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Picture1Aquatic Challenge – Swim Manhattan Island

Challenge yourself to virtually swim around New York’s Manhattan Island!  It’s a total of 28.5 miles – 51,160 yards. You can do it in the Y’s pool!

Dates: September 26 – October 31

Ages: 14 and up

When you register at our Welcome Center, you will be given a Manhattan Island Pool Swim Challenge log to track your progress. Aquatic Challenge Log

Swim the distance and more!  Log your swims through October 31 and receive a YMCA water bottle!


TEAMWORK and CONFIDENCE with lots FRIENDSHIP

WFYAC WOODRUFF FAMILY YMCA AQUATIC CLUB

Masters Swimming  

Whether you are a novice or an elite swimmer, the Woodruff Family Y Masters program can improve your swimming skills. These coached practices are designed to enhance your swimming skills, make you more efficient in the water, and increase your overall fitness level. If you are interested in competition, the program offers swimmers the opportunity to participate in local, regional and national meets. Masters Swimming is made up of tri-athletes, beginners, and world champions. Meet us at the pool and join the fun.  

2016 Sessions:  January – March / April – June / July – August / October – December

Practice Times:  Evenings/Mornings all with an on deck coach / Monday and Wednesday 7:30pm – 9:00pm / Friday 6:00 -7:30am Saturday 10:00am -11:30am (Dry Land and Water)

Session Fees: Member Fee $150 / Community Member Fee $300.  Single Practice Drop-In Fee:  $10 per practice for members / $20 per practice for Community members.

Full Year Registration Discounts:  Member Fee $500 / Non-Member Fee $900

Registration Incentives:  For the first session registered you get a: WFYAC MASTERS T-SHIRT!

Includes, registration for all four sessions and United States Masters Swimming and CT Masters Swimming membership registration.


Life Skills Save Lifes

Become a certified Lifeguard

If you’re 15 or older and looking for a great part time job or a challenging career, that’s in demand, the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Program is one of the best places to start. Lifeguarding lets you work as part of a team to help people safely enjoy the water. You could even save a life!

Learning is fun and easy! Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn—

  • Rescue skills for use in the water and on land.
  • First aid and professional rescuer CPR/AED training to help you prepare for an emergency.
  • Professional lifeguard responsibilities.
  • Surveillance skills to help you recognize and prevent injuries.

Prerequisites

  • Swim a minimum of 550 yards continuously in a prone position demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.  (Swimming on the back is not allowed, swim goggles can be worn.)
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
    • Swim 20 yards, feet-first surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a10 pound object
    • Return to surface swim 20 yards hold object with both hands keeping face at or near pool surface
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps
  • Swim 5 yards, submerge and retrieve three dive rings placed 5 yards apart in 4 to 7 feet of water, resurface, and swim 5 yards to the side of the pool

Waterfront Lifeguarding Classes will be held every Program Session!  Check our Program Guide for details. 

 

Fees:   Members:  $275 / Community Members $375 CPR pocket mask and participant manual included


Aqua Zumba

Splash your way into shape with an invigorating low-impact aquatic exercise.  Known as the Zumba® “pool party,” the Aqua Zumba program gives new meaning to the idea of a refreshing workout.  Integrating the Zumba philosophy with traditional aquatic fitness disciplines, Aqua Zumba® blends it all together into a workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilaration beyond belief. Check the schedules page of our web site for specific days and times.


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.

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 below regarding your child’s swimming ability to place him or her in the correct class.

Start Swimming at the Y

Registration dates are posted in our online brochure, at your local Y branch, and through our online registration system. 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

 


Adapted Aquatics – Special Needs Swimming Lessons

Student to instructor ratio is 1:1

This program is open to all individuals with cognitive and/ or physical disabilities and is designed to provide a positive recreational and educational experience for participants.  Existing YMCA Swim Lesson Programs will be adapted to meet the individual needs.  This Program is for all levels of swimmers.  An adult may accompany in the water if needed.

Contact the Y for more details.


