AQUATICS AND SWIM LESSONS

Policy Reminder: NOTE: It is required that children 9 and under be accompanied by an adult at all times while at our YMCA and during Open Swim times. Children 9 and under must be accompanied to and from programs/classes by a parent/guardian. No Front Entry drop off or pick up

 

YMCA Dolphin Swim Team - Info under "Youth Development" - "Swim Team"

AQUATIC SCHEDULES / FORMS

Definitions of Swim

Pool Rules

Pool Schedule

YMCA Stages of Swimming Parent Handbook

PROGRESSIVE SWIM CLASSES 

Winter 2020 Session: January 6 - February 8, 2020
Member Registration: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Non-Member Registration: Monday, December 9, 2019
Early Registration: Monday, December 2, 2019 (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

 

Because of the necessary swim waiver that needs to be signed by a parent/legal guardian, aquatic classes may not be registered for online. Please register at the front desk, or you may call to register if your child already has a waiver on file.

Lessons are open for YMCA members and non members. All classes run in 5-week sessions. Parent observation is usually the final day of each 5-week session unless otherwise stated. Look for signs every 5 weeks for parent observation dates. Classes may be cancelled if there is insufficient enrollment. Children MUST be potty-trained. No disposable or swim diapers permitted, except for Swim Starters Stages (ages 6-35 months). All swimmers must have a swim waiver on file.

PROGRESSIVE SWIM PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN

The Y has been providing swim lessons since 1910, and it's our mission that children learn to be safe around water and enjoy the benefits that come with learning to swim. As part of a nationwide YMCA effort to provide consistency in swim lesson formats and increase the safety of children in and around water, we have recently upgraded our swim lesson program to the YMCA Stages for Swimming. The upgrade will enable our instructors to provide more personalized attention to all swimmers, and we've added elements of the YMCA's Safety Around Water program that teaches the critical skills sets kids need if they unexpectedly find themselves in water.

Natural Progression: Swimmers will be taught the same skills in all age groups. They will be divided into classes based on their skills progression and developmental milestones.

Emphasis on Water Safety: In addition to swimming skills, swimmers will learn water and personal safety customized for our area. Swimmers will be introduced to safety strategies such as asking permission to go near the water or the principles of boating safety. The Warren YMCA is dedicated to reducing the risk of drowning, which is a leading cause of death amongst youth and adults.

Integrating Core Values: The Warren YMCA is committed to reaching the whole child: Physically, Mentally, and Socially. Lessons will include an age appropriate session to introduce, model, and celebrate the four core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

Stages:
1. Swim Starters
: Ages 6-35 months
2. Swim Basics: Preschool (Ages 3-kindergarten) or 1st grade & up (Levels 1-3)
3. Swim Strokes: 1st grade & up (Levels 4-6)

*We also offer Teen & Adult Lessons and Private Swim Lessons.

 

SWIM STARTERS: LEVELS A/B (AGES 6-35 MONTHS)

Accompanied by a parent or guardian, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences. Parents and guardians learn about water safety, drowning prevention and the importance of supervision around water. Swimmers begin with Level A and progress to Level B before moving to Swim Basics at age 3.

SWIM STARTERS - LEVEL A: WATER DISCOVERY: AGES 6 - 17 MONTHS

Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment and helps them to be comfortable in the water through fun confidence-building experiences. Designed for the child's first time in the water. Parents accompany children and introduce them to the aquatics environment. Grandparents, relatives or babysitters are welcome to participate in lieu of a parent. This is a 5-week session program, meeting once per week. All children must wear swim diapers if not potty-trained. Maximum enrollment = 12.

WINTER: 

Day: Monday
Time: 10:00-10:30 am
Fee: $15.00 YMCA Member (swimmer) / $30.00 Non-Member

SWIM STARTERS - LEVEL B: WATER EXPLORATION: AGES 6 - 35 MONTHS

In Level B, parents work with their infants and toddlers to learn to be comfortable in the water. Parents accompany children to explore body position, floating, blowing bubble, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills. Grandparents, relatives or babysitters are welcome to participate in lieu of a parent. This is a 5-week session program, meeting once per week. All children must wear swim diapers if not potty-trained. Maximum enrollment = 12.
 

