Swim, Sports & Play

The Y is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they’ll carry with them throughout their lives. And the benefits are far greater than just physical health. Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes from learning to swim or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole child, from the inside out.

 Swim, Sports & Play

 

PRESCHOOL AND YOUTH LEVEL REQUIREMENTS:

Ages 6 Months – 3

Shrimp/Kipper: Ages 6 months to 2 years with Parent. This class is an introductory class for those children just starting out, with parents in the pool with them. It introduces children to the water through songs and games.

Inia/Perch: Ages 2 to 3 years with Parent. This class is an introductory class for those children who are just starting out and need a parent in the water with them. This class helps get children comfortable and more independent in the water. Buoyancy belts are used along with skills and songs. Must be ready to be independent from parent before moving to Pike.

Ages 3 - 5

Pike: This is a non-swimmer or a child who does not like to get their face wet. Buoyancy belts are used. Must be able to swim half the width of the small pool without floatation to pass to Eel level.

Eel: This child must be able to get their face wet and paddle halfway across the pool without floatation. We are working off floatation devices and the child should show confidence without the belt. Beginner stroke skills are being taught at this level. Must be able to swim the length of the small pool without floatation before moving into Eel.

Rays: For children who are swimming without buoyancy belts. They can put their whole face under and are ready to learn more skills; like diving, front crawl arms, back crawl, elementary back stroke, etc. This class takes place primarily in the big pool, so they must be able to swim the length of the small pool to be in this level, or swim the length of the big pool to advance to Starfish.

Starfish: For children who can swim 25yds on their front and back. They will continue learning the breathing with the front crawl and the whip kick for the elementary back stroke. In addition, they will also be able to tread water, do the survival float, and learn kneel and stand up dives.

Ages 6 and Up

Polliwogs: For the older child who has never had lessons; may be hesitant to get their face wet or who is still doggy paddling. Focus on water adjustment, beginner’s strokes and floating. Must be able to swim width of small pool to move up to Guppy level.

Guppy: This child has gone through Pike-Starfish and/or Polliwogs. They are ready to go into the deeper water and work on the front crawl, backstroke, elementary backstroke, breast stroke, and endurance at a much higher level. Basic sidestroke will be introduced. They will be introduced to the big pool towards the end of the session. Must be able to do front crawl with rudimentary rotary breathing and be able to swim 25 yards before moving up to Minnow.

Minnow: This child is ready to start doing laps and really working on perfecting their strokes with the front crawl, backstroke, elementary backstroke, breast stroke, and sidestroke. All of these will go for a longer distance than the previous class. They will also learn safety skills like, jumping in the water with a life jacket on, the H.E.L.P. position and the Huddle position. Diving will be introduced in this class. Must be able to do front and back stroke proficiently and be working towards breast stroke before moving to the Fish level or join Developmental Swim Team (fee based program).

Fish: This child will start learning Sculling, feet first surface dives, and open turns on front and back. They will be able to tread water and float more. Stroke skills will continue to be developed, including breast stroke. The butterfly stroke will be introduced. Must be able to do all strokes, and working to perfect breast stroke to move to Flying Fish/Shark level or Developmental Swim Team.

Flying Fish: This child is starting to work on numerous yards for all the strokes; front crawl, backstroke, elementary backstroke, breast stroke, and sidestroke. Flip turns, open speed turns with glides, pullouts for breaststroke turns, along with the approach stroke and more on the butterfly. Students will learn Pike and Tuck surface dives along with safety issues like the throwing rescue tubes or buoys. Must know all stroke skills, and working towards perfecting butterfly and distance swimming to move to Shark level.

Sharks: This class is for those students who have successfully passed Flying Fish and are ready to increase their skill level by learning about swimming in open water, learn how to take your pulse and swim within that range. Work on crawl strokes with flip turns, breaststrokes w/pull out, trudgen crawl, swim an IM 200 yards, and learn how to use pace clocks. You will also learn more about lifeguarding skills and about ice safety and ice rescue.

