Safety Around Water
June 12 - 16, 2017

A great way to splash into water safety for the summer.

If you know how to stay safe in and around water, swimming can be a lifelong source of fun and exercise. Instead of keeping your children away from water, help them learn fundamental water safety skills by enrolling them in lessons. These classes can provide them a new, exciting way to keep active and meet new friends.

This one week class is designed to remind swimmers 6 on up, how to be safe in and around water. This is 5 hours packed full of fun and learning. Only this week of lessons has buses running from all Noble County school districts and the Priarie Heights school area, to help get the children to YMCA.  $10 for the week.

 

Swimmers can register for whatever time they would like as long as they have a ride.  Please use the registration form for the time slot you would like. 

 directions for registration on line

 

 Click here for directions to help with registering on line.

 

Register on-line beginning May 1, 2017.  

 

Swim Lessons

Lessons designed to increase confidence and safety in the water no matter what stage or age a swimmer is.

 

 Swim Assesments

To ensure the swimmers safety and the quality of swim lessons, any new swimmer 3 years or older should to take a swim assesment with one of our instructors. Also, any swimmer that has not been to swim lessons for more than 8 weeks and does not have a signed stage form should take a swim assesment. Swim assesments are available during the 2 weeks of sign up before each session.

flow chart of swim lesson stages

 

 

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Swim Lessons are offered

Monday or Wednesday mornings 10-10:30 am

Monday or Thursday evenings 4:45-5:15, 5:25-5:55, and 6:10-6:40 pm

Saturday Mornings 9:30-10 and 10:10-10:40 am

Cost: $15 YMCA member /$45 Community Member.

Swim Team Enhancement Classes

These classes will run April 12- May 3.

Competitive Stroke

During Competitive Stroke the swim team coach(es) will work with the swimmers to perfect strokes, and help eliminate disqualifications during meets. Participants should be 6 to 18 years old, and on the swim team or planning to join the swim team.  Wednesday 5:30-6:15 pm. Cost: $20 YMCA Member/$40 Community Member.

Starts and Turns.

During this class swim team members will work on learning to do starts and turns.  This class is lead by the swim team coach(es).  This will help improve the starts and turns of the novice to the experienced.  Participants should be 6 to 18 years old, and on the swim team or planning to join the swim team. Wednesday 6:15-6:45 pm. Cost: $15 YMCA Member/$30 Community Member.

Bluefins Swim Team

Registration opening in May, in person, or on-line.

Through practice and competition, swimmers of all ages can improve swimming skills while building friendships and healthy habits that last a lifetime. A variety of competitive experiences are available to challenge novice and experienced swimmers alike. Swimmers compete at local, state, zone, and national level meets. The Bluefins' team goal is to help each swimmer be the best they can be while having fun.

2017 Summer Season

(Must be COLE CENTER FAMILY YMCA MEMBERS)

Informational Parent meeting: May 10 at 6:45 pm

Trial Week: May 15-18, 5:30-6:30 pm (New swimmers should attend). Cost:$15.

Regular Season begins May 22 to Mid July. 

For more information click here for Informational Packet.

Bluefins handbook is available here!

Check out the Bluefins Facebook page here.

 

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