YMCA OF HANNIBAL  573-221-0586

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YOUTH AQUATICS PROGRAMS

Director: Kayla Williams

As in all YMCA programs, the goal for the National YMCA aquatic program is to develop the whole person, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Teaching methods are designed to help each participant develop his/her fullest potential, to encourage awareness of safety, and to master skills to the best of their ability. YMCA aquatic programs, offered at the YMCA of Hannibal, are not only beneficial in developing a healthy lifestyle, but are also an excellent place for youth and adults alike to make new friends and, most importantly, to have fun!

REGULAR MONTH TO MONTH GROUP SWIMMING LESSONS:

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These are offered for ages 6mths to 10years. Classes are offered monthly on Tuesday/Thursday nights. Times are based on age and skill level. Prices are $35 for YMCA members and $60 for a non-member. Payment is due at the time of registration. Registration deadline is by the Saturday before the session is scheduled to start. Min of 3 individuals required for class to run. The YMCA will contact you if there are any cancellations in classes.

GROUP LESSON CLASSES OFFERED:

PARENT-CHILD: classes are taught as a combined class for ages 6 to 36 months with the parent accompanying the child in the water. Skills are introduced at the child’s development level and build as the child progresses. Basic water skills are taught through fun songs and games. Ratio: 1:6 Class is offered bi-monthly on Tuesday and Thursday nights 6:05-6:35pm or Monday and Wednesday mornings 11-11:30am.

WATER TOTS: classes are taught to ages 3-4 yrs of age who are at a beginner level 1-3. No parents are needed in the water with the swimmer in this class. Ratio for this class is 3:1 Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:05-6:35pm

MINI SWIMMERS: classes are taught as a combined class for ages 5-7yrs at a beginner level 1-3 without the parent accompanying the child in the water. Swim placement is required if you have not taken a YMCA swim lesson in the last year. Ratio 1:4 Tues & Thursdays 6:05-6:35pm

PUDDLE JUMPERS: are taught as a combined class for ages 4-7yrs old at levels 4-5 without the parent accompanying the child in the water. Swim placement is required if you have not taken a YMCA swim lesson in the last year. Ratio 1:5 Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:40-7:10pm

INDEPENDENT SWIMMERS: classes are taught as a combined class for ages 5-10years at levels 5-6 without the parent accompanying the child in the water. Swim placement is required if you have not taken a YMCA swim lesson in the last year. Ration 1:6 Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:40-7:10pm

SPECIALIZED GROUP CLASSES/PROGRAMS

PRIVATE/SEMI-PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS:

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Private/Semi-Private swim lessons are offered to any age, youth and adults. Single, duo, and trio packages are available. See the registration form for pricing information. Times are determined upon the availability of the individual, instructor and pool time. The YMCA will contact you if there are any cancellations in classes.

HANNIBAL HURRICANES SWIM TEAM:

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Visit the Hurricanes web site for details. Ages 5yrs-18yrs. Must be able to swim 25 yards backstroke and 25 yards freestyle with an idea of rotary breathing under 1:00min each. See swim team brochure for more information.

NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN
Credits may be given prior to the first day of class. A late/charge fee of $10 will be assessed for registrations after the Saturday before the session begins. Any registration on the day of the session or after the session starts must be approved by the Aquatics Director. Make-ups will only be given if a class is cancelled or rescheduled by the YMCA. Fridays will be reserved as make-up days. There are no individual make-ups. The YMCA will contact you if there are any cancellations in classes.

NOT SURE WHAT LEVEL YOUR CHILD FALLS?

USE THE LEVEL GUIDE BELOW TO HELP DETERMINE THE RIGHT CLASS FOR THEM

LEVEL 1 (Beginner): Children adjust to the water and develop independent movement. Includes basic stroke and kicking skills, floating, and pool safety. Swim placement required if you have not taken YMCA swim lesson in the last year. Beginner level for those uncomfortable or inexperienced in the water. Includes basic water skills such as gliding with face in water, floating and kicking.

LEVEL 2 (Intermediate Beginner): Swim Placement required if you have not taken a YMCA swim lesson in the last year. For children who are comfortable in the water and able to swim five feet with faces in the water with or without a flotation device. Children are taught to float, kick, and perform progressive arm movements across the pool.

LEVEL 3 (Advanced Beginner): Swim Placement required if you have not taken a YMCA swim lesson in the last year. For children who can swim 15 feet with faces in the water and no flotation device. Reviews and improves stroke skills on front, back and side, builds endurance, teaches treading water skills.

LEVEL 4 (Intermediate): Swim placements required if you have not taken YMCA swim lesson in the last year. For children able to swim 20 feet without a flotation device. Includes swimming on front, back and side and taking a breath while swimming. Reviews and improves stroke skills on front, back and side, builds endurance, teaches treading water skills.

LEVEL 5 (Intermediate-Advanced): Swim Placement required if you have not taken a YMCA swim lesson in the last year. For children able to swim 25 yards on front and back, with or without a flotation device. Teaches front crawl with rotary breathing, backstroke, sidestroke, and beginning breaststroke.

LEVEL 6 (Advanced): Swim Placement required if you have not taken a YMCA swim lesson in the last year. For children able to swim 25 yards front crawl with rotary breathing, back crawl, sidestroke and rudimentary breaststroke. Refines breast stroke, teaches butterfly, open turns and improves other strokes.

 

For more information, contact:
Kayla Williams
Aquatics Director

Phone: 573-221-0586
Fax: 573-221-2292