Swim Lessons


Fall Programs Start the week of September 7
Facility Members registration begins the week of August 24th 
Program Members registration begins the week of August 31st 

Children are taught the basic skills that are the building blocks of swimming, plus pool safety, boating safety, use of personal flotation devices and water games.

*Programs are FREE to Household Members (Registration is Required); Exceptions may apply, contact Mansfield YMCA for more information   

 

PARENT/CHILD CLASSES 

Shrimp-Kipper (6 - 18 months)
Water adjustment and songs for infants, water safety and “how to’s” for parents.

Requirement:
A parent or a guardian must be with the child in the water during the class.

Thursdays 5:30 pm 
Saturdays at 10:15 am 

 

 

PRE-SCHOOL SWIM LESSONS (3-5 YRS)

Pike (Beginner I)
Prerequisite: Child should be able to go in the water without supervision of a parent.

Goals:
Gain self-confidence; Swim away from the wall turn and grab the wall with a float belt; Front and back float with assistance; Bob underwater; Paddle on front, back and side with a float belt.

Thursday at 5:30 pm 
Thursday at 6:15 pm
Saturday at 9:30 am  
Saturday at 11:00 am                         


 

Eel (Beginner II)
Prerequisite: Completion of Pike Class or consent of Aquatic Coordinator. Must be comfortable in the water and be able to swim at least 5 feet with or without floatation device.

Goals:
Jump and return to wall without float belt; Front and back float with little or no assistance; Paddle on front, back and side 25 yards with little or no assistance.      

Thursday at 6:15 pm 
Saturday at 9:30 am                 

 

 

Ray (Intermediate) 
Prerequisite: Completion of Eel Class or consent of Aquatic Coordinator. Must be able to swim 25 yards without assistance.

Goals:
 
Alternating paddle and symmetrical strokes on front, side and back; Tread water 20 - 30 seconds

Thursdays at 5:30 pm 



Starfish (ADVANCED)
PrerequisiteCompletion of Ray Class or consent of Aquatic Coordinator. Must be comfortable in deep water and tread water for 20 - 30 seconds. Must be able to swim 25 yards on their front and back.

Goals: Alternating paddle and symmetrical strokes on front, back and side with rudimentary rhythmic breathing; Front and back somersault without assistance; Tread water for 1 minute

Saturday 11:00 am  





YOUTH SWIM LESSONS (6-12 YRS)

Polliwogs (Beginner I)
Goals
: Gain self-confidence; Swim away from the wall turn and grab the wall with a float belt; Front and back float with assistance; Bob underwater; Paddle for 25 yards on front, back and side with a float belt.

Thursday 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:15 am
Saturday 11:00 am                          

 
 

Guppies (Beginner II)
Prerequisite:
Completion of Polliwog and/or Ray and/or Starfish class or consent of Aquatic Coordinator

Goals: Alternating paddle with rudimentary rhythmic breathing for 25 yards. Jump into deep water & paddle for 10 feet, then float for 10 seconds and return to the wall.

Thursday 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:15 am                          

 


Minnows (Intermediate I)
Prerequisite:
 Completion of Guppies class or consent of Aquatic Coordinator

Goals: Over-arm development of strokes; learn the breast stroke.

Thursday 6:15 pm 
Saturday 9:30 am   


 

Fish (Intermediate I)
Prerequisite:
 Completion of Minnows class or consent of Aquatic Coordinator

Goals: Development of front and back crawl, breast stroke, side stroke and butterfly. Build 50 yard endurance of each stroke and tread water for 3 minutes. 

Thursday 6:15 pm 
    


PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
Swimming lessons that cater to you! Instructors work with your schedule and swimming abilities to provide personalized swim lessons and individual instruction. All ages and abilities are welcome!

3 Lessons (1/2 hour lessons)
Facility Member Rate: $45
Program Member Rate: $70

7 Lessons (1/2 hour lessons)
Facility Member Rate: $85
Program Member Rate: $130

For more information or to register please contact the Aquatic Department at 419.522.3511 ext. 231 or at aquatics@mansfieldy.org   

 

Competitive Swim Clinic
Thinking about joining a swim team or already on one? Improve your swimming techniques (Freestyle, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Backstroke, Individual Medley and Flip Turns). These individual lessons are taught by experienced swim coaches who will tailor the lessons to fit your individual needs. All lessons are 45 minutes in length and are held at the Mansfield YMCA.

Facility Member Rate: $15
Program Member Rate: $25

For more information or to register please contact the aquatic department at 419.522.3511 ext. 231 or at aquatics@mansfieldy.org