AQUATICS

 

NEW AQUATICS REQUIREMENT (pertains to open swim and swm lessons for youth ages 7-13)

THEIR SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY

Swim testing effective February 1, 2017

Please read the information flyer concerning our new aquatics requirement

There are two pages to this flyer:

the first one is for the general membership; the second one for for our Before/After School Friends Club

 

OPEN SWIM TIMES
(open times are subject to change without notice)

(August 14, 2017-May 26, 2018)


Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 4-5:30 p.m.
Saturday - 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Sunday - 1:30-3:30 p.m. (Sunday open swim begins September 10)


EVENING
Monday-Friday - 7:30-8:30 p.m.


FAMILY SWIM
Friday - 6:30-7:30 p.m.

 

SWIM LESSON SESSIONS/REGISTRATION WEEKS

FALL I SESSION – September 11-October 21, 2017

REGISTRATION WEEKS*

Week of July 24 for FREMONT FAMILY YMCA members who participated in the summer II session or were wait listed

Week of July 31 for FREMONT FAMILY YMCA members who did not participate in the summer II session

Week of August 7 for non-members

FALL II SESSION – November 6-December 16, 2017*

REGISTRATION WEEKS*

Week of October 16 for FREMONT FAMILY YMCA members who participated in the fall I session or were wait listed

Week of October 23 for FREMONT FAMILY YMCA members who did not participate in the fall I session

Week of October 30 for non-members

*Swim lessons are being changed for the fall II session and all information concerning this change is not yet available, but it will be before the fall II session registration begins.

WINTER SESSION – January 16-February 26, 2018*

REGISTRATION WEEKS*

Week of Dec. 11 for FREMONT FAMILY YMCA members who participated in fall II session or were wait listed

Week of December 18 for FREMONT FAMILY YMCA members who did not participate in the fall II session

Week of December 25 for non-members

*The winter session and registration weeks for swim lessons have yet to be set at the time of this printing. Please look for them in the 2018 winter/spring program guide.

*REMEMBER!!! You cannot register for the next session until you attend the final class of the current session so you know what level to register for.

 

PROGRESSIVE SWIM CLASSES

SHRIMP (6 to 18 months)
Parent accompanied (at least one parent per child please)
A) Tuesday - 10:30-11 a.m.
B) Saturday - 9-9:30 a.m.

PERCH (18 months to 3 years old)
Parent accompanied (at least one parent per child please)
A) Monday - 10:30-11 a.m.
B) Monday - 5:35-6:05 p.m.
C) Thursday - 6:15-6:50 p.m.
D) Saturday - 9:40-10:10 a.m.
The objective of the Shrimp and Perch class is to get both the parent and child comfortable in the water. The child explores a new environment while the parent learns how to teach the child to be safer in and around the water. Classes are designed so the child has fun while the parent urges him or her to learn aquatic skills. The child will be exposed to games that use basic movements in the water, such as kicking, arm strokes and breath control.

RAY (must be at least age 4)
This class is designed for new swimmers, teaching basic stroke and kicking skills, pool safety and comfort with holding the face in water while blowing bubbles and swimming, front and back kicks with a noodle along with floats.
A) Monday - 11-11:35 a.m.
B) Monday - 5:35-6:10 p.m.
C) Tuesday - 4:30-5:05 p.m.
D) Tuesday - 5:40-6:15 p.m.
E) Thursday - 4:30-5:05 p.m.
F) Thursday - 5:05-5:40 p.m.
G) Saturday - 11:40 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

STARFISH (must be age 5 first day of class)
Children work on front/back crawl and front/back float 20 seconds, front and back glides, front and back kick with kick board.
A) Tuesday - 11-11:35 a.m.
B) Tuesday - 5:05-5:40 p.m.
C) Tuesday - 6:15-6:50 p.m.
D) Thursday - 5:40-6:15 p.m.
E) Saturday - 10:20-10:55 a.m.

POLLIWOG (must be age 6 first day of class)
Continue working on front and back floats and glides with longer time and distances, front and back kick with kick board 25 yards, front and back crawl, start with dives and also treading water.
A) Tuesday - 5:40-6:15 p.m.
B) Tuesday - 6:15-6:50 p.m.
C) Thursday - 5:05-5:40 p.m.
D) Thursday - 6:15-6:50 p.m.
E) Saturday - 9-9:35 a.m.
F) Saturday - 11-11:35 a.m.

