Adult Swim Lessons

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Adult Lessons

Progress at your own pace and develop the skills needed to swim safely for fun or exercise. Students will learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning water acclimation, forward and backward movement, and rhythmic breathing. We help swimmers overcome fears, build confidence in the water and develop swimming skills that last a lifetime.

Class Placement

Use this tool to decide which class is best for you.

Level 1

Does not know how to put their face in the water, or how to float, or swim.

Level 2

Comfortable putting their face in the water and floating.

Swim Lesson Details

Fees:

Tuesday & Thursday Classes:
Rec Pass Member $35, Basic Member $40, Non Member $45

Register online at https://www.ywcagettysburg.org/membership/on-line-registration-payment/

Class Sessions & Times

Swim Lessons in will be held at the Indoor Swimming Pool.

Thursday Classes

Session 6A1 June 11, 13, 28, 20 (Register by June 10)
Thursdays: 9:30am-10:30am

Session 6A2 June 25, 27, July 2, 5 (Register by June 24)
Thursdays: 9:30am-10:30am

Session 7A1 July 9, 11, 16, 18 (Register by July 8)
Thursdays: 9:30am-10:30am

Session 7A2 July 23, 25, 30, August 1 (Register by July 22)
Thursdays: 9:30am-10:30am

Session 8A1 August 6, 8, 13, 15¬ (Register by August 5)
Thursdays: 9:30am-10:30am

Session 8A2 August 20, 22, 27, 29 (Register by August 19)
Thursdays: 9:30am-10:30am

Teen Swim Lessons

 

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Progress at your own pace and develop the skills needed to swim safely for fun or exercise. Students will learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning water acclimation, forward and backward movement, and rhythmic breathing. We help swimmers overcome fears, build confidence in the water and develop swimming skills that last a lifetime.

Class Placement

Use this tool to decide which class is best for you.

Level 1

Does not know how to put their face in the water, or how to float, or swim.

Level 2

Comfortable putting their face in the water and floating.

Swim Lesson Details

Fees:

Thursday Classes:
Rec Pass Member $32, Basic Member $40, Non Member $45

Register online at https://www.ywcagettysburg.org/membership/on-line-registration-payment/

Class Sessions & Times

Swim Lessons in will be held at the Indoor Swimming Pool.

Thursday Classes

Session 6TN1 June 11, 13, 28, 20 (Register by June 10)
Thursdays: 10:30am-11:30am

Session 6TN2 June 25, 27, July 2, 5 (Register by June 24)
Thursdays: 10:30am-11:30am

Session 7TN1 July 9, 11, 16, 18¬ (Register by July 8)
Thursdays: 10:30am-11:30am

Session 7TN2 July 23, 25, 30, August 1 (Register by July 22)
Thursdays: 10:30am-11:30am

Session 8TN1 August 6, 8, 13, 15 (Register by August 5)
Thursdays: 10:30am-11:30am

Session 8TN2 August 20, 22, 27, 29 (Register by August 19)
Thursdays: 10:30am-11:30am

 

Aquatics Summer Apprenticeship Program

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Summer Apprenticeship Program

This is for anyone ages 12-18 who likes helping people, teaching people, and keeping our aquatic facility clean and ordered. This person must also be willing to help with special YWCA events in and out of the Aquatics department.

The apprentice will work side by side with the Aquatics Director. The Aquatics Director will mentor the individual in work ethic, time management, and will respect the individual like another employee. The apprentice must enjoy being around water, but does not have to be a perfect swimmer.

Application

Applications will be received until June 28th

All hours in the Apprenticeship program will be counted as community service work. This opportunity will be great to put on college and work resumes.

Interested candidates can email the Aquatics Director, Cora Rhoads, via email at crhoads@ywcagettysburg.org or call (717-334-9171 ext. 129) for more information.

