Aquatic Programs

SWIMMING LESSONS SCHEDULE

YMCA Members $45 ; Community Members $70

Fall Session are 1 day a week on Saturday Mornings


Session I: 

Saturday Class: September 21st-October 26th

Session II:

Saturday Class: November 2nd-December 14th(No Class December 7th)

Swim Lesson Flyer

Preschool Lessons (3-5 Years Old)

Saturday Mornings:
10am-10:30am  Shrimp/Inia (Parent and Tot)
11am-11:30am Pike
12pm-12:30pm  Ray

Youth Lessons (6-13 Years Old)

Saturday Mornings:
10am-10:45am Guppy
10am-10:45am Minnow
11am-11:45am  Polliwog I
11am-11:45am Polliwog II
12pm – 12:45pm  Fish/Shark
12pm – 12:45pm Young Adult/Adult

Preschool: 3-5 Years Old

Pike – Entry Level Class

  • Students are taught rudimentary front and back strokes, learn water safety, blow bubbles, float, learn core values and have fun!
  • Enrollment Expectations: Follow directions and be comfortable in water

Eel – Beginner Class

  • More focus on proper techniques for front and back strokes, introduction of sidestroke, water safety, play games and make friends.
  • Enrollment Expectations: Controlled body movement in the water, confidence.

Ray – Intermediate Class

  • Learn front and back crawl, how to tread water, elementary backstroke and breaststroke introduced, increasing endurance, and have fun!
  • Enrollment Expectations: Can swim about 20 yards independently.

Starfish – Advanced Class

  • Mastery of front/back crawl, sidestroke, elementary backstroke and breaststroke with increased distance.
  • Enrollment Expectations: Can swim >25 yards independently using different strokes.

 Youth: 6-13 Years Old

Polliwog – Entry Level Class

  • Students are taught front and back strokes, how to float, learn water safety, gain confidence as well as play games.
  • Enrollment Expectations: Follow directions and be comfortable in the water.

Guppy – Beginner Class

  • Students learn front/back crawl, sidestroke, elementary backstroke, may be introduced to breaststroke, confident in deep water, rhythmic breathing.
  • Enrollment Expectations: Controlled body movement in the water, confidence.

Minnow – Intermediate Class

  • Students learn free, back and breast strokes increase distance, use proper technique, as well as learn to stay safe near water.
  • Enrollment Expectations: Can swim long distances using basic strokes.

Fish – Intermediate Class

  • Further refinement of rotary breathing and strokes including butterfly, increasing distance, treading, and introduction to surface dives and other skills.
  • Enrollment Expectations: Can swim long distances using all strokes, except butterfly.

Flying Fish & Shark – Advanced Class

  • Butterfly stroke introduced, open turns, long distances to increase stamina, as well as mastery of other strokes.
  • Enrollment Expectations: Can swim long distances, surface/standing dives and tread.

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Our private lessons offer one on one instruction at a day and time that compliments your schedule. Let your instructor know if you want to conquer the fear of water or increase your endurance. Our knowledgeable staff will tailor the lesson to fit your needs.

Six – 45 Minute Lessons

$125 YMCA Members • $175 Community Members

YMCA of Greater Flint is a USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash Partner
About the USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash initiative
The USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash initiative is a national child-focused water safety campaign, which aims to provide the opportunity for every child in America to learn to swim.  To date, more than 5 million children have received the lifesaving gift of swim lessons through the USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash Local Partner network, comprised of more than 850 qualified lesson providers across the nation. To learn more, visit www.usaswimmingfoundation.org.

COMPETITIVE SWIM CAMP

2019 Swim Camp

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11 – FRIDAY, AUGUST 16

YMCA Camp Copneconic and the YMCA Flint Falcons Swim Team
are partnering to offer a six-day, overnight competitive swim camp
complete with the adventure of summer camp! This camp is open to
swimmers entering 4th – 6th grades in the fall.
Participants will swim outdoors in Lake Copneconic and will also
travel to a local lap pool where they will receive instruction on
technique from the Flint Falcons coaching staff. This camping
experience will be a combination of the fun and bonding of summer
camp complete with professional instruction in a small group setting.