GUPPY (mastered Polliwog skills)
Front and back float one minute, retrieve object off five foot floor, summersault front and back, front and back crawl 25 yards with rotary breathing, jump off diving board.
A) Monday - 6:10-6:45 p.m.
B) Tuesday - 4:30-5:05 p.m.
C) Tuesday - 5:05-5:40 p.m.
D) Thursday - 4:30-5:05 p.m.
E) Thursday - 5:40-6:15 p.m.
F) Saturday - 11-11:35 a.m.


MINNOW (mastered Guppy skills)
Children refine front/back crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke and elementary back-stroke 25 yards; front/back float two minutes and tread water one minute; dive from side and dive from diving board.
A) Tuesday - 5:05-5:40 p.m.
B) Thursday - 4:30-5:05 p.m.
C) Saturday - 9:40-10:15 a.m.

FISH (mastered Minnow skills)
Children learn to swim front/back crawl, sidestroke, breast-stroke, elementary backstroke 50 yards; butterfly 25 yards; float three minutes; tread three minutes; compact and standing dives.
A) Tuesday - 4:30-5:05 p.m.
B) Thursday - 5:05-5:40 p.m.
C) Saturday - 10:20-10:55 a.m.

SHARK (Flying Fish has merged with Shark; mastered Fish skills to advance to Shark)

Children learn to swim front/back crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke, elementary backstroke with open turns, butterfly, float and tread water. This class is a lead into swim team and lifeguarding.
A) Monday - 6:10-6:45 p.m.

COST of SWIM LESSONS
FREMONT FAMILY YMCA members - Free
Non-members - $28/35 minute class; $24/30 minute class
*Private lessons - $30/30 minutes/1 student; 5 lessons/$145/1 student; 5 lessons/$175/2 students
*You must be a FREMONT FAMILY YMCA member and age four or older for private lesson

 

F.A.S.T. (Fremont Area Swim Team) SWIM TEAM

Begins Monday, August 21, 2017 for senior group (high school); Monday, September 11 for silver, gold and bronze group (middle school and younger)

Registration deadline – You can sign up anytime to participate on the swim team

Ages – Kindergarten through high school (you must be an FFY member to participate)

Parent’s meeting – Monday, August 28, 5:30-6 p.m., for senior group; Tuesday, September 5, 6-6:30 p.m., for silver, gold and bronze group

Cost - youth will be divided into four groups. Each participant must purchase a YMCA membership.

Bronze group cost (participants determined by age and/or ability) $20 per month per swimmer plus $5 coach’s travel fee.

Silver group cost (participants determined by age and/or ability) $30 per month per swimmer plus $5 coach’s travel fee.

Gold group cost (participants determined by age and/or ability) $60 per month per swimmer plus $5 coach’s travel fee. $48 per month per swimmer (for an additional sibling) plus $5 coach’s travel fee.

Senior group cost (high school swimmers)
$95 per month per swimmer plus $5 coach’s travel fee.
$76 per month per swimmer (for an additional sibling) plus $5 coach’s travel fee.

Financial assistance is available. Discount available if on free or reduced lunches. Please contact Claire at 402-721-6952.

Registration fee $76 at www.fastymca.com (the month you sign up you do not pay the monthly fee).

Questions? Claire Wray, program director, 402-721-6952, clairep@fremontfamilyymca.org


 

OPEN LAP SWIMMING

The lap pool is available for adults only (18 and older) most operating hours.  The lap pool will be used for swim team practices throughout the summer.  When those hours have been established, they will be posted at the YMCA.

INSTRUCTIONAL POOL

The instructional pool is available for water and walking and other activities.  However, during swim lessons and water aerobic classes, the pool is open to class participants only.  No one under the age of 18 is allowed in the instructional pool with out a FREMONT FAMILY YMCA lifeguard on duty.

WHIRLPOOL

Located in the pool area, this co-ed facility is the best way to relax after a hard workout.  Adults only (18 and older).

POOL RULES

* Noodles, kickboards, pull buoys and water weights are for water fitness classes and swimming lessons only.  They are not to be used during open swim.

* In order for a youth to swim in the deep end or use the diving board outside of swimming lessons, he/she must be able to swim the width of the pool unassisted.

* No flips or back dives off of the diving board or pool deck.

* Youth 7 years old and younger must have an adult (18 and older) in the pool with them. 

BIRTHDAY POOL PARTIES

Pool parties can be scheduled during regular open swim times.  Private pool parties can also be scheduled, but you must allow at least two weeks notice so lifeguards can be scheduled.  Please make reservations at the Fremont Family YMCA font desk.  For prices and availability, please contact Claire Wray at the YMCA, 402-721-6952.


For more information on the above programs, please call 402-721-6952 and ask for Program Director, Claire Wray.