AQUATICS AND SWIM LESSONS

FALL 2021/WINTER 2022

 

SESSIONS:

Fall Session #3:
November 15 - December 18, 2021
(Note: Swim lessons will NOT be held Friday, November 26th & Saturday, November 27th. Cost is prorated. Aquatic Fitness classes will NOT be held Friday, November 26th. Cost is prorated.)
Registration:
Members: Wednesday, November 3rd at 8:00 am
Non-Members: Monday, November 8th at 8:00 am

WINTER 2022:

Winter Session #1: January 3 - February 5, 2022
Member Registration: Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 at 8:00 am (in-house, online & phone)
Non-member Registration: Monday, December 13th at 8:00 am
Early Registration: Monday, December 6th 
 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm for currently enrolled in Progressive Swim, Progressive Gymnastics, Tiny Tumblers.

 

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.

AQUATICS SCHEDULES / FORMS

Definitions of Swim
Pool Rules
Pool Schedule
YMCA Stages of Swimming Parent Handbook
Swimming & Climbing Waiver

PROGRESSIVE SWIM CLASSES 

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.

All classes and Progressive Swim Lessons 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 canceled 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.

 
1. 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 twice per week. All children must wear swim diapers if not potty-trained. Maximum enrollment = 12.

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 bubbles, 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. All children must wear swim diapers if not potty-trained. Maximum enrollment = 12.

WINTER 2022 SWIM STARTERS CLASSES: (Ages 6-35 months)

Day: Monday, Wednesday
Time: 10:00 - 10:30 am
Fee: $17.00 YMCA Member (child) / $36.00 Non-Member (For 5 week session)

Day: Saturday
Time: 9:30 - 10:00 am
Fee: $14.00 YMCA Member / $28.00 Non-Member (For 5 week session)

 

2. SWIM BASICS: STAGES 1-3 (AGES 3 and 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. Swimmers register for Swim Basics classes according to age level.

** Must be age 3 before the first day of the session and must be completely potty-trained.

WINTER 2022 SWIM BASICS CLASSES:

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

WINTER 2022 SWIM STROKES CLASSES:

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 (For 5 week session)
Saturday 8:30-9:15 am  $16 members / $48 non-members (For 5 week session)
 
ADDITIONAL SWIM INSTRUCTION
ADULT SWIM INSTRUCTION  

Adult lessons offered mornings.
Have you always wanted to learn how to swim? Register for a 5-week session of lessons and learn to swim or improve current skills. Participants progress at their own pace. Small class size for individualized instruction. Ages 14+ welcome. Instructor: Pam Nasman

Days Times Fees
Monday/Wednesday 8:00-8:45 am $20 members / $40 non-members (For 5 week session)
Tuesday/Thursday 8:00-8:45 am $20 members / $40 non-members (For 5 week session)

 

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

CHAMPION SWIM LESSONS (Special Needs Children)

Private swim lessons for our Champion special needs swimmers. Champion Swim lessons offer swim lessons with 'Swim Angelfish' instructors specially trained in overcoming roadblocks commonly seen in children with sensory processing disorders and other disabilities. Most swim lessons start as one-on-one so each child has individual attention to promote in and around the water. As the swimmer progresses, swimmers may be paired up with another swimmer for a semi-private lesson. Group size would always remain small in order to ensure safety.
Please email: Caroline Check, Swim Angelfish Instructor at champion@warrenymca.org to schedule a swim time or for additional information.

Days/Time:

  • Saturday 9:30 - 10:00 am
  • Saturday 10:00 - 10:30 am
  • Saturday 10:30 - 11:00 am
  • Saturday 11:00 - 11:30 am
  • Saturday 11:30 - 12:00 noon
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 10:30 am
  • Tuesday 10:30 - 11:00 am

Cost: Free
Ages: 3 to 17
Register: Contact Caroline Check as indicated above to schedule appointment.

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS 

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

WATER FITNESS CLASSES - WINTER 2022
REAXRAFT

Held in our indoor pool, REAX rafting combines popular land workout formats like HIIT, Yoga and Functional Fitness moves with the instability of the raft on the water to provide an efficient core, strength, and FUN workout! Class size limited to 8. Register early to reserve your raft!
Instructor: Jill Hunter (falll)

Days  Time  Fees
Tuesday, Thursday 4:15 - 5:00 pm $15 members / $30 non-members (For 5 week session)
     

Drop-In Fee: $5 members / $8 non-members (If space allows at class start)

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, kickboards, and hand paddles, etc.
Instructors: Cathy Peterson (AM classes), Barb McCullough (PM classes)

Days Time Fees
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 - 9:45 am $15 members / $45 non-members (For 5 week session)
Monday, Thursday 7:30 - 8:30 pm $12 members / $40 non-members (For 5 week session)
AQUACIZE 

This 45-minute 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: Pam Nasman

Days Time Fees
Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 - 9:45 am $11 members / $30 non-members (For 5 week session)
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. Held 2x per week on Monday and Wednesday. 

