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40th Annual St. Pat's Swim Meet Results

(Program for youth ages 8-12)
Scuba Diving is a totally awesome sport and SCUBA RANGERS is a way cool scuba class for kids ages 8 to 12. Participants do not become Scuba certified. The class will learn safe diving practices, and participate in many games and activities. Participants receive a divers log, stickers, booklet, snorkel and T-shirt. Scuba Rangers make a scrapbook and will receive a video of themselves and classmates diving. A parent's orientation is held the first day of class.

Dates TBA
Member $225
Non-Member $250

Types of Parties:
Water fun! Lifeguard always on duty!
School aged children have their choice of basketball, soccer, dodge ball, kickball, t-ball, floor hockey, or our sports wall. Pre-school children will participate in traditional games such as duck duck goose, musical chairs, and red light green light.
High energy fitness classes packed with kid-friendly choreographed routines and all the music kids love!
A party package including an hour in the pool with a certified scuba diving instructor and an hour in the party room.
Music, activities, games specialized dance instruction for all children and a gift for the birthday child. Activities and games include obstacle course, dance circles, freeze dance, Simon says and many more. Beginner tumbling is also available by request.

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Private Swim Lessons or Semi-Private Swim Lessons

All ages, abilities and levels welcome. Please contact the Aquatic Director to set up lessons. A set of four- (4) 1/2 hour lessons. Lessons are customized to the needs of the participant - (max. 2 people)

Private Lessons:
Family Member $65; Member $80; Program Participants $95
(one student/one instructor)
Semi-Private Lessons:
Family Member $52 per person; Member $64 per person;
Program Participants $80 per person
(two students/one instructor)
(both participants must sign up at the same time)

Adult/High School Beginner Classes

This class is for non-swimmers and or beginners, who are only comfortable in the shallow water. The goal is to learn the basics of swimming and to help overcome fears of the water.
Saturday 8:15am - 9:00am

Adult/High School Fitness Swimmer
This class is for adults who can already swim in both the shallow and deep water, but would like to learn the proper technique for the strokes, learn additional strokes, improve endurance and become more proficient in the water.
Saturday  9:00am - 9:45am


Bring your Troop to the YMCA to complete badge requirements directly related to the water. Program includes 1-hour instructional period with a trained instructor, and a 30-minute free swim period. Please contact the Aquatic Director to set up a program.

Program fee is $48 (minimum of 8 scouts) $4 each additional scout; for groups requiring more than 1 instructor there will be an additional $20 fee. A non-refundable deposit of $20 is due at the time of program set-up.

Boy Scouts Program:
Belt Loop, Sports Pin, Aquanaut, Elective 19, Swimming & BSA Swimmer Test. We have an Eagle Scout on Staff who is involved with this program.

Girl Scout Program:
We offer a boating and water safety program for Daisy's and Brownies, Swimming or Water Fun Badge for Jr. Girl Scouts, and assistance with the Water Sports badge for cadets or make your own program and give them a patch.

To insure proper swimmer-to-instructor ratios for each class, we are unable to permit make-ups. Makeups are not available due to space limitations and program design. To keep our class fees as low as possible, we will not be able to issue credits or make-ups for missed classes, even if they occur as a result of inclement weather including storm lightning. The storm policy is to close the pool when lightning is overhead, and to remain closed until 30 minutes after the last lightning strike. Thank you.

For more information contact:
Aquatic Director
Tammy Como
570-823-2191 ext 5051

April 13 - June 6 
Member Registration Begins March 23
Non-Member Registration Begins March 28
Classes meet once a week for 8 weeks; expect Monday classes meet 7 times.
No classes will be held on May, 25
June 8 - July 18
Member Registration Begins May 18
Non-Member Registration Begins May 23
Classes meet once a week for 6 weeks; expect Saturday classes meet 5 times.
No classes will be held on July 4.  

Session Prices
Family Member:   6 classes-$47; 7 classes $55; 8 classes $63
Member:                6 classes-$58; 7 classes $68; 8 classes $78
Non-Member:       6 classes-$73; 7 classes $85; 8 classes $97


April 13-May 22, 2015

This six week stroke clinic is for the competitive swimmer looking to improve their existing competitive strokes and learn new strokes. Refinement of the competitive strokes (freestyle, butterfly, backstroke and breaststroke) is the focus of this swim clinic. Starts, turns and individual medley will also be refined. Scheduled time will be based on ability of swimmer.

