Hale YMCA Youth and Family Center

Kids & Teens Swim & Aquatics Classes Offered at Hale YMCA Youth and Family Center

Parent/Child Aquatic Lessons (6 months - 3 years)

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Parent and Child/ Water Discovery

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Parent Child/Water Discovery: Children, 6 months to 3 years, will enjoy the many water-readiness activities provided by our YMCA aquatics instructors. This is one of the most important skills every child should master - feeling safe in the water. Children progress from water adjustment to basic skills while working with parents. One adult must be in the water with their child at all times. 

 
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Parent and Child/Water Exploration

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Parent Child/Water Exploration: This class, designed for children ages 2 to 3, adapts basic swimming skills to your child's developmental level including, body positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatics skills.  One adult must be in the water with their child for a portion of the class.

 
 

Swim Lessons (Ages 3 - 5 years)

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Stroke Introduction (Level 4)

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In this class, children continue to work on their swimming stroke technique and all the major competitive strokes are introduced.

Qualifications to be in this level: (1) able to submerge and retrieve an object in chest deep water, (2) able to swim front crawl 15yds while taking a breath, (3) able to Swim-Float-Swim 15yds, (4) able to jump in and tread water for 30 seconds, (5) able to swim to wall and exit.

 
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Water Acclimation (Level 1)

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Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

Qualifications- None

 
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Water Movement (Level 2)

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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 fall into a body of water

Qualifications to be in this level: (1) able to go underwater and comfortably open eyes without goggles, (2) able to float on front and back with minimal assistance, (3) able to jump in the pool,  submerge and return to the wall with assistance.

 
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Water Stamina (Level 3)

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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.

Qualifications to be in this level: (1) able to float on front and back unassisted, (2) able to push off wall on stomach with face submerged for 10ft unassisted, (3) able to Swim-Float-Swim 15ft unassisted, (4) able to jump into deep water and return to the wall unassisted.

 
 

Swim Lessons - Semi-Private & Private

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Private Swim Lessons

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Private lessons allow for accelerated learning due to the one-on-one student-to-teacher ratio.
 
 

Swim Lessons – Kids to Teens (Ages 6 years and up)

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Stroke Development (Level 5)

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In this class, children continue to work on their swimming stroke technique and all the major swim strokes are introduced.

Qualifications to be in this level: (1) able to front crawl and back crawl 25yds, (2) able to swim breaststroke kick and dolphin kick 15yds, (3) able to tread water using multiple kicks for 1 minute.

 
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Stroke Introduction (Level 4)

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In this class, children continue to work on their swimming stroke technique and all the major competitive strokes are introduced.

Qualifications to be in this level: (1) able to submerge and retrieve an object in chest deep water, (2) able to swim front crawl 15yds while taking a breath, (3) able to Swim-Float-Swim 15yds, (4) able to jump in and tread water for 30 seconds, (5) able to swim to wall and exit.

 
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Stroke Mechanics (Level 6)

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In this class, children continue to work on their swimming stroke technique and all major competitive strokes are introduced.Qualifications to be in this level: (1) able to swim front crawl with bent arm recovery and rotary breathing for 25yds, (2) able to swim back crawl with stroke rotation for 25yds, (3) able to swim butterfly with overarm recovery, (4) able to swim breastroke for 25yds achieving stroke rhythm, (5) able to dive from a kneeling position.
 
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Teen Beginner Swim Lessons

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Students will develop comfort in the water. They will learn how to swim-float-swim, front glides, back floats, and exits. Students will also work on jump, push, turn, grab. 
 
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Water Acclimation (Level 1)

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Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

Qualifications- None

 
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Water Movement (Level 2)

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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 fall into a body of water.

Qualifications to be in this level: (1) able to go underwater and comfortably open eyes without goggles, (2) able to float on front and back with minimal assistance, (3) able to jump in the pool,  submerge and return to the wall with assistance.

 
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Water Stamina (Level 3)

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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.

Qualifications to be in this level: (1) able to float on front and back unassisted, (2) able to push off wall on stomach with face submerged for 10ft unassisted, (3) able to Swim-Float-Swim 15ft unassisted, (4) able to jump into deep water and return to the wall unassisted.

 
 

Swim Teams and Clinics - Hale

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Riptides 1/2 Swim Team

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 (Ages 11-19 yrs) Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri 6-7:30pm
 
 Swimmers in this group have developed a strong foundation in all four competitive strokes. Training is geared towards progression to the senior group while improving the skills, training habits, and personal goals that they have developed.
 
Tryouts for new swimmers are August 30, 2018 at 9 and under 6-6:45p 10 and older 7pm-8pm 
For More information please contact the Head Coach, Sarah at; sarah.froehlich@ghymca.org  
 
 
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Riptides- 3/4 Swim Team

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 (Ages 9-12) Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 6:15-7:15pm  
Swimmers in this group have developed strong fundamental skills, demonstrated a desire to reach their competitive potential, and are ready to develop a more extensive training base. Individual medley and distance events are encouraged in an effort to develop versatility.  Skills include advanced stroke technique, racing starts and turns, race strategies, and goal setting.  Solid practice habits are reinforced and more complex training sets are introduced.
  
Tryouts for new swimmers are August 30, 2018 at 9 and under 6-6:45p 10 and older 7pm-8pm 
For More information please contact the Head Coach, Sarah at; sarah.froehlich@ghymca.org  
 
 
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Riptides- Wakes Swim Team

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 (Ages 5-8) Mon, Thurs, Fri 5:30-5:6:15PM  
  This group is the Riptides beginning competition group.  Swimmers must be able to comply with the technical requirements of all four strokes plus perform starts properly and safely. The focus in this group is on improving technique while training the various energy systems to improve speed and endurance.  Athletes in this group will be exposed to the use of a pace clock as a training tool. These swimmers will compete in all YMCA swim meets as well as YMCA Championships. 
 
  
Tryouts for new swimmers are August 30, 2018 at 9 and under 6-6:45p 10 and older 7pm-8pm 
For More information please contact the Head Coach, Sarah at; sarah.froehlich@ghymca.org  
 
 
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