Aquatic Education And Training

Aquatic Education And Training

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Youth Aquatic Education Programs

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course is an instructor training course designed to prepare participants to teach patrons to swim and perform community water safety. Prerequisites for this class are: Swim 50 yards of each stroke: front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, elementary backstroke; Swim 15 yards of butterfly stroke; Swim long shallow dive into 9 feet, perform a surface dive and bring a 10-lb. brick to surface; must be at least 17 years old.

Intensity level: Medium/High

YASA YMCA Aquatic Safety Assistant

This program focuses on improving swimming skills and stroke technique, while providing an environment that fosters self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment. Same sessions as swim lessons. Ages 6 – 18 years.

Intensity level: Medium/High

Adult Aquatic Education Programs

United States Water Fitness Instructor

The National Certification Course for Water Fitness Instructor is the basic (primary) level course, designed to prepare participants (all levels – basic through advanced) to teach water fitness classes. This course, conducted throughout the United States, consists of both classroom and pool sessions (two-year certification).

Intensity level: All

Youth Aquatic Training

Porpoise Club

Porpoise Club is a non-competitive swim club that focuses on technique, endurance and teamwork in an advanced swimming environment. The curriculum touches on water polo, synchronized swimming skills, aquatic safety and swim team skills. Our goal is to teach swimming as a fun and healthy activity that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.

Intensity level: All

Stroke Development for Kids and Teens

This instructional program is designed for the competitive swimmer. Every two weeks students are instructed on a different stroke. Class divides the drill training into three sections. Students wrap up each session learning and practicing starts, turns, and finishes, along with brushing up on major strokes. Classes meet once a week for 8 weeks; each class is for 45 minutes. Pre-requisite: Must be swimming at Fish level. Ages 5 -16 years.

Intensity level: Medium/High

YMCA Swim Team

The swim season runs from September-April and culminates all of each students swimming knowledge in a fun, team-building experience while working on the YMCA’s philosophy of character development. Swim Meets against other YMCAs once a month, Saturdays. MUST be able to swim one length (25 meters) of freestyle and backstroke.

Intensity level: Medium/High

Adult Aquatic Training

Competitive Strokes Training Class

This 16-week instructional program is designed for the competitive swimmer. It divides drill training into three sections: section one, the students learn the drills presented each week; section two, they repeat the drills to polish and correct technique; and section three wraps up the session with starts, turns, and finishes, along with brushing up any major strokes. Classes meet once a week for 45 minutes. Prerequisite: Must be swimming at Fish level.

Intensity level: High

Competitive Swim School

Are you a competitive swimmer? Do you want to be one? This class teaches proper stroke technique, endurance, starts, turns, finishes, and how to compete with a team. This class is a great pre-swim team season warm up. Swimmers must also be able to swim 25 yards freestyle (with rotary breathing) and 25 yards of backstroke.

Intensity level: High

Masters Swim Program

Camaraderie is one of the most important components of masters swimming. We swim better and faster, as well as include many fun activities in and out of the water. Whether personal goals include competition or not, all swimmers are part of the whole team and offer their own unique contributions. Mutual encouragement and support are an integral part of the Masters’ experience. No need to be an accomplished swimmer, just the ability to swim two lengths of the pool is necessary. Additional information about Masters can be found at www.USMS.org or www.striperswim.com, our team web site. Swimmers must be registered with United States Masters Swimming (USMS) which provides accident and liability insurance, subscription to SWIM MAGAZINE, a monthly area newsletter, allows participation in sanctioned events and activities, and numerous other resources.

Intensity level: High

Stroke Development for Adults

This instructional program is designed for the competitive swimmer. Every two weeks students are instructed on a different stroke. Class divides the drill training into three sections. Students wrap up each session learning and practicing starts, turns, and finishes, along with brushing up on major strokes. Classes meet once a week for 8 weeks; each class is for 45 minutes. Pre-requisite: Must be swimming at Fish level. Ages 5 -16 years.

Intensity level: Medium/High

 

Programs are offered seasonally and may not be available at all locations. Use our Program Search feature or call your local Y for information.

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