Family Member $48
Member $60
Non-Member $96

Ages 5-8: Monday & Friday 5:30pm-6:30pm
Ages 9 & up: Monday & Friday 6:30pm-7:45pm

(ages 5-Senior in High School)

To be eligible for swim team participant must be able to swim one length of the pool (25 yards) with a recognizable swimming stroke. Season will run October through February/March with the meets beginning in mid November; most of the meets are held on Saturday's. The Wilkes-Barre YMCA Dolphins is a fully sanctioned YMCA Swimming Program that participates in the Penn-Del swimming league, YMCA invitational meets, and for those who qualify, YMCA Districts, States and Nationals. All swimmers must have a Wilkes-Barre YMCA membership in order to participate; this is a National YMCA guideline.

Practice for ALL team members begins on October 6, 2014.
Mini Dolphins (ages 5-8**) Fees: $200
M/W/F 5:30-6:30 pm

Spinners (ages 9-12**) Fees: $225
M/W/F 6:30-8:00
TH Dry land (ages 10 & up) 6:30-7:25pm
Pool-Thursday 7:30-8:30 pm

Orcas (ages 13 and up**) Fees: $225
M/W/F 6:30-8:00/8:15pm
TH Dry land (ages 10 & up) 6:15-7:25pm
Pool-Thursday 7:30-8:30 pm

** Ages are guidelines only and the actual practice times will depend on the swimmer's physical and mental ability to handle the workload and will be up to the coach's discretion.

A parents club activity fee of $25 per family is due no later than Friday, October 17. Team fees due by November 3. Registration forms due the first week of practice.



Parent-Child (Shrimp, Kippers & Inias)
6-24 months and one parent or guardian: This program offers activities based on the developmental abilities of the child. Parent learns how to positively and creatively encourage water skills through instruction and play as their child becomes more comfortable in the water.

Wednesday 9:45am-10:30am
Wednesday 6:00pm-6:45pm
Saturday 9:00am-9:45am

PERCH (Parent/Child Class)
19 months - 36 months and one parent or guardian: This program is designed for toddlers that are not quite ready (2- 3) to leave the security of being with an adult in the water or not old enough to be in the pre-school program but are ready to begin working on actual swimming skills.
Monday 9:45am-10:30am
Tuesday 6:00pm-6:45pm
Saturday 11:15am-noon

Pre-Pike Class
30 months to 3 years old: This program is for children who have successfully completed the Perch class (minimum age of 30 months required) or are pre-school age and have never been in a swim class. Parent must remain on the pool deck during the class.
Monday 10:30am-11:05am
Thursday 5:15pm-5:50pm

Saturday 11:15am - noon


Skill Levels: Pikes, Eels, Rays & Starfish (Ages 3-5)
Preschool swim lessons focus on basic swim skills and pool safety. Children move through four progressive levels as they increase swimming distance, endurance and ability with each level. These 45-minute swim lessons are taught by certified YMCA swim instructors. The first level is pike (beginners); they are unable to swim without flotation.
It is not uncommon for a student to spend multiple sessions in the same level until achieving the skills to advance to the next level.

Monday 11:15am-Noon (Pikes/Eels)
Tuesday 4:30pm-5:15pm (All Levels)
Wednesday 5:15pm-6:00pm (Pikes/Eels)
Thursday 5:15pm-6:00pm (Pikes/Eels)
Thursday 6:45pm-7:30pm (Pikes/Eels
Saturday 9:45am-10:30am (All Levels)

Youth Swim Lessons (6-14 years old)

The YMCA youth swim program is a six level progression program with each level building upon the skills learned and mastered in the preceding levels. At every level, participants are involved in instruction related to the following five components: personal safety, stroke development, water sports and games, personal growth and rescue. Beginner level is Polliwog.

