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YMCA of Boulder Valley Aquatics

Welcome to the Aquatics registration 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

 

Swim Starters Swim Lessons (Ages 6 months-3 years)

Preschool Swim Lessons (Ages 3-5)

School Age Swim Lessons (Ages 6-12)

Adult Swim Lessons (Ages 13+)

Diving Club (Ages 6-15)

Porpoise Club (Ages 6-15)

Master's Swim (Ages 18+)

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Porpoise Club (age 6-15)
07/13/2012
A pre-swim team class aimed at working on stroking technique, endurance...
Preschool Swim Lessons (Ages 3-5)
04/09/2012
Click Stage Name Below to Find a Class SWIM BASICS Swim Basics...
Swim Starters (Ages 6 months-3 years)
04/09/2012
For children under the age of 3, the Swim Starters Program teaches...
Adult Swim Lessons (Ages 13+)
04/09/2012
Click Stage Name Below to Find a Class These lessons...
School Age Swim Lessons (Ages 6-12)
04/09/2012
The YMCA School Age Aquatics Program is designed for...
 
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
Preschool Swim Lessons (Ages 3-5)

Click Stage Name Below to Find a Class

SWIM BASICS

Swim Basics are introductory classes divided into three progressive stages that include the foundations of water safety and basic swimming skills, focusing on swimming to safety.

STAGE 1: WATER ACCLIMATION

The water acclimation class introduces swimmers to the pool and helps them develop safe water habits in a fun and encouraging environment. In water acclimation, children develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage lays the foundation that allows for the child's future progress in swimming. 

STAGE 2: WATER MOVEMENT

In this class, children are taught skills that focus on body position and control, directional change and forward movement in the water while also reinforcing how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

STAGE 3: WATER STAMINA

In this class, children focus on swimming longer distances and are introduced to rotary breathing and integrated arm and leg action. In the event of falling into a body of water, children learn how to swim to safety.

SWIM STROKES

Swim Strokes include three stages that cover introduction and refinement of swimming strokes as well as cultivating a healthy lifestyle.

STAGE 4: STROKE DEVELOPMENT

In this class, swimmers focus on developing basic swimming strokes and personal water safety. Stages 5-6 are for ages 6-12.

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.


posted 04/09/2012
Swim Starters (Ages 6 months-3 years)

For children under the age of 3, the Swim Starters Program teaches parent's and caregivers how to help develop aquatic readiness. The program develops a high comfort level for the child in water and teaches parents about water safety and drowning prevention. This program does not teach children how to survive in water or become accomplished swimmers. Instead, it develops a foundation of aquatic skills through fun and confidence- building experiences. Through this program, parents and caregivers will learn how to supervise children in the water, prevent accidents and plan for emergencies.


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posted 04/09/2012
Adult Swim Lessons (Ages 13+)

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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.

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.

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
School Age Swim Lessons (Ages 6-12)

The YMCA School Age Aquatics Program is designed for kid’s age’s six through twelve. Each skill level builds upon the preceding level, with six 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.

Click Stage Name Below to Find a Class

SWIM BASICS (Ages 6-12)

Swim Basics are introductory classes divided into three progressive stages that include the foundations of water safety and basic swimming skills, focusing on swimming to safety.

STAGE 1: WATER ACCLIMATION

The water acclimation class introduces swimmers to the pool and helps them develop safe water habits in a fun and encouraging environment. In water acclimation, children develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage lays the foundation that allows for the child's future progress in swimming. 
 

STAGE 2: WATER MOVEMENT

In this class, children are taught skills that focus on body position and control, directional change and forward movement in the water while also reinforcing how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.
 

STAGE 3: WATER STAMINA

In this class, children focus on swimming longer distances and are introduced to rotary breathing and integrated arm and leg action. In the event of falling into a body of water, children learn how to swim to safety.

SWIM STROKES (Ages 6-12)

Swim Strokes include three stages that cover introduction and refinement of swimming strokes as well as cultivating a healthy lifestyle.

STAGE 4: STROKE INTRODUCTION

In this class, swimmers focus on developing basic swimming strokes and personal water safety. 

STAGE 5: STROKE DEVELOPMENT

In this class, students continue to work on their stroke technique and all major competitive strokes are introduced.

STAGE 6: STROKE MECHANICS

In this class, students refine their stroke technique on all of the major competitive strokes and learn about competitive swimming and how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.

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.


posted 04/09/2012
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