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BUILDING CONFIDENCE

IN THE WATER MAY 2017 Swim Lesson Guide

SAMMAMISH COMMUNITY YMCA

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COME SWIM WITH US As "America's Swim Instructor", the Y has been helping people of all ages gain swimming confidence for decades. Our swim lessons build skills, confidence and character. Our instructors emphasize water safety, social skills and problem solving in each of our offerings. Whether you are beginner, intermediate or advanced, we offer a variety of options at an affordable rate. Financial assistance available.

SWIM LESSON REGISTRATION INFORMATION Session YMCA Member Community Dates Registration Registration

May 2017

May 1-28

FRI, 4/14*

FRI, 4/21

*YMCA Member Registration Member Registration opens online at 8:00am, Friday 4/14. If remaining spots are still available, in-person registration at the Sammamish Community YMCA will open at 11:00am. Session Dates: May Sessions officially start Monday, 5/1 and run through Sunday, 5/28. Swim Lesson Registration Registration takes place online. If you have not registered to use our online registration system, you may set up your account by using the email that you set your membership account up with. Swim Lesson Cancellation Policy: We require notice in writing at least seven days prior to the start of the session for a full refund. You may email someone directly at sammamishaquatics@seattleymca.org

JOIN US FOR FAMILY FUN! Family Pool Wibit Party - Friday, May 12 7:30pm - 9:30pm Our pool is awesome and so are inflatables. So how about we combine the two and make a night of it? Come and enjoy the Wibit, an inflatable obstacle course/game that you can climb on, run, and jump on! Make it a memorable and fun night for the whole family.

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Adult & Youth Private Swim Lessons

Y private swim lessons offer the opportunity to learn in a one-on-one setting. Each student is paired with a certified, caring instructor based on needs and abilities. Ages 3 & up. Contact us for more info at sammamishaquatics@seattleymca.org. When: Spring Session III 5/1 - 5/28 Now offering Friday, and Sunday private lessons. Cost:

Six lessons two times a week $210 FM / $306 CM per swimmer

Four lessons once a week $140 FM / $204 CM per swimmer

Adult & Youth Semi-Private Swim Lessons Learn

to swim in a semi-private setting with a maximum of two students per class! Please register in pairs, as the Aquatics Department will not be grouping singles together. Contact us for more info at sammamishaquatics@seattleymca.org. When:

Spring Session III

5/1 - 5/28

Cost:

Six lessons two times a week $150 FM / $222 CM

per swimmer

Four lessons once a week $70 FM / $100 CM per swimmer

Group Swim Lessons

Group Lessons are based on age and ability of the participant. Swim lessons develop competency in swimming, along with confidence and endurance. A participant is advanced to the next level only when he or she can proficiently and safely perform the skills with his or her level. Please refer to the following pages for age breakdowns and abilities.

When: Cost: FM CM Mon/Wed Classes Program Runs: Mon, 5/1 - Wed 5/24 One Day Per Week $40 $68 Tues/Thurs Classes Program Runs: Tues, 5/2 - Thurs 5/25 Two Days Per Week $80 $136 Friday Classes Program Runs Fri, 5/5 - Fri, 5/26 Saturday Classes Program Runs: Sat, 5/6 - Sat, 5/27 Sunday Classes Program Runs: Sun 5/7 - Sun, 5/28

MAY IS WATER SAFETY MONTH May is National Water Safety Month. Teaching children how to swim and be safe around water is one of the most important life skills parents can help their children learn. It not only saves lives; it builds confidence. • Research shows that participation in formal water safety and swim lessons can reduce the risk of drowning among children 1 to 4 years of age. • Participation in swimming helps teach children at a young age to strive for physical achievement. • Water safety and swim lessons promote a lifelong enjoyment of swimming, encourages healthy living and the prevention of chronic disease. • Learning to enjoy activities in and around the water nurtures social-emotional, cognitive and physical development. SAMMAMISH COMMUNITY YMCA WINTER 2016/2017 || 3


YMCA Swim Lesson Levels WHAT AGE GROUP DOES THE STUDENT FALL INTO? 6 months–3 years

3 years–5 years

5 years–12 years

13+ years

PARENT* & CHILD: STAGES A–B

PRESCHOOL: STAGES 1–4

SCHOOL AGE: STAGES 1–6

TEEN & ADULT: STAGES 1–6

All age groups are taught the same skills but divided according to their developmental milestones.

WHICH STAGE IS THE STUDENT READY FOR?

Can the student respond to verbal cues and jump on land?

NOT YET

STAGE A / WATER DISCOVERY

Is the student comfortable working with an instructor without a parent in the water?

NOT YET

STAGE B / WATER EXPLORATION

Will the student go underwater voluntarily?

NOT YET

STAGE 1 / WATER ACCLIMATION

Can the student do a front and back float on his or her own?

NOT YET

STAGE 2 / WATER MOVEMENT

Can the student swim 10–15 yards on his or her front and back?

NOT YET

STAGE 3 / WATER STAMINA

Can the student swim 15 yards of front and back crawl?

NOT YET

STAGE 4 / STROKE INTRODUCTION

Can the student swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke across the pool?

NOT YET

STAGE 5 / STROKE DEVELOPMENT

Can the student swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke across the pool and back?

NOT YET

STAGE 6 / STROKE MECHANICS

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STAGE

DESCRIPTIONS SWIM STARTERS

SWIM BASICS

Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidencebuilding experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.

A / WATER DISCOVERY

B / WATER EXPLORATION

Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment.

Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills:

1 / WATER ACCLIMATION

2 / WATER MOVEMENT

3 / WATER STAMINA

4 / STROKE INTRODUCTION

 / STROKE 5 DEVELOPMENT

6 / STROKE MECHANICS

Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.

Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.

Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.

• S  wim, float, swim— sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit. • Jump, push, turn, grab

SWIM STROKES

Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.

Introduces breaststroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke.

Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.

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MAY 2017 GROUP SWIM LESSONS PARENT/CHILD GROUP LESSONS Stage

Age

STAGE A Water Discovery

6-24 mos

STAGE B Water Exploration

2-3 yrs

Day

Time Start

Time End

Mondays or Wednesdays Thursdays

10:00am 9:35am

10:30am 10:05am

Saturdays

9:20am

9:50am

Mondays or Wednesdays Thursdays

10:00am 9:00am

10:30am 9:30am

Saturdays

9:20am

9:50am

PRESCHOOL GROUP LESSONS Stage

STAGE 1

Water Acclimation

STAGE 2

Water Movement

STAGE 3

Water Stamina STAGE 4 Stroke Introduction

Age

3-5 yrs

3-5 yrs

3-5 yrs

Day

Time Start

Time End

Mon/Wed

5:15pm 5:50pm

5:45pm 6:20pm

Tues/Thurs

5:15pm 5:50pm

5:45pm 6:10pm

Mondays

10:30am

11:00am

Tuesdays

9:00am

9:30am

Thursdays

9:00am

9:30am

Saturdays

8:10am 8:45am 9:20am 12:00pm 12:30pm

8:40am 9:15am 9:50am 12:30pm 1:00pm

Sundays

8:30am 9:00am

9:00am 9:30am

Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs

5:15pm 5:50pm

5:45pm 6:20pm

Tuesdays

9:30am

10:00am

Wednesdays

10:30am

11:00am

Saturdays

8:10am 8:45am 9:20am 12:00pm 12:30pm

8:40am 9:15am 9:50am 12:30pm 1:00pm

Sundays

8:30am 9:00am

9:00am 9:30am

Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs

5:15pm 5:50pm

5:45pm 6:20pm

Saturdays

8:45am 9:20am 12:00pm 12:30pm

9:15am 9:50am 12:30pm 1:00pm

Sundays

9:00am

9:30am

Monday/Wednesday

5:15pm 5:50pm

5:45pm 6:20pm

Saturdays

8:10am 9:20am

8:40am 9:50am

3-5 yrs

WEEKDAY DAYTIME GROUP LESSONS Daytime Lessons

Age

Day

Time Start

Time End

Daytime Lessons

3-12

Thursdays

1:30pm

2:00pm

TEEN/ADULT GROUP LESSONS TEEN/ADULT

Age

Day

Time Start

Time End

Pre- Swim Team Basics

8 and up

Fridays

6:00pm

7:00pm

Teens

13 - 17

Saturdays

12:00pm

12:30pm

18 and up

Mon/Wed

10:00am

10:30am

Tues/Thurs

10:00am 8:00pm 6:00pm 12:00pm

10:30am 8:30pm 6:30pm 12:30pm

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Fridays Saturdays


SCHOOL AGE GROUP LESSONS STAGE

STAGE 1

Water Acclimation

STAGE 2

Age

5 - 12 yrs

Time Start

Time End

Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs

5:15pm 5:50pm 6:25pm

5:45pm 6:20pm 6:55pm

Fridays

5:30pm

6:00pm

Saturdays

9:20am 9:55am 12:00pm 12:30pm

9:50am 10:25am 12:30pm 1:00pm

Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs

5:15pm 5:50pm 6:25pm

5:45pm 6:20pm 6:55pm

Fridays

5:30pm 6:30pm

6:00pm 7:00pm

Saturdays

8:10am 8:45am 9:20am 9:55am 12:00pm 12:30pm

8:40am 9:15am 9:50am 10:25am 12:30pm 1:00pm

Sundays

8:30am 9:00am

9:00am 9:30am

Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs

5:15pm 5:50pm 6:25pm

5:45pm 6:10pm 6:50pm

Fridays

5:30pm 6:00pm 6:30pm

6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm

Saturdays

8:10am 8:45am 9:20am 9:55am 12:00pm 12:30pm

8:40am 9:15am 9:50am 10:25am 12:30pm 1:00pm

Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs

5:15pm 5:50pm 6:25pm

5:45pm 6:20pm 6:55pm

Fridays

6:00pm 6:30pm

6:30pm 7:00pm

Saturdays

8:10am 8:45am 9:20am 9:55am 12:00pm 12:30pm

8:40am 9:15am 9:50am 10:25am 12:30pm 1:00pm

Sundays

8:30am 9:00am

9:00am 9:30am

Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs

5:15pm 5:50pm 6:25pm

5:45pm 6:20pm 6:55pm

Fridays

6:00pm

6:30pm

Saturdays

8:10am 8:45am 9:20am 9:55am 12:00pm 12:30pm

8:40am 9:15am 9:50am 10:25am 12:30pm 1:00pm

Sundays

8:30am 9:00am

9:00am 9:30am

Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs

5:15pm 5:50pm 6:25pm

5:45pm 6:10pm 6:55pm

Fridays

6:00pm

6:30pm

Saturdays

8:10am 8:45am 9:20am 9:55am 12:00pm 12:30pm

8:40am 9:15am 9:50am 10:25am 12:30pm 1:00pm

5 - 12 yrs

Water Movement

STAGE 3

Day

5 - 12 yrs

Water Stamina

STAGE 4

5 - 12 yrs

Stroke Introduction

STAGE 5

5 - 12 yrs

Stroke Development

5 - 12 yrs

STAGE 6

Stroke Mechanics

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