YMCA of Boulder Valley Aquatics

 

Welcome to the Aquatics page for the YMCA of Boulder Valley.
 


Please select a program below for more information and to register:
Note that registration ends 48hrs before the start of the program.

Questions/Issues with registration: email @ymcabv.org

 

YMCA Float for All (Age 3-12 years old)


Parent/Tot Swim Lessons (Age 6-36 months)

Preschool Swim Lessons (Age 3-5 years old)

Youth Swim Lessons (Age 6-13 years old)

Adult Swim Lessons

 

Anthem Highlands Lessons (Ages 3-12; Anthem Highlands residents or YMCA Camp ONLY)


Diving Club (Age 6-15 years old)

Porpoise Club (Age 6-15 years old)

Master's Swim (18+)

Swim Team/Pre-Swim Team


 

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Porpoise Club (age 6-15)
07/13/2012
A pre-swim team class aimed at working on stroking technique, endurance...
Youth Swim Lessons
04/09/2012
YOUTH SWIM LESSONS (Ages 6 - 13)   The YMCA Youth Aquatics...
Preschool Swim Lessons
04/09/2012
PRESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS (Ages 3-5) This program is designed for children...
Adult Swim Lessons
04/09/2012
ADULT SWIM LESSONS These lessons are for adults of all levels....
Parent/Tot Swim Lessons
04/09/2012
PARENT/TOT SWIM LESSONS SHRIMP/KIPPERS (Ages 6 mo. - 18 mo.) PERCH(Ages...
 
Porpoise Club (age 6-15)

A pre-swim team class aimed at working on stroking technique, endurance and skills.  Students work on starts and flip turns as well. Prior to enrolling, students need to be able to complete a 100 yd freestyle swim with bilateral breathing, 100 yd backstroke, 50 yd breaststroke and 50 yd butterfly. Sessions start at the beginning of each month and are usually 4 weeks long. 
 


posted 07/13/2012
Youth Swim Lessons

YOUTH SWIM LESSONS (Ages 6 - 13)
 
The YMCA Youth Aquatics Program is designed for kid’s age’s six to thirteen. Each skill level builds upon the preceding level, with eight levels covering all the strokes, diving fundamentals, and safety skills.  Each child learns at their own rate and may repeat levels depending on their swimming skill progression. If unsure of the level your child should be placed at please contact the aquatics department.   

Make-Up Policy: make-up lessons are only provided when the YMCA Aquatics Department cancels a swim lesson (ex. pool chemical imbalance, severe weather). The day/time of the make-up lesson will be communicated to parents by the Aquatics Coordinator.

 

No swim lesson participant will be placed on a roster UNTIL payment is received.  This includes participants using Financial Assistance (FA), discount coupons, etc. It is the participant’s responsibility to follow through if using FA or coupons. Priority will be given to those participants who have paid, no spots will be held for those who have not paid. All registrations that are unpaid by the first day of lessons will be deleted.

 

 

 

CLICK ON LEVEL NAME BELOW TO FIND A CLASS      

 
POLLIWOG
This is the beginning level for school-age children.  Children become acquainted with the pool, the use of noodles, and front and back floating.  By the end of this level, they should know the front paddle stroke, side and back paddle and basics to the elementary backstroke and breaststroke.  Before passing this level the student must be able to glide on their front and back independently for ten feet.  Most children repeat this beginner level.
 
GUPPY
The children continue to practice and build upon basic skills, now performing more advanced skills without the aid of a floatation.  They will continue working on the front crawl, including side breathing, and back crawl.  This level will also work on elementary backstroke, breast stroke and side stroke and learning the basics of treading water.  Children must be able to swim on front and back for 10 feet without assistance or IFD and be comfortable in the water. By the end of this level they should be able to swim 20 yards on their own on their front and back.
 
MINNOW
This is the initial intermediate level.  Children further refine the lead-up strokes they have learned in previous levels.  Children must be able to swim 20 yards basic freestyle with side breathing, 20 yards basic backstroke and be comfortable in deep water. They will continue working on breaststroke and side stroke.  Also must be able to swim constantly for 2 minutes.
 
FISH
At this point, students work to perform the crawl stroke, elementary backstroke, breaststroke and are introduced to turns.  Children must be able to swim freestyle for 25 yards with a rudimentary over-arm stroke and rotary breathing, and backstroke for 25 yards. Must be able to swim for 6 minutes, and swim full breaststroke for 10 yards.
 
FLYING FISH
At this advanced level, students work on refining their strokes and increasing their endurance.  Children must be able to swim front crawl with rotary breathing and swim backstroke and breaststroke for 50 yards each, and be able to swim for 8 minutes non-stop.
 
