Aquatics

Aquatics

≫ AQUATICS FOR ALL AGES, ALL LEVELS, AND ALL YEARS

The Meadville YMCA offers a variety of aquatic opportunities, including the following: 
  • 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 proficient swimmer to join
Please direct any of your questions about our programs to our Aquatics Department Director, Kristoph Kocan. 

Kristoph Kocan
Email: kristoph.ymca@zoominternet.net
Phone: (814) 336-2196

JUST ADD WATER

Our 6-Week Swim Lesson Session Starts back up January 11th. Be sure to register early because these classes do fill up quickly. Swim lessons at the YMCA are a great way for children to gain confidence and skills.

Check out our new lesson schedule for 2016!

When: April 18th, 2016
Next Session: Week of April 18thth
Time: Monday evenings or Saturday mornings. Times and days depending on the level of the swimmer.
Ages: Progressive lessons ages 6 months to 99.
Location: Downtown YMCA Pool
≫ POOL SCHEDULE
≫ WHY TAKE PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS?
  • You’re training for an event, such as a triathlon
  • You or your child have no previous experience in the water
  • Your child will focus and work better in a one-on-one setting
  • Your competitive swimmer needs to perfect a stroke
  • Your child has specific needs that can be better addressed through private lessons
Buy 5 Get 1 Free! 

Call or stop at the Member Services desk to schedule your time. 

Private Lessons: One swimmer
Semi-Private Lessons: Up to 3 swimmers with the same ability

Members: $15 per ½ hour
Non-members: $25 per ½ hour
≫ 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 used to having their faces near or in the water. These basics build the foundation for later swimming techniques.   

Monday: 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. or 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Saturday: 10:40 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. 

Member: Included in YMCA membership
Non-member: $37.50           
≫ TADPOLE (3-5 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: 5:35 p.m. – 6:05 p.m. 
Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 

Member: $19.50
Non-member: $37.50
≫ ADAPTIVE LESSONS (AGES 3-12 YEARS)
1 to 3 Ratio

Member: $24
Non-member: $48

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 needs further assistance, a care giver will be required to enter the water with him or her.

Saturday: 11:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.                                        
≫ PRESCHOOL PROGRESSIVE CLASSES
≫ YOUTH PROGRESSIVE LESSONS
≫ ADULT LESSONS (AGES 13 AND UP)
Cost: Members: $26
Non Members: $61

Our adult lessons are individualized according to the goals set by each participant the first day.

Whether you want to get over your fear of the water or you are looking to improve your stroke techniques our Aquatics staff is here to help you achieve your personal goals.

Classes are held on Monday evenings from 7:50-8:35pm.
≫ WATER FITNESS  
Members: no cost
Non-Members: pay price of day pass

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 & Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
≫ SILVERSPLASH®
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 SilverSneakers® program to attend.

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
≫ 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: 6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. and Thursdays: 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Saturday: 8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
≫ 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 water’s buoyant – 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 & Thursday: 6:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
≫ OPEN WATER EXERCISE: 3/4 OF THE POOL (FLAGS IN THE SHALLOW END TO 9 FT.)
Open for members to come and use the pool for individual exercise. An instructor is available for assistance and guidance.

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
≫ MEADVILLE YMCA SWIM TEAM (MYST)
It is all about fun, friendships, team building and individual improvements!

The Meadville YMCA Swim Team is a competitive swim team comprised of youth ages 5 through high school age. 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 2015-16 season was a great success with many swimmers qualifying for districts and several for states.  Keep an eye out for signup and information for the 2016-17 swim team starting in August.
≫ GO MAKOS!
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


Season Fees: 2015-2016 fees will be posted shortly!

Dual Meets: Are on Saturdays and begin October 25th.

Invitationals

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  | YMCA Districts March | YMCA States March

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