Pickens Swim Lessons

Pickens Swim Lessons

At the Y, we believe the ability to swim is a critical life skill that every child should have the opportunity to learn. When you learn to swim, you gain confidence, acquire safety skills and experience water activities you can enjoy for a lifetime.

We are excited for the newest upgrades in our YMCA swim lesson curriculum. This new curriculum helps each participant experience a sense of accomplishment after each lesson, build relationships with other swimmers, and advance more quickly through the stages.

Financial Assistance is available for those who qualify.

Swim Lessons Chart

Adult Private Swim Lessons

Pickens
1/1/21 - 12/31/21
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If this is your first time getting in the water or if you just want to improve your skills then Adult Private Swim Lessons will give you one-on-one attention from our trained instructors that will help you reach your goals.

“Learning to swim is important to me because I didn’t know how to , so I wanted to learn.” ~Lizbeth, Adult Private Swim Lesson participant

Adult Private Lessons
1 Hour per session

Ages
13 & Up


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon Member
1/1/21 12/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 35.00$ 45.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/01/21 - 12/31/21
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Parent & Child (Ages 6 months - 3 years)

Pickens
5/1/21 - 9/25/21
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Why Parent Child Swim Lessons?

  • Build a foundation of confidence for a lifetime of fun and safety in the water.
  • Help your child become comfortable in and around the water.
  • Participate in a bonding experience with your child in a new environment.
  • Create a safe learning environment for your child.
  • Share in the joy of new exploration and learning for your child.

Ages:
6 months to 3 years

*Parents must be in the pool with their child.
*Each parent may only be responsible for one child.

Financial Assistance is available for those who qualify.

Swim Lessons Chart


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon Member
1/1/21 12/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 30.00$ 45.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
05/01/21 - 05/22/21
Sa - 9:30 am - 30 mins
Yes
Registration
Closed on
04/30/2021
05/01/21 - 05/22/21
30 min - Sa - 10:00 am - 30 mins
-
Registration
Closed on
04/28/2021
06/05/21 - 06/26/21
Sa - 9:30 am - 30 mins
Yes Register  
Closes
06/04/2021
06/05/21 - 06/26/21
Sa - 10:00 am - 30 mins
Yes Register  
Closes
06/02/2021
07/10/21 - 07/31/21
Sa - 10:00 am - 30 mins
Yes Register  
Closes
07/07/2021
08/07/21 - 08/28/21
Sa - 10:00 am - 30 mins
Yes Register  
Closes
08/04/2021
09/04/21 - 09/25/21
Sa - 10:00 am - 30 mins
Yes Register  
Closes
09/01/2021

PreSchool (Ages 3-5)

Pickens
5/4/21 - 7/29/21
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Swim Basics – Recommended Skills for All to Have Around Water

Why Preschool Swim Lessons?
At the Y, we believe knowing how to swim is a critical life skill. Our swim lesson instructors will use a variety of methods to help your child overcome fears, build self-confidence, learn water safety and have fun!

Ages:
3 to 5 years
*Parents must remain at the YMCA branch during swim lessons.

Swim Lessons Chart

INFORMATION FOR SUCCESS IN SWIM LESSONS

  • First Day Expectations
    Please make sure your children come dressed and ready to get in the pool 5 minutes prior to the class start time. Check in with the Front Desk where they can direct you to the pool waiting area. You will be met by an Aquatics staff member to help guide you to your child’€™s class. The instructors will evaluate the participant’€™s swimming ability. If the participant needs to be moved up or down a level, the instructor will notify the Swim Lesson Coordinator to move the participant to the appropriate level.
  • May I observe my child’€™s class?
    Yes! All parents are encouraged to watch the swim lessons, though we ask all parents to sit on the bleachers or chairs on the pool deck as this removes additional distractions. If your presence distracts your child, the instructor or deck supervisor may ask you to wait outside the pool area to maximize your child’€™s learning process and not interfere with the class. Parents may also wait in the lobby, but you cannot leave the YMCA premises during lessons.
  • We cannot attend class – can we schedule a make-up lesson?
    There are no make-ups for missed classes whether your child is sick, out of town or unable to attend. Your child may not attend a class at another time slot in place of a missed class as there are guidelines for a safe instructor:participant ratio.
  • What happens if the pool closes due to weather?
    If there is thunder or lightning, the pool will be closed for thirty minutes from the last incidence. Make ups will be offered if time allows. Credits will not be issued for weather related cancellations.
  • How long will it take my child to learn to swim?
    Children progress at their own speed, and it is common for a swimmer to remain at the same level for a complete year of classes before advancing. A child’€™s self esteem, confidence, and strength development are all important aspects in determining progression to the next level.

