Youth Aquatic Programs

PRESCHOOL CLASSES (Ages 3-5)

Pike/Eel: This level helps children learn water adjustment, develop safe pool behavior and strive towards developing independent movement in the water. Designed for new swimmers, teaching basic strokes, kicking skills, face in water comfort, safety, fun and values.

Ray/Starfish: Swimmers will be encouraged to swim without floatation devices. Skills focused on include front crawl, back float, endurance, safety skills, rescue skills, fun and values. Deeper water will be introduced along with kneel dives and rescues. Preparing for school age swimming lessons.

Swim Assessment: June 11 5:15-5:45pm
Who: Children 3 - 5 years old
When: Mondays and Thursdays
           June 18- July 12
Time: 5:15-5:45pm
Fee: $40 Members $60 Non-Members
Deadline: June 16
Class size is limited to 10
(Pike/Eel and Ray/Starfish class times are shared.)

 SCHOOL AGE CLASSES (Age 6 and up)

Polliwog: Beginning level for school age children. This gets children acquainted with the pool, use of floating and floatation devices. Students will learn rhythmic breathing, flutter kick, front and back float/glide and jumping in both the shallow and the deep end. Basic water safety is covered. Children will swim several lengths of pool when completed. (Floatation devices can be used but students are encouraged towards water independence. Comparable to Red Cross Level 2)

Guppy: Children will review and practice upon polliwog skills and must have graduated from using floatation devices. Study and practices of rotary breathing, crawl stroke, and back crawl. They will also learn survival floating, underwater swimming, turning over and changing directions as well as rescue assists. (Comparable to Red Cross Level 3)

Minnow: This is designed for the intermediate swimmer. Must have passed Guppy skills before enrolling. Guppy skills are reviewed and breast stroke, sidestroke, and elementary backstroke are introduced. (Comparable to Red Cross Level 4)

Fish: Can swim one pool length continuously of proper front and back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, and elementary backstroke. Will work on building endurance and perfecting the breaststroke, elementary backstroke, and sidestroke. (Comparable to Red Cross Level 5)

Swim Assessment: June 11 6:00-30pm
Who: Children 5 years old and older
When: Mondays and Thursdays
            June 18- July 12
Time: 6:00-6:30pm
Fee: $40 Members $60 Non-Members
Deadline: June 16
Class size limited to 15 

Water Toddler Aqua Class

Who: 2-4 years old
When: May 7-17
           Monday-Thursday
Time: 6:00-6:30pm
Fee: $35 Members/$55 Non-Members
Max of 10 children (Parent must accompany the child)
Children must wear a swim diaper (Unless potty-trained, available at front desk for $1.)
Experience a water class designed for children age 2-4 years old. The objective of this class is to begin making your child comfortable in the water and prepare them for preschool swimming lessons. Cirtified and experienced swim instructor Chelsie Rush will incorporate games, songs, and toys to encourage basic movements in the water such as kicking, arm strokes, blowing bubbles, and breath control. 

Water Babies Aqua Class

Who: Children 12 - 24 months old
When:
May 7-17
           Monday - Thursday
Time: 5:15-5:45pm
Fee: $35 Members/$55 Non-Members
Max of 10 children (Parent must accompany child)
Minimum of 3 particpants to hold class
Children must wear swim diaper - available at front desk for $1
Experience a NEW water class designed for children ages 12-24 months. The objective of this class is to begin making child and parent comfortable in the water. Certified and experienced swim instructor Chelsie Rush will incorporate games, songs, and toys to encourage basic movements in the water such as kicking, arm strokes, blowing bubbles, and breath control.

June AM Swim Lessons - Preschool & School Age

Swim Assessment: Monday June 11
                               Preschool Age 10:30-11:00am
                               School Age Group 1 9:00-9:30am
                               School Age Group 2 9:45-10:15am
When: Monday - Thursday
           June 18 - 28
Time: Preschool 10:30-11:00am (Max of 10)
          School Age Group 1 9:00-9:30am (Max of 15)
          School Age Group 2 9:45-10:15am Max of 15)
Fee: $40 Members/$60 Non-Members

Swim Clinics

Breast/Fly Stroke Clinic
May 7-24 (3 weeks)
Members $50/Non-Members $65

Back Stroke Clinic
June 4-June 21 (3 weeks)
Members $50/Non-Members $65

Freestyle/IM Stroke Clinic
June 25-July 12 (No clinic July 4th)
Members $50/Non-Members $65

Review/Put it All Together
August 13-30; September 10-27 (6 weeks)
Members $80/Non-Members $95

Endurance Clinic
October 1-25
Members $80/Non-Members $95

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Private Swimming Lessons

Are always available are for people of any age. You will get one on one instruction. Private lessons allow the instructor to give their student 100% of her or his attention. Our instructors will evaluate each swimmer and plan lessons according to the participants particular strengths and weaknesses. With private lessons, you can pick a time that works in your schedule. Please be aware, if a participant fails to come at a scheduled time without advance notice, the session is still counted.

 

Any questions contact Chelsie Huddleson at 712-243-3934 or email at chuddleson@nishnavalleyymca.com

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Text NVFYSWIM to 84483 to receive Swim Lessons alerts from NVFY

 

 

 

 

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Building Hours

Monday-Thursday
4:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
4:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Pool Hours

Monday-Thursday
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 6:30 PM

During school year pool will be closed M/T/TH/F 1:30-3:45pm

Locations

Nishna Valley Family YMCA
1100 Maple St.
Atlantic, IA 50022
712-243-3934

Ann W. Wickman Child Development Center
703 Linn St.
Atlantic, IA 50022
712-243-2553