WITH A SPLASH OF FUN!
Swim Lessons At The Y
Swimming is a great way for your child to gain self-confidence, learn
new skills, and become safer in and around the water. Our swim lesson
curriculum is based on the YMCA’s Swim Lesson Program and levels
are broken up into Parent and Child, pre-school, and school aged swim
levels. Our Swim Lesson programming and classes are developmentally
appropriate and teach skills well beyond just swimming.
for each level is the successful demonstration of skills from the preceding
level, except for Level 1, which has no pre-requisites other than the
swimmer must be at least five years old and currently attending Kindergarten.
Each level includes water safety topics, progressive swim skills, learning
through play and discussions about the YMCA four core values of Caring,
Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.
and goggles are highly recommended for all swim classes.
Our Swim Lesson
class sessions are traditionally held once a week and run for seven
weeks and sessions are offered year round.
Questions about our Swim Lesson program and which level would
be appropriate for your swimmer? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
and click on the links below to learn more information about our Swim
Lesson Programs and swim levels here at the Waldo County YMCA.
Shower BEFORE Swimming
This includes using the hot tub.
• Showering helps eliminate skin oils, sweat,
deodorants, conditioners, perfumes, makeup, etc...
that could end up in our pool water.
• The less foreign elements in our pool, the cleaner it will be
The Bluefish is
a competitive swim team for boys and girls ages 6 – 16. This is
not a “learn to swim” program. All children participating
must be able to pass our Deep Water Test by swimming 25 yards unassisted,
jumping into deep water & treading water for 30 seconds
This is a 6-month program running from mid-October to Mid-March. Swimmers
are required to be Annual Members in good standing at the Waldo County
YMCA. The Waldo County YMCA will offer financial aid to anyone qualified
and will not turn any qualified applicant away. For financial assistance,
please stop by the YMCA to inquire and ask to speak with Bruce Osgood.
Swimmers are required to be Annual Members in good standing at the Waldo
County YMCA. The YMCA will offer financial aid to anyone qualified and
will not turn any qualified applicant away. For financial assistance,
please stop by the YMCA to speak with Bruce Osgood before the start
of the season. If you have questions about this program please contact
Eryn Thostenson, at 338.4598
the Youth Bluefish Swim Team Page for details...
In Case Of Thunder
• In the case of thunder / lightning members in
the natatorium will be cleared from the Pool and Deck areas.
• We recommend that members do not use the showers during a thunder
• The Pool Complex will close for 30 minutes after each sound
of thunder or sighting of lightning.
Swim Lesson Make-Up Policy
• If a Swim Lesson or other Aquatic Program is
canceled due to thunder & lightning, inclement weather, or forces
out of our control we will do our best
to schedule a makeup date for that program.
•A member of the Aquatics staff will contact you in writing or
by phone if a make-up class is applicable to your program. Please help
us communicate effectively by keeping your membership and contact information
up to date on your program registration form.
• The Waldo County YMCA does not offer pro-rating or discounted
rates if a program is cancelled or a makeup date is unavailable due
to circumstances out of our control. It is always the intention of the
Waldo County YMCA to provide our members & participants with exceptional
service and programming. Our Staff will do what it can in each case
to schedule a makeup date where available, though a makeup date is not
- Birthday Parties
- Youth Groups
- Fundraising Events
The Pools are open!!!
The Waldo County YMCA celebrated
the official opening of the Tom & Sally Savage Pool Complex. Come
in and visit us today!!
From Left to Right: Mayor Walter Ash, Sally & Tom Savage, Maureen
& Erin Flanagan of Viking Lumber. Larry Sterrs of the Unity Foundation,
Larry Jones of Whitecap Builders, Capital Campaign Co-chair Don Hoenig
and Waldo County YMCA Executive Director Dale Cross