SHARK
Swimmer level.  Children must be able to perform front crawl with bilateral breathing and backstroke for 100 yards each with open turns, breaststroke for 50 yards, coordinated butterfly stroke for 25 yards and be able to swim continuously for 10 minutes.

 

 

 


posted 04/09/2012
Preschool Swim Lessons

PRESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS (Ages 3-5)
This program is designed for children three to five.  This is a child’s first experience in the pool without parental assistance.  The children are taught the basic skills that are the building blocks of swimming.  Each child learns at their own level and it is common to repeat levels depending on their swimming skill progression. Children learn water safety skills as well as swimming skills in all levels. If unsure of the level your child should be placed at please contact the aquatics department.

Make-Up Policy: make-up lessons are only provided when the YMCA Aquatics Department cancels a swim lesson (ex. pool chemical imbalance, severe weather). The day/time of the make-up lesson will be communicated to parents by the Aquatics Coordinator.

 

No swim lesson participant will be placed on a roster UNTIL payment is received.  This includes participants using Financial Assistance (FA), discount coupons, etc. It is the participant’s responsibility to follow through if using FA or coupons. Priority will be given to those participants who have paid, no spots will be held for those who have not paid. All registrations that are unpaid by the first day of lessons will be deleted.

 

Click Level Name Below to Find a Class

 
PIKE
At this level, children begin attending classes without their parents.  This level helps children develop safe pool behavior, adjust to the water, feel comfortable putting their face in the water, learn basics of kicking and stroking and begin floating on their front and back with assistance. Before passing the level, children should be able to push off the wall and swim 5 ft on their own.
 
PIKE PLUS
This level is for Pike swimmers who are comfortable in the water, can put their head under, and are ready to start floating and gliding on their own.  Kids at this level should already be able to swim 5 ft on their own and push away from the wall to the instructor.  They will continue working on developing their paddle and kicking motions and working on endurance on their front and back. To pass this level they should comfortable be able to swim 10 feet on their front and back.
 
EEL
This advanced beginner level reinforces Pike Plus skills.  It is for children who are comfortable putting their face in the water and are able to float on their front and back for 20 seconds without any assistance. Children should also be able to comfortably swim 10 feet on their own on their front and back before entering this level.  At this level they will continue working on endurance and their paddle motions on the front and back. They are also taught to take a breath while swimming on their front.
 
RAY
At this level children review previous skills, improve stroke skills, build endurance by swimming on their front and back, enhancing diving skills and learn under water swimming skills. They are introduced to the elementary backstroke and breaststroke. At this level they will learn side breathing for the front crawl. Children must be able to swim 15 feet on their front and back without any floatation device and float for 20 seconds without assistance. 
 
STARFISH
This advanced level will focus on endurance and further practice with side breathing for the front crawl. It also will work on refining the front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke and elementary backstroke.  Children will also learn the basics of treading water.  Children must be able to swim 15 yards on their front and back without any assistance and be comfortable in deep water.

 


posted 04/09/2012
Adult Swim Lessons
ADULT SWIM LESSONS
These lessons are for adults of all levels. Whether a beginner or looking to refine your stroke, adult group swim lessons is a great place to start improving your swimming skills. Great place to start for those wanting to add swimming to mix up their workouts. New sessions start at the beginning of the month.
 
PHASES
Phase 1 – Fundamental strokes. This level is for beginners and teaches you to feel at ease in the water and the basics of swimming.  Non-swimmers are taught floating, basic swimming skills and water safety.
 
Phase 2 – Stroke Development.  Building off the basics of swimming this class will start to focus on the other strokes that can give your workout a needed boost. This level is for those who are comfortable in deep water, but may not know the stroke technique. c
 
Phase 3 – Stroke/Endurance.  This class will put the zip in your swim stroke.   This class focuses on endurance while continuing stroke development. You will also improve on strokes other than freestyle in this level. 

posted 04/09/2012
Parent/Tot Swim Lessons
PARENT/TOT SWIM LESSONS
SHRIMP/KIPPERS (Ages 6 mo. - 18 mo.)
PERCH(Ages 19mo-36mo)
The YMCA Parent Tot program is an introduction to the aquatic environment for parents and their infant/children. The program includes the basics of water safety, water orientation and adjustment.  This class helps parents learn some of the techniques swimming instructors use for handling young children in the water including games, songs and other fun ideas for little ones.   The parent will be a part of class.

CLICK HERE TO FIND A CLASS

posted 04/09/2012
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