AQUATICS AND SWIM LESSONS

FALL 2020

August 2020:
Pool Usage: 
 
**Due to COVID19 physical distancing recommendations, we cannot offer OPEN swim at this time. However, the YMCA Indoor Pool is open for our members to enjoy LAP swimming/Aerobic water walking and/or water exercise. Active Warren YMCA Members may call the Y up to 24 hours in advance to reserve a 45-minute time slot/lane between the hours of 5:30 am - 7:45 pm. Two swimmers per lane. Phone 814-726-0110

Family Swim: We currently are offering Family Swim times from 3:00 pm - 7:45 pm Monday thru Friday. Again, members may call the Y to reserve a 45-minute session. Each family will enjoy two open lanes for their Family Swim time. Immediate family members only within reserved lanes. Thank you.

Fall Swim Lessons & Classes: We will again offer Progressive Swim lessons and Aquatic Fitness Classes beginning September 8th. Member registration begins Wednesday, August 12th and 8:00 am and Nonmember registration begins, Monday, August 17th.
Due to COVID19 restrictions we are limiting and adapting our swim lessons and aquatic fitness classes. See complete descriptions below. Email Dani Mumford, Aquatics Coordinator at dani@warrenymca.org with any questions/comments.

Fall Session: September 8th - October 10, 2020
Registration:
Members - Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 8:00 am
Non-Members - Monday, August 17, 2020 at 8:00 am

 

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.

 

 
AQUATIC SCHEDULES / FORMS

Definitions of Swim

Pool Rules

Pool Schedule

YMCA Stages of Swimming Parent Handbook

PROGRESSIVE SWIM CLASSES - FALL 2020

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.

Due to COVID19, aquatic programs and classes have been updated for physical distancing recommendations. 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.

 

FALL 2020
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.

Day: Monday & Wednesday 
Time: 10:30-11:00 am
Fee: $17.00 YMCA Member (swimmer) / $48.00 Non-Member (For 5 week session)

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

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 (For 5 week session)

Day: Saturday
Time: 9:30-10:00 am
Fee: $14.00 YMCA Member (swimmer) / $42.00 Non-Member (For 5 week session)
 

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.
** Must be age 3 before the first day of the session and must be completely potty-trained.
COVID19: Due to physical distancing recommendations, class size will be limited to 12 participants per class. Instructors will wear face shields at all times. Parents may attend with child and assist with instruction in the water if concerned with physical distancing. 
*For spacing requirements, please use Family Locker Room*

SWIM BASICS: PRESCHOOL & SCHOOL AGE: AGES 3 and UP
 

Days Times Fees
Monday, Wednesday 10:30-11:00 am $17 members / $48 non-members (For 5 week session)
Monday, Wednesday 5:30-6:00 pm $17 members / $48 non-members (For 5 week session)
Tuesday, Thursday 10:00-10:30 am $17 members / $48 non-members (For 5 week session)
Tuesday, Thursday 5:30-6:00 pm $17 members / $48 non-members (For 5 week session)
Friday 5:00-5:30 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 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.
COVID19: Participation is limited to 12 per class. Swimmers will be divided into 3 separate lanes based on skill level. Instructors will lead the class from the pool side/deck and encourage individual swimming and physical distancing. Instructors will wear face shields.
*For spacing requirements, please use regular locker rooms.*

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

Days Times Fees
Monday, Wednesday 5:30-6:15 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

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:(5 week session)
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)

 
ADULT & TEEN SWIM INSTRUCTION (AGE 14+) 

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. Swim instruction for ages 14 and up.

Days Times Fees
Monday 8:00-8:45 pm  $16 members / $48 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.
COVID19: Instructors will lead the class from the pool side/deck and encourage individual swimming and physical distancing. Instructors will wear face shields.

Day: Friday
Time: 10:15 - 11:00 am
Cost: $16.00 YMCA Members / $48.00 Non-members

SWIM ANGELFISH - CHAMPION SWIM LESSONS (Special Needs Children) 

Private swim lessons for our Champion special needs swimmers. Ages Pre-K to 17 years can schedule a lesson with Caroline Check, Champion Coordinator by texting 1-802-345-9394 or email: champion@warrenymca.org.  

Day: Saturday
Time: 10:00 - 12:00 noon
Cost: FREE 
Registration: For appointment - text Caroline Check at 1-802-345-9394 or email: champion@warrenymca.org

 
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.