**Please note that the age ranges provided are a helpful guideline. We recommend reviewing the level requirements when choosing a class for your child.

 

Our Fall I Session runs from September 7 - October 25 and our Fall II Session runs from November 2 - December 20.

 
YOUTH PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
Registration Category: Swim Lessons - Private
     Date:  Ongoing
     Day:  By Appt
     Ages:  6 months - 18 years
     Fees:  30 minutes: $31; 1 hour: $52
Pre-Registration & Membership Required  
These lessons are for individuals who prefer one-on-one instruction or whose schedule varies week-to week. Call the Y with any questions. Times and days are tailored to the needs of the participant.
 
 
 
 
YOUTH SEMI-PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
Registration Category: Swim Lessons - Private
     Date:  Ongoing
     Day:  By Appt
     Ages:  6 months - 18 years
     Fees:  30 minutes: $26; 1 hour: $41
Pre-Registration & Membership Required 
These lessons are for personalized instruction or for those whose schedule varies week to week. Call the Y with any questions. Time and days are tailored to meet the needs of the participants. Minimum of two individuals required for Semi-Private lessons.
 
 
 
 
YOUTH SWIM LESSONS
Registration Category: Swim Lessons - Youth
ALL BRANCHES
     Date:  Fall I & II
     Day:  Mon - Sat
     Time:  Times vary & multiple classes are offered.  Please visit our website or check with any branch for a complete list of times.
     Ages:  6 months – 18 years
     Fees:  Family Member: Free;  Youth Member: $62
Pre-Registration & Membership Required 
 
 
 
 
BALLET
Registration Category: Youth Exercise
     Date:  Fall I & II
     Day:  Sat
     Time:  11:05am - 11:35am
     Ages:  3-5 years
     Fees:  Family Member: $20; Individual
                Member: $54; Non-Member: $108
Pre-Registration Required
From barre to Balanchine, ballet is wonderful for strength, flexibility and coordination. Students will spend 45 minutes learning traditional vocabulary, skills and movement sequences of this dance genre as well as have fun exploring a different classic ballet. We’ll work toward creating our own dance from the story for family and friends to perform at the last class.
 
 
 
 
Creative Movement
Registration Category: Youth Exercise
     Date:  Fall I & II
     Day:  Tues; Fri
     Time:  Tues: 3:45pm – 4:30pm (Fall II only)
                        Fri:  11:15am – 11:45am (Fall I only)
     Ages:  3-5 years
     Fees:  Family Member: $20; Individual
                Member: $54; Non-Member: $108
Pre-Registration Required
Children ages 3-5 will use the magic of their
imagination with scarves, bean bags, ribbons and more to express their dance. They will learn body control, listening skills, balance and coordination. Come join us for this fun-filled program!
 
 
 
 
After School Yoga Club
Registration Category: Youth Exercise
     Date:  Fall I & II
     Day:  Wed
     Time:  4:00pm - 4:45pm
     Ages:  8 & up
     Fees:  Family Member: $20; Individual
                Member: $54; Non-Member: $108
Pre-Registration Required
This class will concentrate on the importance of reducing stress that is often connected to a child’s school-day responsibilities. Children will be exposed to a series of yoga poses, breath work, reflective thought through journaling and an array of arts and crafts and interactive games.
 
 
Preschool Yoga Adventure
Registration Category: Youth Exercise
     Date:  TBD
     Day:  TBD
     Time:  TBD
     Ages:  3-5 years
     Fees:  Family Member: $20; Individual
                Member: $54; Non-Member: $108
Pre-Registration Required 
Say OM! Young students will gain the benefits of regular yoga practice in this fun, 40-minute class, tailored to their abilities and attentions. Preschoolers will learn many poses as we adventure through a fun yoga class with games, songs and play.
 
