NOTE: It is required that children 9 and under be accompanied by an adult at all times while at our YMCA. No Front Entry drop-off or pick-up. Please walk your child to and from their supervised program.
***Parent/Guardian of non-member youth attending programs may purchase a day pass to use the facility or enjoy our Front Lobby Welcome Center while waiting.
Fall Session #3: November 14 - December 17, 2022
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
Early Registration for Members: Monday, December 5, 2022 (8:00 am - 4:00 pm) Must register for the exact same class/time as current session
Registration: Because of the necessary swim waiver that needs to be signed by a parent/legal guardian, swim lessons 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. All Progressive Swim Lessons run in 5-week sessions. Parent observation is usually the final day of each 5-week session unless otherwise stated. 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. Download, print and submit below waiver or stop at Front Welcome Desk to complete. Fax swim waiver to 814-726-7124 or email to email@example.com.
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 age, 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 among 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.
*We also offer 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 twice per week. All children must wear swim diapers if not potty-trained. Maximum enrollment = 12.
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.
Day: Monday, Wednesday
Time: 10:00 - 10:30 am
Fee: $17.00 YMCA Member (child) / $36.00 Non-Member (For 5 week session)
Time: 9:30 - 10:00 am
Fee: $14.00 YMCA Member / $28.00 Non-Member (For 5 week session)
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: Swimmers attend lesson without parent/guardian. Parents and family members are invited to attend observation during the final class of the 5-week session unless otherwise stated.
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/grade level.
** 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 (For 5 week session)|
|Monday, Wednesday||10:30-11:00 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 (For 5 week session)|
|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-members|
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 (For 5 week session)|
|Saturday||8:30-9:15 am||$20 members / $54 non-members (For 5 week session)|
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
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
|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)|
Looking for one-on-one swim instruction with our trained swim instructors? Private lessons are available for children and adults. Purchase one 1/2 hour lesson, a block of 5 or 10 half-hour lessons at a time. Lessons must be set up in advance through Dani Mumford, Aquatics Director. Contact Dani at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule. *No refunds once purchased.
1/2 Hour Lesson: $10.00 YMCA members / $20.00 non-members.
5 Block 1/2 hour: $50.00 YMCA members / $100 non-members
10 Block 1/2 hour: $100.00 YMCA members / $200 non-members
Register: Lessons must be set up with Dani Mumford, Aquatics Director. Email email@example.com to schedule.
Private swim lessons for our Champion special needs swimmers. Champion Swim lessons offer swim lessons with 'Swim Angelfish' 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: Caroline Check, Swim Angelfish Instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a swim time or for additional information.
Ages: 3 to 17
Register: Contact Caroline Check as indicated above to schedule appointment.
Please email Dani Mumford, Aquatics Director at dani@warrenymca. org with any questions about our Aquatics programs.
You can register online for most of our programs! If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call the YMCA at 814.726.0110. When you are ready click on the Online Registration button below. You will be taken to an outside website that handles our secure registration process.Read More...