Swim Lessons


Fall I Programs Start the week of September 8th 
Facility Members registration begins August 25th
Program Members registration begins September 2nd 

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.

Thursday 5:30 pm 
Saturday 10:15 am 

 

Perch (18 months - 36 months)
This class focuses on helping your child learn through play as they
experiment with buoyancy and independence. Basic stroke skills and water safety are introduced. Children start moving more independently through the water without parental support.  This class is designed to help the child transition into a more formalized class structure once they reach the age of three.

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

Thursday 6:00 pm 


PRE-SCHOOL SWIM LESSONS (3-5 YRS)

Pike (Beginner I)
Learn to float and swim with floatation devices.
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 5:30 pm
Thursday 6:15 pm 
Saturday 9:30 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 5:30 pm 
Saturday 9:30 am 

 

Rays (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

Thursday 5:30 pm  

 

Starfish (Advanced)
Prerequisite: Competition of Ray Class or consent from Aquatic Coordinator.
Must be comfortable in deep water and tread water for 20-30 seconds. Must be able to swim for 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 somersaults without assistance; tread water for 1 minute. 

Saturdays 9:30 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 6:15 pm
Saturday 10:15 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 10:15 am 

 

Minnows (Intermediate I)
Prerequisite: Completion of Guppy Class or consent of Aquatic Coordinator.

Goals: Over-arm development of strokes; Learn Breast stroke

Thursday 6:15 pm
Saturday 10:15 am

 

Fish (Intermediate II)
Prerequisite: Completion of Minnow Class or consent of Aquatic Coordinator.

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

Thursday 7:00 pm

 

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

SWIM LESSON PRICES:
FREE for Household Members
$17.50 for Facility Members 
$55 for Program Members     

 

 

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 Ashley Pifer at 419.522.3511 ext. 231 or at apifer@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 coach 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 please or to register please contact Ashley Pifer at 419.522.3511 ext. 231 or at apifer@mansfieldy.org


Swim Club
The Mansfield YMCA Swim Club is here to give you the experience of a swim team setting and inner club competition.  Join the Fall Swim Club and have a great time practicing, become a better swimmer and compete for top ranking spots with in the Mansfield YMCA Swim Club!  Our Program will create an amazing family atmosphere with friendly competition for competitive youth swimmers.

Program Information
Ages 10-14
Program will run September 9th-October 21st
Practices will be every Tuesday and Thursday 6:00-7:30pm
Participants will have a chance to compete for highest times every Thursday if they wish to

Cost
Members: $15
Non-Members: $25