AQUATICS

Learning to be a better swimmer can help kids build self-confidence and self-esteem and is an easy way to stay physically active and improve strength, flexibility and endurance. Safety around water is paramount for all children so start their lessons early!

Group Swimming Lessons are available for all skill levels. Each session consists of ten 30 minute lessons with two make up classes to allow for other activities or unanticipated pool closures. Some classes may be canceled and fees refunded if there are four or less participants registered by the Wednesday prior to the first day of session.

Summer Registration Begins May 17
Members $55/Session*    
Community Member: $65/Session*

*Fees increase by $10 the Friday before the session start date.

 

Eastmont YMCA Aquatic Center (EYAC)                         Group Swimming Lessons (Ages 3-12)
Session S1: M-Th, June 12 – June 29.
Session S2: M-Th, July 10 – July 27.
Session S3: M-Th, August 7 – August 24.

Classes 3-6 yrs:

  • Water Acclimation - 3 - 6 yrs
    • M - TH - Start Times: 4:00, 5:10, 6:20 pm
  • Water Stamina - 3 - 6 yrs
    • M - TH - Start Times: 4:00, 5:10, 6:20 pm
  • Stroke Introduction - 3 - 6 yrs
    • M - TH - Start Times: 4:00, 5:10, 6:20 pm

Classes 6-12 yrs:

  • Water Acclimation - 6 - 12 yrs
    • M - TH - Start Times: 4:35, 5:45 pm
  • Water Stamina - 6 - 12 yrs
    • M - TH - Start Times: 4:35, 5:45 pm
  • Stroke Development - 6 - 12 yrs  
    • M - TH - Start Times: 4:35, 5:45 pm


Y Pool Group Swimming Lessons (Ages 3-6)
Session SA: June 12 to July 13.
Session SB: July 24 – August 24.

Class:

  • Water Acclimation 3 - 6 yrs
    • Session SA: June 12 to July 13
      Session SB: July 24 – August 24
       
    • M / W - Start Time: 10:30 am


Y Pool Water Discovery Classes (6 -36 months)

Water Discovery Classes are designed to introduce babies, toddlers, and their parents to the aquatic environment. This class will help parents learn realistic developmental expectations, introduce basic aquatic safety to parent and child, and provide a fun, positive experience in the water. Classes will help children with basic motor skills. Skills include: blowing bubbles, floating on front and back, kicking on front and back, and social interaction through songs. This is a fun, engaging class that will help prepare your child for future swim lessons. 

Classes:

  • Water Discovery A/B 
    • Session SA: June 12 to July 13
      Session SB: July 24 – August 24
       
    • M / W - Start Time: 10:00 am
  • Water Discovery A/B
    • Session SA: June 12 to July 13
      Session SB: July 24 – August 24
       
    • T / TH - Start Time: 6:30 pm

 

Summer Swim Club (Ages 6-18)

The Y Summer Swim Club is a training opportunity for youth who are ready to improve their swim techniques through coaching, swim challenges, and water games.  Sound nutrition, proper hydration, strength training, and occasional family events are also part of the experience.

Session SSC: June 19 to July 20

Y Members $150 / Community Members $170*
*Fees increase by $10 the Friday before the session start date.

Classes:

  • SSC1 - 6 - 10 yrs
    • M - Th - Start Times: 8:30 -10:00 am
  • SSC2 - 11 - 18 yrs
    • M - Th - Start Times: 9:30-11:00  am

 

WHAT SWIM LESSON CLASS SHOULD MY CHILD BE IN?

The Y is committed to providing children of all skill levels opportunities to learn, grow, and thrive. In order to accomplish these goals, swimmers who are new to our program will need to take a swimming skill evaluation so that staff can assign each child to a level, ensuring a positive and successful experience for all class participants. Evaluations are provided on Mondays and Wednesdays between 2:00 - 3:00 pm at the Eastmont YMCA Aquatic Center or by appointment. Beginner swimmers and current Y swim lesson participants may register without a swimming skill evaluation.

In order for the Y to ensure quality programming at an affordable price, all aquatic program fees are nonrefundable / nontransferable.

Lifeguard Classes

The Y offers Lifeguard classes through YMCA of the USA. Courses include certification in lifeguard, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid and Emergency Oxygen Administration. This 36 hour course combines e-learning, classroom learning, and water skills. Participants must be 16 years of age to be certified.

Classes are offered throughout the year based upon demand.  To add your name to an interest list, please contact Peggy Thomas at 509-662-2109 or peggy@wenymca.org.