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Aquatics Director: Jim Farrell
Tel: 401.847.9200 x108 | jimf@newportymca.org

Adult Swim Lessons
Learn the fundamentals of swimming or improve your strokes. Older youths are welcome.
45 minutes

Easy Water Fitness & Easy Water Fitness Plus
These programs can provide relief to those who suffer from arthritis or after a recent injury or surgery (Doctor approval is highly recommended before beginning). Exercises are done slowly, in the shallow end of the pool, and will help increase your range of motion.
10 minutes of deep water (optional).
45 minutes

Water Aerobics
A fun filled hour of water exercise, consisting of warm-up, cardiovascular conditioning, muscular strengthening and endurance, plus flexibility and cool down. Included with membership
45 - 60 minutes

Deep Water Aerobics
Flotation cuffs and styrofoam dumb bells are used to add resistance to your workout. A great cardiovascular conditioning class, held in the deep end of the pool, that offers no stress on the joints! Included with membership.
45 - 60 minutes

Stroke Clinic
For members who wish to work on advanced stroke techniques for freestyle, breast stroke, back stroke and butterfly.
60 minutes

Aqua Jogging
An excellent cardio vascular exercise program for all levels of fitness. This program takes place in the deep end of the pool using buoyancy belts and tethers. Included with membership.
45 - 60 minutes

Personal Training in the Pool
Enjoy the benefits of personal training in the water with one of our certified instructors.

Open Family Swim
All Children must be accompanied by an adult (age 18 & up). Each adult can supervise a maximum of 4 children. Children must remain within arm’s length of the adult they are swimming with. Refer to current pool schedule for days and times.

Open Youth Swim
Youth swim participants must be
10 years of age or older. Refer to current pool schedule for days and times.

Swimming for the Fearful
Instructors are well versed and sensitive to the needs of their students. Learn the fundamentals of swimming or improve your strokes. Older youths are welcome.

Private Swim Lessons
All ages. Customized instruction based upon swimmers ability. Please call the Aquatics Director for more information.

Adapted Aquatics
These lessons are held in an environment with social and emotional rewards. Individual progress is monitored and personal goals are established
for individuals with special needs.
45 minutes

Parent/Child Swim Program
30-minute class is for children ages 6 – 36 months & their parents. Primary objective is to have both the parent and child comfortable in the water. This is a non-submersive class. Children will become aware of the differences between moving through water and on dry land, while the parents will become aware of how to teach his or her child to be safe in and around the water. Classes are designed to allow the child to have fun in the water while the parent guides him or her to learn aquatic skills. The child will be exposed to games that use basic movements in the water, such as kicking, arm strokes and breath control. Activities are based on developmental abilities of the child.
Ages 6-36 months w/parent
30 minutes

Preschool Swim Program Beginner Preschool – Pike & Eel Advanced Preschool – Ray & Starfish
(Advanced Preschool must be able to swim without any floatation device.) The Preschool Swim Program offers children their first experience in the pool without parental assistance. The children are taught the basic skills/building blocks of swimming. They will learn about pool safety and the use of personal flotation devices. The 30-minute class is taught by a caring, qualified swim instructor. Buoyant bubbles and other teaching devices are used to promote skill development. Class participants are divided into skill levels and class size is 1:5 ratio of instructor to child.
Ages: 3-5
30 minutes

45-minute class is for children ages 6 &up. It is comprised of 5 main
components:personal safety, stroke development, water sports & games and rescue. Skill levels build upon the strokes, diving fundamentals and safety skills. Youth 1 beginner is for children who have never had swim lessons or still use a bubble. Youth I programs are 30-45 minutes.

Youth I Beginner (with bubble)
This is for the child who has never had swim lessons previously or for the child who still uses a bubble or may have fear of the water.
Ages 6 & up
30 minutes

Youth I Polliwog (beginner), Guppy (intermediate) & Minnow
Each child is placed in a class according to his/her abilities. Each group works on personal safety, stroke development, water sports and games, personal growth, fitness and rescue skills.
Ages 6 & up
45 minutes

Youth I Advanced: Fish, Flying Fish & Shark
Ages 6 & up
45 minutes

Youth II Advanced: Fish, Flying Fish & Shark
Youth ll participants must be able to complete 50 yards of the front crawl with rotary breathing and 50 yards of the back crawl as well as tread water for 2 min. Participants will become proficient in all strokes, build stamina & endurance.
45 minutes

Intro to Competitive Swimming
Participants must be at least six years old, know basic strokes and have a desire to swim. Stroke mechanics will be taught along with competitive start and turns. Swimmers age 6–10 must be able to complete 100 yards of both the front crawl and backstroke.
Ages 6 & up

Spring Stroke Clinic
5-week stroke development program focuses on the 4 competitive strokes and proper technique. Participants must be able to demonstrate 100 yards of both front crawl with rotary breathing and back stroke.
Ages 6 & up

Summer Swim Team Program
The YMCA Wahoo Swim Team gathers during the summer to practice on an informal yet challenging practice schedule. Old and new team members are welcome. Swimmers will refine their skills and gear up for swim team in September. Information is available in the Registration Office or Contact the Aquatic Department.
Ages 6 & up

Guard Start Plus Program
An introduction to lifeguarding, water safety, swimming and program
instruction. Students will be certified in CPR/AED and first aid. This course is good training for anyone interested in becoming a swim instructor, camp counselor, deck or beach assistant.

Wahoo Swim Team
Newport County YMCA age group swim team begins its season in September. Wahoo Swim Team practices throughout the week, competing on Saturdays in the SENECY Swim League. Season ends in March with the District Championships. YMCA membership is required. Team member’s parents participate in the Wahoo Swim Team Booster Club. We request that parents take an active part in this committee. Swimmers age 6 –12 must be able to complete 100 yards of both front crawl and backstroke. Visit the Wahoo Swim Team Website for more information: www.newportwahoos.com.
Ages 6 & up