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Test the Water is offered each September and allows swimmers to experience swimming competitively. After the 3-week trial program, swimmers may decide to join the Swim Team in October.
|Age:||Youth ages 5 and older|
This class is designed for people who have a duty to respond in an emergency. The class includes lecture, interactive video demonstration with emergency scenarios and hands-on training to teach participants lifesaving skills.
|Time:||Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 9:00am-3:00pm|
This is a program for youth ages 5-10 years old who want to learn the skills necessary to successfully enter a swim team.
|Age:||5 - 10 Years|
|Time:||Monday & Wednesday: 6:45-7:30pm
7 weeks for Winter Session I: Jan 6-Feb 19
Private swim lessons for youth to adult members or non-members who are interested in learning to swim or interested in water safety.
|Time:||Days and times to suit the needs of participants|
Students work on refining stroke techniques on all major competitive strokes. Students will learn about competitive swimming and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.
Students develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.
Beginner level for school-age children. Youth will become acquainted with the pool, the use of flotation devices and floating. By the end of this level, children should know how to float on their front and back.
Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment, accompanied by a parent.
|Age:||6 months to 3 years|
Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills, accompanied by a parent.
|Age:||6 months to 3 years|
Reinforces Stage 1 skills for children ages 3-5 who are comfortable in the water. Children can swim 15 yards without assistance or flotation device by the end of this level.
Builds upon and reinforces basic skills, now performing more skills without the aid of a flotation device. Introduces freestyle, elementary backstroke, and backstroke. Treading and diving skills are taught. Children must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle with rotary breathing, 25 yards backstroke and 15 yards elementary backstroke. May not wear a bubble in this level.
Reinforces previous skills and builds endurance by swimming on back and front. Children also learn more personal safety skills.
The Butler YMCA is a non-profit, charitable organization open to all people, regardless of age, sex, race, religion, ability or income. Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.