RAINBOW SWIM (SNAP - SPECIAL NEEDS AQUATIC PROGRAM) - CHECK BACK JANUARY 2021 

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
Not offered at this time 6:00 - 7:00 pm FREE for anyone eligible 
 
 
WATER FITNESS CLASSES - FALL 2020 

Session: September 8th - October 15th
Registration: Begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, August 12th (Members) and Monday, August 17th (Non members)
 

REAXraft FITNESS CLASS

REAX rafting combines popular fitness styles like HIIT, Yoga and functional fitness moves with the instability of the raft on top of the water. This is a FUN and efficient workout! Limited to 8 participants so register early!
Instructor: Jill Hunter

Days Time Fees
Monday, Thursday 6:30 - 7:00 pm $15 members / $30 non-members (For 5 week session)
Drop in fee (if space permits)   $5 / $8 per class
 
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)
COVID19: Participation will be limited to 15 YMCA Members per class. Morning classes will be reduced to 30 minutes to allow participants to ease back into aerobic physical activities. A grid will be created for participants to help with physical distancing during exercises. Equipment will be limited.

Days Time Fees
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 - 9:30 am $11 members / $25 non-members (For 5 week session)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday  9:45 - 10:15 am  $11 members / $25 non-members (For 5 week session)
Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 - 8:45 pm $11 members / $25 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: Colleena Maynard
COVID19: Participation will be limited to 15 per class. Classes will be reduced to 45-minutes to allow participants to ease back in aerobic physical activities. A grid will be created for participants to help with physical distancing exercises. Equipment will be limited.

Days Time Fees
Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 - 9:45 am $11 members / $25 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
COVID19: Participation will be limited to 18 per class. Participants will use a hula hoop to act as their physical distancing 'bubble' while performing exercises. Offered 2 days per week.

Days Time Fees
Monday, Wednesday 1:00 - 1:45 pm $11 members / $25 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
COVID19: Participation will be limited to 12 per class. To comply with physical distancing, participants will be assigned a lane for exercising. 

Days Time Fees
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 - 10:00 am $11 members / $25 non-members (For 5 week session)
 




AQUATIC SPECIALTIES

SWIM TEAM PRE-SEASON CONDITIONING CLINICS

Prior to the start of the 2020-21 Dolphin Swim Team season, the swim coaches will hold conditioning practices to prepare prior season swimmers for the upcoming season. Swimmers can attend 1 practice or all 4. All swimmers must have experience as a swim team member. Pre-registration and payment is required to attend.

Dates:
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Time: 4:00-5:00 pm
Cost per Clinic: $5.00 YMCA Members/$10.00 Non-members
Registration:
Wednesday, August 12th for Members
Monday, August 17th for Non-members

SWIM TEAM TRIAL WEEK - NEW SWIMMERS

Interested in finding out what it's like to be on our Dolphin Swim Team? Brand new swimmers can trial Swim Team from Monday, September 14th thru Thursday, September 17th from 5:00-5:30 pm. Swimmers must be at Level 4 of Swim Strokes or schedule a test out with Dani Mumford, Swim Team Coach by emailing dani@warrenymca.org. Cost is $5.00 for trial week. Open to members & non-members to try. If joining Swim Team, must be a Y member.

Dates: Monday, September 17th thru Thursday, September 17, 2020
Fees: $5.00 both YMCA members & Non-members
Days: Monday thru Thursday
Time: 5:00 - 5:30 pm
Registration: Now Open

 
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 12, 2020. All swimmers (parents) must complete a 2020-21 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 21, 2020. Meets are on Saturdays throughout season. (Season runs September - March)
Registration: Begins Wednesday, August 12, 2020
 

YMCA LIFEGUARD COURSE - FALL 2020
Held evenings September 9th thru October 7th (8 classes)


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, 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. 

**Participants may bring their own 'victim' if uncomfortable with close contact of other class participants due to COVID19 physical distancing requirements. **Begins with a water pre-test on Wednesday, September 9th from 6:00-7:00 pm.
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
Mondays/Wednesdays 7:00-9:00 pm $180 members / $210 non-members
  (Water pretest 6:00-7:00 pm September 9th)  

YMCA JR. LIFEGUARD COURSE - 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. 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
Registration: TBA

 

WARREN MUNICIPAL POOL - CLOSED BY THE CITY OF WARREN FOR 2020 SEASON DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

The Warren County YMCA manages the outdoor Warren Municipal Pool located at 7 Pool Street, Warren, Pa. Season pass applications 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 .


2020 Hours of Operation:
*CLOSED for the Season by the City of Warren due to the COVID19 - See you Summer 2021! 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.