Upcoming swim dates:
Hastings CERC – Saturdays – January 14-February 18th Pike, Eel, Ray, Guppy, Minnow Fish at 10 am -10:45 am
Hastings CERC – Saturdays – January 14-February 18th Polliwog 1 and Polliwog 2 at 11 am – 11:45 am
Spectrum Pennock – Tuesdays – January 10-February 14th Pike, Eel, Ray, Guppy, Minnow/Fish at 7 pm – 7:45 pm
Spectrum Pennock – Thursdays- January 12-February 16th Polliwog 1 and Polliwog 2 at 7 pm – 7:45 pm
Please register below
Please arrive about 10 minutes early to get your child dressed for class. It is suggested that you bring a towel and flip flops for your child. There is a locker room for changing clothes. Your child may shower after the lesson. Floating devices will be provided. Parents DO NOT enter the pool but are welcome to stay on the bleachers and watch the 45 minute class. Our swim instructors are trained in the YMCA Swim Program with a definite progression of classes. All new instructors apprentice with a more experienced instructor for 1-2 sessions before they teach on their own. An certified lifeguard is provided at each lesson.
Classes by Skill Level
PIKE: Designed to introduce children ages three to four years to swimming skills and water adjustment. To progress to the next level (Eel), participants must swim a width of a pool with a personal flotation device, jump into the pool with little or no assistance, swim for 10 seconds on front, back and side without assistance and float for 20 seconds.
EEL: Pre-school intermediate skills for ages three to four. Child should be comfortable with their face in the water and be able to jump in with a swimming aid and have some forward propulsion.
RAY: Pre-school intermediate skills for ages three to four. Must be able to do the front and back float with minimal aid, jump in the water with no assists and swim 20 feet with no assists.
POLLIWOG 1: Children ages five and older – Introduction to swimming, little or no skill level. Student will be introduced to basic swimming skills and increase their comfort in the water.
POLLIWOG 2: For children ages five and older Has taken Polliwog 1 and/or is comfortable in shallow and deep water with a personal floatation device. Should be able to put face into the water.
GUPPY: For children ages five and older – Must know the front crawl, as well as the front and back float.
MINNOW: For children ages five and older – Must be able to do the front crawl with rotary breathing for 50 feet and float for one minute.
FISH: For children ages five and older – Must be able to do the front and back crawl for 60-75 feet each and float for three minutes.