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Welcome to Aquatics at the Y!

Our aquatics program is second to none. We offer a variety of lessons, classes, and water fitness classes for all ages, in our newly renovated pool! 

See below for the FALL 1 SESSION SCHEDULE- September 13 - October 31

 

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Swim Starters

These classes are for a parent and child ages 6-24 months (A) and ages 2-3 years (B).

REGISTER FOR THE BELOW CLASSES HERE

 

Parent & Child A & B

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. At level B, accompanied by a parent, the children prepare for the transition to preschool level aquatics by encouraging purposeful movement through audio and/or visual cues.

 

Tuesday.............. 9:10 AM - 9:40 AM 
Thursday............ 9:10 AM - 9:40 AM 
Saturday............. 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM 
Saturday............. 10:55 AM - 11:25 AM

 

Preschool 1: Water Acclimation

Designed for 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.

 

Monday............... 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM 

Saturday............. 9:35 AM - 10:05 AM 

Sunday............... 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

 

Preschool 2: Water Movement
 

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

 

Monday............... 4:35 PM - 5:05 PM 

Friday................. 4:35 PM - 5:05 PM 

Saturday............. 9:35 AM - 10:05 AM 

Sunday............... 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

 

 

Preschool 3: Water Stamina

Must have successfully completed Stage 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.

 

Monday............... 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM 

Friday................. 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM 

Saturday............. 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

 

Preschool 4: Stroke Introduction

 

Must have successfully completed Stage 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 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. 

 

Monday............... 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM 

Friday................. 4:35 PM - 5:05 PM 

Saturday............. 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

 

School Age Swim Lessons

School-Age swim programs are meant for youth ages 6 -13.

PRICING: Family member $81, Youth member $102, Community member $163

School Age 1: Water Acclimation 

Designed for 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. 

Monday .......... 4:35 PM - 5:05 PM
Friday .......... 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Saturday .......... 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Sunday .......... 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

School Age 2: Water Movement 

Must have successfully completed Stage 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 skills performed independently. 

Monday .......... 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Friday .......... 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday .......... 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Sunday ............ 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

School Age 3: Water Stamina 

Must have successfully completed Stage 2 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. 

Monday .......... 4: 35 PM - 5:05 PM
Friday .......... 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday .......... 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Sunday .......... 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

School Age 4: Stroke Introduction

Must have successfully completed Stage 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 minute. In this stage, students are introduced to basic stroke technique in freestyle and backstroke and water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke. 

Monday .......... 5:10 PM - 5:50 PM
Saturday .......... 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

 

School Age 5: Stroke Development 

Must have successfully completed Stage 4 or be able to swim 25 yards any stroke and perform free-style 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. 

Monday .......... 5:10 PM - 5:50 PM
 

School Age 6: Stroke Mechanics 

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 are encouraged to swim as part of a healthy lifestyle. 

Monday .......... 5:10 PM - 5:50 PM

 

 

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Teen Swim & Competitive Swim

Additional swim options for youth.

Teen Swim Lessons 

PRICING: Family Member $81, Youth Member $102, Community Members $163 

Ages 13 -17

Monday .......... 5:10 PM - 5:50 PM 
Friday .......... 5:10 PM - 5:50 PM
Saturday .......... 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 

 

Competitive Swim Class 

For youth ages 9-14 who are in level 5 and above. This class requires a swim evaluation and approval of the aquatics staff. 

Saturday .......... 8:15 AM - 8:45 AM 

 

 

NEW: Perpetual Swim Lessons!

Perpetual swim lessons are not available online at this time. Please call the Framingham Branch to register - 508 435 9345 New this fall: personal swim lesson time slots for youth! You simply choose a time that fits with your schedule and we will reserve it for your child for the whole year! As your child's skills improve we will automatically move them up to new levels. We are delighted to offer this added convenience to members.

 

FALL 1, 2021 PROGRAM GUIDE