00 – 3:45p.m.
Friday 5:15-6:00p.m.
Saturday 10:30-11:15a.m.

 

GUPPY – Ages 6-12 without a parent

This class is specially designed for children who may still need assistance in the pool. Swimmers will learn how to swim 15 yards with minimal assistance, master rhythmic breathing and will be introduced to rotary breathing techniques.

Day Time
Tuesday 5:15-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 3:00-3:45p.m.
Friday 5:15-6:00p.m.
Saturday 10:30-11:15a.m.

 

MINNOW – Ages 6-12 without a parent

This class is specially designed for children who can swim without assistance. Swimmers will learn to complete 1-2 lengths of the pool without stopping, master the breaststroke and be introduced to dolphin kick and overarm recover.

Day Time
Tuesday 4:30-5:15p.m.
Friday 6:00-6:45p.m.
Saturday 11:15-12:00p.m.

 

FISH – Ages 6-12 without a parent

This class is specially designed for children who can swim 25 yards without assistance. Swimmers will learn how to swim 50 yards of each stroke (front, back, breast and side) without stopping and be introduced to butterfly and open turns.

Day Time
Tuesday 4:30-5:15p.m.
Friday 6:00 – 6:45p.m.
Saturday 11:15 – 12:00p.m.

 

FLYING FISH/SHARK – Ages 6-12 without a parent

This class is specially designed for children who can swim without assistance. Swimmers will learn how to swim each stroke (breast, front, back, side and butterfly) 100 yards without stopping, master starts, flip turns, open turns and pullouts and be able to complete a 200 individual medley.

Day Time
Tuesday 6:00-6:45p.m.
Saturday 12:00-12:45p.m.

 

ADAPTIVE SWIM LESSONS

Fees

  • YMCA Members $44
  • Program Members $80

 

Aquatic exercise is highly recommended for children with special needs. Most children are able to learn to swim with patient, caring swim instructors. This program is open to children with (but not limited to) Autism, Cerebral Palsy, MS, Down syndrome, and physical limitations. Parents work with the instructor to set goals and the children work one-on-one with an instructor over the course of 6 weeks to reach those goals. Please contact the aquatics office at (540)943-9622 x206 for more information.

 

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS – All Ages

Fees

  • 1 Lesson –   YMCA Members – $20, Program Members – $40
  • 3 Lessons –  YMCA Members – $55, Program Members – $110
  • 6 Lessons –  YMCA Members – $100, Program Members – $200

Individual instruction, half hour lessons with one of our instructors for the best results. Instructors will work hard to develop a personalized program for swimmers of any age or ability. Please contact the aquatics office at (540)943-9622 x206 for more information.

 

SEMI-PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS – All Ages

Fees

  • 1 Lesson –   YMCA Members – $30, Program Members – $60
  • 3 Lessons –  YMCA Members – $84, Program Members – $168
  • 6 Lessons –  YMCA Members – $156, Program Members – $312

One single instructor for 2 children, half hour lesson. Semi-private lessons are an affordable alternative to group lessons with more individualized attention. Please contact the aquatics office at (540)943-9622 x206 for more information.

 

TEEN/ADULT LESSONS – Ages 13 and Up

Fees

  • YMCA Members $44
  • Program Members $80

Instructors help to build skills, confidence and endurance in the pool. Beginner swimmers, not comfortable in the water, will learn the basics including putting their face in the water, floating on their back, and basic front and back crawl, with or without a flotation device. Swimmers who are comfortable in the water will work on basic strokes and learning how to lap swim.

Day Time
Monday 7:00-7:45p.m.
Saturday 12:00-12:45p.m.

 

ADULT FITNESS SWIM – Ages 18 and Up

Fees

  • YMCA Member Benefit
  • Program Members $70 

Join our adult swimmers for workouts, practice and fun. Great for triathletes, masters competitors and lap swimmers looking to improve their workout. Session I runs August 26th – October 14th, Session II runs October 28th – December 16th. Prior swimming experience recommended.

Day Time
Wednesday 7:30-8:30p.m

Want more information?

Stop by the front desk or contact us by email or phone.