Aquatics

Youth SWIM LESSONS

Swim lessons are available to family and youth members only. A listing of class times will be available one (1) week prior to registration. Registration for family members currently participating in lessons who are remaining in the same level on the same day/time may register during the last class of the session in the pool office. Members currently participating in lessons who will be moving up a level may turn in registration forms during on-deck registration and the forms will be placed in the drop box during open registration. All others must register during the listed registration dates by dropping forms in the registration box at Member Services.

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS (ALL AGES)

East Area Family YMCA
Private Lessons: If you are interested in one-on-one Private lessons at our East Location,Please contact Kim Leonard with any questions at 637-2025 ext 226 or kleonard@syracuseymca.org

Semi Private Lessons: These lessons consist of two participants of equal ability participating in a lesson at one time. Please contact Kim Leonard with any questions at
kleonard@syracuseymca.org

Family Private Lessons: These lessons consist of four participants to one instructor in the water. The participants do not need to be of equal ability. Family lessons run for 30 minutes for 6 sessions. For more information please contact Kim Leonard at kleonard@syracuseymca.org


NORTH AREA FAMILY YMCA &
NORTHWEST FAMILY YMCA

If you are interested in one-on-one lessons at either our North or Northwest locations, please contact Jennifer Pinti at 451-2562 x 238. She will be happy to help you evaluate your goals and pair you with one of our instructors.

PARENT-CHILD PROGRAM LEVELS


EAST AREA FAMILY YMCA

Ratio for Parent Child programs is 1:12 Participants

Shrimp/Kipper6 - 18 months
Inia/Perch18 - 36 months

NORTH AREA FAMILY YMCA &
NORTHWEST FAMILY YMCA

Parent-Child6 - 23 months
Nemo2 - 3 years



Please Note: All children who are not toilet trained must wear a swimming diaper AND rubber pants. No disposable diapers please.

PRESCHOOL (3 - 5 yrs)


EAST AREA FAMILY YMCA

NORTH AREA FAMILY YMCA
NORTHWEST FAMILY YMCA

This program is a child's first experience in the pool without parental assistance. Children are grouped by ability level within the preschool age range. They are taught basic skills that are the building blocks of aquatics. They will learn about pool safety, boating, the use of personal flotation devices and basic swim movements. This is a teacher/student/group experience. The class ratio is 1:6 and classes are 30 minutes.

PIKE
BEGINNER - First time exposure, a non-swimmer.
WILL LEARN - water adjustment and basic skills.
Shallow end class

EEL
ADVANCE BEGINNER - Able to float on front and back without help, able to swim very short distances.
WILL LEARN - longer floating skills, face in swimming and introduction to back crawl.
Shallow end class

RAY
INTERMEDIATE - Swim 5 yards unassisted front with rhythmic breathing, back crawl and jump in without assistance.
WILL LEARN - rotary breathing, side and rudimentary breast strokes and knee diving.
Deep end class

STARFISH
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE -Can swim 15 yards unassisted back, side and front with rudimentary rotary breathing.
WILL LEARN - elementary back, introduce butterfly and develop rotary breathing.
Deep end class

YOUTH (6 - 12 yrs)


EAST AREA FAMILY YMCA


Children are grouped by ability level within the youth age range. Each skill level builds upon the preceding level. All levels include some skills taught in both shallow and deep water.

The class ratio is 1:8 for Polliwog to Shark.All youth classes are 30 minutes.


NORTH AREA FAMILY YMCA

NORTHWEST FAMILY YMCA
DOWNTOWN YMCA ( Polliwog, Guppy & Fish only)

Children are grouped by ability level within the youth age range. Each skill level builds upon the preceding level. All levels include some skills taught in both shallow and deep water. The class ratio is 1:8 for Polliwog to Minnow. In the Fish level and higher the ratio is 1:10. Polliwog classes are 30 minutes. All other Youth levels are 40 minutes.

POLLIWOG
FIRST TIME EXPOSURE - Non-swimmer.
WILL LEARN - water adjustment, floating skills, face in swimming and introduction to back crawl.
Shallow end class

GUPPY
INTERMEDIATE - Able to float on front and back without help, swim 5 yards unassisted front with rhythmic breathing and back crawl and jump in without assistance.
WILL LEARN - rotary breathing, back crawl, side and rudimentary breast strokes and knee diving.
Deep end class

MINNOW
ADVANCE INTERMEDIATE - Can swim 25 yards unassisted back, side and front with rudimentary rotary breathing.
WILL LEARN - elementary back, introduce butterfly, standing dives & develop rotary breathing.
Deep end class

FISH
ENTRY LEVEL ADVANCED - Able to swim 25 yards with proficient rotary breathing, swim 75 yards total, can do back stroke, side stroke, breast stroke, elementary back, rudimentary butterfly dive and tread water.
WILL MASTER - front crawl, back crawl, breast stroke elementary back and synchronized swimming skills.
Deep end class

FLYING FISH
ADVANCED SWIMMER - Master crawl stroke, back stroke, breast stroke & elementary, can swim 8 lengths and do 15 yards butterfly.
WILL COMPLETE - butterfly, survival skills, develop endurance in strokes & crawl turns.
Deep end class

SHARK
PROFICIENT SWIMMER - 100 yards of primary strokes, 50 yards of butterfly and side, 500 yards of crawl with turns.
INTRODUCE SWIMMERS TO - competitive strokes, combine swimming, advance synchronized swimming skills, rescue skills mastered and volunteerism.
Deep end class