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BUILDING CONFIDENCE

IN THE WATER

March 2018 Swim Lesson Guide SAMMAMISH COMMUNITY YMCA


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 DATES

March Swim Lessons YMCA Member Registration Friday, February 16

Community Registration Friday, February 23

YMCA Member Registration Member Registration opens online at 8:00am, February 16 and Community Registration opens online at 9:00am, February 23. If remaining spots are still available, in-person registration at the Sammamish Community YMCA will open at 11:00am.

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.

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 within his or her level. Please refer to the following pages for age breakdowns and abilities.

Programs Run: Monday/Wednesday Classes: 3/5-3/28 Tuesday/Thursday Classes: 3/6-3/29 Monday Classes: 3/5-3/26 Tuesday Classes: 3/6-3/27 Wednesday Classes: 3/7-3/28 Thursday Classes: 3/8-3/29 Friday Classes: 3/9-3/30 Saturday Classes: 3/3-3/24 Sunday Classes: 3/4-3/25


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. Session: March 3-March 30 Two times per week - OR - One time per week See website for date/time options and pricing.

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. Session: March 3-March 30 Two times per week - OR - One time per week See website for date/time options and pricing.

POLAR BEAR LAP SWIM CHALLENGE Starts January 8

Location: Sammamish Community YMCA Did you know a polar bear can swim up to 96 miles straight and swims up to speeds of 6 miles per hour! Join the Sammamish Community YMCA Aquatics Department for the 2018 Polar Bear Challenge! Count your laps beginning January 8 at 5am and ending March 31 at 9:30pm. We will have a way to log your laps on the lap pool deck, just talk to one of our Aquatic Staff on deck. Weekly totals will be posted each Monday. Cost: Age: When:

Free w/ Y Membership Youth (up to age 12 yrs) Teen (13-17 yrs) Adult (18 yrs and up) Starts January 8

*Must have successfully completed the lap swim test to be able to participate. See Aquatics Staff for more information or contact sammamishaquatics@seattleymca.org.


SWIM LESSONS 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


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

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.

4 / STROKE INTRODUCTION

5 / STROKE DEVELOPMENT

6 / STROKE MECHANICS

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.

• Swim, float, swim— sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit.

3 / WATER STAMINA Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.

• 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.


PRESCHOOL GROUP SWIM LESSONS Stage

Stage 1: Water Acclimation

Age

3-5 yrs

Date(s)

Time Start

Time End

Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 Mondays

10:30am

11:00am

Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 Tuesdays

9:00am

9:30am

Mar 8, 15, 22, 29 Thursdays

9:00am

9:30am

Mar 5-28 Mondays/Wednesdays

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

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

Mar 6-29 Tuesdays/Thursdays

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

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

8:05am 8:40am 9:15am 9:50am 10:25am 8:20am 8:55am 9:30am 9:30am 10:30am

8:35am 9:10am 9:45am 10:20am 10:55am 8:50am 9:25am 10:00am 10:00am 11:00am

Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 Wednesdays

10:30am

11:00am

Mar 5-28 Mondays/Wednesdays

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

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

Mar 6-29 Tuesdays/Thursdays

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

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

Mar 3, 10, 17, 24 Saturdays

8:05am 8:40am 9:15am 9:50am 10:25am

8:35am 9:10am 9:45am 10:20am 10:55am

Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 Sundays

8:20am 8:55am 9:30am

8:50am 9:25am 10:00am

Mar 5-28 Mondays/Wednesdays

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

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

Mar 6-29 Tuesdays/Thursdays

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

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

Mar 3, 10, 17, 24 Saturdays

8:05am 8:40am 9:15am 9:50am 10:25am

8:35am 9:10am 9:45am 10:20am 10:55am

Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 Sundays

8:20am 8:55am 9:30am

8:50am 9:25am 10:00am

Mar 5-28 Mondays/Wednesdays

5:50pm

6:20pm

Mar 6-29 Tuesdays/Thursdays

5:15pm

5:45pm

Mar 3, 10, 17, 24 Saturdays

9:50am 10:25am

10:20am 10:55am

Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 Sundays

8:20am 9:30am

8:50am 10:00am

Mar 3, 10, 17, 24 Saturdays

Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 Sundays Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 Tuesdays

Stage 2: Water Movement

Stage 3: Water Stamina

Stage 4: Stroke Introduction

3-5 yrs

3-5 yrs

3-5 yrs


SCHOOL AGE GROUP SWIM LESSONS Stage

Age

Date(s)

Time Start

Time End

5:15pm 5:50pm 6:25pm 5:15pm 5:50pm 6:25pm 5:35pm 6:10pm 6:45pm 8:05am 8:40am 9:15am 9:50am 10:25am 8:20am 8:55am 9:30am 5:15pm 5:50pm 6:25pm 5:15pm 5:50pm 6:25pm 5:35pm 6:10pm 6:45pm 8:05am 8:40am 9:15am 9:50am 10:25am 8:20am 8:55am 9:30am 5:15pm 5:50pm 6:25pm 5:15pm 5:50pm 6:25pm 5:35pm 6:10pm 6:45pm 8:05am 8:40am 9:15am 9:50am 10:25am 8:20am 8:55am 9:30am 5:15pm 5:50pm 6:25pm 5:15pm 5:50pm 6:25pm 5:35pm 6:10pm 6:45pm

