Swimming Lessons

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SWIMMING LESSONS

Are you searching for swimming lessons for kids near you in the Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania area? Look no further than the Y! The YMCA has a brand new swim lesson program!  Our new program concentrates FIRST on Safety Around the Water skills and knowledge, then once the fundamentals are accomplished we work on teaching strokes.

We're located at 40 W Northampton St, Wilkes-Barre, PA, close to Public Square. We serve the entire Wyoming Valley.

When registering for our pre-school (ages 3-5) or youth (5-12) you will need to register for the ability within the lessons.  If your child does not swim at all, register for Stage 1 (Water Acclimation).  We offer Stage 1 for both Pre-School & Youth.  Please use the Swim Selector to guide you to which class your child should be in.  If you need help please come to one of our FREE stage (ability) evaluations so that we can take a quick look at what they already know, and let you know the best swimming class for them.


Lessons We Offer

The YMCA concentrates FIRST on Safety Around the Water skills and knowledge, then once the fundamentals are accomplished we work on teaching strokes. When registering for our pre-school (ages 3-5) or youth (5-12) you will need to register for the ability within the lessons. If your child does not swim at all, register for Stage 1 (Water Acclimation). We offer Stage 1 for both Pre-School & Youth. Please use the Swim Selector to guide you to which class your child should be in. If you need help please come to one of our FREE stage (ability) evaluations so that we can take a quick look at what they already know, and let you know the best stage for them.

SPRING PROGRAM SESSION
Spring: April 22 - June 7 (7 weeks)

SUMMER 2019 SESSION (7 weeks)
BEGINS THE WEEK OF JULY 1st
(No class on Thursday, July 4th. Any Thursday classes will be prorated)
Registration Opens:
Members: Monday, May 20, 2019
Non-members: Monday, May 27, 2019

STAGE ABILITY EVALUATIONS:
Tuesdays or Thursdays - 3:45pm-3:55 pm
Saturdays—12:00 am-12:15pm


GROUP LESSON FEES—7 WEEK SESSION
FAMILY MEMBER: $42
MEMBER:  $56
NON-MEMBER:  $191

PRIVATE LESSON FEES
PRIVATE (1-on-1):  $30 Family Member per lesson/ $40 Member per lesson /$50 Non-Member per lesson
SEMI-PRIVATE: $20 Family Member per lesson, per child/ $25 Member per lesson, per child/ $35 Non-Member per lesson, per child


WHAT AGE GROUP DOES THE STUDENT FALL INTO?
6 mo-3 years: Parent/Child Stage A-B
3-5 years: Pre-school Stages 1-3
5-12 years: Youth Stages 1-6
12 & over: Teen/Adult Beg - Adv. Beg

WHICH STAGE IS THE STUDENT READY FOR?

Can the student respond to verbal cues & jump on land?
NOT YET:  A/WATER DISCOVERY

Is the student comfortable working with an instructor without a parent in the water?
NOT YET:  B/WATER EXPLORATION

Will the student go under water voluntarily?
NOT YET:  1/WATER ACCLIMATION

Can the student do a front & back float on his or her own?
NOT YET:  2/WATER MOVEMENT

Can the student swim 10-15 yards on his or her front and back?
NOT YET:  3/WATER STAMINA

Can the student swim 15 yards of front and back crawl?
NOT YET:  4/STROKE INTRODUCTION

Can the student swim front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke across the pool?
NOT YET:  5/STROKE DEVELOPMENT

Can the student swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke across the pool and back?
NOT YET:  6 STROKE MECHANICS


Spring Competitive Stroke Clinic

Our 4-week Spring Stroke Clinics will give those who are thinking about joining our swim team the opportunity to work with our coaching staff for four weeks to get a “taste” of our program. This also gives our coaches an opportunity to orient new swimmers to our program, and evaluate new swimmers readiness for swim team, and placement in a practice session. The clinics will also provide experienced swimmers an opportunity to improve technique.


ALWAYS HERE FOR OUR COMMUNITY
Safe Around Water Campaign

Our Annual Safe Around Water Campaign gives children an opportunity to learn new swimming skills & improve the skills they already know. These concentrated 1-week sessions will incorporate safety around the water skills so needed by all of the children in our community.

WHEN: June 10 –June 14 OR June 17-June 21 OR June 24-28, 2019

  • Monday through Friday
  • 5 Days—5 Lessons
  • We offer

Download registration form with times

Questions: Email or call Diana Dempsey 570-970-5051


Scouting & Group Aquatic Programs

The Greater Scranton & Wilkes-barre Family YMCA’s are offering several different options for Boy Scout, Girl Scout, Church and/or School Groups at the YMCAs.

Option #1: Saturday or Sunday Wibit (inflatable Water Play Structures) 2-hour Party. 1 hour of fun playing in the pool on our Wibits. 2nd hour in our party room. Four round 12-cut Pizzas, Water, Juice and paper products are all included. Our Party host will greet the group, help to get them oriented in the pool, and serve the pizza. The party fee covers up

to 20 children and up to 5 adults. Additional pizza can be ordered. Party Fee: $270

Option #2: One Hour Scouting Badge Testing. Provide the Y with the testing skills for the badge the group is working on, and the YMCA will have one of our Lifeguards or Swim Instructors test the group. Fee: $20 per scout. (minimum of 6 scouts, maximum of 16 scouts)

Option #3: Four 1-hour Scouting Badge Instruction. Lessons. Provide the Y with the swim badge requirements, and we will have our Instructor(s) teach & coach the scouts to help them to be able to accomplish the skills. We will test them on the skills during the final lesson. Fee: $40 per scout (minimum of 6 scouts, maximum of 16 scouts)

Contact: Deana Dewire deana.dewire@wbymca.org to schedule or get more info

Download Scouting Info

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