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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SWIMMING?

Swimming is a life-long skill that everyone can enjoy, regardless of age. Our goal is to help kids and adults overcome fears, build confidence in the water, learn water safety and develop skills that last a lifetime.  Among its many benefits, swimming teaches life lessons of sport and sportsmanship. Our instructors are excited to help teach you to swim! 


Parent & Child Swim Lessons (Age 6 months - 4 year)
This class focusses on water introduction. The child will learn how to get their face wet, blow bubbles, kick feet and move arms, as well as holding and support techniques demonstrated by the parent. 

Date

Time

TBD

 

 

Preschool Swim Lessons (Age 4-5 years)
This level is appropriate for kids who are uncomfortable in a pool environment and with water. The goal of this class is to have the participants comfortably submerging themselves in the water.

Date

Time

October 4,6,11,13 11:00-11:30am

October 17,19,24,26

5:00-5:30pm

November 7,9,14,16

5:30-6:00pm

 

Beginner Swim Lessons (Age 5-12 years) 
The goal of this class is to swim at least 2 laps using Freestyle with Side breathing with no help from the teacher. By the end of the class participants should be doing their “Big Arms/Splashy Kicks” (aka Freestyle) a few feet out to the teacher.

Date

Time

October 4,6,11,13 10:30-11:00am
October 18,20,25,27 11:00-11:30am

October 3,5,10,12
October 17,19,24,26 
November 7,9,14,16 

5:00-5:30pm

 

Intermediate Swim Lessons (Ages 10-18 years)
Participants should be able to swim at least 4 laps in a row of Freestyle with a decent amount of speed. By the end of this class participants should be adequate at all three competitive strokes: Freestyle, Backstroke, and Breaststroke.

Date

Time

October 18,20,25,27 10:30-11:00am

October 3,5,10,12

5:30-6:00pm

 

Advanced Swim Lessons (Ages 10-18years)
Participants should have adequate knowledge of all three competitive strokes: Freestyle, Backstroke, and Breaststroke. In this level we work on fine tuning all three of the strokes they know, as well as introducing racing aspects such as flip turns. By the end of this class participants should be ready to join a swim team or go out and swim 200 yards.

Date

Time

October 17,19,24,26

6:00-6:30pm

 

Teen Beginner (Ages 13-18 years)
The goal of this class is to swim at least 2 laps using Freestyle with Side breathing with no help from the teacher. By the end of the class participants should be doing their "Big Arms/Splashy Kicks" (aka Freestyle) a few feet out to the teacher.

Date

Time

TBD

 

 

Adult Swim Lessons (18+) 
For adults who have either not had swimming lessons or have just started learning and would like to become more comfortable in the water. Basic swimming skills are taught along with water safety.

 

Date

Time

October 4,6,11,13
October 18,20,25,27

10:00-10:30am

October 3,5,10,12
November 7,9,14,16

6:00-6:30pm

 

Terrified of Water (21+)
Overcoming fear of water & safety.

Date

Time

September 12,14,19,26,28
October 3,5

6:30-7:15pm

 

Cost per session: $30 Y Members  $37 Participants

Private Lessons: $65 Y Members  $80 Participants - Includes five 30 minute sessions.
Contact Tanya Edwards 252.438.2144 or tanyaymca@yahoo.com

Pool Safety: Our policy regarding inclement weather/thunder storms is to evacuate the pool area for a minimum of 30 minutes past last observation. The Redwoods Group, American Red Cross and National Lightning Safety Institute continue to recommend the proactive action of removing swimmers from indoor pools as a lightning storm approaches and until after it passes. This protocol includes keeping swimmers out of the showers, away from telephones, and clear of metallic objects or large expanses of glass until after the storm passes. Leaving the premises is also not advised.


Since 1912, the YMCA has been saving lives through our extensive aquatics programming. The Henderson Family YMCA continues this legacy by offering lifeguard training, swim lessons, and other aquatics programs.