Youth Swim Lessons
SPLASH! FREE WATER SAFETY AND STROKE DEVELOPMENT CLASSES
Splash programs will be held at six different locations this year: please click on your local apartment complex or the Y for the relevant details.
Splash! at the Ann Arbor YMCA, June 17-21
Ypsi Splash! at Aspen Chase, Free water safety classes will be offered for children aged 5-10, July 15-19, 1-2 p.m.
Ypsi Splash! at The Villas, Free water safety classes will be offered for children aged 5-10, June 24-28th, 1-2 p.m.
Ypsi Splash! at Roundtree,Free water safety classes will be offered for children aged 5-10, July15-19th, 1- 2 p.m.
Ypsi Splash! at Golfside Lake Free water safety classes will be offered for children aged 5-10, July 8-12, 1-2 p.m.
Ann Arbor Splash! at Evergreen, Free water safety classes will be offered for children aged 5-10, July 15-19th, 1- 2 p.m.
Pool Severe Weather Policy:The YMCA of the USA recommends that indoor pools be closed during a lightning storm. If lightning occurs in the area, the indoor or outdoor pool is cleared when either of the following occurs: (1) cloud-to-ground lightning is observed, and less than 30 seconds pass from seeing a flash and hearing thunder from that flash; (2) in-cloud lightning is occurring overhead. The pool can be considered safe to reoccupy 30 minutes after the last lightning is seen or thunder is heard.
While bonding and grounding of a facility may add a level of protection, there is no way to completely reduce the risk of electrocution in an indoor pool during an electrical storm. The Ann Arbor YMCA follows a policy to evacuate the pool and other wet areas when lightning is present, threatening, or when the conditions are right. For further information on this policy, please see our website, www.annarborymca.org
Youth Development at the ANN ARBOR YMCA
Here at the Ann Arbor Y it is our goal to go about the work of Youth Development intentionally and in every aspect of our organization. It is the job of every staff member and volunteer to help young people grow. In order to do that, we have adopted the 40 developmental assets as our frame work. The Developmental Assets, developed by the Search Institute, are 40 common sense, positive experiences and qualities that help influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible, successful adults. Please click on the highlighted link to learn how the assets are used to help our staff and programs make the biggest possible impact on the youth we serve.
Private/ Semi-Private Swim Lessons are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. Semi-private swim lessons are limited to two (2) participants. All lessons are 30 minutes long, and they begin and end with the session for which they were purchased. Private/Semi-Private Lessons are for individuals three years and older.
When registration begins for classes, it also begins for Private/Semi-Private Lessons. Interested patrons should complete and/or submit a request for Private Lessons form. Please be aware that it may take up to 14 business days to schedule a lesson, and that registration ends the second week into classes. Please click the following link to submit a Request for Private/Semi-Private Lesson
Applications are not accepted over the phone. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Christina Wackenheim, Aquatics Director at 734-661-8050 or at cwackenheim[at]annarborymca.org.
These classes are designed for both the parent and the child. Parents accompany their children into the water and work with them to learn basic swimming skills as well as water safety. The class is song- and game-oriented to keep it lively and fun! One or two adults must accompany each child. Three levels are offered based on the age of the child:
Youth Aquatics Safety Assistance (YASA) (Ages 14 and up)
Teaches basic lifeguarding skills. Upon completion of course participants are eligible to volunteer for teaching and deck assistant positions with the aquatics department.
YMCA Lifeguard Course (Ages 16 and up)
Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a two-year certification for YMCA Lifeguarding. Participants must be able to swim 500 yards, tread water, and retrieve objects from a depth of 12 feet of water. CPR PR/AED/O2 and First Aid certifications must be obtained prior to this course; proof of these certifications are due on the first day of class. All class sessions must be attended to receive certification. Books and materials provided.