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5 AM - 10 PM
8 AM - 5 PM
Sunday:  (pool closed)
2 PM - 9 PM 




View Program Guide for specific dates and times.

Group Water Exercise

This shallow water (chest deep) class gives a medium-level cardiovascular workout using the water as resistance.  45 minutes. Value Added Benefit!

Aqua Senior Social

This workout time  is low impact and high on social interaction! Participants are encouraged to work at their own comfort level while enjoying interacting with other participants.  The slow and gentle pace helps keep joints’ ROM (range of motion). A nice option for some individuals following surgery. 45 minutes. Self-Paced.
Deep Water Power Walking
Tone your body with deep water power walking. This class is ideal for individuals who enjoy walking or running who want to eliminate the stress on joints caused by hard surfaces. Participants will build endurance while sculpting away inches. 45 minutes. Self-Paced.




The YMCA has a long history of teaching swim lessons. In fact, the Y is credited for being first to develop a group swim instruction program in 1906.

We have come a long way since that first group lesson, and we’re excited to present the latest upgrades to you. This curriculum was created by the YMCA of the USA to meet the needs of all Ys in communities nationwide and focuses on a core group of water skills every person needs to be safe around water. These core skills naturally progress to competitive swim strokes. Students begin with and build upon skills they are ready to learn, helping them to celebrate their successes, build self-confidence, and enjoy learning to swim and water safety. Our new swim curriculum is based on extensive research, and we look forward to seeing swimmers advance more quickly through the stages.

The fun fish names we previously used to identify the different levels have been replaced with names that more closely relate to the skills we will be working on in each stage. Swim lessons are now organized into three phases, and each phase includes several stages focused on a specific skill set:
Swim Starters

For swimmers ages 6 months-3 years, must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

  • Stage A - Water Discovery: Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment.  
  • Stage B - Water Exploration: Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills. 
Swim Basics

Recommended skills for all to have around the water. All phases are offered for ages 3-12.

  • Stage 1 - Water Acclimation: students are introduced to the pool, develop safe water habits, become comfortable with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit a body of water.
  • Stage 2 - Water Movement: students focus on body position and control, forward movement, directional change and basic self-rescue skills. 
  • Stage 3 - Water Stamina: students learn basic stroke techniques, rotary breathing and integrated arm and leg action. 
Swim Strokes

Skills to support a healthy lifestyle. Stage 4 is offered for ages 3-12, Stages 5-6 are for ages 5-12.

  • Stage 4 - Stroke Introduction: Students build endurance, practice safety techniques, develop the basic frontcrawl and backcrawl strokes and are introduced to components of the breaststroke and butterfly strokes. 
  • Stage 5 - Swimmers develop stamina in the basic frontcrawl and backcrawl strokes, learn the breast and butterfly strokes. Deep water safety and endurance are also reinforced. 
  • Stage 6 - Stroke Mechanics/Swim Club: Swimmers develop endurance in the competitive strokes, learn skills related to competitive swimming, enhance techniques and build endurance in deep water. 
Free swim assessments are available to determine the appropriate swim lesson stage for each student. Students who took lessons under the previous Y swim lesson structure can easily transition to the new curriculum.
To discuss what level is appropriate for your child, feel free to contact Sonia Jaziri, Aquatics Coordinator at (937) 492-9134 or email
For cost as well as session times, please see our Program Guide or call 492-9134.
Lifeguarding Class

This class will include both First Aid and CPR-PR which are required for all lifeguards. Participants must be 16 years of age by the end of the course and be able to swim 300 continuous yards at the beginning of class. A positive attitude and high level of maturity are a must for all lifeguard candidates along with proficiency in lifeguarding skills, required to complete the class.

*Pre-registration is required. Please stop by the Welcome Center for Class Dates.

Class Member Pricing Non – Member Pricing
LifeguardTraining (including CPR/AED and First Aid)  $195.00 $245.00
CPR/AED/First Aid $75.00 $95.00

Spotlight on Water Safety Week!
Join us for a complimentary week of water safety. SPLASH into FUN as we teach children water safety basics. This annual event (typically held in early June) is sponsored by the Sidney-Daily News, Minster Bank, Reuse Insurance, and Frickers Restaurant. Nearly 600 children throughout the community are taught during this week. Watch our website and facebook page for details on dates and times.

One on One Coaching
You will receive a custom–made lesson to meet your needs with an Aquatic Instructor. Participants will learn strokes, water safety, improve and develop skills in any desired area.


Adult Swim Lessons
Ages 18 and up, adults can learn to swim too! These private lessons will develop and improve ability for beginner through advanced swimmers. It is never to late to start! By appointment only.

Stingrays Swim Team:

The YMCA Stingrays Swim Team is for those who are interested in taking their swimming to the competitive level. Team members must be at a Minnow swimming ability or higher to join the team. The season begins in October and runs through March. Swim meets include both small dual meets and larger invitational meets at YMCA’s in Southwest Ohio. All team participants must be members of the Sidney Shelby County YMCA. 


For more information on the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA Swim Team, visit

School Swim:
School Swim is a program offered to local school districts in providing swim lessons an alternative for physical education credit or for additional physical education benefits. Classes offer instructional lessons for each level of swimming. Contact your school to see if your child can get involved!

View Program Guide for session schedule.

For more information on any YMCA Aquatics program contact the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA at (937) 492-9134.


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