AQUATICS FITNESS AND AQUATIC SPECIALITIES

 
SESSIONS:

Fall Session #3:  November 14 - December 17, 2022
Member Registration: Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at 8:00 am (in-house, online & phone)
Non-member Registration: Monday, November 7th at 8:00 am

Winter Session #1:  January 2 - February 4, 2023
Member Registration: Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at 8:00 am (in-house, online & phone)
Non-member Registration: Monday, December 12th 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.


**Youth Swimming Lessons: See 'Youth Development' menu.

AQUATICS SCHEDULES / FORMS

Definitions of Swim
Pool Rules

Pool Schedule
YMCA Stages of Swimming Parent Handbook
Swimming & Climbing Waiver

 
WATER FITNESS CLASSES 
 
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! 
Drop-In Fee: $5 members / $8 non-members (If space allows at class start)
Instructor: Jill Hunter 

Days  Time  Fees
Tuesday, Thursday 4:00 - 4:45 pm $15 members / $30 non-members (5 week session)

 

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: Kathy Bimber (AM classes M,W,F), Pam Nasman (AM classes T,TH) Barb McCullough (PM classes)

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Days Time Fees
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 - 10:00 am $15 members / $45 non-members (5 week session)
Tuesday, Thursday  9:00 - 10:00 am $12 members / $40 non-members 
Monday, Thursday 7:30 - 8:30 pm $12 members / $40 non-members 

 

ARTHRITIS AQUATICS

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: Kathy Bimber

Days Time Fees
Monday, Wednesday 1:00 - 1:45 pm $11 members / $30 non-members (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 (5 week session)
 
ADULT SWIM LESSONS

Adult swim lessons can teach you to swim, improve your stroke technique and, more important, teach you to perform basic water safety skills. Ages 14 & up.
Instructor: Pam Nasman

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

 

 
AQUATIC SPECIALTIES: 
 
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 10, 2022. All swimmers (parents) must complete a 2022-23 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 2022. Meets are on Saturdays throughout the season. (Season runs September - March)
Registration: Now open for 2022-23. Must register at the Y Front Desk due to required Parent Consent Form.
Contact: Email Dani Mumford, Aquatics Director at dani@warrenymca.org

 

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 the length of the 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/per person
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

 
YMCA LIFEGUARD COURSE - SPRING 2023 
 

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 at 12 feet 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 successfully completing all these, the participant is qualified for a lifeguard position anywhere in the United States. 

 **Begins with a water pre-test TBA'd. After successful completion of water pre-test, classes begin on TBA'd.

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

Financial assistance and/or payment plan options are 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
Mondays/Thursdays 7:00-9:00 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 Monday 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 2023
Days: Monday/Wednesday
Time: 5:30-7:00 pm
Fee: $75.00 YMCA Members / $100.00 Non-Members
Registration: Check back in 2023

 

WARREN MUNICIPAL POOL  - 7 Pool Street, Warren, Pa.

The Warren County YMCA manages the outdoor Warren Municipal Pool located at 7 Pool Street, Warren, Pa. Season pass applications are available to purchase directly through the City of Warren at 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 and gate fee questions to Larina Zimmerman at the City of Warren 814-723-6300, ext. 110.


Hours of Operation:

NOW CLOSED FOR 2022. SEE YOU IN 2023! THANK YOU! 

 

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 the private party form or through Dani Mumford.

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

 

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Please email Dani Mumford, Aquatics Director at dani@warrenymca.org with any questions/comments.