Sessions & Times

Session 6

June 5th – 28th

Monday through Friday 8am – 4pm (flexible days & times between this time frame)

Session 7

July 22nd – August 16th

Monday through Friday 8am – 4pm (flexible days & times between this time frame)

Glow Swim

Every Friday Night 7pm – 9pm at the Indoor Pool

Between June 7th – August 16th

Event Details

Glow swim is a night of fun for families. The swimming pool will be glowing with glow sticks at the bottom of the pool and popular music will be playing. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The adult does not have to swim, but must stay in the pool area watching the child or children. Children can take as many glow sticks home with them as they want at the end of the night.

Entry Fees

Rec Pass Members: FREE

Basic & Non-Members: $5 (Pay at the front desk)

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Adult Learn to Lap Lessons

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Learn to Lap Swim

This is for any adult who is comfortable in the water.

Learn to Lap Swim with us! This class will teach you all the knowledge you need to confidently lap swim for fitness. This class will focus on building endurance, improving the front crawl (freestyle) and the backstroke. Other focuses will also include learning how to do open turns and/or flip turns at the wall, and improve your ability to breathe rhythmically.

You will be coached through a series of workouts, based on your swimming level, so that you will have all the tools you need to prepare yourself to swim laps as a form of fitness.

Class Details

Fees:

Rec Pass Members $35

Basic Members $49

Non Members $51

Class Sessions & Times

Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:30am – 9:30am

Session 6AL

June 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th, 25th, 27th

Register by June 3rd

Session 7AL

July 2nd, 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th, 30th

Register by July 1st

Session 8AL

August 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, 27th, 29th

Register by August 5th

 

 

Group Aquatic Training Programs

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Deep Water Group Training with Linda

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:40am – 10:40am

A medium to high intensity workout in deep water for all ages and ability levels. Emphasis is on deep water cardio, range-of-motion movement for joints, stretching, and balance. Excellent for those looking for the next level up in there water exercises. This course is a progression in fitness. This is taught by an instructor certified by the United States Water Fitness Association and holds a personal fitness trainer certification. This class will be limited to 19 people. (5 weeks; 10 classes)

Session 6: June 11 РJuly 16 (no class July 4)     Must register by June 10

Session 7: July 23 РAugust 22                              Must register by July 22

Session 9: September 3 РOctober 3                    Must register by September 1

Rec Pass Members $8.50, Basic Members $16.50, Non Members $21

Shallow Water Group Training with Linda

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11:30am – 12:30pm

A medium to high intensity workout in the shallow water for all ages and ability levels. This is a class for people who want to strengthen their joints and increase their mobility without pain or strain. This course is a progression in fitness. This is taught by an instructor certified by the United States Water Fitness Association and holds a personal fitness trainer certification. This class will be limited to 19 people. (5 weeks; 15 classes)

Session 6: June 3 РJuly 8                                  Must register by June 2

Session 7: July 15 РAugust 16                         Must register by July 14

Session 8: August 26 РSept 30 (No class Sept 2)     Must register by Aug 25

Rec Pass Members $10, Basic Members $20, Non Members $25

Personal Water Fitness Trainer

This is for any adult who would like one on one water fitness training. This is great for anyone coming out of therapy. This is by appointment only. All participants who are interested can email crhoads@ywcagettysburg.org or call (717-334-9171 ext. 129) the aquatics director for fan appointment with a water fitness trainer. A medical release form is required of all participants. One can be emailed or mailed out to anyone interested.

Our water fitness trainer is Linda Denniston. She comes with over 15 years of fitness training. She is certified through the United States Water Fitness Association and Aerobics and Fitness Association of America.

Rec Pass Member Fee $40/hr, Basic Member Fee $60/hr

Lifeguard Instructor Course

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Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Course

Lifeguard Instructor course will train and certify participants to be a national Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED Instructor, valid for 2 years. We teach a blended learning course format with online education, classroom and in-water components. This is a 24  hour course that includes 4 practice teaching sessions, in which the students each teach a portion of the lifeguard course.

Fee: $250

Register online: https://payments.ywcagettysburg.org/

Prerequisites

You must pass the pre-course skills test prior to May 14th.  This can be done by appointment starting May 6th.

