2014-06-18_AOF-2955_RGB webThe Ragsdale YMCA offer swim lessons all year ‘round, with classes available for all persons ages 6 months and up!

YMCA SWIM LESSON PHILOSOPHY: At the Y, we believe that swimming is a LIFE SKILL. The ALL *NEW* YMCA Swim Lesson Program is designed to offer high-quality instruction in a safe, student-centered, and flexible environment. At the Y, we are BUILDING STRONG SWIMMERS and CONFIDENT KIDS!

Session Details

Week Day Sessions:

May M/W – April 24th-17th – 4 week session

May T/Th – April 25th-May 18th – 4 week session

June M/W – June 5th-21st – 3 week session

June T/Th – June 6th-22nd – 3 week session

June Mon-Thur – June 12th-22nd – 2 week session

June Mon-Thur* – June 26th-July 6th – 2 week session

July M/W – July 3rd-19th – 3 week session

July T/Th* – July 6th-July 25th – 3 week session

July Mon-Thur – July 10th-20th – 2 week session

July Mon-Thur – July 24th-August 3rd – 2 week session

August M/W – July 31st-August 16th – 3 week session

August T/TH – August 1st-17th – 3 week session

August Mon-Thur – August 7th-17th – 2 week session

Saturday Sessions:

Saturday A* – May 13th-June 24th – 6 week session

Saturday B – July 1st-August 5th – 6 week session

Saturday C* – May 13th-June 24th – 6 week session

*No Classes on May 27th, July 4th or September 2nd

Costs:

Each 2 week Session $48 Members or $80 for Potential Members.
Each 3 week Session $36 Members or $60 for Potential Members.
Each 4 week Session $48 Members or $80 for Potential Members.
Each 6 week Session $36 Members or $60 for Potential Members.

Schedule & Details   Register Online

Level Descriptions

Swim Starters Ages 6-36 months

Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment.
Ages: 6-36 months Length: 30 minutes
Qualifications: None! 
Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.
Ages: 6-36 months Length: 30 minutes
Qualifications: None (although, completion of the Water Discovery Class is recommended)!

Swim Basics: Ages 3-12

In this beginning class, children develop comfort with being underwater and learn how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.
Ages: 3-12 Length: 30 minutes
Qualifications: None!
In this class, children are taught skills that focus on buoyancy and movement in the water while also learning how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.
Ages: 3-12 Length: 30 minutes
Qualifications: (1) able to go under water & comfortably open eyes without goggles, (2) able to float on front & back with minimal assistance, (3) able to jump in the pool, submerge & return to the wall with assistance.
In this class, children focus on swimming longer distances. In the event of falling into a body of water, children learn how to swim to safety.
Ages: 3-12 Length: 30 minutes
Qualifications:(1) able to float on front & back unassisted, (2) able to push off the wall on stomach with face submerged for 10 feet unassisted, (3) able to Swim-Float- Swim 15 feet unassisted, (4) able to jump into deep water and return to the wall unassisted.

Swim Strokes: Ages 3-12

In this class, children are introduced to
basic swimming strokes.
Ages: 3-12 Length: 40 minutes
Qualifications: (1) able to submerge & retrieve an object in chest deep water, (2) able to swim front crawl 15 yards while taking a breath, (3) able to Swim-Float-Swim 15 yards, (4) able to jump in & tread water for 30 seconds, (5) able to swim to wall & exit.
In this class, children continue to work on
their swimming stroke technique and all major competitive strokes are introduced.
Ages: 5-12 Length: 40 minutes
Qualifications: (1) able to front crawl & back crawl 25 yards, (2) able to swim breaststroke kick and dolphin kick 15 yards, (3) able to tread water using multiple kicks for 1 minute.
In this class, children continue to work on
their swimming stroke technique and all major competitive strokes are introduced.
Ages: 5-12 Length: 40 minutes
Qualifications: (1) able to swim front crawl with bent arm recovery & rotary breathing for 25 yards, (2) able to swim back crawl with stroke rotation for 25 yards, (3) able to swim butterfly with over arm recovery, (4) able to swim breaststroke for 25 yards achieving stroke rhythm, (5) able to dive from kneeling position.

Teens & Adults: Ages 13+

Students learn personal water safety and basic swimming competency in shallow water.
Ages: 13+ Length: 30 minutes
Qualifications: None!
Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.
Ages: 13+ Length: 40 minutes
Qualifications: (1) able to submerge touch the bottom in chest deep water, (2) able to swim front crawl 15 yards while taking a breath, (3) able to Swim-Float-Swim 15 yards, (4) able to jump in & tread water for 30 second

Help Me Figure Out the Class for My Child

Porpoise Club

Porpoise Club is a unique swim training program that includes instruction to prepare for competitive swimming, such as stroke improvement, starts & turns, and speed and endurance training.  Porpoise Club will be offered monthly on Mondays and Wednesday.

Monthly Porpoise Club 2017 5:45-6:45pm

May – April 24th-May 17th

June – June 5th-21st

July – July 3rd-July 25th

August – July 31st-August 16th

Cost is based on the number of weeks the Monthly session lasts, 3 or 4 weeks.

Monday & Wednesday
Cost:$48 Members or $76 Non-members

Monday OR Wednesday
Cost:$24 Members or $40 Non-members

 

Home Schooled Swim Lessons 2017

Class Date & Times: Tuesdays at

Beginner 11:15am-12:00pm or

Intermediate/Advanced 11:15am-12:00pm

Spring Lesson info coming soon

Cost: $24 Members   $40 Non-members

Schedule & Details   Register Online

Safety Around Water

Teaching kids to be safer in and around water

A Water Safety Program where, children will learn about Boat Safety, Water Park Safety, Beach Safety and Backyard Pool Safety. Children will also be introduced to beginning swimming skills. This program is recommended for children who have not had swim lessons before. Class Space is limited to 20 participants per time slot and Pre-registration is required. Participants must register no later than Friday May 19th. In the event we have to close the pool for any reason such as weather conditions or pool contamination we will not offer makeup lessons or credits.

Ages: 3 – 15 years old

Cost: $5.00

Registration Opens Saturday April 22nd.  SPACES ARE LIMITED!

When: May 22nd-26th (Monday-Friday)

Choose the time frame for your child’s age:

3-5 year old: 5:30pm-6:10pm (40 mins)

6-12 year old: 6:15pm-7:30pm (45 mins)

13-15 years old: 6:15pm-7:30pm (45 mins)

 

Details

For more information about all swimming programs please contact Justine Intiso, Aquatics Director, at 336.882.9622.