Swim Clinic for Ages 9-18

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Swim Clinic for Young Swimmers!

Improve with extra coaching

The focus of these clinics will be improving technique for starts, strokes and turns, focusing on a different stroke each week.

Clinic Details

Fees Per Student, Per Session:

Rec: $5,  Basic $10,  Non Member $12

Register online by Clicking Here

Clinic Sessions & Times

Session 8A Wednesday, August 7 (Register by August 6)
7:00pm-8:30pm

Session 8B Wednesday, August 14 (Register by August 13)
7:00pm-8:30pm

Session 8C Wednesday, August 21 (Register by August 20)
7:00pm-8:30pm

Session 8D Wednesday, August 28 (Register by August 27)
7:00pm-8:30pm

Session 9A Wednesday, September 4 (Register by September 3)
7:00pm-8:30pm

Session 9B Wednesday, September 11 (Register by September 10)
7:00pm-8:30pm

Session 9C Sunday, September 15 (Register by September 14)
2:00pm-3:30pm

Session 9D Sunday, September 22 (Register by September 21)
2:00pm-3:30pm

Session 9E Sunday, September 29 (Register by September 28)
2:00pm-3:30pm

 

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 (2 weeks):
Rec Pass Member $34, Basic Member $44, Non Member $46

Fall Registration Open

Register online by Clicking Here

Class Sessions & Times

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

Tuesday & Thursday Classes

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

Session 9 Sept. 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 (Register by September 9)
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10:45am-11:45am

Session 10 Oct. 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 (Register by October 7)
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10:45am-11:45am

Session 11 Nov. 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21 (Register by November 4)
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10:45am-11:45am

 

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 (2 weeks):
Rec Pass Member $32, Basic Member $40, Non Member $45

Summer Registration is Open

Register online by Clicking Here

Class Sessions & Times

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

Thursday Classes (2 weeks session)

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

 

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 $39

Basic Members $49

Non Members $51

Fall Registration is Open

Class Sessions & Times

Session 8AL

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

Register by August 5th

Session 9A

September 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26

Register by September 9th

Session 9B

September 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, Oct. 2

Register by September 15th

Session 10A

October 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24

Register by October 7th

Session 10B

October 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30

Register by October 13th

Session 11

November 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21

Register by November 4th

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 7: July 23 – August 22                              Must register by July 22

Session 9: September 3 – October 8                    Must register by September 2

Session 10: October 15 – November 14               Must register by October 14

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 7: July 15 – August 16                         Must register by July 14

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

Session 9: October 14 – November 15            Must register by October 13

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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American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Course

American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor course will train and certify participants to be a national Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED Instructor for the Professional Rescuer. 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 to get into the course.
This can be done by appointment.

  • 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, Cora Rhoads via email at crhoads@ywcagettysburg.org or call (717-334-9171 ext. 129)

Class Dates & Times

Dates for the Fall of 2019 to come!

Lifeguard Course

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American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification

This is a blended learning course. Participants must try out to enter the course. Once they pass the try-out, then they can do the 7 hours of course work online and 20 hours of practical skills on land and in the water. This course provides certification in Lifeguarding, First Aid, 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 try-out 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 try-out, then you can enter the Lifeguard course.

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

Upcoming Courses & Try Out Dates

Special Note:

The dates here are correct. The dates in the printed Yworks booklet were from an instructor that is no longer going to teach.  We didn’t learn about that change until after the books had been printed.

August Class

Try Out: None

Class Times: Cancelled

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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Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Course

This is an Adult & Pediatric 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 8

*Aug 14 class rescheduled to Aug 21*

August 21, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Register by August 20th

 

 

 

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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