DILLON FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER (DFAC)
The Dillon Family Aquatic Center opened at the Fremont Family YMCA in February of 2018. This new, 30,000 square-foot facility houses one body of water with six 50-meter lanes running east and west, and twelve, 25-yard lanes that will accommodate competitive and recreational swimmers at the same time. In addition, there’s seating for upward of 400 people, two locker rooms, a hot tub, steam room, family changing rooms, a splash pad and a diving well.
For information regarding the Dillon Family Aquatic Center, contact Dian Christensen, program director, 402-721-6952, email@example.com
CURRENT FACILITY HOURS
Hours effective September 3, 2019
- Sunday - 12:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
- Monday-Thursday - 5:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
- Friday - 5:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
- Saturday - 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The pool/spa/steam room closes 15 minutes prior to the close of the facility.
Adults (age 18 and older) can lap swim or walk during all open facility hours.
Hours and closings are subject to change without notice.
Winter and Spring Swim Lessons
Winter Option 1 – Mondays/Wednesdays, Jan. 20-Feb. 12, 2020
Winter 2 – Option 1A – Thursdays, Feb. 13-Mar. 10, 2020
Winter 2 – Option 1B – Saturdays, Feb. 22-Mar. 28, 2020
Registration begins . . .
January 2 for Fremont Family YMCA members. January 13 for non-members
EARLY SPRING SESSION
Early spring option 1 – Mondays/Wednesdays, Mar. 2-25, 2020
Registration begins . . .
February 7 for Fremont Family YMCA members, February 24 for non-members
Spring Option 1 – Mondays/Wednesdays, Apr. 6-29, 2020
Spring Option 1A – Thursdays, April 2-May 7, 2020
Spring Option 1B – Saturdays, April 4-May 9, 2020
Registration begins . . .
March 25 for Fremont Family YMCA members, March 29 for non-members
COST of LESSONS 1x Weekly 2x Weekly
Fremont Family YMCA members $15 $20
Non-members $30 $40
Private lessons 5 lessons/$150/1 student
*You must be a Fremont Family YMCA member and age 4 or older for private lessons
Private Swim Lessons
The Fremont Family YMCA offers families the option of enrolling their child(ren) in private swim lessons. These lessons need to be scheduled directly with the Dillon Family Aquatics Center. The lessons are $125 for five, 30 minute lessons.
In Private Swim Lessons you will find:
- That a swimmer will proceed at their own pace. When more time is needed, more time will be given. If a swimmer moves more quickly take advantage of this! Group lessons can at times hold a swimmer back.
- A swimmer will have the full attention of the instructor for the entire lesson time. At times, when a swimmer is ready, they will proceed more rapidly because of the individualization, additional practice and repetitions during each lesson.
- An anxious swimmer can relax more due to one on one attention. An easily distracted swimmer can focus more if they are easily distracted in a group setting.
- Private lessons have more flexibility if schedules are less predictable.
Children of all ages love swimming and we'd love to help them learn to swim and/or improve their technique.
Get in touch with the Dillon Family Aquatics Center today! 402-753-9853 or contact Dian at firstname.lastname@example.org
Family and Kids Open Swim
In cooperation with Fremont Parks and Rec, the YMCA will be honoring Fremont city swim passes during the YMCA’s Family and Kids open swim times. NOTE – No one under 8 years of age is allowed in the pool unless accompanied by an adult (someone at least 18 years old).
COST – Free to Fremont Family YMCA members or those who hold a Fremont city swim pass; $5 for youth non-members (ages 6-17); $10 for adult non-members with a child.
- Sunday - 1p.m.-3 p.m.
- Monday - NO OPEN SWIM
- Tuesday - 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
- Wednesday and Thursday - NO OPEN SWIM
- Friday - 4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
- Saturday - 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Children age 8 and under or any swimmer wearing a life jacket MUST be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older in the pool at all times.
Open swim times are subject to change without notice
NEW AQUATICS REQUIREMENT (pertains to open swim and swim 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:
- General membership
- Before/After School Friends Club
Lifeguard Certification Classes
American Red Cross Spring 2020 Lifeguard Review Training Class
Cost: Members $70, Non-Members $115
Upon successful completion of the lifeguard review training course, participants will be certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. All certifications are valid for 2 years. However, per the state of Nebraska, CPR/AED certifications must be updated every year. If you have been previously certified, but more than 30 days has passed, you will need to take the course in its entirety. Candidate MUST attend all days for the full time.
