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  • Aquatics

    • Shrimp/Kipper Classes
      Shrimp/Kipper (Ages 6-17mos.) A parent/child class that uses songs and games to help infants adjust to water and provides parents with water-safety skills.
    • Inia Classes
      Inia (Ages 18-24mos.) Parent/child program that continues lessons of Shrimp/Kipper class with increased emphasis on basic swim skills and water adjustment.
    • Perch Classes
      Perch (Ages 2-3yrs.) Instructors work with parent and child to introduce basic swimming skills, kicking, and breathing techniques.
    • Silly Seals Classes
      Silly Seals (Ages 2.5-4yrs.) A water adjustment class for parent and child designed to increase child’s comfort in water and to help with separation from parent. Getting face wet and kicking are just a few of the beginner level skills covered. Parents will accompany children in pool for first few lessons and are phased out of the water as child’s confidence grows. Class will ultimately be taught as a Pike Class.
    • Eel Classes
      Eel (Ages 3-5yrs.) This level is for swimmers who have completed Pike Plus or can swim 10 feet independently (no flotation). Swimmers will work to develop endurance on their front and back and be introduced to the crawl stroke (reaching arms out of water).
    • Kirby Preschool Swimming Classes
      Kirby Preschool Swimming (Ages 3-5yrs.) A great water adjustment class for the beginner who has never been in the water or prefers not to get his or her face wet. Swimmers gain confidence as they are introduced to fundamental water skills.This course is for those who are enrolled at the F.M Kirby Children's Center
    • Pike Classes
      Pike (Ages 3-5yrs.) This level is a water adjustment class for the beginner who has never been in the water or prefers not to get his or her face wet. This class will help to develop confidence as they are introduced to baskic water skills.
    • Pike Plus Classes
      Pike Plus (Ages 3-5yrs.) This level is for swimmers who are comfortable being in the water. Children will gain confidence moving through the water on their fronts and backs, ultimately swimming 10 feet independently.
    • Ray Classes
      Ray (Ages 3-5yrs.) This level is for swimmers who have completed the Eel clas or can swim 15 feet of strong front and 10 feet of back crawl. Swimmers work on front and back crawl as well as developing endurance. Rotary breathing is introduced with the front crawl.
    • Starfish Classes
      Starfish (Ages 3-5yrs.) This level is for swimmers who have completed the Ray class or are able to swim 10 yards of strong front crawl and 15 feet on their backs. Swimmers work on improving front crawl and rotary breathing as well as increased endurance.
    • Sunfish Classes
      Sunfish (3-12yrs.) This class is designed for children with special needs who need extra attention and may have difficulty working in a group setting. Instructors wil work one on one with swimmers to help them feel comfortable in the water and develop their swimming skills.
    • Guppy Classes
      Guppy (Ages 5-12yrs.) This level is for simmers who have completed Polliwog/Eel or who can swim 15ft of front crawl and back crawl. This class is desgned to build front and back crawl endurance and introduce rotary breathing.
    • Mariners Swim Team
      Mariners Swim Team - Boys and girls competitive swim teams that compete with other local YMCAs. Season runs from September through March with additional workout sessions available in spring and summer.
    • Micro Minnow Classes
      Micro Minnow (Ages 5-12yrs.) This level is for swimmers who have completed Starfish or Guppy or who can swim 25yds of freestyle and backstroke. This class is designed to increase endurance for freestyle and backstroke and introduce breaststroke.
    • Fish Classes
      Fish (Ages 6-12yrs.) This level is for swimmers who completed Minnow or who can swim 100yds of strong freestyle and backstroke with concept of breaststroke. This class will continue to work on freestyle and backstroke endurance while perfecting breaststroke and introducing butterfly.
    • Flying Fish Classes
      Flying Fish (Ages 6-12yrs.) This level is for swimmers who completed Fish or who can swim 100 yd of strong freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke. The class will continue to work on freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke endurance while perfecting butterfly.
    • Minnow Classes
      Minnow (Ages 6-12yrs.) This level is for swimmers who have completed Micro Minnow or who can swim 50yds of freestyle and backstroke. Class works on developing freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and endurance training.
    • Polliwog Classes
      Polliwog (Ages 5-12yrs.) This level is for swimmers wtih little or no experience in the water. This class is designed to get stidents comfortable with the water and introduce the front and back crawl. Also suitable fo swimmers moving from Pike and Pike Plus.
    • Progressive Swim Clinic Classes
      Swim Clinic (Ages 6-13yrs.) This program will focus on technique and modifications of racing strokes while building skills. Registration requirements: Must have completed Flying Fish or have the ability to swim 4 laps Freestyle with rotary breathing, 4 laps backstroke, 4 laps of breast stroke and basic knowledge of butterfly.
    • Water Explorer Classes
      Water Explorer (Ages 7-12yrs.) This level is for advanced non-competitive swimmers who want to work on stroke development and explore different aspects of aquatics, including water polo, aquatic games, and water fitness.
    • Teen Fitness Swimming Classes
      Teen Fitness Swimming (Ages 11-16yrs.) This level is for teens who want to stay active in the water. The class will have a swim workout while tuning up their swimming skills.
    • YMCA Lifeguarding Courses
      YMCA Lifeguarding courses (Age 15+yrs.) No refunds after course start date.
    • Adult Beginner Lessons
      Adult Beginner Lessons (Ages 16+yrs.) A beginner swim class with special emphasis on getting comfortable in the water, building confidence, and learning basic swimming skills.