Aquatics - YMCA OF GREATER DES MOINES

Aquatics

Aquatics Center

 

Y Lessons

Being safe and confident around water is a high priority. We teach safety skills, healthy decision making along with stroke development; providing tools to be active and safe around the water for a lifetime. We use instructional flotation devices for Preschool lessons, as well as some School Age lessons. This allows kids to focus on learning skills while building confidence. The Y’s core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility are a part of all YMCA swim lessons.

 

Waterbabies is a water adjustment class that provides a special structured fun time for adults and infants. Objectives of the program are fun, exercise, parent education, water adjustment and safety. Waterbabies 1: 6 months-1 ½ yrs. old/ Waterbabies 2: 1 ½ -3 yrs. old

 

Preschool Swim Lessons are for children 3-5 years of age. There are 4 levels available - PIKE, EEL, RAY or STARFISH. We have a 1 to 4 student/teacher ratio. We focus on water saftey, water exploration and the basic strokes.

 

School Age Swim Lessons are for children 6-14 years of age. There are 6 levels available - POLLIWOG, GUPPY, MINNOW, FISH, FLY FISH or SHARK. We have a 1 to 6 student/teacher ratio.

 

Adult Lessons are for those 15 and older who are just starting to learn to swim or needing stroke development. There are two classes available: Beginner and Intermediate. Beginner classes are for those who are new to the sport of swimming. Intermediate classes are for those who know how to swim, but need technique improvement.

 

Indianola YMCA Aquatics Director
– Krista McCalley

krista.mccalley@dmymca.org or 515-777-7746

 

 

About Make a Splash

Make a Splash is the national child-focused water safety initiative of the USA Swimming Foundation, which aims to provide the opportunity for every child in America to learn to swim. Make a Splash partners with learn-to-swim providers and water safety advocates across the country to provide swimming lessons and educate children and their families on the importance of learning how to swim. The USA Swimming Foundation has invested millions of dollars to provide grants to qualified Local Partner learn-to-swim programs, to spread national awareness, and to bring together strategic partners to end drowning.  To date, nearly 2 million children have received the lifesaving gift of swim lessons through our Make a Splash Local Partner network, comprised of more than 600 qualified lesson providers across the nation. To learn more, visit www.makeasplash.org.

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