Aquatics

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

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Youth Aquatics

Summer Surf Camp

Our CPR, AED and lifeguard-certified instructors will teach surfing to all levels, surf etiquette, ocean safety and awareness. Click HERE for more information.

Swim Leagues

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 386.760.9622 or Ginni Hiers at ghiers@vfymca.org 

Swim Testing

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.

Family Swim

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.

Adult Aquatics

Masters Swim

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.

Water Aerobics

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 Swim

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.

Lifeguard Classes

Throughout the year the YMCA offers courses to certify lifeguards. Please contact your local Y for more information.

Aqua Zumba

AQUA ZUMBA IS PERFECT FOR: Those looking to make a splash by adding a low-impact, high-energy aquatic exercise to their fitness routine. Aqua Zumba blends the Zumba philosophy with water resistance, for one pool party, you shouldn’t miss! AQUA ZUMBA BENEFITS: There is less impact on your joints during an Aqua Zumba class so you can really let loose. Water creates natural resistance, which means every step is more challenging and helps tone your muscles. Aqua Zumba is currently only offered at our Four Townes Family YMCA. Please contact our Four Townes Family YMCA at 386.532.9622 or Ginni Hiers at ghiers@vfymca.org 

 Aquatics Schedules

Click here to view each Family Centers Aquatics Schedule

Mission Statement: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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