Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. Our Y offer swim lessons (for all ages), family swim, competitive swimming and swim teams, and many kinds of adaptive swim programs so we can all safely enjoy the pleasures of an aquatic environment.
The aquatics programs at the Y are about more than just the techniques and skills; they are about building friendships, developing self-esteem and creating positive experiences that will last a lifetime
Life Guard Course
Build a Skill. Save a Life. DeLand Family YMCA Lifeguard Courses. Click Here for more information.
Our CPR, AED and lifeguard-certified instructors will teach surfing to all levels, surf etiquette, ocean safety, and awareness. Surf Camp dates and rates for 2019 CLICK HERE
Participants of our kids swim league will work on stroke mechanics, proper starting technique, turns and finishes. Kids will not only learn the fundamentals and how to work together on a team, but also build self-confidence, endurance, and strength for a brighter future. Requirements: Swimmers must be able to complete green swim test by a certified YMCA lifeguard. To register for swim league visit your local family YMCA or contact Ginni Hiers at Ginni Hiers at email@example.com
The YMCA swim tests all children under the age of 15 in order to prevent drownings and accidents. We strictly enforce this policy to ensure the safety of the children who use our pools.
During this unstructured swim time, families can enjoy our facilities! All children entering the facility must be swim tested by our staff.
Private Swim Lessons
Our youth private aquatics program is designed to teach personal water safety, stroke development, water sports, games, rescue, and personal growth skills to children. Private swim lessons are scheduled directly through each family center and the instructor.
Taught by certified USMS coaches, our Master swim program pushes adults(18 and up) to build their endurance, improve stroke development and interact with others that love to swim just as much as they do. Enjoy a memorable workout in the pool with Masters Swim! Contact your local Family Y for more information and Master swim availability.
Swimming. This form of water exercise can increase cardiovascular health, joint health, and upper and lower body strength. Swimming is a great exercise for a low-impact aerobic activity.
Lap Swimming Tips: Please enter the pool from the shallow end. To avoid accidents, when entering an occupied lane, please get the first swimmer’s acknowledgment that you are there. Please get kickboards, pull buoys, etc. before entering the pool.
Directions for Adult Lap: If there are 1 or 2 swimmers in a lane, they may elect to split the lane in half. The entrance of a third person immediately changes the lane to “circle” swimming format.
Speed: Please choose a lane with swimmers that most nearly match your speed.
Throughout the year the YMCA offers courses to certify lifeguards. Please contact your local Y for more information.