ALL AGES, ALL LEVELS, AND ALL YEAR
CLICK HERE to see the list of programs available for online registration.
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
Looking for a non busy Lap Time? Tuesday & Thursday 8am-9am & Monday & Friday 7:45pm-8:45pm
New 6 week sessions
New Session Starts the Week of September 8th
Register early they do fill up!
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
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)
Saturday 9:00am-9:30am or 9:35am-10:05am (9:35 class will be opened if later class is full)
Cost: Member $19.50
PRESCHOOL PROGRESSIVE CLASSES
YOUTH PROGRESSIVE LESSONS
ADAPTIVE LESSONS (AGES 3 - 12 YEARS)
1 TO 3 RATIO
Cost: Member $24
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.
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.
Cost: 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.
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
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
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
MEADVILLE YMCA SWIM TEAM (MYST)
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 Nikki
Nikki grew up in Meadville and is a former MYST and MASH swimmer. After graduating from Meadville in 2010 she continued her swimming career at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a Division II School. While at IUP she was a four time PSAC team member where she swam the 50,100, and 200 freestyle, as well as the 100 breaststroke. Nikki graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor's degree in Sports Administration and began working in child care at the Meadville YMCA in August of 2014. In May, Nikki began helping with youth swim lessons before being named the Aquatics Director in July. Coach Nikki is looking forward to the upcoming season and can't wait to share her knowledge of competitive swimming.
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.
Contact Nikki for details
2015-2016 fees will be posted shortly
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.
YMCA Districts March
YMCA States March
MEADVILLE Family YMCA MAKOS SWIM LEAGUE
Cost: Member $39
THIS IS AN INTRODUCTION TO THE YMCA COMPETITIVE MYST SWIM TEAM
BEGINS WITH A STROKE EVALUATION AND FUN DAY
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
8 WEEK SESSION INCLUDES:
1 night practice per week (8 weeks)
4 "Meets" (weeks 3-7)
1 League Championship Meet (week 8)
BENEFITS OF MINI MAKO SWIM LEAGUE:
- 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.