Swim Lessons


Spring I Session starts the week of February 29th 
Registration begins the week of February 15th 
  

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.

Group Swim Lesson Rates:
FREE for Household Members
$27.50 for Facility Members
$55 for Program Members
Programs are FREE to Household Members (registration is required and space is limited)
Exceptions may apply, contact Mansfield Area Y 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 

 

 

 

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 10:00 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 5:30 pm 
Saturday at 10:00 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 from Aquatic Coordinator.  Must be comfortabel in deep water and tread water for 20-30 seconds. Must also be able to swim 25 years on front and back. 

Goals:
 
Alternating paddle and symmetrical strokes on front, back, and side with rudimentary rhythmic breathing breathing; front and back flip turns without assistance; tread water for 1 minute. 

Thursdays at 5:30 pm 




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 6:15 pm
Saturday 10:45 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 6:15 pm
Saturday 10:45 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 10:45 am   




Fish (Intermediate II)
Prerequisite:
 Completion of Minnos class or consent of Aquatic Coordinator

Goals: Development of front and back crawl, breast stroke, side stroke and buterfly; able to swim 50 yards with each strok and tread water for 3 minutes. 

Thursday 6:15 pm 
Saturday 10:45 am   
 



Flying Fish (Advanced)

Prerequisite: Completion of Fish Class or consent of Aquatic Coordinator.

Goals: Continued development of all strokes; Build 100 yards endurance 
in each stroke; Flip turns for front and back crawl.  

Thursday 7:00 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 apifer@mansfieldy.org   


 

Competitive Swim Lessons
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: $20/lesson 
Program Member Rate: $30/lesson 

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


 
 
 
 
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