AQUATICS AND SWIM LESSONS

SUMMER 2021


Open Swim: Due to COVID19 physical distancing requirements, we will not be offering Open Swim until further notice.

Family Swim: We will offer Family Swim times on Friday evenings from 6:00-8:45 pm, Saturdays from 1:00-8:45 pm, and Sundays from 1:00-3:45 pm. 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.

Lap Swim: YMCA Members may call the Y up to 24 hours in advance to reserve a 45-minute time slot/lane to lap swim or aerobic exercise. *Two (2) swimmers will be scheduled per lane with entry to pool at opposite ends. Only one 45-min reservation per person, per day.

Diving Board: Is not available for use until further notice.



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.

 

Spring Session #4:
April 19 - May 22, 2021
Registration:

Members: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Non-Members Monday, April 12, 2021
**Early Registration for Progressive Swim Lessons: Monday, April 5th  (Members only from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Summer Session #1:
June 14 - July 17, 2021
Registration:

Members: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Non-Members Monday, May 17, 2021

Summer Session #2:
July 19 - August 21, 2021
Registration:

Members: Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Non-Members Monday, July 12, 2021

 

Summer Learn to Swim (Formerly Blair Learn to Swim) regstration begins May 12th at 9:00 am. Classes begin June 14th. Scroll down to 'Additional Swim Instruction' for complete details.

**MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL - SUMMER MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE. SEE MEMBERSHIP PAGE FOR DETAILS**

 

 

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 - SPRING 2021

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 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.

 

SUMMER 2021
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 -
**COMBINED WITH WATER EXPLORATION FOR SUMMER 2021

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.
 

SUMMER:
Day:
Tuesday & Thursday 
Time: 11:00 - 11:30 am
Fee: $17.00 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) / $28.00 Non-Member (For 5 week session)
Drop In Fee for Summer Saturday: $4.00 YMCA Member / $8.00 Non-Member (per class)
 

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.
COVID19: Due to physical distancing recommendations, class size will be limited to 12 participants per class. Instructors will wear face shields at all times. 
*For spacing requirements, please use Family Locker Room*

SWIM BASICS: AGES 3-KINDERGARTEN 

SUMMER:

Days Times Fees
Monday, Wednesday 11:00-11:30 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 4:45-5:15 pm* $17 members / $48 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)
 
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 poolside/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)
 

SUMMER:

Days Times Fees
Monday, Wednesday 4:00-4:45 pm $20 members / $54 non-members (For 5 week session)
Tuesday, Thursday 4:00-4:45 pm $20 members / $54 non-members (For 5 week session)
 

ADDITIONAL SWIM INSTRUCTION

SUMMER LEARN TO SWIM (Formerly Blair Learn to Swim)

The Summer Learn to Swim program is a great way for children to take beginning swim lessons. Because the lessons are offered everyday for 2 weeks, children tend to progress more rapidly in gaining skills and confidence. Lessons include Swim Basics skill requirements of the YMCA Swim Stages program.

The morning classes are held Monday thru Friday and the evening classes will meet Monday thru Thursday. All sessions are 2-weeks in length. Register for 1 session or all 5! Ages 4-12 years. MUST be age appropriate before start of session and MUST have a swim waiver on file prior to registration.  
(Children who have achieved the Stage 4 (Swim Strokes) level award are not eligible for this program.)

Ages: 4-12 years
Fees: (Cost is the same for both Members & Non-Members)
Morning classes Monday-Friday: $10.00 for 2-week session
Evening classes Monday-Thursday: $8.00 for 2-week session

Time:
Ages 4-5: 10:30-11:00 am OR 5:00-5:30 pm
Ages 6-12: 10:00-10:30 am OR 5:30-6:00 pm

Sessions 2021:
#1 June 14th - June 24th (PM) / 25th (AM)
#2 June 28th - July 8th (PM) / 9th (AM)
#3 July 12th - July 22nd (PM) /23rd (AM)
#4 July 26th - August 5th (PM) / 6th (AM)
#5 August 9th - August 19th (PM) / 20th (AM)

Registration: Begins May 12th at 9:00 am and continues until all classes are filled. Swim waiver required.
(Sponsored by A.J. and Sigismunda Palumbo Charitable Trust)

 

ADULT SWIM INSTRUCTION  

*New for 2021 - Adult lessons offered Monday 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. 

Days Times Fees
Monday 8:00-8:45 am  $16 members / $48 non-members (For 5 week session)
Tuesday/Thursday (July/Aug) 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.
COVID19: Instructors will lead the class from the poolside/deck and encourage individual swimming and physical distancing. Instructors will wear face shields.

Day: Will return Fall 2021. 
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. Swim Angel Fish offers swim lessons with 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: champion@warrenymca.org to schedule a swim time or for additional information.

Days/Time:
Tuesday 4:00 - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 4:30 - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 - 4:30 pm*starting March 17th
Wednesday 4:30 - 5:00 pm*starting March 17th
Saturday 10:00 - 10:30 am
Saturday 10:30 - 11:00 am
Saturday 11:00 - 11:30 am
Saturday 11:30 - 12:00 noon
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.