WINTER:

Day: Tuesday/Thursday (Swim only portion of Tumble & Splash)
Time: 10:30 - 11:00 am
Fee: $18.00 YMCA Member (swimmer) / $36.00 Non-Member

Day: Saturday
Time: 9:30-10:00 am
Fee: $15.00 YMCA Member (swimmer) / $30.00 Non-Member
 

SWIM BASICS: STAGES 1-3 (AGES 3-K OR 1ST GRADE & UP)

Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning benchmark skills: swim, float, swim and jump, push, turn, grab. Swim Basics are divided into three progressive categories: Stage 1 - Water Acclimation; Stage 2 - Water Movement; Stage 3 - Water Stamina. Our swimming instructors will evaluate each participant at the beginning of each session and ensure they are placed appropriately within Swim Basics. ** Must be age 3 before the first day of the session and must be completely potty-trained.

SWIM BASICS: PRESCHOOL: AGES 3-KINDERGARTEN (STAGES 1-3)

WINTER:

Days Times Fees
Monday, Wednesday 10:30-11:00 am $17 members / $48 non-members
Monday, Wednesday 4:30-5:00 pm $17 members / $48 non-members
Tuesday, Thursday 10:00-10:30 am $17 members / $48 non-members
Tuesday, Thursday 5:00-5:30 pm $17 members / $48 non-members
Friday 5:30-6:00 pm $14 members / $42 non-members
Saturday 8:30-9:00 am $14 members / $42 non-members
SWIM BASICS: SCHOOL AGE: AGES 1ST GRADE & UP (STAGES 1-3)
Days Times Fees
Monday, Wednesday 4:00-4:30 pm $17 members / $48 non-members
Tuesday, Thursday 4:30-5:00 pm $17 members / $48 non-members
Friday 5:00-5:30 pm $14 members / $42 non-members
Saturday 9:00-9:30 am $14 members / $42 non-member
 

SWIM STROKES: STAGES 4-6 (1ST GRADE & UP)

After mastering the fundamentals (Swim Basics - Stages 1-3), students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity. Swim Strokes are divided into three progressive categories: Stage 4 - Stroke Introduction; Stage 5 - Stroke Development; Stage 6 - Stroke Mechanics. Our swimming instructors will evaluate each participant at the beginning of each session and ensure they are placed appropriately within Swim Strokes.

SWIM STROKES: SCHOOL AGE: AGES 1ST GRADE & UP (STAGES 4-6)
Days Times Fees
Monday, Wednesday 4:30-5:15 pm $20 members / $54 non-members
Saturday 8:30-9:15 pm $16 members / $48 non-members
 

ADDITIONAL SWIM INSTRUCTION

TUMBLE & SPLASH (AGES 18 MONTHS - 35 MONTHS) 

A class especially in mind for those children age 18 months through 2 years old. This class combines both gym time for creative movement/motor skills and some fun time in the pool during the water adjustment segment. Sign up for the full class or choose gym only or swim only. This is a parent participation class. Grandparents, relatives or babysitters are welcome to participate in lieu of a parent. All children must wear swim diapers if not potty-trained. *At age 3 child moves into Progressive Swim Lessons.

Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Time/Cost:
Both Gym & Swim: 10:00 - 11:00 am / $30.00 YMCA Members / $50.00 Non-members
Gym Only: 10:00 - 10:25 am / $18.00 YMCA Members / $36.00 Non-members
Swim Only: 10:30 - 11:00 am / $18.00 YMCA Members / $36.00 Non-members (Ages 6 - 35 months may sign up for Swim Only portion)

GYM & SWIM (AGES 3 - 5 YEARS) ** New for 2020

Gym & Swim is a great way to actively involve your child in both fitness/sports skills and learn-to-swim skills. Your child will learn new, structured games and activities using music, age-appropriate movement, motor skills and sports related activities. The second half of this class will include structured swim lessons in the water.

Days: Monday/Wednesday
Time/Cost:
Both Gym & Swim: 10:00 - 11:00 am / $30.00 YMCA Members / $50.00 Non-members
Gym Only: 10:00 - 10:25 am / $18.00 YMCA Members / $36.00 Non-members
Swim Only: 10:30 - 11:00 am / $18.00 YMCA Members / $36.00 Non-members 

ADULT & TEEN SWIM INSTRUCTION (AGE 14+)

Swim instruction for ages 14 and up. Have you always wanted to learn how to swim? Register for Monday evening class or Tuesday/Thursday morning class and learn to swim or improve current skills. Participants progress at their own pace. Five week session. *

Days Times Fees
Monday 8:00-9:00 pm  $16 members / $32 non-members
Tuesday, Thursday *New for 2020 8:00-9:00 am $20 members / $40 non-members
HOME SCHOOL SWIM LESSONS 

Make aquatic fitness a part of your child's life. Progressive swim lessons for the home school or cyber school student. For youth in grades 1-8.

