Tiffin Community YMCA

Aquatics

POOL SCHEDULE

LIFEGUARDING CLASSES

SWIM TEAM

The season runs from September – February. Children must be able to swim one length of the pool freestyle and one length backstroke. Click here for more information.

SWIM LESSONS

The YMCA has been teaching swim lessons for over 100 years. Although many other agencies and organizations offer swim lessons, the difference is this: The Y uses programs as a vehicle to deliver its mission, which is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. The YMCA swim lesson program is designed to ensure students' safety, provide students with regular, progressive success, and make the learning process enjoyable.

Recently, the YMCA of the USA launched a new swim lesson program curriculum, which was fully implemented at the Central YMCA in January 2017. While the strokes have not changed, the method of delivering the curriculum has. One of the most noticable elements of the new Swim Lesson program is the names of the classes....the cute fish names have been replaced by letter stages for parent/child classes, and numeric stages for preschool and youth classes.

With the new format, you will see more group practice versus one-on-one practice, which allows your child more swim time (and less time waiting for a turn). You will also see more games, which have been designed to allow students to practice the skills they are learning while having fun at the same time.

Stage Descriptions

Confused by the new classifications? Don't know the difference between a #1 and a #4? Click on the image to the right to read about the new swim stage levels. You'll be an expert in no time!

Lesson Selector

Now that you know all the different names for the stages, it's time to determine where your child belongs. Click on the image to the right to answer questions that will guide you to the proper lesson selection.

Swim Lesson Skills

Learn what your child (or you) will learn in swim lessons by clicking on the image to the right. We've broken it down into Parent/Child (6-36 months), Beginner/Intermediate (ages 3-17) and Intermediate/Advanced (ages 6-17).

Swim Lessons Schedule

The pool will close for swim lessons if severe weather or a thunderstorm is present in the area.
Make up lessons will not be available.

Members: $10 Program Participants: $40

LEVEL A: WATER DISCOVERY

This stage introduces infants (3 months) and toddlers to the aquatic environmnet. As youth develop at this stage, focus on the important milestones. Encouraging parents to set developmentally appropriate expectations for infants and toddlers enrolled in swim lessons. Introducing and emphasizing basic water safety to parents and providing positive family aquatic experience. Building relationships among and between parents and children by providing opportunities for fun and interaction in the water.
Mondays: 5:30 pm, Thursdays: 5:30 pm
*NEW* Wednesday 10:00 am and Saturday 9:30 am

LEVEL B: WATER EXPLORATION

Students younger than 3 must have a parent in the water with them. Students will learn personal water safety and be assisted in learning the following skills: front tow, back float and back tow.
Mondays: 6:00 pm, Thursdays: 6:00 pm
*NEW* Wednesday 10:30 am and Saturday 10:00 am

LEVEL 1: WATER ACCLIMATION

Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency. Students begin to work unassisted on swim-float-swim sequencing and jump, push, turn and grab technique.
Preschool/3-5 years: Monday 5:30 pm, 6:00 pm, 6:30 pm (LP), Thursday 5:30 pm 6:00 pm & 6:30 pm (LP)
*NEW* Wednesday 11:00 am and Saturday 10:30 am
Youth: Monday or Thursday 5:30 pm, 6:00 pm

LEVEL 2: WATER MOVEMENT

Students learn personal water safety and will master 2 of the following benchmark skills: swim float, swim-sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, back float, roll, front glide and exit-jump, push, turn and grab.
Preschool ages 3-5 years: Mondays 5:30 pm, 6:00 pm Thursdays 5:30 pm 6:00 pm
Youth: Mondays 6:00 pm, 6:30 pm Thursdays 6:00 pm, 6:30 pm

LEVEL 3: WATER STAMINA

Students will have mastered basic swimming competency and will work to increase endurance. Students will be able to swim on front, swim on back, tread water and practice swim float swim technique.
Youth: Monday 5:30 pm, 6:15 pm Thursday 5:30 pm

LEVEL 4: STROKE INTRODUCTION

Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.
Youth: Monday 5:30 pm

LEVEL 5: STROKE DEVELOPMENT / LEVEL 6: STROKE MECHANICS: RECOMMEND only

Youth: Monday 6:15 pm / Youth: Thursday 6:15 pm

PRIVATE YOUTH, ADULT, OR FAMILY SWIM LESSONS

One-on-one swim instruction tailored to fit your individual needs and goals. Half-hour lessons are scheduled at your convenience. Private lessons are great for beginners, individuals with fears or hesitation towards the water, or for those who would like to improve stroke techniques. OR, get your own group together and schedule a lesson.
Members: One person - $20.00 or 2 or more people - $15.00 per person
Non-members: $30.00 per person (No price break for group sessions)
Pricing is based on 30 minute lesson time.

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