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Hamden/North Haven Typhoons


Flick and Float

Enjoy a swim and enjoy a movie on the “big screen” in our pool!

Float, splash and have fun with family and friends all while watching a movie at the same time!

MOVIE:  Nut Job

WHEN:  Friday, April 25 at 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm

FEES:  Members: $10/Family and Community: $25/Family

Children who have trouble swimming on touching the bottom of the pool must be accompanied by an adult 16 years or older.  Families can bring Coast Guard approved life jackets for this activity.

 


Synchronized Swimming (Ages 6+)

If you’re a swimmer and looking for something different to try, come and join us! Synchronized swimming is a sport that combines grace, strength, and speed. This class will incorporate some basic “synchro” skills such as sculling, eggbeater, and ballet leg. This program will culminate with a short performance at the end of the season. Classes meet twice a week.

Tuesday and Thursday: 7 pm-8 pm

Members: $50 Community: $100


Water Spouts (Ages 4-7 years)

This class is designed for swimmers who are ready to make the transition from group lessons to swim team. Swimmers must be Ray or Guppy level for a minimum of one season. Lessons will focus on stroke development, endurance, and getting participants ready to swim at a competitive level. Classes meet 3 times per week and taught by swim team staff.

M W F: 4:30pm-5:15pm

Member: $125 (4-5 yr) Community: $200 (4-5 yr)

Member: $135 (6-7 yr) Community: $210 (6-7 yr)


Lifeguard Certifications

Lifeguard Certifications

The Hamden-North Haven Y is dedicated to training quality lifeguards who make an impact in their respective communities. The participants will learn in-water and out as they train for their certifications in lifeguarding, first-aid, CPR, and AED.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Prerequisites: minimum of 15 years old, tread water for 3 minutes, and able to swim 300 yards continuously (100 yards freestyle, 100 yards breaststroke, and 100 yards of either).

CONTACT:  Nicole Sedore 203 248 6361

ENROLL TODAY!  Pool Lifeguarding

Dates and Times: 4/13 10am-4pm, 4/14 12pm-6pm, 4/15 9am-6pm, 4/17 10am-4pm

Fees:   Member: $250 / Community Member: $350

CPR pocket mask and participant manual included


Adaptive Aquatics

An inclusive program that focuses on nurturing swim skills and water safety for children with special needs. An emphasis will be placed on increasing flexibility, balance, range of motion, muscle tone and coordination, and general social skills.

Who:  Children ages 3 to 12 with emotional, behavioral, and/or physical special needs.

Contact:   Nicole Sedore 203 248 6361 to set up a schedule


Youth Swim Lessons

Our youth aquatics program is designed to teach personal water safety, stroke development, water sports and games, rescue and personal growth skills to children. Our program is divided by age and skill levels. Children learn at their own pace and advancing to the next level is dependent on the child’s completion of required skills. Please keep in mind that the session length does not guarantee that all children will advance to the next level. All of our YMCA instructors are trained and certified.

Start Swimming at the Y

Visit your local Y branch, or register online. Try our Swim Flow Chart to help you determine your child’s swim level.

How Old is Your Child?

At the Y, we are dedicated to providing student-centered swim lessons designed to nurture the development of each individual participant through our unique and dynamic group lessons. To help you determine which lesson level will create the best learning environment for your child, click through the options below.

6 to 36 Months 3 to 5 Years 6 to 12 Years
SKIP (Shrimp, Kipper, Inia, & Perch)

With the help of songs, games, and social activities parents work hand-in-hand with our team in the water as we introduce water skills based on each child's unique development level.

If this level is the best fit for your child, you can register online or at your Y.

Can your child swim independently on their front and back without a flotation (i.e. bubble, noodle, etc)?
No
Pike

Ideal for children to adjust to the water and learn basic swimming movements as they progress toward swimming independently.

If this level is the best fit for your child, you can register online or at your Y.

Yes
Can your child willingly submerge underwater?
No
Pike

Ideal for children to adjust to the water and learn basic swimming movements as they progress toward swimming independently.

If this level is the best fit for your child, you can register online or at your Y.

