See our pool schedule and swim lesson/programs schedule on the home page of our web site under “Schedules”
Forest City Y aquatics programs promote swimming skills, water fun, exercise and safety.
The following programs are available:
|INFANT PROGRAMS||Water Babies Clinic|
|(6 months to 3 years)|
|(3 years to 5 years)||Flipper Skippers|
|YOUTH PROGRESSIVE PROGRAMS||YMCA Swim Team|
|(6 years to 18 years)||Jr. Lifeguard|
|Aqua Fit Kids|
|(15 years and up)||Lifeguard Class|
|Water Fitness Classes|
Aquatics Program Descriptions
Water Babies Clinic
This ½ hour class is designed to give parents the opportunity to receive helpful tips on having a safe, fun and rewarding water experience with their child.
This preschool program is for all ability levels who want to improve skills and have fun.
A Beginner I preschool class designed for water adjustment, learning rules and personal safety.
A Beginner II preschool class for improving basic skills such as front/back float and paddlestroke.
Intermediate preschool class for more independent swimmers progressing towards no float belts.
Advanced preschool swimmer, upper level skills and very little float belt use.
YMCA Swim Team
Competitive swim program for swimmers ages 5 – 17 who can complete 1 length of the pool. All team members may travel to compete in meets during the season – November to March.
Class for 11-14 year olds to improve their strokes and learn basic lifeguarding skills.
A class designed to improve strokes and endurance.
Water adjustment for the beginning swimmer. May use a float belt.
Beginner II level swimmer with basic swim skills and more confidence using no float belts.
Intermediate swimmer able to swim good front and back crawl for 20yds.
Swimmer with strong front/back crawl, survival skills, and beginning sidestroke and breaststroke.
Advanced swimmer able to swim 50yds of all strokes with upper level survival skills.
Highest level swimmer able to swim 100yds of front/back crawl and beginning lifesaving skills.
Red Cross certified class for ages 15/up, includes certification in First Aid, CPR & AED.
Swimmers purchase a punch card for a predetermined number of ½ hour lessons to be scheduled at the convenience of the swimmer and the instructor.
Water Fitness Classes
A variety of water aerobics classes for all levels of fitness and all ages.
Special times scheduled to allow children 6/over to use the whirlpool & sauna when accompanied and supervised by an adult. The use of the YMCA’s toys is also allowed.