Lowndes Hill Youth Swim Lessons

Know Before You Go
One minute is all it takes for a child to drown.
The three essential rules of water safety are:
1- TEST & TEACH Have your child's seimming skills tested at the YMCA.
2- WATCH & GUARD Appoint an adult to supervise all pool ativities. Add barriers around your own pool.
3- THROW, DON'T GO Throw out a floation device or use a pole to reach a drowning child. Never jump in the save.

To learn more please visit knowbeforeyougo.org

Swim instruction is for everyone.   The five main components of swim instruction are: Personal safety; Personal Growth; Water adjustment, breath control, balance, and locomotion; Water Sports and games; and Rescue.  *Be sure to bring previous progress reports if continuing with lessons.  Participants will be evaluated for placement.

Parent-Child Swim (class limit: 12)
(Infants and toddlers, ages 6 mos. to 3 years)
The primary objective of this 30-minute class is to promote enrichment and aquatic readiness. Parent-child pool interaction helps prepare children for swim lessons. The main goal is getting the child comfortable in and around the water.
Sat., 10:00-10:30a.m.   Members:   $21*        Non-members:  $31*

Youth Swim (Ages 3-12) (class limit: 16)
This class is designed to teach children basic fundamentals of water safety and help them develop skills in the water. The class begins with a primary swim test to evaluate each child, seeing exactly what level they are on. After testing the child’s swim skills, they are split up into two groups. They will either be in a group with other swimmers who are still learning to float and keep themselves up in the water, or with the more advanced group. The more advanced group will primarily focus on stroke development and giving children a better understanding of the swim skill.
Sat., 10:00-11:00a.m.   Members:   $37*        Non-members:  $58*

Teens and Adults (Ages 12 and up)
This class is especially designed to instruct those who have a fear of the water. Instructors work with students in a small group, assisting them in overcoming their fears and begin to develop basic swim skills.
Sat., 10:00-11:00a.m.    Members:   $37*        Non-members:  $58*

Private Swim Lessons
For more information on meeting one on one with a swim instructor, Call the YMCA at (304) 623-3303


Masters Swimming
If your goals are somewhere between improving your swimming up to competing against the best swimmers in the world, this free program is for you.  Our team is comprised of collegiate swimmers, triathlon enthusiasts, novices, and everything in between.  We compete in the Allegheny Mountain Y Masters Association League, and our meets are usually once a month, which are competitive and a lot of fun.  You can usually find us practicing between 7-8 a.m. most weekdays and 7:30-9 a.m. on Saturdays.  If interested, contact the Y or Brian Levake at 304-629-1505.

Harrison Area YMCA Swim Team (HAYST)
Our highly successful competitive swim team will continue practicing through the month of May.  These on-going practices will keep team members conditioned for the summer long course season.  These practices are open to HAYST members only.  Registration is required.
M-F  5-7 p.m.   $65

Empire Club Swim Training
This is the perfect program for the triathlon enthusiast who wishes to lower their swim times.  The goal is to educate and advance the community in the sport of swimming and allow any individual the opportunity to improve their skill set in order to reach their personal training goals.  This will be achieved through stroke development, workout progression, interval training, heavy emphasis on technique, and race strategy for both pool and open water.  For more information, contact Brian Levake at Lakeatnight@aol.com or 304-629-1505.

Lifeguard Certification
Classes begin the first Friday of each month and run the entire month..  Classes are scheduled for January, February, March, April, and May.  You must attend all scheduled classes to complete your certification.  CPR and First Aid are included in the fee. 
Members:  $165            Non-members:  $200


Lowndes Hill Branch
Phone: 304-623-3303
Address: 1 Lowndes Hill Park, Clarksburg, WV 26302

Lodgeville Branch
Phone: 304-842-6904
Address: 119 Tolley Drive Bridgeport, WV 26330

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