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"
Winter Session: November 11 - December 14, 2019
Member Registration: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Non-Member Registration: Monday, November 4, 2019
Early Registration: Monday, October 28, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Time: 10:00-10:30 am
Fee: $15.00 YMCA Member (swimmer) / $30.00 Non-Member
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.
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
Time: 9:30-10:00 am
Fee: $15.00 YMCA Member (swimmer) / $30.00 Non-Member
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.
|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|
|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|
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.
|Monday, Wednesday||4:30-5:15 pm||$20 members / $54 non-members|
|Saturday||8:30-9:15 pm||$16 members / $48 non-members|
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.
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)
Progressive swim lessons (beginning - advanced) for age 14+. Participants progress at their own pace. Five week session.
|Monday||8:00-9:00 pm (Fall)||$16 members / $32 non-members|
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.
Time: 10:00 - 10:45 am
Cost: $16.00 YMCA Members / $48.00 Non-members
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.
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. Held September 6th to December 13, 2019. ADA locker room is available. *Home schooled special needs youth interested in attending should contact Kim Slocum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time: 10:00 - 11:0 am
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 6, 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.
|Friday||6:00 - 7:00 pm||FREE for anyone eligible (Begins Friday, Sept.6, 2019)|
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
|Mon, Thurs||7:00 - 7:30 pm||$30 members / $60 non-members|
|Drop In Fee: $5 members / $8 non-members (If space allows)|
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)
|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|
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
|Tuesday, Thursday||9:00 - 10:00 am||$12 members / $45 non members|
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
|Monday, Wednesday, Friday||9:00 - 10:00 am||$16 members / $50 non members|
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
|Monday, Wednesday, Friday||1:00 - 1:45 pm||$16 members / $50 non members|
(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.
$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
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 Wednesday, October 16, 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 Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 7:00-9:00pm and will conclude mid-November. If interested, please contact Dani Mumford by emailing email@example.com 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.)
|Tuesday, Wednesday (Oct-Nov)||7:00-9:00 pm||$180 member / $210 non member|
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.)
Time: 5:00-8:00 pm
Fee: $75.00 YMCA Members / $100.00 Non-Members
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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