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 Spring Session runs from April 27 - June 14 and our Summer Session runs from June 22 - August 9.

 

 
YOUTH PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
Registration Category: Swim Lessons - Private
     Date:  Ongoing
     Day:  By Appt
     Ages:  6 months - 18 years
     Fees:  30 minutes: $30; 1 hour: $49
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: $25; 1 hour: $40
Pre-Registration & Membership Required 
These lessons are for personalized instruction or whose schedule caries 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. *Change: Minimum of two individuals with similar swimming ability required.
 
 
 
 
YOUTH SWIM LESSONS (SPRING)
Registration Category: Swim Lessons - Youth
     Date:  Spring
     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: $61
Pre-Registration & Membership Required 
 
 
 
 
 
YOUTH SWIM LESSONS (SUMMER)
Registration Category: Swim Lessons - Youth
     Date:  Session 1: 6/23 to 7/4  4x a week
            Session 1A: 6/23 to 7/18 2x a week
            Session 2: 7/7 to 7/18 4x a week
            Session 3: 7/21 to 8/1 4x a week
            Session 3A: 7/21 to 8/15 2x a week
            Session 4: 8/4 to 8/15 4x a week
     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:  Varies by level
     Fees:  Family Member: Free:  Youth Member: $61
Pre-Registration & Membership Required 
 
 
 
 
BALLET
Registration Category: Youth Exercise
     Date:  Spring & Summer
     Day:  Sat
     Time:  10:05am - 10:35am
     Ages:  3 - 5 years
     Fees:  Family Member: $19; Individual
            Member: $53; Non-Member: $105
Pre-Registration Required  
From beginning barre to Balanchine, ballet is wonderful for strength, flexibility and coordination. Students will spend 45 minutes learning traditional vocabulary and various movement skills of this dance genre. Each session, we will explore a different classic ballet and work towards creating our own version for family and friends.  Tutus are encouraged!
 
 
CHILDREN’S OBSTACLE BLAST
Registration Category: Youth Exercise
     Date:  Spring
     Day:  Tues
     Time:  3:45pm - 4:30pm
     Ages:  3 - 5 years
     Fees:  Family Member: $19; Individual
            Member: $53; Non-Member: $105
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!
 
 
 
CHILDREN’S YOGA
Registration Category: Youth Exercise
     Date:  Spring
     Day:  Weds
     Time:  4:15pm - 4:55pm
     Ages:  5 - 7 years
     Fees:  Family Member: $19; Individual
            Member: $53; Non-Member: $105
Pre-Registration Required 
In Children’s Yoga, kids will have the opportunity to exercise while learning and having fun.  Classes will focus on stretching, yoga postures and focused quiet time.  Each class includes an interactive story where children use yoga and their imagination to become part of the story!  Children will develop skills in balance, strength, focus and listening in this relaxed, fun class.
 
 
 
CREATIVE DANCE & YOGA
Registration Category: Youth Exercise
     Date:  Spring
     Day:  Sat
     Time:  10:30am - 11:00am
     Ages:  3 - 5 years
     Fees:  Family Member: $19; Individual
            Member: $53; Non-Member: $105
Pre-Registration Required 
This class explores the joy of movement, improving balance and coordination in a fun and creative atmosphere.  It is designed to build confidence and skill through the art of movement infused with yoga postures.
 
 
 
CREATIVE MOVEMENT
Registration Category: Youth Exercise
     Date:  Spring
     Day:  Tues & Fri
     Time:  11:15am - 11:45am
     Ages:  3 - 5 years
     Fees:  Family Member: $19; Individual
            Member: $53; Non-Member: $105
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!
 
 
 
 
HEALTHY KIDS AT THE Y WEEK
Registration Category: Youth Exercise
     Date:  TBD
     Day:  Mon - Sat
     Time:  Varies
     Ages:  Vary by program
     Fees:  Free
Looking to test out what the Y has to offer?  Maybe you’d like to introduce your child to a few different activities to see what is the best fit?  Then this is the week for you!  All of our sessional youth programs will be open to the community at no cost.  Just drop-in and try a Creative Movement class, or Jr. Yoga.  Have a blast!
 
 
 
 
JR CIRCUIT CLASS
Registration Category: Youth Exercise
     Date:  Spring
     Day:  Tues
     Time:  4:45pm - 5:30pm
     Ages:  7 - 12 years
     Fees:  Family Member: $19; Individual
            Member: $53; Non-Member: $105
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 ie; burpees, lunges, cardio and strength. This class will be offered opposite the Adult Boot Camp class offered on the group exercise schedule.  After the class, kids will be brought to the Prime Time room for parents in Boot Camp.
 
 
 
JUNIOR WEIGHT LIFTING CLASS
Registration Category: Youth Exercise
     Date:  Summer
     Day:  TBD
     Time:  TBD
     Ages:  11 - 13 years
     Fees:  Family Member: $19; Individual
            Member: $53; Non-Member: $105
Pre-Registration Required 
Are you looking to target and strengthen certain muscles or muscle groups for an upcoming sport season? Or maybe building defined muscles interests you. This class is designed to help you work the specific muscle groups in a safe, healthy environment. We will work upper body, lower body and core. Come join the fun and learn the ins and outs of your muscles.
 
 
JR. YOGA
Registration Category: Youth Exercise
     Date:  Spring
     Day:  Weds
     Time:  3:30pm - 4:15pm
     Ages:  8 - 12 years
     Fees:  Family Member: $19; Individual
            Member: $53; Non-Member: $105
Pre-Registration Required 
This class will engage in more Yoga postures, while still working on balance and coordination. We will be building confidence and skill through the flow of Yoga postures, while also working our core.
 
 
 
 
FLAG FOOTBALL
Registration Category: Youth Sports
     Date:  Spring
     Day:  Mon
     Time:  4:30pm - 5:30pm
     Ages:  7-12 years
     Fees:  Family Member: $19; Individual
            Member: $53; Non-Member: $105
Pre-Registration Required 
Are you looking to have a blast with your friends in a fun noncompetitive way? Why not join us for flag football? We’ll be outside on the amazing grounds of Pineland when weather permits. We will go inside if need be. Come one come all, let’s have some fun!!
 
 
 
 
ULTIMATE FRISBEE
Registration Category: Youth Sports
     Date:  Spring, TBD for Summer
     Day:  Thurs
     Time:  3:45pm - 4:45pm
     Ages:  8 - 12 years
     Fees:  Family Member: $19; Individual
            Member: $53; Non-Member: $105
Pre-Registration Required 
Ultimate Frisbee combines the non-stop movement of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football, it is played with two teams and players are the referees. The object of the game is to score by catching a pass in the opponent’s end zone. Come join us in a fun friendly game of Ultimate Frisbee.