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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, September 19, 2020 from 8:00am-5:00pm|
This program will provide an opportunity for those who are homeschooling or cyberschooling to meet twice a week to participate in physical activities, social teamwork and character building. Youth will learn about fitness, sports and swimming!
|Age:||K-4 | Grades 5-9 | Grades 10-12|
|Time:||Wednesdays - Swim
Fridays - Gym
Jr. Barracudas is a program for youth ages 5-10 years old who want to learn the skills necessary to successfully enter a swim team. Must have passed Stroke Development & Mechanics class.
|Age:||5-10 years old|
Must be at least 15 years old prior to course end date. This course is for those who wish to become a certified lifeguard.
|Time:||Thursday-Sunday: October 15-18, 2020
Thursday: 4:00pm-8:00pm Virtual class
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 and are introduced to sidestroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Students will learn how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.
Students should swim 25 yards freestyle and backstroke. Introduces rotary breathing when swimming freestyle, elementary backstroke, sit dive, breaststroke and butterfly kicks. Children will continue to learn personal safety skills.
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 will learn to tread water and swim on front and back without assistance or a flotation device.
Builds upon and reinforces basic skills, now performing more skills without assistance or the aid of a flotation device. Introduces treading water and swimming on front and back. Youth will also learn more personal safety skills.
Reinforces previous skills and builds endurance by swimming on the front. Introduces freestyle and backstroke and children will 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.