Day: Friday 
Time: 10:00 - 10:45 am
Cost: $16.00 YMCA Members / $48.00 Non-members

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Private swim lessons are available upon request. If interested, please leave your name and phone number at the front desk for the Aquatic Director.
Cost: $10.00 per half hour for YMCA members and $20.00 per half hour for non members.

CHAMPION SWIM & GYM LESSONS (Special Needs Children)

This is a swimming & gym class for kids with special needs. The class is taught by instructors certified in Special Needs Aquatics. Participants will be divided into 2 groups of 10. One group will swim while a second group will participate in a supervised activity in the gymnasium. The groups switch stations after 30 minutes of activity. Students attend during the school day and the program is integrated into their Life Skills program. Ask your school principal about this opportunity for you child. All children are evaluated and given a progress report at the end of the fall session. ADA locker room is available. *Home schooled special needs youth interested in attending should contact Kim Slocum at kim@warrenymca.org. 

Day: Fridays 
Time: 10:00 - 11:0 am
Cost: FREE 

RAINBOW SWIM (SNAP - SPECIAL NEEDS AQUATIC PROGRAM) - PROGRAM RUNS SEPTEMBER - MAY

For anyone with a physical or mental handicap. This program run by the YMCA and the Don Mills Achievement Center is held on Friday evenings from 6:00 - 7:00 pm September through mid-May each year. Swim time is split between lessons and fun swim. The first day of 2020 will be January 3, 2020.  Karen Lyle is the coordinator. Volunteers are always needed to help. The YMCA ADA /Family Locker Room is available for those needing assistance.
** For more information on this program or to register/volunteer, contact the Don Mills Achievement Center at 723-5730.

Days Times Fees
Fridays 6:00 - 7:00 pm FREE for anyone eligible 
 
 

WATER FITNESS CLASSES - WINTER 2020

REAX RAFT AQUA FITNESS CLASS

REAX rafting combines popular land fitness class formats such as HIIT, Yoga and Functional Fitness moves with the instability of the water to provide an efficient and FUN workout! Participants perform this workout on and around a REAX raft. Class is limited to 8 participants.
Instructor: Jill Hunter 
 

Days Times Fees
Mon, Thurs  7:00 - 7:30 pm $12 members / $45 non-members
    Drop In Fee: $5 members / $8 non-members (If space allows)
SWIMNASTICS

An exercise class with a music background performed in the shallow end of the pool. This class consists of aerobic movements and muscle toning. Some equipment is used such as hand weights, noodles, kick boards, and hand paddles, etc.
Instructors: Cathy Peterson (AM classes), Barb McCullough (PM classes)

Days Times Fees
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 - 10:00 am $16 members / $50 non members
Monday, Thursday  8:00 - 9:00 pm  $12 members / $45 non members
AQUACIZE (FORMERLY AQUATIC FITMOTIVATION)

Back with a new instructor! This one hour class will utilize both the deep and shallow ends of the pool performing various aerobic, strength, toning and stretching exercises. Equipment that may be used in class includes water belts, noodles, hand paddles, balls, kickboards, weights, etc.
Instructor: Colleena Maynard

Days Times Fees
Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 - 10:00 am $12 members / $45 non members
WAVE RUNNERS

A fitness class performed entirely in the deep end of the pool. All participants wear water belts. There is no pounding of your joints. Exercises consist of jogging, cross-country skiing, arm movements, and various other exercises for a total body workout.
Instructor: Barb Luce

Day Times Fees
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 - 10:00 am $16 members / $50 non members
ARTHRITIS AQUATIC PROGRAM

This class is for those suffering from arthritis, muscle ailments, or back problems. A certified instructor takes the class through a series of slow, gentle exercises in the water with a concentration on range of motion exercises. Participants do not need to know how to swim, as all exercises are performed in the shallow end of the pool. The hydraulic chair lift and portable steps are available for those who need help in or out of the pool.
Instructor: Cathy Peterson

Days Times Fees
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00 - 1:45 pm $16 members / $50 non members
 

AQUATIC SPECIALTIES

 

WARREN YMCA DOLPHIN SWIM TEAM

(FOR COMPLETE SWIM TEAM DETAILS...SEE 'YOUTH DEVELOPMENT' - 'SWIM TEAM' TAB AT TOP OF PAGE)

A competitive swim team for boys and girls ages 6-18. Major emphasis is on stroke development, teamwork, and the development of the YMCA's four core values. Participants must be able to swim the length of the pool without stopping, using the crawl stroke. See "Swim Team" tab for complete program details. Registration begins August 7, 2019. All swimmers (parents) must complete a 2019-20 Swim Team Emergency Form at the Front Welcome Desk.

