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TUSCARAWAS COUNTY YMCA

DOVER, OH

AQUATICS

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Lifeguarding Class

Click Here for information on the class starting April 17 (Registration begins April 9 for Members and April 12 for others)

Minimum age requirement: 16 years of age BEFORE the last scheduled day of class (Proof of age is required on first day of class. Birth certificate or State issued ID).

Description: The YMCA Lifeguard course includes training in CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Basic First Aid and Emergency Oxygen Administration as well as lifeguard procedures and rescue skills. Candidates need to be able to show strong swimming skills, maturity and good decision making skills. There will be a swimming skills test on the first night of class to assure each candidate is prepared to complete the class. The course is taught in the class room as well as the water and will require completion of online training to be completed at home. An email address will be required to receive and complete the online training.

Materials required: One piece swim suit or swim trunks, towel, goggles (optional), paper and writing utensils.

Please contact Stacy Harlan 330-364-5511 or stacy@tuscymca.org for any further details.

COMING SUMMER 2017

SILVER STREAKS SUMMER SWIM TEAM

Open to YMCA Members

Season: June and July
Practice: M-TH 4:30-6 PM
Meets: Usually Tue or Wed Evenings
Cost: Y Family Member $40 / Youth Member $50

2 Week Trial Period available to members and all others.

Contact Person:
Stacy Harlan Aquatics Director
stacy@tuscymca.org

YMCA Membership is
required to join team.

Swim Lessons

Preschool: Ages 6 months to 6 years (SWIM DIAPERS ARE A MUST FOR THOSE NOT YET FULLY POTTY TRAINED.)

Parent/Child
This class is for any child between the ages of 6 months to 2 years old. The class is held in the small pool and is 30 minutes long. SWIM DIAPERS ARE A MUST! The child needs to also wear either a swim suit or rubber pants over the swim diaper. Purpose of this class is to help the child become comfortable in and around the water through play and songs while splashing around and having fun with their favorite adult buddy.

Pike with Parent
This class is a TRANSITIONAL CLASS from Parent/Child to Pike for those meeting the age requirement of 2 to 4 years old. It is a class for beginners with little or no experience with swimming lessons. The parents will enter the small pool with the child and perform skills with them. This is a 45 minute class: 30 minutes of instruction w/ teacher and 15 minutes of “free time” for child and parent to practice skills or reward good behavior/performance.

Pike
This is a class for those meeting the age requirement of 3 years old to those in or entering Kindergarten. It is a beginning level for those with little or no swimming/swim lesson experience. The child will be in the water with an instructor and without the parent. Class is held in the small pool and is 45 minutes long.

Eels
This class is 45 minutes long and is held in the LARGE pool. Participants must be 3 years old to those in or entering Kindergarten. The child must have passed the Pike level and/or be able to complete the following skills to participate at the Eel swim level:

  • Be fully adjusted to and comfortable in the water alone
  • Enter/exit the water independently
  • Facial submersion
  • Blow bubbles
  • Bobs (submersing body under Water several times in a row with no hesitation)
  • Front float w/face in the water independently
  • Front float w/flutter kick 10-20 ft. unassisted
  • Back float w/ proper head and body position unassisted
  • Back float w/ kicking and sculling (little arm movements) 10-20 ft. unassisted
  • Stroke and kick on front w/face in the water for 20 ft. unassisted w/breathing
  • Proper use of kickboards and other floatation devices unassisted

Rays
This class is a 45 minute class held in the LARGE pool and is intended for those 3 years old to those in or entering Kindergarten that have passed the Eel level and/or are able to complete the following skills:

  • Front float w/flutter kick, streamline position for length of the pool unassisted.
  • Front crawl for of the pool length w/rotary breathing (to the side, ear in the water), bent arm recovery and flutter kick
  • Back float w/kicking and sculling (small under water arm movements at the side) for 1 length of the pool w/proper head and body position and flutter kick
  • Roll from a front float to back float and back float to front float unassisted
  • Use of kickboard on front and back for 2 lengths of the pool unassisted
  • Safety Jump and return to the wall unassisted in deep water
  • Introduction to treading water (up to 15 seconds) and sidestroke

Any Preschooler who is too advanced for the Ray swim lesson level will he placed into the Minnow level with our Youth age group.

Aquatic Director approval is required prior to registering a Preschool aged swimmer into any Youth Level swim lesson. If you believe that your child should be in a level above RAYS, please contact the Aquatic Director for approval to register for the Minnow level. A Minnow must be able to complete the following skills:

  • Front Crawl unassisted for 1 length w/rotary breathing (breathing to the side rather than lifting head forward), bent arm recovery and good straight leg flutter kick
  • Back crawl unassisted for 1 length with proper head and body position, good straight leg flutter kick and proper hand position (thumb out of water first, pinky in first)
  • Sidestroke for 1 length unassisted
  • Treading water for 30 seconds unassisted
  • Introduction to the Whip Kick (frog kick) and sculling on the back
  • Introduction to Breaststroke
  • Standing dive in deep water unassisted
  • Introduction to the Dolphin Kick (the kick used in Butterfly stroke)

Please be advised: If a child has been registered for the incorrect swim lesson level we reserve the right to require that child to be transferred to the correct level (when possible) or withdraw from the class with a full credit toward the next session of lessons. This is not only for safety of the child and the other children in that class, but also out of courtesy to those who have been placed in the correct level for their abilities so that they may receive the level of instruction necessary for their progression to the next level. We appreciate your cooperation with this matter. Any questions may be directed to Stacy Harlan, Aquatic Director.

