THE WALDO COUNTY YMCA

157 Lincolnville Avenue, Belfast, Maine 04915
207.338.4598


YES, WE ARE OPEN.
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HOURS OF OPERATION:

Monday - Thursday:
Facility: 5:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Pools: 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friday:
Facility: 5:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Pools: 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday:
Facility: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Pools: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Sunday:
Closed

Reservations are REQUIRED at this time to help limit the spread of Covid-19. Please call 207.338.4598 to reserve your time up to 24hours prior.

 








CONFIDENCE 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.

The pre-requisite for each level is the successful demonstration of skills from the preceding level, except for Stage 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.

Questions about our Swim Lesson program and which level would be appropriate for your swimmer? Please contact Aquatics Director, Eryn Thostenson at ethostenson@waldocountyymca.org and click on the link below to learn more information about our Swim Lesson Programs and swim levels.

We are currently only offering Private Swim Lessons.

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARDING COURSES We can help, whether you need a first time lifeguard certificate, a recertification or a waterfront certification. Participants must be 15 years old by the last day of class. Online pre-work, attendance, full participation and successful completion of written tests (80% or better) and successful performance of in water skills are required to pass.
Each course has a seven (7) hours of online pre-work to be compeleted by the the first day of class. Classes take approximately 20 hours in person time to complete. When you include the waterfront portion add another three (3) hours. Recertifications take approximately nine (9) hours of in person time.

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES

  • Tread water two (2) minutes with your legs only
  • Swim 300 yards of a rescue stroke - either freestyle or breaststroke; 550 yards is required for waterfront.
  • Perform a timed 25 yard brick retrieval with no googles.
  • For waterfront ONLY you must swim 15 yards submerged, picking up three (3) rings with no googles.

 

 

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