RAINBOW SWIM (SNAP - SPECIAL NEEDS AQUATIC PROGRAM) - CHECK BACK FALL 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. 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 - SUMMER 2021

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: Alex Nielsen  **Starting March 15th class will change to Monday/Wednesday from 5:30-6:15 pm*** 

Days Time Fees
Monday, Wednesday 5:30 - 6:15 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)
Tuesday, 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: Colleena Maynard

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

 
TRY SCUBA W/ THAD

Have you always wondered what it's like to breathe underwater? TrY Scuba with former Navy Seal, Thad Turner and find out! This class will be a fun, underwater adventure, not a certification course. Must be at least 10 years old and in reasonable, good physical health. Register and pay now to reserve your spot! Max enrollment = 8. Contact thad@warrenymca.org with questions.

Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Fees: $20.00 Y Members / $30.00 Non-members
Ages: 10 & up
Registration: NOW open! Reserve your spot!

 

SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING

Synchronized Swimming is a beginner course that will teach skills and routines in synchronizd swimming. The class is open to all ages but participants must be able to swim, tread water, and be comfortable under water. This class will improve strength, flexibility and breath control - all while having fun and listening to music. Begins with the April/May 2021 session. Must be a Level 4 Progressive swimmer or above. Sanitzed nose plugs will be provided each class. Goggles/swim cap recommended but not required. Email dani@warrenymca.org with any questions.
Instructor: Jill Bunce

Days: Tuesday/Wednesday (Begins Tuesday, April 20th)
Time: 5:30-6:30 pm
Fees: $20.00 Y Members / $30.00 Non-members
Ages: All ages. Must be a Level 4 Progressive swimmer or above
Registration: Now open! 


 

YMCA LIFEGUARD COURSE - SPRING 2021 - 2 DAY CERTIFICATION COURSE!

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

Obtain your YMCA Lifeguard Certification in just two days!

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. 

**Participants may bring their own 'victim' if uncomfortable with close contact with other class participants due to COVID19 physical distancing requirements. **Begins with a water pre-test on Tuesday, May 4th from 6:00-7:00 pm.

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., May 15th & Sun., May 16th 8:00 am-4:00 pm  $180 members / $210 non-members
Water Pre-test: Tuesday, May 4th from 6:00-7:00 pm    

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: May 25th - June 9, 2021 (6 classes)
Days: Tuesday/Wednesday
Time: 5:30-7:00 pm
Fee: $75.00 YMCA Members / $100.00 Non-Members
Registration: Now open!

 

SUMMER SWIM TRAINING LEAGUE

YMCA Head Swim Coach, Dani Mumford, will hold a 6-week summer Swim Training League for ages 6-18. Emphasis will be on stroke techniques. Also, included will be instruction on starts and turns. Swimmers can get a head start on conditioning for the fall swim season. It is also a great opportunity for swimmers interested in joining the Dolphin Swim Team but unsure of what it's all about! Swimmers MUST have attained Stage 4 of YMCA Progressive Swim levels or be tested before league begins. Swim waiver required prior to registration. Email dani@warrenymca.org with any questions.

Date: Monday, July 12 thru Thursday, August 19, 2021
Days: Monday thru Thursday
Time: 8:00-8:50 am
Fee: $40.00 YMCA Members / $100.00 Non-Members 
Registration: Begins May 1st

 

SUMMER DIVING BOARD COURSE

Katie Madigan, 2021 WAHS District 10 Diving Champion, will instruct this 5-week program for youth ages 9-18. This course is designed to teach the basics of diving from the diving board. Participants can experience what it would be like to be a member of the WAHS swim team divers! Prior gymnastics and/or dance experience recommended, but not necessary. Classes will meet on Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6:00-7:00 pm. Participants must have attained the Stage 4 of YMCA Progressive Swim level. Swim waiver required prior to registration. Email dani@warrenymca.org with any questions.

Date: June 16 thru July 16, 2021
Days: Wednesday/Friday
Time: 6:00-7:00 pm
Fee: $30.00 YMCA Members / $60.00 Non-Members (for 5-week session)
Registration: Begins May 1st
 

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 TBA. Meets are on Saturdays throughout the season. (Season runs September - March)
Registration: Begins Wednesday, August 11, 2021

 

WARREN MUNICIPAL POOL - OPENING SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2021

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 . *The purchase of a season pass does not guarantee admittance to the facility due to occupancy restrictions as a result of the COVID pandemic. Please direct pool pass questions to Larina Zimmerman at the City of Warren 814-723-6300, ext. 110.


Hours of Operation:
Pool Opens for the 2021 Season: Saturday, June 5th
Hours Daily: 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm 

*Special Hours - June 7th through June 11th: 4:00 - 7:00 pm while WCSD is still in session.

Movie Night:
Thursday, June 17th 6:00-10:00 pm

Party Reservations: The Municipal Pool is a great place to hold a birthday party or other special event. For the 2021 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.