Youth: 1st grade to 12 years old (All youth level classes are held in our large pool and are 45 minutes long)

Polliwog
This class is a beginner level for those with little to no swimming/swim lesson experience. Class is 45 minutes long and held in the shallow end of the pool with little introduction to the deep end of the pool.

Guppy
Participants of this level must have completed the POLLIWOG level and/or are able to complete the following swimming skills:

  • Adjustment to the water and feels comfortable in and around the water
  • Enter and exit water unassisted
  • Facial submersion
  • Blow bubbles
  • Bobs (going underwater several times in a row with little to no hesitation)
  • Front float w/face in the water unassisted
  • Front float w/flutter kick and face in the water 20 to 30 feet unassisted
  • Back float w/proper head and body position unassisted
  • Introduction to Back Crawl
  • Streamline glide unassisted
  • Stroke and kick on front w/face in the water for 20-30 ft. unassisted
  • Roll from front float to a back float & from back float to a front float unassisted
  • Use of kickboards or other floatation unassisted
  • Jump into the water and return to the wall unassisted

Minnow
Participants of this level must have completed the GUPPY level and/or are able to complete the following swimming skills:

  • Front Crawl for 1 length of the pool w/rotary breathing (turning head to the side and not lifting it out of the water), bent arm recovery and good flutter kick
  • Back float w/kicking and sculling (small arm movement w/arms at the sides) for 1 length of the pool w/proper head and body position and flutter kick
  • Back Crawl 1 length with intro to proper over-arm movement
  • Use of kickboard on front and back for 2 lengths of the pool unassisted
  • Jump into water, swim to middle of pool on front, tread water for 10 seconds and return to the wall on back unassisted in deep water
  • Tread water for 1 minute
  • Side Stroke for 1 length unassisted

Fish
Participants of this level must have completed the MINNOW level and/or are able to complete the following swimming skills:

  • Front crawl unassisted for 4 lengths of the pool w/bilateral rotary breathing (head turning side to side rather than lifting head out of the water to breath), bent arm recovery and good straight leg flutter kick
  • Back Crawl unassisted for 2 lengths of the pool w/proper head and body position, good straight leg flutter kick and proper hand position (as hand leaves the water the thumb comes out first and as it enters the water the pinky finger enters first).
  • Side stroke for 1 length w/proper technique and coordination
  • Tread water for 5 minutes unassisted
  • Coordination of the Breaststroke and Elementary Backstroke
  • Standing dive in deep water unassisted
  • Resting stroke for 5 minutes (basic survival float on front)
  • Endurance swim (12 lengths consisting of the 5 strokes learned thus far)

Flying Fish
Participants of this level must have completed the FISH level and/or are able to complete the following swimming skills:

  • Front Crawl for 6 lengths continuous in good form
  • Back crawl for 4 lengths continuous in good form
  • Breaststroke for 2 lengths continuous with good form and rhythm
  • Elementary Backstroke for 2 lengths continuous with good form and rhythm
  • Sidestroke for 2 lengths continuous in good form
  • Introduction to Butterfly
  • Endurance swim mile (18 to 20 lengths)
  • Introduction to flip Turns
  • Float for 10 minutes

Shark
Participants of this level must have completed the FLYING FISH level and/or are able to complete the following swimming skills:

  • Front Crawl for 4 lengths w/ Bilateral Breathing (to both sides) and continuous
  • Back Crawl 4 lengths continuous with good form and rhythm
  • Introduction to the Back Crawl flip turn
  • Breaststroke for 4 lengths in good form and w/ good rhythm
  • Elementary Backstroke for 4 lengths w/ good form and good rhythm
  • Sidestroke for 4 lengths - Alternating side with each length in good form
  • Lifesaving stroke (front crawl w/head out of the water) 2 lengths
  • Intro to 100 yard Individual Medley (I.M.) which means 1 length of each stroke continuous in this order: Butterfly, Back Crawl, Breaststroke, Front Crawl
  • Endurance swim – mile (18 -20 lengths)
  • Tread water for 10 minutes while alternating the whip kick, eggbeater kick, scissor kick, bicycle, and flutter kick

Please be advised: If a child has been registered for the incorrect swim lesson level we reserve the right to require that child to be transferred to the correct level (when possible) or withdraw from the class with a full credit toward the next session of lessons. This is not only for the safety of your child and the other children in that class, but also out of courtesy to those who have been placed in the correct level for their abilities so that they may receive the level of instruction necessary for their progression to the next level. We appreciate your cooperation with this matter. Any questions may be directed to Stacy Harlan, Aquatic Director.

Pool Photos
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Lap Swim Pool
25 Yards
6 Lanes
4 to 9 ft. deep
Approximately 81 degrees
Shallow Warm Water Pool
4 Lanes
3 to 4 ft. deep
Approximately 88 degrees
Lift Available

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