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Fall 3 Programs

Fall 2020 Programs

 

Swim Starters – Infant Toddler Classes

Each Child under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult in the water. No regular diapers allowed in the pool. Children must wear snug fitting swim diaper under swim suits

 

Parent & Child A and B– Ages 6 to 24 months (A) and 2 to 3 yrs (B) with parent

(A) Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence building experiences. Parents will learn about water safety, drowning prevention and the importance of supervision.  (B) The children prepare for the transition to preschool level aquatics by encouraging purposeful movement through audio and/or visual cues. 

 

Preschool Ages 3 -5

Water Acclimation   - PS1

Designed for Pre-school age beginners with little to no swimming experience or is uncomfortable in the water.  In this stage, students increase their comfort with the water with underwater exploration and basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.

 

Water Movement PS2

Must have successfully completed PS 1 or be comfortable going under water independently.  In this stage, students increase their swimming ability with forward movement in the water and basic self-rescue kills performed independently.

 

Water Stamina PS3

Must have successfully completed PS 2 or be able to submerge and blow out air, jump in, float on back and front for 10 seconds, tread water for 10 seconds, front and back glide 5 yards, and swim, roll, float, roll, swim 5 yards all independently.  In this stage, students develop intermediate self-rescue skills performed for longer durations and distances than previous stages.

 

Stroke Introduction (PS4)

Must have successfully completed PS 3 or be able to swim, float, swim 25 yards any stroke, swim 15 yards on back and front, jump in and swim 10 yards, tread water for a 30 seconds.  In this stage, students are introduced to basic stroke technique in freestyle and backstroke and water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.

 

 

School Age Classes ages 6-13

Water Acclimation SA1

Designed for School Age beginners with little to no swimming experience or is uncomfortable in the water.  In this stage, students increase their comfort with the water with underwater exploration and basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.                                                                     

 

Water Movement SA2

Must have successfully completed SA1 or be comfortable going under water independently.  In this stage, students increase their swimming ability with forward movement in the water and basic self-rescue kills performed independently.

 

Water Stamina SA3

Must have successfully completed SA2 or be able to submerge and blow out air, jump in, float on back and front for 20 seconds, tread water for 10 seconds, front and back glide 10 yards, and swim, roll, float, roll, swim 5 yards all independently.  In this stage, students develop intermediate self-rescue skills performed for longer durations and distances than previous stages.

 

Stroke Introduction SA4

Must have successfully completed SA3 or be able to swim, float, swim 25 yards any stroke, swim 15 yards on back and front, jump in and swim 10 yards, tread water for a minute.  In this stage, students are introduced to basic stroke technique in freestyle and backstroke and water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke. Class is usually taught in a lane and students should be comfortable swimming the whole length of the lane (25 yards).

 

Stroke Development SA5

Must have successfully completed SA4 or be able to swim 25 yards any stroke and perform freestyle with rotary breathing, backstroke, elementary backstroke, tread water for a minute, breaststroke kick and butterfly kick.  In this stage, students are introduced to a full breaststroke and butterfly and water safety through treading water and sidestroke.

 

Stroke Mechanics (SA6)

Must have successfully completed Stage 5 or be able to swim 50 yards any stroke and perform freestyle with bent arm recovery, backstroke, sidestroke, breaststroke, and butterfly for 25 yards, tread water for 2 minutes, and be able to dive.  In this stage, students refine their stroke technique in all major competitive strokes, build endurance, and learning about swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.

 

Competitive Swim Class    for youth ages 9-14 who are in level 5 and above

This class is designed to give interested swimmers a chance to work on their competitive swim skills in a friendly environment

 

 

Adult Aquatic Fitness

ADULT SWIM LESSONS

Beg. A and B

For adults who have no experience or are unable to put their face in the water or have a fear of the water

 

WATER AEROBICS

Aerobic water workout focuses on coordination, flexibility, endurance and toning. Adaptable from beginners to experienced participants. Non-swimmers welcome!

 

WATER WALKING - LOW IMPACT

Total body workout with less impact on joints and more resistance than land walking. One half hour of water walking is equal to 2 hours on land.

 

ADVANCED WATER WALKING – HIGH IMPACT

This is a high energy class! You must already know how to water walk. High energy portion includes water walking, jogging, running and biking, all done in the water.

 

Questions? Contact Lisa Mandozziat lmandozzi@metrowestymca.org, or 508-879-4420 x245

 

Adult Locker Room Access
The Adult Men’s and Women’s locker rooms are open.   
 
  • Per state regulations, showering will not be permitted except before using the pool.*
  • Daily use lockers are provided on a limited basis and are marked to indicate that they are clean and ready for use.
  • Masks must be worn and social distancing maintained.
  • Saunas are not available under phase 3 reopening guidelines.
  • Hair dryers are not permitted at this time.
  • *To shower before using the pool, use the Family Locker Room.