Fees: 
$145 members
$80 each additional child in family
$80 WAHS Swimmers (Grades 9-12)
Days: Practices are Monday-Friday beginning September 23rd. Meets are on Saturdays throughout season. (Season runs September - March)
Registration: Begins August  7, 2019

YMCA LIFEGUARD COURSE - SPRING 2020
*New 2-day format for certification!

New for 2020...receive your YMCA Lifeguard Certification in two days - Saturday, May 16th & Sunday, May 17th from 8:00-4:00 pm. (A required water pre-test will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 from 6:00-7:00 pm)   

This program is for anyone age 16 and older. Participants must be able to do the following swimming skills in order to pass the water pre-test: front crawl stroke, breast stroke, side stroke, elementary back stroke, front dive, surface dive to bottom of 12 foot and retrieve an object, treading water and underwater swimming.
The course consists of ASHI Basic Life Support, ASHI Emergency Oxygen Administration, ASHI First Aid, YMCA Lifeguard e-lessons, and the  YMCA Lifeguard course. After successful completion of all these, the participant is qualified for a lifeguard position anywhere in the United States. If interested, please contact Dani Mumford by emailing dani@warrenymca.org or call 726-0110, ext. 116. (Complete the YMCA "Junior" Lifeguard Course and receive 20% discount off cost. Complete an additional 30 volunteer hours in the aquatics department and receive 30% discount off cost.)

Days Time Fee
Saturday, May 16 & Sunday, May 17th 8:00 am-4:00 pm $180 member / $210 non member

YMCA JR. LIFEGUARD COURSE - SUMMER 2020 - AGES 12-15

This 1-week course is for swimmers ages 12-15. Participants will learn how to be a lifeguard, earn their CPR, First Aid, and Oxygen certifications. They will gain experience shadowing as a honorary Junior Lifeguard. Registration begins May 1st. Classes are held Monday thru Friday from 5:00-8:00 pm and include both classroom and pool time. Must be able to attend all classes. (Participants who complete this course are eligible to receive a 20% discount off cost of Warren YMCA Lifeguard Course.)

Date: TBA 
Days:
 Monday-Friday
Time: 5:00-8:00 pm
Fee: $75.00 YMCA Members / $100.00 Non-Members

 

SCUBA CERTIFICATION  - Spring 2020

Interested in receiving your SCUBA certification? Sign up and join us during March to become SCUBA certified. A minimum of four (4) participants is needed to run this course with a maximum of eight (8) participants per course. We'll hold an organizational meeting on Monday, March 2nd from 6:00-7:00 pm where participants will receive an overview of the course, equipment needed, sign required medical form and answer any questions participants may have. The course will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 - 8:30 PM on the following dates: March 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25th from 6:00-8:30 pm. Participants must be at least 12 years of age to participate.
Instructor: John Beard. For more information, or to make payment arrangements, please contact Dani Mumford, Aquatics Coordinator at 814-726-0110, ext. 116 or email  dani@warrenymca.org.

Date: March 2, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25th
Days: Monday & Wednesday
Time:
Monday, March 2nd 6:00-7:00 pm.
March 9th-25th: 6:00-8:30 pm (6:00-7:00 pm classroom / 7:00-8:30 pm pool)
Fee: $230 YMCA Members / $260.00 Non-Members
Registration: Now open. Max enrollment is 8. Register soon!
Instructor: John Beard

 

WARREN MUNICIPAL POOL

The Warren County YMCA manages the outdoor Warren Municipal Pool located at 7 Pool Street, Warren, Pa. Season pass applications for summer 2019 are available at the YMCA or at the Municipal Building. All completed applications and payments must be taken to the Municipal Building for processing. You may also download the application, check fees, and read pool rules and regulations at http://www.cityofwarrenpa.gov .


2019 Hours of Operation:
CLOSED for the Season - See you Summer 2020! Thank you for your patronage.

 

Party Reservations: The Municipal Pool is a great place to hold a birthday party or other special event. Parties may be scheduled during normal pool hours and private parties (after hours) may also be scheduled by contacting Dani Mumford, Aquatics Coordinator at 814-726-0110, ext. 116 or email dani@warrenymca.org. MUST be reserved in advance. Party Fees can be found here. The private party form is available online by downloading private party form or through Dani Mumford.


*For events details see the Warren City Car Pool Facebook page.