5:45pm 6:20pm 6:55pm 5:45pm 6:20pm 6:55pm 6:05pm 6:40pm 7:15pm 8:35am 9:10am 9:45am 10:20am 10:55am 8:50am 9:25am 10:00am 5:45pm 6:20pm 6:55pm 5:45pm 6:20pm 6:55pm 6:05pm 6:40pm 7:15pm 8:35am 9:10am 9:45am 10:20am 10:55am 8:50am 9:25am 10:00am 5:45pm 6:20pm 6:55pm 5:45pm 6:20pm 6:55pm 6:05pm 6:40pm 7:15pm 8:35am 9:10am 9:45am 10:20am 10:55am 8:50am 9:25am 10:00am 5:45pm 6:20pm 6:55pm 5:45pm 6:20pm 6:55pm 6:05pm 6:40pm 7:15pm

Mar 3, 10, 17, 24 Saturdays

8:05am 8:40am 9:15am 9:50am 10:25am 11:00am

8:35am 9:10am 9:45am 10:20am 10:55am 11:30am

Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 Sundays

8:20am 8:55am 9:30am

8:50am 9:25am 10:00am

Mar 5-28 Mondays/Wednesdays Mar 6-29 Tuesdays/Thursdays

Stage 1: Water Acclimation

5- 12 yrs

Mar 9, 16, 23, 30 Fridays

Mar 3, 10, 17, 24 Saturdays

Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 Sundays Mar 5-28 Mondays/Wednesdays Mar 6-29 Tuesdays/Thursdays

Stage 2: Water Movement

5- 12 yrs

Mar 9, 16, 23, 30 Fridays

Mar 3, 10, 17, 24 Saturdays

Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 Sundays Mar 5-28 Mondays/Wednesdays Mar 6-29 Tuesdays/Thursdays

Stage 3: Water Stamina

5- 12 yrs

Mar 9, 16, 23, 30 Fridays

Mar 3, 10, 17, 24 Saturdays

Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 Sundays Mar 5-28 Mondays/Wednesdays Mar 6-29 Tuesdays/Thursdays

Stage 4: Stroke Introduction

Mar 9, 16, 23, 30 Fridays 5- 12 yrs


5:15pm 5:50pm 6:25pm 5:15pm 5:50pm 6:25pm 5:35pm 6:10pm 6:45pm 8:05am 8:40am 9:15am 9:50am 10:25am 11:35am 8:20am 8:55am 9:30am 5:15pm 5:50pm 6:25pm 5:15pm 5:50pm 6:25pm 5:35pm 6:10pm 6:45pm 8:05am 8:40am 9:15am 9:50am 10:25am 8:20am 8:55am 9:30am

5:45pm 6:20pm 6:55pm 5:45pm 6:20pm 6:55pm 6:05pm 6:40pm 7:15pm 8:35am 9:10am 9:45am 10:20am 10:55am 12:05pm 8:50am 9:25am 10:00am 5:45pm 6:20pm 6:55pm 5:45pm 6:20pm 6:55pm 6:05pm 6:40pm 7:15pm 8:35am 9:10am 9:45am 10:20am 10:55am 8:50am 9:25am 10:00am

Date(s)

Time Start

Time End

Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 Mondays

9:30am

10:00am

Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 Wednesdays

10:00am

10:30am

Mar 8, 15, 22, 29 Thursdays

9:30am

10:00am

Mar 3, 10, 17, 24 Saturdays

9:15am

9:45am

Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 Mondays

10:00am

10:30am

Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 Wednesdays

9:30am

10:00am

Mar 8, 15, 22, 29 Thursdays

10:30am

11:00am

Mar 3, 10, 17, 24 Saturdays

8:40am

9:10am

Date(s)

Time Start

Time End

Mar 5-28 Mondays/Wednesdays

9:00am

9:30am

Mar 6-29 Tuesdays/Thursdays

8:00pm

8:30pm

Mar 9, 16, 23, 30 Fridays

6:10pm

6:40pm

Mar 3, 10, 17, 24 Saturdays

8:05am

8:35am

Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 Sundays

8:55am

9:25am

Mar 6-29 Tuesdays/Thursdays

8:30pm

9:00pm

Mar 5-28 Mondays/Wednesdays Mar 6-29 Tuesdays/Thursdays

Stage 5: Stroke Development

Mar 9, 16, 23, 30 Fridays 5 – 12 yrs Mar 3, 10, 17, 24 Saturdays

Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 Sundays Mar 5-28 Mondays/Wednesdays Mar 6-29 Tuesdays/Thursdays

Stage 6: Stroke Mechanics

5 – 12 yrs

Mar 9, 16, 23, 30 Fridays

Mar 3, 10, 17, 24 Saturdays

Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 Sundays

PARENT/CHILD GROUP SWIM LESSONS Stage

Stage A: Water Discovery

Stage B: Water Exploration

Age

6 - 24 mos

2 - 3 yrs

ADULT GROUP LESSONS Stage

Adult Beginning

Adult Intermediate

Age

18 and up

18 and up

Sammamish March 2018 Swim Guide  
Sammamish March 2018 Swim Guide