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IMPORTANT AQUATICS INFORMATION

New Aquatics Programs....

LEARN TO SWIM -  Starts again November 17, 2014 at Milton Bradley School on Monday and Wednesday nights, for 4 weeks.  There are three class times: 5:15, 6:15 and 7:15pm.  Also starts at  Kiley Middle School on Tuesday nights only for 6 weeks starting on November 18, 2014. Also,  Fee is $60 per person.  Certified Instructors and Lifeguards running the classes.  Call Stacey to pre-register at 787-6298.

WATER AEROBICS  -  Next Class starts November 18, 2014.

FAMILY SWIM NIGHT - Will resume again November 18, 2014!  Takes place on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5:30-7:30pm at Milton Bradley School, 22 Mulberry Street.  Fee is $2 per person.  Adult required.  Certified Lifeguards will be present.

LIFEGUARD TRAINING CLASS:  TBD. Call (413) 787-6298 to sign up.

 

Come Splash Around!

The Springfield Department of Parks, Buildings and Recreation Management and the YMCA is proud to announce the following NEW public aquatics programs:

1.) Parent/Child Classes - The YMCA Parent and Child Swim Program is a nationally recognized program which promotes water enrichment and aquatics readiness activities for children ages 6 months to 3 years of age. Parent and child participate in water adjustment activities including blowing bubbles, kicking, paddling and jumping in. Games and songs are used to create a fun atmosphere and help children feel comfortable in the pool.  This is a 4 week class that meets twice per week Please Call 739-6951 to register.

2.) Pre-School (3-5) and Youth (6-12) Learn To Swim Classes - A swim class for new and beginner swimmers. Children develop safe pool behavior, adjust to the water and learn to swim individually with a bubble. Swimmers are taught pool safety, the paddle stroke, kicking, floating, blowing bubbles and jumping into the pool.  The classes are first come first serve.  Please Call 739-6951 to register.

3.) Stroke n Turn Clinic (Ages 5-14) - This program will focus on the skills and technique needed for competitive swimming. Clinic will focus on the 4 competitive strokes including extensive work on turns, starts and stroke technique. Program will meet 2 times per week for 45 minutes. Please Call 739-6951 to register.

4.) Competitive Swim Pre-Team (Ages 4 10) - This program will help develop those skills necessary for success for competitive swim team. Class will focus on the 4 competitive strokes with work on starts, turns and stroke technique.  Please Call 739-6951 to register.

5.) Adult Swim Classes (Ages 18+) - Beginner Basic of Swimming: Start with the basics and become more comfortable in the water. This class will introduce basic body position, breathing methods and begin to build your strength and self confidence in the water. Our instructors will work on floating and kicking drills to begin with and will assist each participant improve at their pace. Class will meet for 45 minutes.   Intermediate- Stroke Development: Learn how to swim more effectively. This class will review the various strokes and improve arm, leg and head positions. Our instructors will help to identify specific areas for improvement and assist you in becoming a more confident swimmer. Class will meet for 45 minutes. Please Call 739-6951 to register.

6.) Sunrise Swim- By approved permit only!  Lifeguard presence required.

What You Need To Know To Become A Lifeguard

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WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR COURSE -

The next YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor course is TBD.  Attendance at and active participation in all sessions is required; there is also a written exam at the end of the program.  Lesson plans and block plans must be completed and submitted for review by the Instructor.  The fee is $175 for non YGS-staff and $75 for staff.  To sign up call (413) 739-6951.

 

YMCA Lifeguard Instructor Course -

The next YMCA Lifeguard Instructor Trainer course is TBD.   Attendance at and active participation in all sessions is required; there is also a written exam at the end of the course.  The fee is $175 for non YGS-staff and $75 for staff.  To sign up call (413) 739-6951.

 

 

Lifeguard Instructor Course

Current certification as a lifeguard is required for entry into this program. 

We need more applicants to be able to run this class.  A minimum of 6 people are required to run this class.  Please call to sign up if you are interested.

Fee: $300 includes course materials and certification

Call Stacey at 413-787-6298 to sign up!

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