Aquatics - YMCA OF GREATER DES MOINES

Aquatics

 

Aquatics Center

 

 

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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

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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