2014-06-18_AOF-2955_RGB webThe Spears YMCA offer swim lessons all year ‘round, with classes available for all persons ages 6 months and up! Parent/Child and Preschool Classes will run for 30 minutes each week; Grade school and Adult Lessons will run for 40 minutes each week.  Registration will continue until all classes are full or until the registration deadline listed on the Schedule & Details form.

 

Cost: $36 Members or $60 Potential Members

Session Details

3 Week Sessions – 2 days a week

March Session

February 27th-March 16th
Registration Dates: Members – February 15th-22nd
Potential Members – February 16th-22nd

April Session

March 27th-April 20th (no classes the week of Guilford County Spring Break)
Registration Dates: Members – March 15th-22nd
Potential Members – March 16th-22nd

Schedule & Details   Registration Form

 

6 Week Saturday Sessions

February-April Session

February 25th-April 1st
Registration Dates: Members – February 11th-18th
Potential Members – February 12th-18th

April-May Session*

April 22 – May 20

Registration Dates: Members – April 1-8th
Potential Members – April 2-8th

*Due to shorter than normal session the cost for this session will be $30 for members $30.00 and $50 for non-members.

 

Schedule & Details   Registration Form

 

The YMCA of Greensboro swim test policies and procedures are designed for children 12 and under and may be used for any patron at the lifeguard’s discretion.

Swim Test Policy

Level Descriptions

Ages 6 months – 2 years

Prerequisite: Child must be 6 months and have head control. Adult (at least 18 years old) must be in the water with the child.  Children will learn basic skills such as blowing bubbles, arm movement and kicking. The primary objective is to get the child comfortable in the water, teach the parent techniques for continued water development and general pool safety.
Prerequisite: Child must have taken Parent/Child I and/or be at least 1.5 year of age. Adult (at least 18 years old) must be in the water with the child. This class is designed for children who have already taken Parent/Child I, are at least 1.5 year of age, and children who are more advanced and comfortable in the water. Building on the skills from the previous class, parents and children will begin to develop ways to create a more independent experience in the water based on the child’s current development stage. Parents and children will be introduced to more purposeful movements to help with the transition to the aquatics preschool level.

Ages 3 years  – 5 years

Prerequisite: Child must be 3 years old by the first day of class, and leave parent willingly. Beginning swim class. Children learn to be comfortable in the water. Children will learn kicking, floating, arm movement and pool safety. 
Prerequisite: Child must be able to swim 5 feet unassisted on their front and back. Intermediate swim class. Children will learn to swim 25 yards with a float belt and swim 15 feet unassisted. 
 Prerequisite: Child must be able to swim 15 feet unassisted on their front and back. Advanced swim class. Children will learn to swim 20 feet unassisted. 

Ages 6 years – 12 years

Prerequisite: Child must be 6 years old. Beginning swim class. Teaches beginning swimming on front, back and side. 
 Prerequisite: Child must be able to swim 15 feet unassisted on their front, back and side.Teaches rudimentary rhythmic breathing for the front crawl. Children will learn to swim 25 yards unassisted of the front crawl and backstroke. Children will learn the sidestroke and elementary backstroke and be able to swim 5 ft. unassisted.
 Prerequisite: Child must be able to swim unassisted for 25 yards (1 length), front crawl with rudimentary rhythmic breathing, and backstroke with arms out of water. They also must be able to swim sidestroke unassisted for 5 ft. Teaches a child to swim 50 yards (2 lengths) front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke and 25 yards sidestroke and elementary backstroke. 
 Prerequisite: Child must be able to swim 50 yards (2 lengths) of the following strokes; Front crawl (with rotary breathing),backstroke, breaststroke and 25 yards sidestroke and elementary backstroke. Teaches a child to swim 75 yards (3 lengths) front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke and 50 yards sidestroke, elementary backstroke and 25 yards butterfly. 
 Prerequisite: Child must be able to swim 75 yards (3 lengths) of the following strokes; front crawl, backstroke,breaststroke, and 50 yards sidestroke and elementary backstroke and 25 yards butterfly. Teaches children the fundamentals of being on a swim team and builds endurance to swim 100 yards (4 lengths) of the following strokes; front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, elementary backstroke and 25 yards butterfly.

Ages 13 years and up

The Adult Class is for beginner and intermediate students who want to learn how to swim or want to work on the fundamentals of the crawl and back stroke.

For more information please contact Bethany Williard, Aquatics Director, at 336.387.9622.