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TUSCARAWAS COUNTY YMCA

DOVER, OH

AQUATICS


Rules

Large Pool Rules
Small Pool Rules
Whirlpool Rules

Lifeguarding Class

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.

Swim Team
Our swim team is open to any youth YMCA Member that can complete a full length of the pool with Front Crawl and Back Crawl strokes.
Not sure if Team is right for you?
Sign Up for at 2 Week Trial. Registration Required
Trial is Free for Y Members and Others Program Code 1AQTEAMTRIAL
At completion of the trial time please register for TEAM using pricing below.
Must also be a Y Member.
Season Begins Mon, Oct 2
Season: October 2-February
Swimmer is required to be a full YMCA member of our facility to be eligible.
Practice: Monday–Friday (subject to change in November)
13 yrs and older 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
12 yrs and younger 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Meets are held on Saturdays. Some travel is required for away meets.
Questions: Contact Aquatics Director Stacy Harlan stacy@tuscymca.org or
330-364-5511 Ext 314
Cost by Membership Type: Program Code: 1AQTEAM01
Family YMCA Membership $100 per child/season
Youth YMCA Membership $125 per child/season
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.

We put safety first

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Law (“Lindsay’s Law”) Signature Page

On March 14, 2017, Lindsay’s Law became effective in Ohio. This new law addresses Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in youth athletes. SCA is the leading cause of death in student athletes 19 years of age or younger. SCA occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. This cuts off blood flow to the brain and other vital organs. SCA is fatal if not treated immediately.

The new law applies to youth sports organizations, which is defined as any public or nonpublic entity that organizes an athletic activity in which the athletes are not more than 19 years old and are required to pay a fee to participate in the athletic activity or whose cost to participate is sponsored by a business or nonprofit organization. The law applies to youth athletes who wish to practice for or compete in athletic activities organized by a youth sports organization.

Before a youth athlete in an athletic activity, the athlete must submit to the youth sports organization a form signed by the athlete and the parent, guardian, or other person having care or charge of the athlete stating that they have received and reviewed a copy of the guidelines regarding sudden cardiac arrest. A completed form must be submitted each year for each athletic activity in which the student or athlete participates.

Both the form and guidelines to provide to the athlete and parent are available for download at http://www.odh.ohio.gov/landing/Lindsays-Law.aspx.

Coaches also have the following specific responsibilities under the law:

1. Annual completion of the required SCA training course approved by the Ohio Department of Health. This training is available at http://www.odh.ohio.gov/landing/Lindsays-Law.aspx.

2. Preventing the following students from participating in athletic activities until the coach receives written clearance by a licensed health professional: (a) A youth whose biological parent, sibling, or child has previously experienced SCA, and (b) any youth athlete that experiences syncope or fainting before, during, or after a practice, scrimmage, or competitive play.

3. Removing from an athletic activity a youth athlete who faints or passes out before, during, or after the activity. Before returning to the activity, the youth athlete must be seen by a health care professional and cleared in writing.

The health care professionals who may evaluate and clear youth athletes are a physician (MD or DO), a certified nurse practitioner, a clinical nurse specialist, or certified nurse midwife.

The youth sports organization must establish a penalty for any coach that fails to comply with the above requirements.

As in the concussion law, the law provides that a youth sports organization or official, employee, or volunteer of the organization, including a coach, generally is not liable in damages in a civil action for injury, death, or loss to person or property allegedly arising from providing services or performing duties required by the bill. The immunity from liability does not apply if the act or omission constitutes willful or wanton misconduct.

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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