Swim Lessons and Aquatics
Effective July 14, 2013 we require a minimum of two weeks notice for the rental of any YMCA of Greater Cleveland swimming pool.
Chris Tamasovich, Aquatics Director
To see what classes are currently available, consult the Schedule Section.
Y Aquatics programs offer children and adults the opportunity to experience the many wonders of water.
Y Swim Lessons focus on teaching participants the lifelong benefits of swimming through the main program component of stroke development, personal safety, personal growth, rescue and water games
Water fitness programs focus on the enhancement of physical fitness through movements that increase strength and endurance without putting stress or strain on the joints.
Some of the water-based activities you may choose from include:
- Y Swim Lessons
- (Infant/Parent, Preschool, Youth, Teen/Adult)
- Swims (Family, Lap, Open)
- Swim Team
- Water Aerobics
- Water Jogging
- Specialty Water Exercise (Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromylagia)
- Lifeguarding Classes
Participation in Y Aquatics programs offers an unparalleled sense of well-being and a relaxing environment for safe exercise, physical therapy, and play.
Swim Lesson Categories- 5 or 6 Week Sessions
- Infant (6 mos.- 3 yrs. with parent)
Water orientation class that provides activities that prepare a child to move well, improve strength, flexibility, coordination, and self-confidence in the water.
Shrimp: 6-24 months
Perch: 24-36 months
- Preschool (Ages 3-6 yrs.)
This program safely introduce younger children to the water. Each level builds upon the preceding skill level to introduce the basic movements of swimming.
Pike 1: Beginner
Pike 2: Beginner
Ell 1: Intermediate
Eel 2: Intermediate
Ray 1: Advanced
Ray 2: Advanced
Swim Team Level
- School Age (6-12 yrs.)
This program comprises five main components: personal growth, personal safety, stroke development, water sports and games, and rescue. Each skill level builds upon the preceding skill level covering all of the fundamentals.
Polliwog 1 : Beginner
Polliwog 2: Beginner
Guppy 1 : Intermediate
Guppy 2 : Intermediate
Minnow 1: Advanced
Minnow 2: Advanced
Fish 2: Advanced
Shark: Swim Team Level
- Teen/Adult (13+ yrs.)
Non-swimmers are taught basic swimming skills and water safety.