Instructor: Cathy Peterson

Days Time Fees
Monday, Wednesday 1:00 - 1:45 pm $11 members / $30 non-members (For 5 week session)
WAVE RUNNERS

This class is performed in the deep end of the pool. All participants wear water belts. A total body workout. 
Instructor: Barb Luce

Days Time Fees
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:15 - 10:00 am $15 members / $45 non-members (For 5 week session)
AQUATIC SPECIALTIES
RAINBOW SWIM (SNAP - SPECIAL NEEDS AQUATIC PROGRAM)  

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. 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.

Day  Times Fees
Friday 6:00 - 7:00 pm  FREE for anyone eligible
MERMAID 101 / MERMAID BIRTHDAY PARTIES

A once in a lifetime opportunity to experience being a Mermaid! Certified instructor, Jill Hunter will teach swimmers how to swim like a mermaid, complete an obstacle course and pose for an underwater photo shoot. Cost of class includes the rental of a mermaid tail, mono-fin and a photo shoot in and above water.  Participants will safely be taught how to use a mermaid tail, dive for treasure, blow bubble kisses, dive and roll.   

(Must be able to swim length of pool, tread water for 1 minute and float on back. Level 3-4 of Progressive Swim Lessons qualify. Ages 6 & up. Swim waiver required. )

Cost: $60.00 for 1.5 hour session
Registration: Please email Dani Mumford at dani@warrenymca.org if interested in scheduling a Mermaid Swim Session/Birthday Party.
Ages: 6 & up
Instructor: Jill Hunter

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. Must be a YMCA member to register. See "Swim Team" tab for complete program details. Registration begins August 11, 2021. All swimmers (parents) must complete a 2021-22 Swim Team Emergency Form at the Front Welcome Desk.

Fees: 

  • $150 members
  • $80 each additional child in family
  • $80 WAHS Swimmers (Grades 9-12)

Days: Practices are Monday-Friday beginning September 20, 2021. Meets are on Saturdays throughout the season. (Season runs September - March)
Registration: Email Coach Dani at dani@warrenymca.org for more information.

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YMCA LIFEGUARD COURSE - SPRING 2022 
TWO DAY CERTIFICATION**

We are hiring lifeguards - get your certification and apply for a position as a Warren YMCA lifeguard!

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, breaststroke, sidestroke, elementary backstroke, 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. 

 **Begins with a water pre-test on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.

Registration opens January 1, 2022. If interested, please contact Dani Mumford by emailing dani@warrenymca.org or call 726-0110, ext. 116.

Financial assistance and/or payment plan options available. Contact Dani for more information.

*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
Sat. April 23rd & Sun. April 24th 8:00-4:00 pm $180 members / $210 non-members

      

YMCA JR. LIFEGUARD COURSE - AGES 12-15

This 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 an honorary Junior Lifeguard. Classes are held Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:00 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 the cost of the Warren YMCA Lifeguard Course.)

Date: TBA'd (Check back Spring 2022)
Days: Tuesday/Wednesday
Time: 5:30-7:00 pm
Fee: $75.00 YMCA Members / $100.00 Non-Members
Registration: Closed

WARREN MUNICIPAL OUTDOOR POOL 

The Warren County YMCA manages the outdoor Warren Municipal Pool located at 7 Pool Street, Warren, Pa. Season pass applications and payments are handled directly through the Tax Office at the Municipal Building, 318 W. Third Avenue, Warren, Pa.  You may also download the application, check fees, and read pool rules and regulations at http://www.cityofwarrenpa.gov . Please direct pool pass questions to Larina Zimmerman at the City of Warren 814-723-6300, ext. 110.

Hours of Operation:

Pool Closed for the Season: See you back in 2022!! Thank you for your patronage! 

Party Reservations: The Municipal Pool is a great place to hold a birthday party or other special event. For the 2022 season, parties may be scheduled during weekend evening hours and weekly after regular hours. To book a party please contact 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 event details see the Warren City Car Pool Facebook page.