Placement Nights Ages 3 years & Up

We want your child’s swimming lessons to be the best for you and them! Therefore, all children who will be participating in YMCA swimming lessons will be required to attend one placement night to get them started in the correct lesson. Only one placement night is necessary. Once placement night is completed, payment will be applied to the first lesson. This 10 minute evaluation will let us know exactly what class your child should be in. At the completion of each session, your child will receive a skills review with information of what level to sign up for next. Registration must be done at the welcome center to hold your time slot on the day chosen below. We have many children to fit into our placement nights so attendance is mandatory; once completed, payment will be applied to your first session. If you do not show up, for your placement night, payment will not be refunded or applied to the first session. Please be understanding of our needs of getting all children in the correct lesson. Fee: $25/$50

Fall 2014-Placement times:

Tuesday or Thursday evening from 5:30-7:30pm
T September 23rd
Th October 23rd

Sessions

On-line registration is unavailable, we want to ensure everyone is signing up for the correct level so lessons can run as effectively as possible.

Important things to note:

• Levels must have a minimum of 3 participants to run.
• Parents are only allowed in the pool area on the last night of lessons—we need your cooperation with this. We want to ensure that we have your child’s complete attention as we teach them skills that can save their life. Not only do we need and appreciate your cooperation, but your child will feel so much more successful when they show you what they have learned at the end of their lessons.
• All sessions will include 8 lessons. If a cancellation is needed due to inclement weather or uncontrollable circumstances we will do our best to have a make up lesson. If this is not possible no refund will be given.

Fall 2014-Session Dates

Session 1

Tuesday and Thursday Evening
August 26th – September 18th

Tuesday Evening
August 26th – October 14th

Thursday Evening
August 28th – October 16th

Sunday Afternoon
August 31st – October 19th

Session 2

Tuesday and Thursday Evening
September 25th – October 21st

Sunday Afternoon
October 26th – December 14th

Session 3

Tuesday and Thursday Evening
October 28th – November 20th

Preschool Water Enrichment Ages 3—5 years
This class is conveniently provided after preschool classes. This gives young children ages 3-5 a positive, and developmentally appropriate aquatic learning experience that emphasizes water safety and survival concepts. Skills are age-appropriate, helping participants achieve success on a regular basis while in a class environment with their peers. Child must be enrolled in preschool to participate.
Note Preschool Water Enrichment has different session dates than regular swimming lesson. A flyer with session dates will be posted on our website at well as the Welcome Center at Norfolk Family YMCA.

Parent Child Water Enrichment Ages 6 months—3 years
This class helps children explore and adjust to a water environment with their parents. The benefits go beyond providing children with a fun, healthy activity it promotes a love and respect for the water. It’s a great educational experience and a great way to spend quality time together! Your child will work on the following skills: kicking, arm motions, blowing bubbles, going under water, splashing, and floating. Fee: $20/$40

Beginner I Ages 3-6
For successful completion of this class your child must complete the following skills with no flotation devices. Swim on front 5 yards, swim on back 5 yards, and submerge head completely under water. Fee: $25/$50

Beginner II Ages 3-6
For successful completion of this class your child must complete the following skills with no flotation devices. Swim on front 15 yards, swim on back 15 yards, and swim on side 5 yards. Fee: $25/$50

Beginner III Ages 3-6
For successful completion of this class your child must complete the following skills with no flotation devices. Front alternating paddle 15 yards, front symmetrical paddle 10 yards, swim on side 15 yards, back alternating paddle 15 yards, back symmetrical paddle 10 yards, tread water 25 seconds, bob 10 times and take a breath each time, jump into deep water swim up 5-7 feet, and jump off diving board and swim to side without assistance. Fee: $25/$50

Novice I Ages 7 & Up
For successful completion of this class your child must complete the following skills with no flotation devices. Swim on front 15 yards, swim on back 15 yards, and swim on side 5 yards. Fee: $25/$50

Novice II Ages 7 & Up
For successful completion of this class your child must complete the following skills with no flotation devices. Front alternating paddle 15 yards, front symmetrical paddle 10 yards, swim on side 15 yards, back alternating paddle 15 yards, back symmetrical paddle 10 yards, tread water 25 seconds, bob 10 times and take a breath each time, jump into deep water swim up 5-7 feet, and jump off diving board and swim to side without assistance. Fee: $25/$50

Intermediate I Ages 7 & Up
For successful completion of this class your child must complete the following skills with no flotation devices. Front alternating paddle 25 yards, front symmetrical paddle 15 yards, swim on side 25 yards, back alternating paddle 25 yards, back symmetrical paddle 15 yards, front and back float 1 minute, surface glide, and head first surface dive. Fee: $25/$50

Intermediate II Ages 7 & Up

For successful completion of this class your child must complete the following skills with no flotation devices. Front crawl with rotary breathing 40 yards, breaststroke 25 yards, back crawl 40 yards, sidestroke 40 yards, elementary backstroke 25 yards, front and back float 2 minutes, diving safety rules, and tread water 1 minute. Fee: $25/$50

Intermediate III Ages 7 & Up
For successful completion of this class your child must complete the following skills with no flotation devices. Front crawl with rotary breathing and open turns 50 yards, breaststroke with pull, kick, glide, and open turns 50 yards, back crawl with open turns 50 yards, sidestroke with open turns 50 yards, elementary backstroke with glide 50 yards, butterfly 25 yards with fins-15 yards without, float 4 minutes, tread water 3 minutes. Fee: $25/$50

Advanced I Ages 7 & Up
For successful completion of this class your child must complete the following skills with no flotation devices. Front crawl with rotary breathing and open turns 75 yards, breaststroke with pull, kick, glide and open turns 75 yards, sidestroke-alternating sides 75 yards, elementary backstroke with glide 75 yards, butterfly 50 yards with fins-25 yards without, float 6 minutes, tread water 6 minutes with combination of kicks. Fee: $25/$50

Advanced II Ages 7 & Up
For successful completion of this class your child must complete the following skills with no flotation devices. Front crawl with rotary breathing and flip turns 100 yards, breaststroke with pull out 100 yards, back crawl with flip turns 100 yards, sidestroke-alternating sides 100 yards, elementary backstroke with glide 100 yards, butterfly 50 yards, and reaching and throwing assists. Fee: $25/$50