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

 

Cost

8 Classes: $44 for Members         $80 for Program Members
6 Classes: $36 for Members         $72 for Program Members

Tuesday/Thursday:
Session 1: Jan. 6-29
Session II: Feb. 10-March 5
Session III: March 17-April 16
Session IV: April 28-May 21

Saturday:
Session I: Jan. 3-Feb. 14 (No class Jan. 31)
Session II: Feb. 21-March 28
Session III: April 11-May 16 (No class March 31 or April 2)

 

PARENT/CHILD

Ages Infants-3 years
SATURDAYS, 9:30 am -10 am
Perch: This class is designed to give parents and their child an early introduction to water safety and beginning swim techniques. It is helpful for young children to become adjusted to the water with a parent or guardian by their side, or while in their arms. Parents are given safety tips and techniques to aid their child in adjusting to the water. A parent, or guardian must be in the water with the child for the classes.

 

PRE-K AND YOUTH

Ages 3-5 without parent
TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS, 4 pm – 4:30 pm
SATURDAYS, 10 am -10:30 am

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

 

TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS, 5 pm – 5:30 pm
SATURDAYS, 10:30 am -11 am

Ray: Swimmers will no longer be using floatation devices at this level and instructors will work with swimmers to improve stroke technique and swim 25 feet unassisted using front and back crawl and sidestroke.
Starfish: Swimmers will learn to swim the full length of the pool unassisted using front and back crawl and sidestroke. The instructors will also focus on teaching level body position, rhythmic breathing and rotary head movement.

 

YOUTH

Ages 6-12 years without parent
TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS, 5 pm – 5:45 pm
SATURDAYS, 10:30 am -11:15 am

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

 

TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS, 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm
SATURDAYS, 11:15 am-12 pm
Minnow: 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 recovery.
Fish: 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.

 

ADULT LESSONS

SATURDAYS, 12 pm – 12:45 pm
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 floatation device. Swimmers who are comfortable in the water will work on basic strokes and learning how to lap swim.

 

ADAPTIVE SWIM LESSONS

Ages 3-16 years
Aquatic exercise is highly recommended for children with special needs. Most children are able to learn to swim with patient and caring swim instructors. This program is open to children with (but not limited to) Autism, Cerebral Palsy, MS, ADHD, Down syndrome, and physical limitations. Parents work with the instructor to set goals and the children work one-on-one with an instructor to reach those goals. For more information, please contact the aquatics office at (540) 943-9622, ext. 206.

 

PRIVATE/SEMI-PRIVATE

1 Lesson 3 Lessons 6 Lessons
Member $20 $55 $100
Program Member $40 $110 $200

Individuals or small group swim lessons that provide one-on-one attention. These lessons target stroke improvement, correcting body position and the introduction of various strokes. Semi-Private lessons are intended for those who have family members or friends who would like to participate in a small lesson environment.

Want more information? Stop by the front desk or contact us by email or phone.