Aquatics

The YMCA has long been America’s favorite swimming instructor. Whether just learning how to swim, improving strokes or taking water exercise classes, members are in safe hands with our certified swimming instructors and lifeguards.

Both children and adults learn to swim at our indoor pools in a wide variety of skill-level programs. We offer smaller, shallower instructional pools to ease newcomers into the skills like kicking, paddling and holding their breath. Parents are also invited into the water with their infants and toddlers for hands-on classes.

All swim lessons are $10.00 per session for YMCA Members and all swim lessons have the following 5 components:

  • Personal Safety
  • Stroke Development
  • Personal Growth
  • Water Sports
  • Games and Rescues

Adults looking to challenge themselves without stress on their joints or members who just need a little extra help from the water can take advantage of our different water exercise and therapy classes. Instructors lead small groups through water aerobics, core strengthening and much more.

The Geary Family YMCA offers members to sign up for the first 2 fitness classes for FREE!

Pool Schedule:  Winter pool grid 2018 – times are subject to change without notice

Please call for open swim times at 419-435-6608. Please be sure to always bring your own lock & key for the locker in the locker rooms.

Effective November 2nd, 2015:

During Open Swim times, the small pool floor will only be raised & then lowered on the 1/2 hour. Too much time is being lost for pool users waiting for the floor to be raised & lowered. Any questions, please see Eric Stinehelfer, Exe. Director

life_guardLifeguarding Course

We will be holding a a Lifeguarding Class for those 16 and over who wish to become certified lifeguards. This class is a YMCA lifeguarding class and includes a water pre-test, class work, e-learning, water skills, Basic Life Support, 1st Aid, Oxygen Administration. 100% class attendance/participation is required.  NO EXCEPTIONS!

For any questions, call Senior Program Director & Aquatics, Bonnie Hanson at 419-435-6608 or bhanson@gearyfamilyymca.org

Fee: $225.00 Y-members and $250.00 Non-members (this fee includes all certifications, a lifeguard fanny pack with CPR mask & whistle, class fees are to be paid at the time of registration) Pre-Registration is required.  This class does not guarantee a certification. Instructor has the right to determine whether the applicant has the maturity and skills to become certified as a Professional Lifeguard. No refunds will be given after the water test. If you have concerns whether or not you can pass the water test contact Bonnie. SPACE IS VERY LIMITED!

All classes will be held according to the following: March 9, 10, 11, 17 & 18

Registration flyer: YMCA Lifeguarding COURSE 3.2018

 

Adapted Aquatics Swim Program

The Y is offering swimming lessons for those with Autism and other special needs. We offer 1 on 1 lessons if needed. We have certified instructors to work with individuals at their own pace and learning ability. If interested please contact Aquatics Coordinator. 

 

swim lessons 3Private Swim Lessons

 

These lessons are available for all ages and levels. Please stop by and fill out a Private Lesson Interest form or call front desk today to be placed on our interest list. Once there is an opening, your instructor will call you to set up your personalized times. Please note – this is a premium service with limited instructor availability. For more immediate instruction, consider our group lessons.  Privates consist of 6 – ½ hr. lessons per session

Fee: Members $80.00; Non-members $100

 

Semi-Private Lessons

Do you have children that are the same skill level and would like to have them participate in a lesson together? Then semi- private lessons are for you. Please stop by and fill out a Private Lesson Interest form or call front desk today to be placed on our interest list. Once there is an opening, your instructor will call you to set up your personalized times. Please note – this is a premium service with limited instructor availability. For more immediate instruction, consider our group lessons. Semi-privates consists of 6 – 1/2hr lessons per person per session

Fee: Member $ 60.00; Non-Member $80.00

All lessons must be paid for by the student prior to the beginning of the first lesson

Informational flyer: Private Swimming Lessons winter 2018

 

volunteerBecome a Volunteers

Looking to get involved at the YMCA? Become a volunteer swim instructor. Help out with swim lessons and learn how to manage a class. Must have swimming background and be at least 16 years old. For questions or information contact Senior Program Director & Aquatics .

To learn more about our many aquatics programs available at the Geary Family YMCA, contact our Main Desk at 419-435-6608.