An upgraded curriculum created by the YMCA of the USA, our new swim curriculum is based on extensive research, and we look forward to seeing swimmers advance more quickly through the stages. Students begin with and build upon skills they are ready to learn, helping them to celebrate their successes, build self-confidence, and enjoy water safety while also learning to swim. 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 is each stage.
Lap swim can be used for swimming laps, water walking and excercising with or without equipment. Lap swim can not be used for open play.
Family swim time - no reservation is needed. Space is available on a first come, first served basis.
Not sure what level your child should be in? Check out the Swim Lesson Selector
• NOTE: For swimmers in Levels 1-3, a parent/adult MUST be in the water with their child.
Parent with Child Lessons
Preschool Swim Lessons
Level 1 Water Acclimation
|Youth Swim Lessons
Level 2 Water Movement 2
Level 3 Water Stamina
Level 4 Stroke Introduction
Level 5 Stroke Development
Level 6 Stroke Mechanics
Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons
Available by appointment, please visit the Welcome Center for more information.
Adult Swim Lessons are also available by appointment only.
Private: 30 Minutes, 45 Minutes
Semi-Private: 30 Minutes, 45 Minutes
Value Packages Available!
Visit our Welcome Center or contact Jamie Crippin, Membership & Program Director at (937) 492-9134 or email@example.com
Our Swim Team serves the spirit of competition; keep physically fit and fellowship of the team. We hope to provide each swimmer the opportunity to grow both socially and emotionally, through learning the values of team sportsmanship and team cooperation. Through the program, we focus on the Y's Core Values: Caring, Responsibility, Honesty, and Respect. Learning and practicing these values is required.
This program is open to all Sidney-Shelby County YMCA members, ages 5 and older. The swimmer must exhibit cometency in the minimum competitive distance for their age group in freestyle and backstroke. The swim season typically runs October through February, with championships in March for those that qualify.
Learn more: contact Jamie Crippin, Membership & Program Director, at 937-492-9134, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Swim Stroke Clinics:
YMCA Swim Team stroke development clinics are for beginner swimmers looking to improve stroke technique, as well as experienced swimmers looking to refine their skills. The stroke clinic focuses on one competitive stroke at a time building technique, strength, speed, starts and turns. Swimmers will be divided into small groups based on swimming ability so that instructors can modify instruction appropriately. Participants should be at least age 5 and one of the following: completed level 3 of YMCA Progressive swim lessons, completed at least 1 year of YMCA swim team, or have approval from the Aquatics Coordinator.
2021 Swim Stroke Clinics - Classes run from 6:30pm to 7:30pm on the dates below. Register online or stop by the Welcome Center.
June 22, 24, 29, and July 1 - Freestyle and Backstroke $30
July 6, 8, 13, and 15 - Butterfly $30
July 20, 22, 27, and 29 - Breaststroke $30
August 3, 5, 10, and 12 - Individual Medley (I.M.) $30
We offer shallow water classes and deep water classes that give a cardiovascular workout using the water as resistance, but is easy on the joints. These classes are included with your membership!
For a current list of group exercise class offerings, click here to check out our Program Guide.
*Open Registration for Group Exercise classes begins one week before the start of each new monthly session. Register online or stop by the Welcome Center.
Blended Learning Courses for Lifeguarding and for CPR (combo of in-person and online) are offered several times throughout the year.
Learn more. Call 937-492-9134 or email email@example.com
For a listing of current and upcoming certifications click here.
Every year we present free to our community our Annual Water Safety Week (usually the first week in June).
45 minute classes are held Monday through Thursday (30 minutes for parent/child)
No charge to the participant or the participant’s family
Advance registration required
Classes assigned on a first come, first served basis
Certificate of completion
In Water Safety Week, kids learn what to do if they find themselves in the water unexpectedly.
Children learn fundamental water safety skills that include the concepts of reach, throw, don't go and what to look for in a safe place to swim as well as how to roll over onto their back to float/rest. Other topics covered include:
Backyard Pool Safety
Basic Swimming Skills
Basic Rescue Skills
Watch this space for details on our 37th Annual Water Safety Week coming out in May 2023!