  • Be at least 17¬† years old.
  • Have a current basic-level certification in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.
  • Successfully complete the online introduction to the course.
  • Obtain all instructor and participant manuals and DVD.
  • Pass all pre-course skills test: do all in water rescues and extrications, and demonstrate CPR/AED skills.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a pre-course skills test appointment, please contact the Instructor Trainer via email at crhoads@ywcagettysburg.org or call (717-334-9171 ext. 129)

Class Dates & Times

May 14th, 15th, 16th

8:00am – 4:00pm

Lifeguard Course

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Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course

This is a blended learning course. Participants must try out to enter the course. Once they pass the tryout, then they can do the 7 hours of course work online and 24 hours of practical skills on land and in the water. This course provides certification in Lifeguarding, First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogen Training, Administration of Emergency Oxygen, Epi-Pen, Asthma Inhaler and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer for 2 years.

Fee: $150
Register online: https://payments.ywcagettysburg.org/

Try Outs

Everyone must try out to determine whether or not they can take the class.

The tryout consists of:

  • A nonstop 300-meter swim (front crawl / freestyle / or breast stroke)
  • Tread water without your hands for 2 minutes
  • Dive for a 10 pound brick, swim 15 meters on your back with it, and get out of the pool in under 1 minute and 40 seconds

If you pass the tryout, then you can enter the Lifeguarding course.

Please contact Cora Rhoads at 717-334-9171 ext. 129 or by email at crhoads@ywcagettysburg.org to set up a pre-course tryout appointment.

Upcoming Courses & Try Out Dates

*April 30th Lifeguard Class has been Canceled*

Session 5 Class

Try Out: May 13 at 5pm

Class Times: May 17th 5pm – 9pm, May 18th 8am – 4:30pm, May 19th 8am – 4:30pm

Session 6 Class

Try Out: June 13 at 8am

Class Times: June 21st 5pm – 9pm, June 22nd 8am – 4:30pm, June 23rd 8am – 4:30pm

Session 7 Class

Try Out: July 18th at 8am

Class Times: July 26th 5pm Р9pm, July 27th 8am Р4:30pm, July 28th 8am Р4:30pm

Session 8 Class

Try Out: August 5th -7th at 10am – 11am by appointment only.

Class Times: August 9th 5pm Р9pm, August 10th 8am Р4:30pm, August 11th 8am Р4:30pm

Steps to Successfully Passing the Course

  1. Read the lifeguard manual.
  2. Finish all online course work.
  3. Attend all class days.
  4. Pass the written exams and rescue scenarios on the last day of class.

Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Course

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Red Cross Basic First Aid, CPR, AED Course

This is a Basic First Aid and Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED blended learning course taught through the American Red Cross.  This course is designed for anyone over the age of 16, who would like to be certified.  This certification is good for 2 years.

Class Details

This is a blended learning course.  You will be expected to spend about 2-3 hours online.  The online portion of this course is expected to be completed prior to the skills day scheduled at the YWCA.

Fee: $80

Register at http://www.ywcagettysburg.org/on-line-registration-payment/

Students are to register for this course by paying the YWCA fee for the skills/teaching portion of this course.  Everyone must pay prior to the class date. Once this fee is paid, the student must contact the Aquatics Director, Cora Rhoads, via email crhoads@ywcagettysburg.org to have the online course link emailed to them.

Upcoming Blended Learning Class Dates & Times

Registration is now open for all dates. Register online at least 3 days before the course begins to allow time to do the online course work.

Session 6

June 12, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Register by June 9th

Session 7

July 17, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

 Register by July 14th

Session 8

August 14, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Register by August 11th

 

 

 

Personal Water Fitness Trainer

Personal Water Fitness Trainer

This is for any adult who would like one on one water fitness training. This is great for anyone coming out of therapy. This is by appointment only. All participants who are interested can email crhoads@ywcagettysburg.org or call (717-334-9171 ext. 129) the aquatics director for fan appointment with a water fitness trainer. A medical release form is required of all participants. One can be emailed or mailed out to anyone interested.

Our water fitness trainer is Linda Denniston. She comes with over 15 years of fitness training. She is certified through the United States Water Fitness Association and Aerobics and Fitness Association of America.

Rec Pass Member Fee $40/hr, Basic Member Fee $60/hr

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