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The Meadville YMCA offers a variety of aquatic opportunities including:

Aqua Babies - 6 months up to 3 years
Preschool Classes (5 levels) - 3 years up to 6 years
Youth Classes (5 levels) - 6 years  up to 13 years
Adult Swim Classes (3 levels) - 13 years and up
Competitive Swim Team - 5 years up to 18 years
Recreational Swim League - 5 years up to 10 years
Water Fitness Classes -17 classes per week to choose from - You do not need to be a swimmer

Meadville Family ymca Aquatics Department DIRECTOR

if you have any questions regarding the aquatics programs Please ask 


Nikki Newman




Pool Schedule 


Pool Schedule Jan -2015

Looking for a non busy Lap Time?    Tuesday & Thursday 8am-9am   &   Monday & Friday 7:45pm-8:45pm

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Swim Lessons  


New Monthly sessions for your convenience

New Session Starts the Week of July 6th, 2015

Register early they do fill up!  Private lessons:    

Private and Adaptive Swim Lessons

Private lessons;  one swimmer
Semi Private lessons:  up to 3 swimmers with the same swimming ability
                                                                           Members  $15  per 1/2 hour                   
                                                                           Nonmembers $25 per 1/2 hour

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Click here for information on swim lesson readiness.

Infant/Preschool Progressive Lessons


Classes with Parent Participation

Aqua Babies (6 months UP to 3 years)

Activities that allow children to  become comfortable while feeling safe, with a parent in the water. Children learn basic movements like kicking, stroking with the arms, and getting use to having their faces near or in the water. These basics build the foundation for later swimming techniques.   

                          Monday   10:30 - 11:00 AM

                                                                               Friday       10:30 - 11:00 AM

                                                                               Saturday  10:40 - 11:10AM  

                                                                               Cost: Member  Included in YMCA membership

                                                                                         Non-member $25


Tadpole (3 Years UP TO 5  years)

This class is a transition between Aqua Baby and Pike.  The same skills are taught as in the Pike class but the child feels safe with the parent in the water.  Children that are uncomfortable with other adults or fearful of the water would benefit greatly.

Monday 5:15pm-5:45pm or 5:55pm-6:25pm  (5:15pm class will be opened if later class is full)

                                                                                 Tuesday 10:30-11:00am

                                                                                 Saturday 9:00am-9:30am or 9:35am-10:05am (9:35 class will be opened if later class is full)

                                                                                 Cost: Member $13

                                                                                 Non-member $25




                                                                                 Cost: Member $13

                                                                                 Non-member $25
The YMCA uses instructional aids that assist the children to float. The floats are decreases as the student’s ability and confidence increases. As students progress through each level, they will receive a ribbon for the level they complete.

Preschool (ages 3 Years up to 5 years)


Beginner Pike: 

Students have little or no experience. They learn skills like blowing bubbles, floating, and paddling on their front back and side.

Monday 5:15pm-5:45pm  or  5:55pm-6:25pm    (5:55pm class will be opened if later class is full)

Tuesday 10:30am-11:00am 

                                                                  Saturday 9:00am-9:30am  or  9:35am-10:05am   (9:35am class will be opened if later class is full)

                                                                  Advanced Pike:

                                                                   Students learn the same skills as the Beginner Pikes but they are starting to swim without floatation, are comfortable with                                                                                  their face in the water, and can jump in with assistance.

                                                                    Monday 5:00pm-5:30pm 

                                                                    Tuesday 10:30am-11:00am 

                                                                   Saturday 9:30am-10:00am or 10:05am-10:35am   (10:05am class will be opened if later class is full)


For those that have mastered the Pike level. They are comfortable jumping in the pool unassisted and paddling 5 feet on their front back and side 5 feet.


Monday 5:00pm-5:30pm 

                                                                  Tuesday 10:30am-11:00am 

                                                                  Saturday 9:30am-10:00am or 10:05am-10:35am    (10:05am class will be opened if later class is full)

For those who have mastered the Eel level. They are comfortable swimming 15 feet on their front back and side unassisted, and ready to learn the foundations of backstroke, sidestroke, and breaststroke.

Monday 6:30pm-7:00pm

Saturday 12:05pm-12:35pm 


For those who have mastered the Ray Level. They are comfortable swimming 20 feet on their front back and side. This is for the advanced preschool swimmer working on developing good techniques for strokes and dives.

Monday 6:30pm-7:00pm

Saturday 12:05pm-12:35pm 


YOUTH (ages 6 years UP TO 12)

School Age and Adult Class Prices

                                                 Cost: Member $17


                                                                  Non-member $32


Children will learn to paddle on the front, back, and side for a length of the pool with a floatation device and for a width of the pool without the floatation device.

Monday 5:35pm-6:20pm

                                                                  Saturday 10:10am-10:55am



Children will learn front, back, and side alternating paddle stroke; swim a length of the pool using front and back symmetrical paddle stroke.

Monday 6:25pm-7:10pm

                                                                  Saturday 11:00am-11:45am


                                                  Level III

Children learn freestlye, backstroke, breaststroke; sidestroke with scissor kick; and elementary backstroke.

Monday 7:05pm-7:50pm

Saturday 11:15am-12:00pm 


Stroke and Conditioning for Youth

Children will learn and improve techniques in the four competitive strokes (Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Buterfly), dives and competitive turns while building endurance.   This class is great for youth considering joining the Meadville YMCA Swim Team (MYST) or want to do fitness swimming.  For levels Minnow, Fish, and Flying Fish. 

