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 July 8 - August 17 (Subject to change without notice)

YMCA Stages of Swimming Parent Handbook

PROGRESSIVE SWIM CLASSES 

Summer Session #5- June 10th - July 13, 2019  
Member Registration: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Non-Member Registration: Monday, May 13, 2019
Early Registration: No Early Registration for 1st Summer Session

Summer Session #6- July 15, 2019 - August 17, 2019  
Member Registration: 
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Non-Member Registration: Monday, July 8, 2019
Early Registration: Early Registration July 1st from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Must register for exact same class/time of Progressive Swim Lessons as currently registered for.

Summer Swim Options: (For complete details, scroll down page.)

Blair Learn to Swim: The Blair Learn to Swim Program is a great way for children to take beginning swim lessons which include the YMCA Swim Stages - Swim Basics level. The BLTS program is available to both Y members and non-members ages 4 through 12. The morning classes will meet Monday through Friday and the afternoon classes meet Monday through Thursday. Sessions run in a two-week format. Register for 1 session or all 5!

Progressive Swim Lessons: Held in 5-week sessions, our small group Progressive Swim Lessons teach children ages 6 months and up how to swim using the YMCA Stage for Swimming. Sessions run June 10th-July 13, 2019 and July 15th-August 17, 2019.

Everyone Swims: With Everyone Swims, children with limited or NO swimming skills can attend this one-week session for FREE! Held outdoors at the Warren City C.A.R. Pool.

Private Swim Lessons: One-on-one training with a certified swim instructor, these half-hour sessions provide the individual attention needed to progress with swim skills.

 

 

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.

SUMMER: For Summer 2019 - Levels A&B will be combined. See below.

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.
*Summer 2019 - Levels A & B are combined. 

SUMMER:

Day: Tuesday/Thursday
Time: 11:00 - 11:30 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
*New for Summer 2019: Swim Starters - Saturday Drop-in Fee: $4.00 YMCA Member / $8.00 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)

SUMMER:

Days Times Fees
Monday, Wednesday 11:00-11:30 am $17 members / $48 non-members
Monday, Wednesday 4:30-5:00 pm $17 members / $48 non-members
Tuesday, Thursday 4:45-5:15 pm $17 members / $48 non-members
Monday 6:30-7:00 pm $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
 
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 4:00-4:45 pm $20 members / $54 non-members
Tuesday, Thursday 4:00-4:45 pm $20 members / $54 non-members
 
ADDITIONAL SWIM INSTRUCTION
TUMBLE & SPLASH (AGES 18 MONTHS - 35 MONTHS) *Will return Fall 2019

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: Will return Fall 2019***
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+)

Progressive swim lessons (beginning - advanced) for age 14+. Participants progress at their own pace. Five week session.

Days Times Fees
Monday 7:00-8:00 pm $16 members / $32 non-members
HOME SCHOOL SWIM LESSONS *Will return Fall 2019

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.
*Will return Fall 2019

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

CHAMPION SWIM

This is a parent and child class for kids with special needs. In this class the child gets one-on-one attention and help from a parent while the instructor guides the parent in teaching them to swim. 

Day: Friday
Time: 11:00 - 11:30 am
Cost: FREE - Must register at the Y Front Welcome Desk for 5-week sessions

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.

 
SUMMER - BLAIR LEARN TO SWIM 2019

The Blair Learn to Swim Program is a great way for children to take beginning swim lessons which include the YMCA Swim Stages - Swim Basics level. The BLTS program is available to both Y members and non-members ages 4 through 12. The morning classes will meet Monday through Friday and the afternoon classes meet Monday through Thursday. Sessions run in a two-week format. Register for 1 session or all 5!
(Swimmers who have received Stage 4 (Swim Strokes) level are NOT eligible for this program. Child must be 4 years old before start of session.) No refunds or credits once registered.

Registration: Begins Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 8:00 am and continues until classes are full. 
Cost: 
Morning classes: $10.00 per child for two week session
Afternoon classes: $8.00 per child for two week session

Time:
Ages 6-12 years: 10:00-10:30 AM OR 3:30-4:00 PM
Ages 4-5 years: 10:30-11:00 AM OR 3:00-3:30PM

Dates:
Session 1.....AM = June 10th - June 21st / PM = June 10th - June 20th
Session 2.....AM = June 24th - July 5th / PM = June 24th - July 3rd (No classes July 4th)
Session 3.....AM = July 8th - July 19th / PM = July 8th - July 18th
Session 4.....AM = July 22nd - August 2nd / PM = July 22nd - August 1st
Session 5.....AM = August 5th - August 16th / PM = August 5th - August 15th. 
 

Everyone Swims!

FREE - Water Safety Swim Lessons at the Warren City Pool. With Everyone Swims, children ages 3-11, with limited or NO swimming skills, can attend this one-week session for FREE! Children will learn what to do if they find themselves in the water unexpectedly. They will learn fundamental water safety skills that include the concepts of reach, throw, don't go; swim, float, don't go; swim, float, swim and what to look for in a safe place to swim. Held outdoors at the Warren City C.A.R. Pool. Please sign up at the C.A.R. pool. Email Dani Mumford, Aquatics Coordinator at dani@warrenymca.org with any questions.

