The Indianola YMCA Tide Swimming team completed their 2014 Winter season at the Regional Championships at the University of Iowa Aquatic Center this past weeks. Teams attended from the North Central Region of the United States and included teams from surrounding states. The Tide finished 15th in the meet. 42 teams scored in the meet. Three teams from the Des Moines Metro Area YMCA’s placed in the top 15. Congratulations again go out to Head Coach Tiffany Scovel, her staff, and all the swimmers and parents. We’re proud of you all!
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.
YMCA Tide Swimming Team
The Indianola Tide's mission is to promote the sport of swimming by providing tailored instruction to our community's youth. With focus on enhancing each participant's confidence, commitment, dedication, sportsmanship, and respect & excitement for the sport; we strive to provide members with expert instruction that will support pursuit of their individual goals, whatever level they are capable of. From beginner to master - your Indianola Tide Swim Team is dedicated to encourage and support competitive swim aspirations of our youth.
Indianola YMCA Aquatics Director
– Krista McCalley
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