Polliwog, Guppy, Minnow, Fish, Flying Fish & Shark

Tuesday 5:15pm-6:00pm (All Levels)
Wednesday 4:30pm - 5:15pm (Polliwog)
Thursday 6:00pm-6:45pm (All Levels)
Saturday 10:30am-11:15am (All Levels)

PLEASE NOTE: Swim Evaluations are required for entrance into any levels higher than Pikes or Polliwog. Call Aquatic Director to schedule an evaluation at 570-970-5051. Prior participants may register for level noted on their progress reports.


American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguard course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.
  • Minimum age 15 on or before the final scheduled class
  • Pass pre-course swim test: 1. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed, goggles permitted. 2. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. 3. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10 pound object, return to surface and swim 20 yards with legs only and exit the water in 1 minute 40 seconds (goggles are not permitted).
  • 100% class attendance and participation
  • Pass both a water skills test and written exam
Participants should bring a whistle/lanyard, pen/pencil and paper. Attendance at all classes is required.
Fees: Members $210; Non-Members $225
Course Dates & Times:

2014 - December 26, 27, 29 & 30 (Daily 9:00am-5:30pm)

Class times for dates listed below - (Friday's 7pm-9pm; Saturday's 9:00am-5pm; Sunday's 9am-3pm)

Option 1: March 20, 21, 22, 28 & 29

Option 2: April 10, 11, 12, 18 & 19

Option 3: April 24, 25, 26 & May 2, 3

Option 4: May 8, 9, 10, 16 & 17

Option 5: May 29, 30, 31 & June 6 & 7

NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $30 due at registration; balance due after pre-course test, which is held the first hour of the first class. (Any class option changes will incur a $10 processing fee. All changes must be made at least 48 hours prior to start of first class.)

Scuba Certification
March 25, 2015

Open Water Scuba Certification consists of classroom, pool, and open water training. Program fee includes certified SSI Instructor, educational material and class/pool sessions. Participants must be at least 12 years of age. Please note, in addition to the course cost, each participant must either purchase or own the following items: mask, snorkel, fins, wet suit boots and mouthpiece. A swimsuit and towel is needed for each class as well.

8 Week Program; test dives not included. Class meets Wednesday nights from 6pm-9pm.

Member $350
Non-Member $375


This course is designed to re-certify a current American Red Cross Lifeguard. Candidates must have a current American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer card and a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding and First Aid card. Review contents of the 2012 lifeguards manual prior to attending class. This class will renew your lifeguard, first aid and CPR/AED certifications. Bring resuscitation masks, proof of certification and whistle to class.

Participants must attend all scheduled classes.

Member $120
Non-Member $135

2014 - December 29 & 30 (8:30am-5pm)

March option: Saturday, March 21 (8am-5pm) & Sunday, March 22 (8am-3pm)

May option 1: Saturday, May 16 (8am-5pm) & Sunday, May 17 (8am-3pm)

May option 2: Saturday, May 30 (8am-5pm) & Sunday, May (8am-3pm)

June option: Saturday, June 6 (8am-5pm) & Sunday, June 7 (9am-4pm)

NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $30 due at registration;
balance due after pre-course test, which is held the first hour of the first class.


This program is designed to assist the prospective lifeguard candidate in preparing for the three Lifeguarding class prerequisites skills test. They are listed in detail under the Lifeguard Course information.

Member $16
Non-Member $20

2014 Class: December 9 & 16 6:15pm-7:15pm

2015 Classes:
Class 1: March 3 & 10 6:15pm-7:15pm

Class 2: March 24 & 31 6:15pm-7:15pm

Class 3: April 7 & 14 6:15pm-7:15pm

Class 4: April 21 & 28 6:15pm-7:15pm

Wednesday's April 15-May 20

This is a program for youth 11-15 years old (or younger with approval of the Aquatics Director). This program teaches youth lifeguard skills and prepares them for lifeguard and swim instructor training. The participants will engage in lessons that may consist of lifeguard skills, fitness swimming and/or stroke refinement and then assist in teaching swimming lessons. Some of the topics covered are: non-swimming rescues, first aid, CPR, swimming instruction, scanning techniques, physical fitness, rule enforcement, communication, teamwork, decision making skills and YMCA philosophy.

Member $47
Non-Member $58

Wednesday's 6:30pm - 7:45pm