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MONETT AREA YMCA AQUATIC PROGRAMS

Swimming Trainer with Students

Swim Lessons

YMCA swim lessons provide important life skills that could save a life and will benefit you for a lifetime. Swim lessons nurture swim skills, develop self-esteem and create positive experiences that leave a lasting impression. Group swim instruction was developed by the YMCA in 1906 and we continue to serve as America's Swim Instructor.

Class time: 8-30 minute classes 

10:15 - 10:45 am

11:00 - 11:30 am

6:00 - 6:30 pm

See our policy on staff conduct with minors.

 

Parent/Child

Ages 6 months-3 years

Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers ages 6-36 months learn to be safe and comfortable in the water. This class focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles and fundamental swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences.

Preschool

Ages 4-6 years

This class for kids ages 3-5 encourages safe water exploration through the introduction of basic self-rescue skills. Preschoolers learn
the swim-float-swim sequence in addition to the jump-push-turn-grab safety sequence.

School Age

Ages 6-14 years

Students ages 6-14 continue to master the fundamentals of swimming and build stroke technique. Kids work on treading water, learn the front and back crawls, breaststroke and butterfly to build confidence in the water and cultivate a passion for aquatic activity.

Program Fees

Non-Member Rate: (8 Classes)

$75

Family Member Rate: (8 Classes)

$35

Financial Assistance:  (8 Classes)

$40

Private Swim Lessons

Private lessons are a great way to swim year-round and are set up to meet your scheduling needs. Students receive one-on-one teaching resulting in faster learning. Adult or Youth private lessons (ages 3+) are available. Parents will be contacted to set up appointments.

 

Individual Private Lessons

6 lessons, 30 minutes each

Cost: $100/Members; $135/Non-Members

 

Semi-Private Lessons

6 lessons, 30 minutes each

Cost:

Members: $150 for up to 3 from the same family

Non-Members: $200 for up to 3 from the same family

See our policy on staff conduct with minors.

 

Swim Team

Swimmers ages 4-21 will work on all 4 strokes developing proper technique and training for competitive opportunities. Monthly swim meet opportunities will exist and are encouraged, but not required. 

 

No previous competitive swimming experience is required, but participants must be able to swim one length of the pool (25 yards) confidently on both the stomach and back. Proper technique is not required, but strong forward motion without stopping is.

 

See our policy on staff conduct with minors.

 

WHEN

When: 

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday Mornings

Class times:

Monday / Wednesday / Thursday

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 

Saturday Practice:

9:30 am -11:00 am

PROGRAM FEES

$85 for 2-day practices (Monday / Wednesday)

$135 for 4-day practice

 

$20 for required competitive fins

*YMCA Family Membership is required for participation on the swim team, meet fees are extra. 

Lifeguard Certification Class

This course is designed to provide participants the knowledge and skills necessary to be a lifeguard and professional rescuer.

 

The comprehensive course offers up-to-date information on how to guard by anticipating and preventing problems before they occur and how to take action to help those in danger when necessary. The course includes accident prevention, guarding techniques, pool management and even more safety skills.

Age: Must be 15 years old by the last day of class

Prerequisites: Must pass all required swimming skills and rescue skills to receive certification. If you continue in the class after the prerequisite swim and you do not pass the course you will not be issued a refund.

Attendance: You must attend all days and all times in full to receive your certification. Make-up classes will not be issued for your absence.

Required swimming skills:

  • Swim 300 meters using the front crawl and breaststroke (goggles may be used)

  • Tread water for 2 minutes using legs only

  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute 40 seconds without goggles: Starting in the water, you must swim 20 yards with your face in or out of the water, surface dive feet or head first to a depth of 8 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards on your back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face out of the water, then exit the water.

See our policy on staff conduct with minors.