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Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. The YMCA offers swim lessons for all ages, family swim, and many kinds of aquatic fitness programs, so we can all safely enjoy the pleasures of an aquatic environment. Our Y facilitates a 25 meter pool with six lap lanes, an open swim area with a 3.5 - 5 foot depth, and a spacious pool deck with picnic tables, shaded area, and access from the deck to the locker rooms.
Mon - Fri:
6am - 9pm - Lap Swim
10am - 9pm - Recreational Swim
Sat: Lap & Recreational Swim - 9am - 4:30pm
Sun: Lap & Recreational Swim - 1pm - 4:50pm
Please note: the pool is utilized by many great programs that the YMCA offers such as swim teams, swim lessons, water aerobics, and our childcare programs throughout the day. The schedule above lists the programs and high usage times.
The North Central Florida YMCA is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable pool experience for all. All members under the age of 18 will be asked to participate in a swimming assessment and will be provided a green or orange wristband for the day. These bands assist our certified lifeguards in keeping our swimmers safe. Lifeguards will gladly conduct one swim assessment per child per day when space and staffing are available.
Plunge: Swimmer jumps in deep end and safely returns to the surface.
Swim: Swim 15 yards to the cone and back unassisted and without resting.
Tread: Swimmer must tread water for 30 seconds while keeping their ears and face out of the water
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Session 1: March 27 – April 12
Session 2: April 17 – May 3
Session 3: May 8 – May 24
Monday - Friday for two weeks
Session 1: Jun 5- Jun 16
Session 2: Jun 19 – Jun 30
Session 3: Jul 3 - Jul 14
Session 4: Jul 17 – Jul 28
Session 5: Jul 31 – Aug 11
Registration Opens April 1st
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Session 1: Aug 21- Sept 8
Session 1: Sept 11- Sept 27
Session 3: Oct 2 – Oct 18
Registration Opens July 1st
This "advanced beginner" level reinforces Pike skills. It is for children who are comfortable in the water. They are taught to kick, dive, float, and perform the progressive paddle stroke. They also learn basic boating safety.
Spring: 5pm & 5:30pm | Summer: 10am, 11am, 4pm, 5pm, 5:30pm | Fall: 4pm, 5pm, 5:30pm
At this level children review previous skills, improve stroke skills, learn more personal, safety, and rescue skills, build endurance, and learn to tread water and perform more progressive diving skills. Children can swim across the pool on their front and back without assistance by the end of this level.
Spring: 4:30pm | Summer: 9am, 10am, 4:30pm | Fall: 4:30pm
This swim lesson group is designed for the children participating in the after school program. We will split the children into 3 different levels. The after school staff will be responsible for getting your child to the swim lesson and back to after school. If you sign your child up one of the other swim lessons and your child participates in the after school program you will be responsible for getting them from after school to their swim lesson.
Spring: 4pm | Summer: N/A | Fall: 3:30-4:00pm
This swim lesson group is designed for the children participating in the summer camp program. We will split the children into 3 different levels. The summer camp staff will be responsible for getting your child to the swim lesson and back to summer camp. If you sign your child up one of the other swim lessons and your child participates in the summer camp program you will be responsible for getting them from summer camp to their swim lesson.
Spring: N/A | Summer: 8:00-8:30am | Fall: N/A
This is the beginning level for school age children. It gets children acquainted with the pool, the use of flotation devices, and floating. By the end of this level, they should know the front paddle stroke, and side and back paddle.
Spring: 4:30pm & 5pm | Summer: 8am, 10am, 11am, 4pm, 5pm | Fall: 4pm, 5pm
The children continue to practice and build upon basic skills, now performing more skills without the aid of a flotation device. They are introduced to the front and back crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke. Children can swim a length of the pool without assistance at the end of this level.
Spring: 5:30pm & 6:30pm| Summer: 8:30am, 9:00am, 11:30am, 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm | Fall: 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm
This is the "initial intermediate" level. The children further refine the lead-up strokes they have learned as their skills become more like those normally used in swimming.
Spring: 4:30pm, 5:30pm & 6:30pm | Summer: 8:30am, 9am, 9:30am, 11:30am 4:30pm, 6:30pm | Fall: 4:30pm, 6:30pm
This class has replaced the Fish, Flying Fish & Shark class. Skills to be taught include breaststroke, butterfly, stroke perfection, endurance building, proper dives, and competitive swimming turns. Participants must be at a higher swimming level or have passed our Minnow class. This is an excellent transitional class for the young swimmer to take prior to joining a swim team!
Spring: 6pm | Summer: 6pm | Fall: 6pm
It is never too late to learn to swim or to improve your strokes. Skills taught are water adjustment, front and back float, front and back crawl, personal safety and survival skills and any other skill you would like to learn. Our instructors are patient and understanding.
Spring: N/A | Summer: 7pm | Fall: 7pm
If you feel that you or your child would work better in a one on one setting, want to work on a specific stroke or skill, or would like more flexible class times, private lessons may be a better option for you.
Private lessons are by request only, and limited to 1:1 ratios. Private lessons are paid by the hour, $30/hour for members and $45/hour for non-members. While we can accommodate hour long lessons, we do encourage participants (especially children) to do 30 minute lessons.
**A private swim lesson request does not guarantee lessons. Instructor availabilities are limited; we will try our best to fulfill your request as soon as possible.
To request private lessons please fill out the request form and you will be contacted by a swim instructor to set up your lessons.Online Request
Session 1: April 24-30
Session 2: May 8- 14
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday - 5pm - 8pm
Saturday and Sunday - 8am - 5pm
Session 3: June 12 - 18
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday - 5:30pm - 8pm
Saturday and Sunday - 10am - 5pm
This course is designed to provide the participants with the knowledge and skills needed to be a lifeguard and professional rescuer. Participants will be certified in CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer, Basic First Aid and Emergency Oxygen Administration. The course presents information on the skills and knowledge lifeguards need in pool, lake, river, surf and waterpark environments. The comprehensive course offers up-to-date information on how to lifeguard by anticipating and preventing problems before they occur and by taking action to help those in danger when necessary. The course also covers safety skills, accident prevention, scanning, guarding techniques, emergency systems, rescue skills, first aid in aquatic environments, spinal injury management, open water dangers, legal responsibilities, pool management and information on how to get a job as a lifeguard.
For further information including questions about the prerequisites contact Amy Dodson at 374-9622.