 
 
 
Children’s Obstacle Blast
Registration Category: Youth Exercise
     Date:  Fall I
     Day:  Thurs
     Time:  3:45pm - 4:30pm
     Ages:  5-7 years
     Fees:  Family Member: $20; Individual
                Member: $54; Non-Member: $108
Pre-Registration Required  
Children ages 3-5 will have a blast doing a different obstacle course every week. This class will help your little one prepare for our Fun For All Day (participation in this event is not required) coming in late June. We will work on balance, coordination, and having fun!
 
 
 
Junior Circuit Class
Registration Category: Youth Exercise
     Date:  Fall I & II
     Day:  Tues
     Time:  4:45pm - 5:00pm
     Ages:  7-12 years
     Fees:  Family Member: $20; Individual
               Member: $54; Non-Member: $108
Pre-Registration Required 
Kids will enjoy 45 minutes of fun physical activity - doing a circuit that will include some of the moves mom and dad do at class! This class will be offered opposite the Adult Boot Camp class offered on the group exercise schedule. After class, kids will be brought to Prime Time for parents in Boot Camp.
 
 
                                     
Munchkin Triple Play
Registration Category: Youth Exercise
     Date:  Fall I & II
     Day:  Tues, Fri
     Time:  Tues: 3:45pm – 4:30pm (Fall I only)
                Fri:  11:15am – 11:45am (Fall II only)
     Ages:  3-5 years
     Fees:  Family Member: $20; Individual
                Member: $54; Non-Member: $108
Pre-Registration Required 
Basketball, soccer and baseball fundamentals will be explored in this energetic 45-minute class. This trio of sports will provide an exciting way to get kids moving while learning a valuable skill set! Join us as we learn about dribbling, dodging and diamonds!
 
 
Archery
Registration Category: Youth Sports
     Date:  Fall I & II
     Day:  Tues
     Time:  3:45pm - 4:30pm (Fall I – 5-7 years)
               3:45pm - 4:30pm (Fall II – 8+ years)
     Fees:  Family Member: $20; Individual
               Member: $54; Non-Member: $108
Pre-Registration Required
This course is for youth who are interested in archery but don’t know where to begin.  Students will learn about archery: Safety, Shooting Fundamentals, Marksmanship, Sportsmanship, Different Shooting Styles, and Equipment. We will supply bows but feel free to bring your own! Class will meet outdoors, weather permitting.
 
 
 
 
Frisbee Golf
Registration Category: Youth Sports
     Date:  Fall I
     Day:  Mon
     Time:  TBD
     Ages:  8 & up
     Fees:  Family Member: $20; Individual
               Member: $54; Non-Member: $108
Pre-Registration Required
Come join us for an introduction to frisbee golf, also known as Frolf. It’s a precision and accuracy sport in which individual players throw a flying frisbee at a target. The object of the game is to traverse a course from beginning to end in the fewest number of throws of the frisbee.
 
 
 
 
Floor Hockey
Registration Category: Youth Sports
     Date:  Fall II
     Day:  Mon
     Time:  4:00pm - 4:45pm
     Ages:  8 & up
     Fees:  Family Member: $20; Individual
               Member: $54; Non-Member: $108
Pre-Registration Required  
Want to play hockey, but not outside?!?!? Look no further! Join us for a fun friendly game of floor hockey. Tie up your sneakers, no need to bring a stick, we have all that is needed to play a non-competitive friendly game of floor hockey! So come play hockey with your friends, or make some new ones!!! It’ll be a BLAST!!
 
 
 
 
 
Orienteering
Registration Category: Youth Sports
     Date:  Fall I
     Day:  Wed
     Time:  4:00pm - 4:45pm
     Ages:  7 & up
     Fees:  Family Member: $20; Individual
               Member: $54; Non-Member: $108
Pre-Registration Required 
Orienteering is a fun way to learn land navigation and develops not only map reading skills but also judgement, strategy, confidence and self-reliance.  Participants will work on developing the skills of route-finding and basic compass use.