Dates:
Session 1....June 24th - 28th
Session 2....July 22nd-26th
Session 3....August 12th-16th
Time: 5:00-6:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Registration: Sign up at the C.A.R. Pool on 1st day of lesson week.
Location: Outdoors at the Warren City Pool

 

WATER FITNESS CLASSES - SUMMER 2019

 

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, Wed (June/July Session) 7:15 - 7:45 pm $30 members / $60 non-members (5 week session)
Mon, Thurs (July/August Session) 7:00 - 7:30 pm $30 members / $60 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
Tuesday, Thursday  7:30 - 8:30 pm $12 members / $45 non members
AQUATIC FITMOTIVATION

Follow Fitmotivation Aquatic Fitness videos on our new large-screen TV in the shallow & deep end of the pool, performing both aerobic movements and muscle toning exercises.

Days Times Fees
Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 - 10:00 am $5 members / $20 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

 

SUMMER SWIM TRAINING LEAGUE

Interested in joing the Warren YMCA Dolphin Swim Team but not sure what it's all about? Join us for a 6-week Summer Swim Training League for ages 6-18 years. Held Monday through Thursday from 8:00 - 9:00am. Emphasis will be on stroke technique and included will be work on starts and turns. Swimmers must have attained Stage 4 of YMCA Progressive Swim lessons or be tested before league begins. No exceptions. Contact Dani Mumford, Aquatics Coordinator/Dolphin Swim Team Head Coach at 814-726-0110, ext 116 or email dani@warrenymca.org with any questions.

Date: Monday, July 8th through Thursday, August 15, 2019
Days: Monday thru Thursday
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 am
Ages: 6-18
Cost:
$40.00 YMCA Members
$100.00 Non Members
Registration: Begins May 1, 2019
Requirements: Attained Stage 4 of Progressive Swim OR test out

TEEN COMPETITIVE SKILLS TRAINING W/ WAHS COACH RUSS BEYER

Skills class to develop and work on competitive swim skills for participation on any Youth YMCA Swim Team or High School Swim Team. Open to all students ages 13-18. Held Saturdays at the Warren YMCA beginning July 13th thru Aug 17, 2019 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am. Led by Russ Beyer, Head Coach, WAHS Swim Team. Email Dani Mumford at dani@warrenymca.org with any questions. Sign up at the Y Front Welcome Desk.

Date: Saturday, July 13th through Saturday, August 17, 2019
Days: Saturdays
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am  (If a birthday party is scheduled then class will be held from 8:30-9:30 am)
Ages: 13-18
Cost:
$25.00 YMCA Members
$30.00 Non Members

DIVING CLASS - LEARN TO DIVE

Designed for youth ages 11-18, this 5-week program will teach the basics of board diving such as performed at swim meets. Held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:00 pm. It is recommended, but not necessary, that participants have prior gymnastics and/or dance experience. Students must have attained Stage 4 of YMCA Progressive Swim lessons. *A minimum of 4 divers are needed to run this program. Emily Frederick will lead this program.

Date: Tuesday, June 11th through Thursday, July 11, 2019
Days: Tuesday & Thursday
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Ages: 11-18
Cost:
$30.00 YMCA Members
$60.00 Non Members
Registration: CLOSED
Requirements: Attained Stage 4 of Progressive Swim

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.

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 - FAll 2019

The YMCA lifeguard course is held twice/year. One class is held October-November and the other class is held April-May. This program is for anyone age 16 and older. It consists of ASHI (American Safety & Health Institute) BLS, Oxygen Administration, First Aid, online training, in-class training and water training. This is a YMCA certified course. Our next course will begin on October 9, 2019 with a water pre-test from 6:00-7:00 pm. 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 CPR Pro, 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. Classes will be held on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00-9:00pm and will conclude mid-November. 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
Wednesday, Thursday (Oct-Nov) 7:00-9:00 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  - *Cancelled for 2019

If you are interested in SCUBA certification please contact Dani Mumford, Aquatics Coordinator to be placed on a contact list for future courses. Call the Y at 814-726-0110, ext 116 or email dani@warrenymca.org.

 

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 will be September 7, 2018. Friday November 16, 2018 will be the final day for fall. Program will resume Friday, January 4, 2019 and run until Friday, May 17, 2019. 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
Friday 6:00 - 7:00 pm FREE for anyone eligible
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:
Monday - Thursday: 12:00-5:00 pm & 6:00-8:00 pm
Friday - Sunday: 12:00-5:00 pm

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.

Upcoming 2019 Municipal Pool Events:

Movie Night: Friday, July 19th from 6:00-10:00 pm
Luau Party: Saturday, July 27th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Movie Night: Friday, August 16th from 6:00-10: pm
Pool Closes for Season: Saturday, August 17th
Doggie Dip: Sunday, August 18th from 12:00-2:00 pm...all dog friends invited with up to date immunizations!

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

New for 2019 - POUND® at the Pool

Join Ashley-Amplify Pound® Pro using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising. POUND® transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Instead of listening to music, you become the music in the exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin' out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities. First 15 participants can use our available sticks, or bring your own. Instructor: Ashley Swanson

Date: Begins June 3rd
Days: Monday, Thursday
Time: 5:30-6:00 pm
Location: Warren City Pool
Cost: $3.00 per class. Pay at the gate. (Includes evening pass to pool.)
Registration: No need to pre-register.
Instructor: Ashley Swanson