Yes
Does your child put his face in the water when he swims?
No
Eel

For children who can independently swim at least five feet without a flotation. Our team focuses on teaching progressive kick, arm, and breathing technique.

If this level is the best fit for your child, you can register online or at your Y.

Yes
Can your child swim 15 feet
No
Eel

For children who can independently swim at least five feet without a flotation. Our team focuses on teaching progressive kick, arm, and breathing technique.

If this level is the best fit for your child, you can register online or at your Y.

Yes
Ray/Starfish

For children who are able to swim 15 feet independently without a flotation and their face is in the water with rhythmic breathing.

If this level is the best fit for your child, you can register online or at your Y.

Will your child go underwater and float independently on their front/back without flotation?
No
Polliwog

A beginner level for kids either uncomfortable or inexperienced in the water. Our team focuses on basic water skills including gliding with face in water, floating and kicking.

If this level is the best fit for your child, you can register online or at your Y.

Yes
Can your child (without flotation) swim 15 yards without stopping and fully submerge?
No
Polliwog

A beginner level for kids either uncomfortable or inexperienced in the water. Our team focuses on basic water skills including gliding with face in water, floating and kicking.

If this level is the best fit for your child, you can register online or at your Y.

Yes
Can your child swim 25 yards of front crawl and back crawl with good form?
No
Guppy

For swimmers able to complete at least 15 yards of front and back crawl independently. Our team will focus on progressive technique for the front and back crawl as well as the side stroke.

If this level is the best fit for your child, you can register online or at your Y.

Yes
Can your swimmer demonstrate at least 25 yards of breaststroke?
No
Minnow

For swimmers able to complete 25 yards of front and back crawl. Our team focuses on building swim endurance, enhancing stroke technique, and introducing breaststroke movements.

If this level is the best fit for your child, you can register online or at your Y.

Yes
Fish/Flying Fish/Shark

For swimmers able to complete 25 yards of breaststroke, 50 yards of freestyle, and 50 yards of backstroke. Our team will focus on building endurance, teaching advanced swim technique, and introducing butterfly.

If this level is the best fit for your child, you can register online or at your Y.

Start Over

This tool is designed to assist parents in evaluating their child’s swimming skills. The YMCA will provide a quick swim evaluation during the first day of each swim session to ensure correct level placement for the child’s best learning environment. Please answer the questions above regarding your child’s swimming ability to place him or her in the correct class.


Adult Swim Lessons

Ages: 13 and up

Our adult swim lessons are for individuals 13 years of age and up. Class size is limited to ten and the structure of the class will be based on the level of swimmers in the class. The YMCA Adult Lesson plan offers an introduction to the water for those seeking to learn how to swim. The goal of these lessons is to make the adults competent, confident, and successful swimmers.


Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Ages: 3 and up

One-on-one swim lessons with a trained swim instructor. Each 30-minute session is scheduled between the instructor and the participant.

Registration:
Contact Nicole Sedore for more information.


Typhoon Swim Team

Typhoon Swim Team

Ages:  5 – 18 years

Over the past 3 years, Typhoon swimming has focused and continues to facilitate the development of over 65 swimmers in and out of the water.  As one of the leading swim teams in the area, our experienced coaching staff, with over 40 years of competitive swimming experience, strongly promote individual swimmer stroke technique and time achievements while emphasizing the development of the team, friendships, and core values that last a lifetime.  As the Typhoons actively participate in YMCA dual, tri, and championship swim meets, we look forward to another successful season and growing our swim team family!

While our YMCA swim meets are separated by primarily age, our practice groups are separated by both age and ability level. The swim team practice groups are designed to bring out the maximum potential of every swimmer through in-water practices as well as dry-land practices, and practices are held at the main facility.

For further information about the swim team, please contact Nicole Sedore nsedore@cccymca.org


Water Fitness Classes

Ages: 18 and up

We offer several fitness classes that take advantage of the unique properties of water. The workouts will include a warm up, aerobics, toning, stretching and cool down. Flotation devices such as noodles and barbells will be utilized to increase resistance. Come join the fun! Classes offered during the day and evenings.