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon Member
1/1/21 12/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 49.00$ 79.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
05/04/21 - 05/27/21
30 min - Tu,Th - 5:30 pm
2 / 12 Available
Registration
Closed on
05/01/2021
05/04/21 - 05/27/21
Tu,Th - 6:10 pm - 30 mins
-
Registration
Closed on
05/01/2021
06/07/21 - 06/17/21
Mo,Tu,We,Th - 3:30 pm - 30 mins
Yes Register  
Closes
06/04/2021
06/07/21 - 06/17/21
Mo,Tu,We,Th - 5:30 pm - 30 mins
Yes Register  
Closes
06/04/2021
06/21/21 - 07/01/21
Mo,Tu,We,Th - 3:30 pm - 30 mins
Yes Register  
Closes
06/18/2021
06/21/21 - 07/01/21
Mo,Tu,We,Th - 5:30 pm - 30 mins
Yes Register  
Closes
06/18/2021
07/05/21 - 07/15/21
Mo,Tu,We,Th - 3:30 pm - 30 mins
Yes Register  
Closes
07/02/2021
07/05/21 - 07/15/21
Mo,Tu,We,Th - 5:30 pm - 30 mins
Yes Register  
Closes
07/02/2021
07/19/21 - 07/29/21
Mo,Tu,We,Th - 3:30 pm - 30 mins
Yes Register  
Closes
07/16/2021
07/19/21 - 07/29/21
Mo,Tu,We,Th - 5:30 pm - 30 mins
Yes Register  
Closes
07/16/2021

School Age (Ages 5-12)

Pickens
5/4/21 - 7/29/21
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Swim Strokes – Skills to Support a Healthy Lifestyle

Why School Age Swim Lessons?
At the Y, we believe knowing how to swim is a critical life skill. Our swim lesson instructors will use a variety of methods to help your child overcome fears, build self-confidence, learn water safety and have fun!

Ages:
5-12
*Parents must remain at the YMCA branch during swim lessons.

Swim Lessons Chart

INFORMATION FOR SUCCESS IN SWIM LESSONS

  • First Day Expectations
    Please make sure your children come dressed and ready to get in the pool 5 minutes prior to the class start time. Check in with the Front Desk where they can direct you to the pool waiting area. You will be met by an Aquatics staff member to help guide you to your child’€™s class. The instructors will evaluate the participant’€™s swimming ability. If the participant needs to be moved up or down a level, the instructor will notify the Swim Lesson Coordinator to move the participant to the appropriate level.
  • May I observe my child’€™s class?
    Yes! All parents are encouraged to watch the swim lessons, though we ask all parents to sit on the bleachers or chairs on the pool deck as this removes additional distractions. If your presence distracts your child, the instructor or deck supervisor may ask you to wait outside the pool area to maximize your child’€™s learning process and not interfere with the class. Parents may also wait in the lobby, but you cannot leave the YMCA premises during lessons.
  • We cannot attend class – can we schedule a make-up lesson?
    There are no make-ups for missed classes whether your child is sick, out of town or unable to attend. Your child may not attend a class at another time slot in place of a missed class as there are guidelines for a safe instructor:participant ratio.
  • What happens if the pool closes due to weather?
    If there is thunder or lightning, the pool will be closed for thirty minutes from the last incidence. Make ups will be offered if time allows. Credits will not be issued for weather related cancellations.
  • How long will it take my child to learn to swim?
    Children progress at their own speed, and it is common for a swimmer to remain at the same level for a complete year of classes before advancing. A child’€™s self esteem, confidence, and strength development are all important aspects in determining progression to the next level.

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon Member
1/1/21 12/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 49.00$ 79.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
05/04/21 - 05/27/21
45 min - Tu,Th - 5:30 pm
-
Registration
Closed on
05/01/2021
05/04/21 - 05/27/21
Tu,Th - 6:30 pm - 45 mins
Yes
Registration
Closed on
05/01/2021
06/07/21 - 06/17/21
Mo,Tu,We,Th - 3:30 pm - 45 mins
- Session is Full
06/07/21 - 06/17/21
Mo,Tu,We,Th - 5:30 pm - 45 mins
Yes Register  
Closes
06/04/2021
06/21/21 - 07/01/21
Mo,Tu,We,Th - 3:30 pm - 45 mins
Yes Register  
Closes
06/18/2021
06/21/21 - 07/01/21
Mo,Tu,We,Th - 5:30 pm - 45 mins
Yes Register  
Closes
06/18/2021
07/05/21 - 07/15/21
Mo,Tu,We,Th - 3:30 pm - 45 mins
Yes Register  
Closes
07/02/2021
07/05/21 - 07/15/21
Mo,Tu,We,Th - 5:30 pm - 45 mins
Yes Register  
Closes
07/02/2021
07/19/21 - 07/29/21
Mo,Tu,We,Th - 3:30 pm - 45 mins
Yes Register  
Closes
07/16/2021
07/19/21 - 07/29/21
Mo,Tu,We,Th - 5:30 pm - 45 mins
Yes Register  
Closes
07/16/2021

Youth Private Swim Lessons

Pickens
1/1/21 - 12/31/21
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At the Y, we believe knowing how to swim is a critical life skill. Our swim lesson instructors will use a variety of methods to help your child overcome fears, build self-confidence, learn water safety and have fun!

“I cannot say enough positive things about the private swim lessons our son, Charlie took from Britney at the Pickens YMCA. She and I discussed our goals at the first lesson, and he continuously progressed to meeting all of them after only two months of weekly lessons. Without private swim lessons, I feel that Charlie would not have been able to start being a member of the Piranhas Swim Team as quickly as he has. We are very grateful to his coach for teaching him in a positive and motivating manner.” ~Meredith, Parent of Child, Private Swim Lesson participant

Youth Private Lessons
30 min per session

Ages
3-12 years


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon Member
1/1/21 12/31/21 Online / Front Desk $ 25.00$ 35.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/01/21 - 12/31/21
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