April Review Lifeguard Class:
April 17th 5pm-7pm
April 18th 9am-3pm
American Red Cross Spring 2020 Lifeguard Training Class
What is the minimum age requirement? Participants must be 15 years of age by the last day of class to be eligible for certification.
Where do I start? You first need to register and complete a Pre-Course skills test. (Not needed if you are only re-certifying) Upon completion of the skills test, you can sign up at the Fremont Family YMCA-Dillon Family Aquatics Center.
How do I get registered? Fill out a registration form and return to the Dillon Family Aquatics Center along with payment in full.
I just need to renew my lifeguard, which class do I take? The lifeguard review course.
PRE-COURSE SKILLS TEST: This test must be completed prior to registering for Lifeguard Training Cost: Members $15, Non-Members $25
300 Yard Swim: Candidate must demonstrate proficiency in both front crawl and breaststroke. The swim must be continuous. There is no time limit.
Treading water: Candidate must demonstrate the ability to tread water without using their hands for two minutes.
Timed Element: Candidate will have 100 seconds to swim 20 yards, surface dive to the bottom of the 6 foot, retrieve a 10-pound object, return the 20 yards on their back, and exit the pool.
Please direct any questions to the Aquatics Program Director of Lifeguards/Swim Lessons, Susana Martinez. (402)721-6952 or email@example.com
School's Out Open Swim
On days that the Fremont Public Schools are out for break, the Dillon Family Aquatics Center will host Open Swims from 1-3pm. Open Swims are FREE to FFY Members, $5 for youth non-members, and $10 for adult non-members. These Open Swim times will be in addition to our regular Open Swim times. Dive in to the fun!
F.A.S.T. (Fremont Area Swim Team)
Interested in information about the F.A.S.T. program? Please email Eric Shanks at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402-753-9854.
FASTERS - Masters Swim Team
Fremont Area Swim Team (FAST) Masters “FASTERS” Swim Team is for anyone 18 years and older. Our goal is to help adults achieve their swimming and fitness goals.
Our coaches teach:
Adult Fitness Swimming
Open Water Swimming
Triathlon Training Techniques
Monthly Program Fee - $35 monthly. YMCA ID membership required.
Annual Fee - 60 annual USMS membership fee
Tuesday/Thursday - 11:30pm-12:30pm
Friday - 6am-7am
For more information, please contact: Susana Martinez
Director of Lifeguards/Swim Lessons
Phone: (402) 753-9853
Special Olympics Competitive Swimming
SPECIAL OLYMPICS COMPETITIVE SWIMMING
Swimming is one of the most popular sports in the world. Unlike other sports, swimming is a life skill that is taught, first to ensure safety, and secondly, for sports and competitive purposes. Special Olympics swimming covers a great variety of swimming skills, from short sprints to longer event and relays. Our Special Olympics competitive swim program successfully coaches swimmers of all abilities to be safe, strong and accomplished competitors all the while having a lot of fun at practice! Please contact Dian Christensen at 402-753-9853, email@example.com.
Practices begin Tuesday, October 8 and end on Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Tuesday/Thursday - 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday – 7-8 a.m.
Saturday - 10-11 a.m.
The pool is an olympic-sized, Myrtha Pool, in which the water height is the same height as the gutters, with no splash back to impede swimmers. It is one body of water with six 50-meter lanes running east and west, and 12, 25-yard lanes that will accommodate competitive and recreational swimmers at the same time. Due to its unique design, this competitive pool is the fastest in the state.
Adults will find a hot, comfortable sauna in both the men's and women's locker rooms in the main YMCA building that are open during regular building hours. These are dry saunas - PLEASE DO NOT ADD WATER. Use of the saunas is free with a Fremont Family YMCA membership.
HOT WATER SPA
Located in the Dillon Family Aquatics Center, this co-ed facility is the best way to relax after a hard workout. Adults (ages 18 and older) only.
A steam room can improve your health in several ways – improves circulation, lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, clears congestion, promotes skin health, aids in workout recovery, loosens stiff joints, burns calories and boosts the immune system. Be sure to check out the steam room located in the Dillon Family Aquatics Center (ages 18 and older only).