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.

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Contact our Aquatics Director, Jennifer Ford:
(540) 943-9622 Ext. 206
YMCAaquatics@lumos.net

 

PROGRAM

The Waynesboro Family YMCA is excited to introduce the YMCA New Swim Program this fall.

What age group does the student fall into?
6 months – 3 years Parent & Child Stages A/B
3 years – 5 years Preschool: Stages 1-4
5 years – 12 years School Age: Stages 1-6
12+ years Teen & Adult: Stages 1-6

 

RATES

Member
$44 for 8 weeks
$35 for 6 weeks

Program Member
$80 for 8 weeks
$60 for 6 weeks

 

What Stage is the Student Ready For?

  • Can the student respond to verbal cues and jump on land? Not Yet: A/Water discovery
  • Is the student comfortable working with an instructor without a parent in the water? Not Yet: B/Water Exploration
  • Will the student go underwater voluntarily? Not Yet: 1/ Water Acclimation
  • Can the student do a front and back float on his or her own? Not Yet: 2/ Water Movement
  • Can the student swim 10-15 yards on his or her front and back? Not Yet: 3/ Water Stamina
  • Can the student swim 15 yards of front and back crawl? Not Yet: 4/ Stroke Introduction
  • Can the student swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke across the pool? Not Yet: 5/ Stroke Development
  • Can the student swim front crawl, back crawl, and Not Yet: 6/ Stroke Mechanics

 

FALL/WINTER SESSIONS

Monday/Wednesday Session 1: 9/11 – 9/27 (6 sessions)
Tuesday/Thursday Session 1: 9/5 – 9/28 (8 sessions)
Saturday Session 1: 9/9 – 10/28 (8 sessions)
Monday/Wednesday Session 2: 10/2 – 10/25 (8 sessions)
Tuesday/Thursday Session 2: 10/03 – 10/26 (8 sessions)
Saturday Session 2: 11/4 – 12/23 (6 sessions)
No class on 11/18, 11/25
Monday/Wednesday Session 3: 10/30 – 11/22 (8 lessons)
Tuesday/Thursday Session 3: 11/2 – 11/30 (8 sessions)
No class 11/23
Monday/Wednesday Session 4: 11/27 – 12/20 (6 sessions)
Tuesday/Thursday Session 4: 12/5 – 12/21 (8 sessions)

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
Please call the Front Desk or stop by the Y to register

Member 4 lessons for $125, 8 lessons for $200
Program Member 4 lessons for $150, 8 lessons for $250
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.

SEMI-PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
Please call the Front Desk or stop by the Y to register
Member 4 lessons for $75, 8 lessons for $100
Program Member 4 lessons for $100, 8 lessons for $150
One single instructor for 2 students, half hour session. Semi-private lessons are an affordable alternative to group lessons with more individualized attention.

PARENT/CHILD A/B
Ages 6 mo–3 years with parent
Accompanied by an adult, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence – building experiences, while caregivers learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.
Monday/Wednesdays 5:30-6:00 pm
Tuesday/Thursdays 4:30-5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00-11:30 am

PRESCHOOL SESSIONS
Preschool Level 1: Mondays 12-12:30
Session 1: 9/11 – 10/16 (6 sessions)
Session 2: 10/30 – 12/18 (8 sessions)

Preschool Level 2 : Wednesdays 12-12:30
Session 1: 9/6 – 10/25 (8 sessions)
Session 2: 11/1 – 12/10 (8 sessions)

Preschool Level 3 : Fridays 12-12:30
Session 1: 9/8 – 10/20 (8 sessions)
Session 2: 11/3 – 12/22 (6 sessions)

PRESCHOOL LEVEL I
Ages 3–5 years
Water Acclimation: Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water in Stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming.
Monday/Wednesdays 6:00-6:30 pm
Tuesday/Thursdays 5:00-5:30 pm
Saturdays 10:30-11:00 am

PRESCHOOL LEVEL 2
Ages 3-5 years
Water Movement: In Stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.
Monday/Wednesdays 6:30-7:00 pm
Tuesday/Thursdays 5:30-6:00 pm
Saturdays 10:00-10:30 am

PRESCHOOL LEVEL 3
Ages 3-5 years
Water Stamina: In stage 3, 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. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.
Monday/Wednesdays 7:00-7:30 pm
Tuesdays/Thursdays 6:00-6:30 pm
Saturdays 9:30-10:00 am

SCHOOL AGE LEVEL 1
Ages 6-12
Water Acclimation: Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water in Stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming.
Monday/Wednesday 5:30-6:00 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 4:30-5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00-9:30 am

SCHOOL AGE LEVEL 2
Ages 6-12
Water Movement: In Stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.
Monday/Wednesday 6:00-6:30 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 5:00-5:30 pm
Saturday 11:00-11:30 am

SCHOOL AGE LEVEL 3
Ages 6-12 Water Stamina: In stage 3, 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. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.
Monday/Wednesday 6:30-7:00 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 5:30-6:00 pm
Saturday 10:30-11:00 am

SCHOOL AGE LEVEL 4
Ages 6-12 Stroke Introduction: Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.
Monday/Wednesday 7:00-7:30 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 6:00-6:30 pm
Saturday 10:00-10:30 am

SCHOOL AGE LEVEL 5
Ages 6-12 Stroke Development: Students in stage 5 work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and side stroke.
Saturday 9:30-10:00 am

SCHOOL AGE LEVEL 6
Ages 6-12 Stroke Mechanics: In stage 6, students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes. Learn about competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.
Saturday 9:00-9:30 am

ADAPTIVE AQUATICS
Ages 3-18 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. Allotted time is one hour for entrance and exit of water. Lesson is half an hour long. Adaptive Swimming will run 6 weeks along the same dates as the preschool dates.The cost will be the same as a regular 6 week sessions.
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 1:00-2:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30-8:30 pm

TEEN AND ADULT AQUATIC PROGRAMS
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.
Saturday 11:30-12:00 pm

HOMESCHOOL AQUATIC PROGRAMS
Members Free | Program Members $5 per child per class
Need to hit the PE requirement for your homeschool? Come join us for a time of dedicated space for homeschoolers to learn to swim, try new aquatic sports and fellowship with others. An instructor will develop a program based on ages and stages of participants.
Tuesday/Thursday 2:00-3:00 pm

CPR, FIRST AID & AED CLASS
Learn to respond to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. Learn to recognize and respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies. This is a 2-year certification.
Cost:$60 Members/Program Members $85
September 9 8 am – 12 pm October 17 6 pm – 10 pm


Want more information?

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