The YMCA of Calhoun County offers quality swim lessons in a safe, caring environment. The Y teaches fundamental swimming skills, while fostering a life-long appreciation for physical activity and fitness through swimming.

 
TUESDAY AND THURSDAY EVENING SWIM LESSON SESSIONS
 
  SEP 1-24 SEP 29-OCT 22 OCT 27-NOV 19 DEC 1-10* JAN 5-28
5:30-6:00pm Shrimp, Perch, Pike, Eel, Ray, Starfish Shrimp, Perch, Pike, Eel, Ray, Starfish Shrimp, Perch, Pike, Eel, Ray, Starfish Shrimp, Perch, Pike, Eel, Ray, Starfish Shrimp, Perch, Pike, Eel, Ray, Starfish
6:05-6:50pm Polliwog, Guppy, Minnow, Fish, Teen/Adult Polliwog, Guppy, Minnow, Fish, Teen/Adult Polliwog, Guppy, Minnow, Fish, Teen/Adult Polliwog, Guppy, Minnow, Fish, Teen/Adult Polliwog, Guppy, Minnow, Fish, Teen/Adult
FEE Y Member: $35
Y Guest: $70
Y Member: $35
Y Guest: $70
Y Member: $35
Y Guest: $70
Y Member: $25
Y Guest: $50
Y Member: $35
Y Guest: $70



SATURDAY MORNING SWIM LESSON SESSIONS
 
  SEP 5-26 OCT 3-24 NOV 7-28 DEC 5-19* JAN 9-30
9:00-9:30am Shrimp, Perch Shrimp, Perch Shrimp, Perch Shrimp, Perch Shrimp, Perch
9:35-10:05am Pike, Eel, Ray, Starfish Pike, Eel, Ray, Starfish Pike, Eel, Ray, Starfish Pike, Eel, Ray, Starfish Pike, Eel, Ray, Starfish
10:10-10:55am Guppy, Polliwog Guppy, Polliwog Guppy, Polliwog Guppy, Polliwog Guppy, Polliwog
11:00-11:45am Minnow, Fish, Teen/Adult Minnow, Fish, Teen/Adult Minnow, Fish, Teen/Adult Minnow, Fish, Teen/Adult Minnow, Fish, Teen/Adult
FEE Y Member: $25
Y Guest: $50
Y Member: $25
Y Guest: $50
Y Member: $25
Y Guest: $50
Y Member: $20
Y Guest: $45
Y Member: $25
Y Guest: $50


 
FRIDAY AFTERNOON SWIM LESSON SESSIONS
 
  SEP 11-OCT 2 OCT 9-30 NOV 6-27 DEC 5-19*
3:30-4:00pm Shrimp, Perch, Pike, Eel, Ray, Starfish Shrimp, Perch, Pike, Eel, Ray, Starfish Shrimp, Perch, Pike, Eel, Ray, Starfish Shrimp, Perch, Pike, Eel, Ray, Starfish
4:05-4:50pm Polliwog, Guppy, Minnow Polliwog, Guppy, Minnow Polliwog, Guppy, Minnow Polliwog, Guppy, Minnow
FEE Y Member: $25
Y Guest: $50
Y Member: $25
Y Guest: $50
Y Member: $25
Y Guest: $50
Y Member: $20
Y Guest: $45

*Special Holiday Sessions include fewer classes, and therefore are discounted.
 

It is important you register your child for the proper class level. Please read the descriptions below to select the proper level. If you are unsure, you may call the Aquatics Director, Brandy, at 256-238-9622.


Shrimp (6-36 months)
A water awareness class.  Course includes kicking, floating, reaching for objects, and “blowing bubbles”. Infants will be acclimated to the water, including working with instructors.

Perch (2-3 years old)
For swimmers who have already completed the Parent/Child level lessons and/or are ready to take off in the water on their own. Class size is limited to 4 swimmers.


PRESCHOOL AQUATICS (3-5 years old)

Pike: Beginner- Water adjustment and submersion; front and back float with IFD; front and back, and side paddle stroke with IFD 15 yards and 5 feet without.


 

Eel: Advanced Beginner- Front and back float with IFD; jump into shallow water; front, back, and side paddle with IFD 25 yards and 15 feet without.



Rays: Intermediate- Front and back float, tread water, jump into deep water,
front alternating paddle stroke with rhythmic breathing 15 yards with IFD and 20 feet without, back and side alternating paddle 15 yards with IFD and 20 feet without, front and symmetrical paddle with IFD 25 yards and 20 feet without.


Starfish: Advanced- Front and back float, tread water, jump into deep water,
front and back symmetrical paddle, front, back, and side alternating paddle 25 yards with IFD and 40 feet without.

                                                                                                                                          
YOUTH AQUATICS (6-14 years old)

Polliwogs: Beginner, no swim skills necessary water adjustment and submersion; front and back float with IFD; front back and side paddle stroke with IFD 10 yards and 5 feet without.


Guppies: Advanced Beginner- Front and back float; tread water; jump into deep water; Front alternating paddle with rhythmic breathing, front and back symmetrical paddle, and back and side alternating paddle 25 yards.


Minnows: Intermediate- Resting float; front alternating paddle stroke with overarm recovery and rotary breathing, rudimentary breaststroke, rudimentary sidestroke, back alternating overarm stroke, and rudimentary elementary backstroke 25 yards.


Fish: Advanced- Front crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, and back
crawl 50 yards; rudimentary butterfly 25 yards with fins, 15 yards without.


A parent or guardian is required to remain at the Y during his/her child's swim lesson. However, in order to gain the highest benefit to your child's lesson, we kindly ask parents to observe from our pool balcony.