Aquatics

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Progressive, Youth, Swimming for Competition, Exercise and Stroke Technique

2 Lifeguards, 1 pointing

Two classes will be held, one in April and one in May. Participants must be at least 16 years old and have excellent swimming skills. The class includes all books and YMCA of the USA National Certification for YMCA Lifeguard as well as American Heart and Safety Institute Basic Lifesaving including CPR, AED, Oxygen Administration and First Aid, required for certification. 

Y Swim Lesson Curriculum

YMCA Swim Lessons begin with the development of basic swimming skills as well as gaining confidence and ease in the water. From there, swimmers refine the strokes they have learned and progress their skills. The lessons also include character development, family involvement and safety education components. There are three phases, beginning with Swim Starters (children 6-36 months), then Swim Basics and Swim Strokes. 

Please familiarize yourself with our new safety swim test procedures. These rules apply to all children ages 11 and under for both the indoor and the outdoor pool.

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