                                                                  Wednesday 7:00pm-7:45pm




Adaptive  Lessons   (Ages 3 - 12 years)

1 to 3 ratio

                                                                     Cost: Member $16

                                                                     Non-member $32

This class is designed for individuals with special physical, mental, or social needs. The focus will be on establishing proficiency in as many swimming skills as the student is able to accomplish.  If the swimmer is in need needs further assistance a care giver will be required to enter the water with them.

                                                                  Saturday 11:50am-12:20pm

Adult Lessons (ages 13 and up)

                     Cost:  Members $17

                     Non Members $32
Our adult lessons are individualized according the goals set by each participant, the first day.




This is geared to your personal goals whether it is to get over your fear of the water, gain confidence, learn to float and swim.  The hardest part is signing up and getting to class the first day.

                                                                  Wednesday 10:15am – 11:00am     or      7:50pm - 8:35pm

                                                                  Nothing else is in the pool during the class on Wednesday night.

Advanced Swimming AND CONDITIONING

Class includes drills, take home work outs, instruction to improve stroke techniques, endurance and learn other strokes. Ideal for fitness swimmers and triathletes who want to become more efficient.  Must be able to swim 4 lengths without stopping.

                                                                  Monday 7:15pm-8:00pm



                                                                  Cost:  Members no cost

                                                                  Non Members pay price of day pass

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Water workouts expend more energy than similar land based exercises due to the water resistance. The average person burns 450 - 700 calories during one hour of aerobic exercise.


Aqua Aerobics

This low intensity water fitness class includes cardiovascular conditioning, muscular endurance and flexibility. Participants do not need to be able to swim.
                                                                  Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00am - 10:00am



This is part of the SilverSneakers® Program. It is a low impact shallow water class geared to seniors. You do not have to be in the SilverSneaker® program to attend.
                                                                  Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00am - 9:00am    


Deep Water Fitness

A terrific deep water workout. Participants do not need to be able to swim as a floatation belt is used during the workout. Strengthen, tone and tighten your muscles; improve lung and heart capacities; refine balance and coordination as you perform these exercises. A great stress reliever. This is a medium to high intensity water fitness class conducted completely in the deep end of the pool.

                                                                  Tuesday and Thursday 6:00pm - 6:45pm    and   Thursdays 1:00pm - 1:45pm

                                                                  Saturday 8:45am - 9:30am

Water Fitness

The perfect aerobic workout from beginner to advanced. Even if you have never worked out in the water before. The large movements of the legs and arms provide the aerobic workout to burn fat and strengthen the cardiovascular system. Enjoy an invigorating workout in the waters bouyant - nearly gravity free - exercise environment. This class incorporates deep and shallow water exercises; low impact workouts including kicking and wall exercises, abdominal moves, upper-body resistance training and stretching. No swimming skills required.

                                                                  Tuesday and Thursday 6:45pm - 7:30pm

                                                                  Saturday  8:00am-8:45am

Open Water Exercise  3/4 of the pool (Flags in the shallow end to 9ft)

Open for members to come and use the pool for individual exercise. An Instructor is avaliable for assistance and guidance.
                                                                  Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00am - 11:00am



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It is all about Fun, Friendships, Team and Individual IMPROVEMENTS!

The Meadville YMCA Swim Team is a competitive swim team comprised of youth ages 5 through high school.  The mission of MYST is to allow each swimmer the opportunity to achieve his/her maximum potential in competitive swimming and to contribute to team excellence.

Swim meets help children and young adults learn sportsmanship and discipline while helping to develop athleticism and competitiveness. Meets are held on Saturdays with other area YMCA teams in the league. Swim practices and all home meets are held at the MARC.

The 2015-2016 seasong STARTS IN OCTOBER 

Meet Coach Tim

Coach Tim brings with him a great deal of competitive swim experience as both a competitor as well as a coach. He has been a life-long swimmer, holding many team records in both high school and college. He continued his swimming as an adult in the Masters Swim program and was a top five finisher in the USMS Summer National Championship meet.
Coach Tim has been utilizing his knowledge and experience to inspire young swimmers for more than 10 years. He has worked with children of all ages through several teams and camps to develop effective training techniques, focus on proper stroke mechanics and improve overall performance. He’s excited to be involved with the MYST team and is looking forward to working with our swimmers this year!



all are welcome to stop by and cheer the team on!!

There is no charge to watch a MYST Mako Swim Meet at the MARC.

Downloadable documents:

Swim Team Registration SOP


Meadville YMCA Swim Team group breakdown 2014 2015


Contact Nikki for details


Season Fees

2014-15   If paid in full by October 1st save 7%

Bronze 4 easy payents of $52.50 

Silver 4 easy payments of $62.50

Gold 4 easy payments of $80.00

Duel Meets

Are on Saturdays and begin October 25th.

Begin in November and are optional meets to attend for an entry fee.  This fee is paid to the team holding the invitational.

Post Season
League Championships  February 22nd at Spire Institute, Geneva OH
YMCA Districts March
YMCA States March

Mako Swim League 



                                                                     Cost: Member $39

                                                                     Non-member $53

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Finishes with a Pizza and pool party  


Ages 5 - 12 that are comfortable in 4 foot of water and comfortable with thier face in the water


             1 night practice per week (8 weeks)
             4 "Meets" (weeks 3-7)
             1 League Championship Meet (week 8)


  • In-house competition, no traveling
  • Intro to competitive swimming
  • All swim levels welcome
  • Floatation belts will be used if necessary
  • Swimmers will compete in shallow waters

        All swimmers will receive awards and a T-shirt

        The Swim League Pool Party will be held the Sunday after the season at the YMCA.


Aquatics Director AT 336-2196