Aquatics


For additional information about classes or swim team, contact Melissa Weaver, Senior Director, at (914) 631-4807, ext. 106 or by email. Swim classes are free to adult members over the age of 15. Aquatics class and pool schedules are on the Schedules page of this websiteBathing caps are required for youth 6-14 years of age and adults in the pool and can be purchased at the Member Service Desk.

Aqua Fitness/Active Older Adults: This class is for members and uses gentle water movement exercises to help improve flexibility, strengthen muscles, enhance cardiovascular fitness and relieve arthritis symptoms. Bathing Caps are required in pool and can be purchased at Member Service Desk. Please register at the Member Service Desk.

Water Wheelers: For adults recovering from injuries or those with permanent and temporary disabilities. Chair lift and flotation devices are available. No membership is required. No instructor; self-directed class. Please register at the Member Service Desk.

Lap Swim: Lap swim is for members who are age 15 years or older. Maximum capacity in each lap lane is 5 swimmers. Lanes are divided by speed: for slow, medium and fast swimmers. Please check schedule regularly. Lifeguards have authority to designate lanes.

Adult Recreational Swim: One slow lap lane will be available. Deep and shallow water areas are available.

Youth Recreational Swim - Ages 6–14 yrs: Reserved for YMCA youth members to enjoy the water with friends. Children must be able to stand in the shallow end or swim. No flotation devices, parents or guests in the water.

Family Preschool Recreational Swim: For children 6 months to 5 years; child must have at least one parent/guardian in the water with them at all times. Only one non-swimmer per adult permitted. No YMCA flotation devices will be provided.

Family Recreational Swim: For adults 18 years and older to swim with youth, one of whom must be a current member. Non-member must pay a guest fee. One adult must accompany youth in the water at all times. Only one non-swimmer per adult permitted. A deep water test is required for any youth who wish to swim in the deep end. Any child who requires flotation will not be permitted in the deep end of the pool. Guests are welcome. Adults without children are not permitted to use the pool during Family Recreational Swim. Free to members, $15.00 for each adult guest and $5.00 for each youth guest, or parents may purchase a parent activity card for $40.00 which will allow a parent 10 visits, but the child must be a member. YMCA flotation devices will not be provided for use, you may bring your own. Lifejackets are permitted as long as they are Coast Guard Approved. Lifeguard to patron ratios in the water are as follows: 1 lifeguard, no more than 25 patrons in the water; 2 lifeguards no more than 50 patrons in the water. If numbers of patrons meet or exceed lifeguard ratios, patrons will be directed to wait until they can safely enter the water.

SWIM LESSONS

Children must be evaluated for swim class placement. Evaluations are conducted on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5:00 p.m. No appointment necessary. Bathing caps are recommended for all children 2.5 to 5 years of age and required for all children 6 to 14 years of age.
PARENT COMMUNICATIONS - check here for the latest correspondence about class sessions and weather related closings/postponements & YMCA evacuation procedures.
  
Spring Parent Letter

Summer Parent Letter
 

We care what you think!  Please request a survey from Aquatics Senior Director, Melissa Weaver at the Y!

Thunder and Lightning Policy

Emergency Evacuation Procedures

Parent/Child: Shrimp, Kippers, Inia, and Perch classes are for infants and toddlers, 6–36 months old. Parents to join children in the water. Registration is based on age rather than skill. Plastic pants over training pants or swim diapers are required for babies and those not toilet trained.

Preschool: Perch Plus is for children aged 2 1⁄2 –3 years old. Pike, Eel, Ray and Starfish classes are for children 3–5 years old. Each lesson consists of weekly 30 minute classes. Parent not required in water.

Youth: Polliwog, Guppy, Minnow, Fish, Flying Fish, Shark and Porpoise Club is a progressive series of programs designed for children ages 6–14 years, focusing on six components including values, personal safety, personal growth, stroke development, water sports and games, and age-appropriate rescue. Each session consists of weekly 45 minute classes. Each skill level builds upon the preceding level, with seven levels covering all strokes, diving fundamentals, and safety skills.

Adult Beginner Swim Lessons - Ages 15+ yrs, Co-ed course covers components of the front crawl. Starting with floating and the flutter kick, participants progress to arm stroking and rhythmic breathing. Class also covers back float and treading water.

Private Swim Lessons: One-on-one instruction or semi-private lessons (two children of similar ability with one instructor) available. Please download a Private Lesson Request form, complete the request form and submit to Melissa Weaver, Senior Director at Y Main Street facility, in person at the front desk or scan and send via email.  Ms. Weaver will contact you once the request form has been received.

Sharks Swim Team - Ages 6–17 yrs, Our team is comprised of boys and girls from 6 to 17 years old. For practices, swimmers will be grouped according to age/ability. As a member of the team, each swimmer will enjoy the benefit of expert coaching within a supportive and friendly environment. We emphasize teamwork, personal growth, competitive strokes skill development, and self confidence. Season starts September 8, 2015 through mid March 2016, when children compete in state championships.

Competitive Training Program - Ages 6–17 yrs, This program’s function is to condition and develop the more advanced swimmer between the ages of 6 and 17 years when swim team is not in session. Program runs Spring April, 2016 through June 2016, Summer June, 2016 through August 2016.

American Red Cross Safety Training Classes offered year round, please refer to www.wmlaquatics.com for class descriptions, schedules and fees.

Aquatics class and pool schedules are on the Schedules page of this website.



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