Adult Swim Lessons

Teen/ Adult Aquatics

Ages: 13+ years
Student to instructor ratio is 8:1

Teen/ Adult Beginner: This class is for teens and adults who have not had swimming lessons before or who are not comfortable in the water.  Basic swimming skills and personal water safety skills are taught.  Teen/Adult Beginner Class: Thursday, 7:00 – 7:45 pm

Teen/ Adult Intermediate: This class is for teens and adults who have had swimming lessons before or who are comfortable in the water and who need to work on stroke development.  Teen/Adult Intermediate Class:  Tuesday, 7:15 – 8:00 pm

Cost:
Facility Member: $84 / Community Member: $168


Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Ages: 3 and up

One-on-one swim lessons with a trained swim instructor are available for Y Family Facility Members. Each 30-minute session is scheduled between the instructor and the participant.

Registration: CCC Y Private Swim Lesson Registration Form – Woodruff


Masters Swim Team

Ages: 18 and up

Whether you are a novice or an elite swimmer, the Woodruff Y Masters program can improve your swimming skills. These coached practices are designed to enhance your swimming skills, make you more efficient in the water, and increase your overall fitness level. If you are interested in competition, the program offers swimmers the opportunity to participate in local, regional and national meets. Masters Swimming is made up of tri-athletes, beginners, and world champions. Meet us at the pool and join the fun!  For more information, please call our Aquatics Department 203 878 6501


Aquatic Physical Therapy

Our Aquatic Center is host to three local Physical Therapy groups who use our facility four days a week. Contact the Y for more information.


Swim Lesson Make-Up Practice

If a swimming lesson is cancelled by the YMCA, a system credit will be issued to all participants within a week of the session ending.

If a participant is absent from a group swimming lesson, a maximum of two make-up classes may be scheduled within the current program session, pending class availability.


Lap Swimming Etiquette

  • Swimmers are encouraged to contribute to an atmosphere of cooperation and courtesy.
  • Always enter from the shallow end.
  • A maximum of five swimmers are permitted in each lane during lap swimming.
  • Please swim with others of similar speed. Lifeguards will move swimmers to the appropriate lane when necessary.
  • Always let swimmers in your lane know when you are entering the water.
  • Always circle swim counter-clockwise when three or more swimmers are in a lane.
  • Fins and/or kickboards are not permitted during circle swim.
  • Allow faster swimmers to pass. Passing always occurs on the left of the swimmer or at the end walls.
  • Do not stand at the ends of the pool for an extended period of time.
  • Teens age fourteen and older may participate in lap swimming.

6/29/2016


Pool Usage Guidelines

Our lifeguards are on the pool deck to ensure your safety and have the authority to restrict any behavior deemed unsafe.  Y members and guests must follow all safety guidelines or may be asked to leave the pool area.

  • State Health Codes require all persons to shower with warm water and soap before entering pool.
  • Wear appropriate swimming attire in the water at all times. T-shirts, shorts, cut-offs and street clothing are considered not appropriate.
  • A parent/guardian, at least 18 years of age, must accompany any child five and under in the water at all times. Parents/guardians of children under age eight who have passed the swim test must remain on the pool deck. All swimmers age 8 or older who have passed the swim test may use the pool on their own.
  • Any non-swimmer must have an adult in the water within arm’s reach.
  • Children who are not potty trained should wear two layers of accident protection, a waterproof swim diaper and a bathing suit, at all times while swimming or playing.  For   privacy and sanitary reasons, please refrain from changing children on the pool deck.
  • If you have a communicable or infectious disease or an open sore, please do not enter the pool area.
  • For everyone’s safety, the pool will be closed during lightning and thunderstorms and will not reopen until thirty minutes after the last occurrence of either.
  • Walk, do not run, to avoid injury.
  • Pushing, dunking and rough play are not permitted.
  • For your safety, diving is only permitted in water at least nine feet in depth. Do not perform back-flips, back-dives, twists or any other type of flip that may cause injury to yourself or others.
  • Extended breath holding activities may cause blackouts and are strictly prohibited.
  • United States Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Devices can be used in the shallow end of the pool. They should be properly sized and in good condition. Persons wearing the device must have an adult in the water within arm’s reach while in the pool.
  • YMCA equipment is for Y programs only. Starting and diving blocks are not for public use.  Inflatable pool toys and flotation devices are not permitted.
  • Glass containers, food, and gum are not allowed on the pool deck.
  • Please do not sit, play, hang or lie on the lane lines.
  • To swim in the deep end, all swimmers must complete the swim test including an unassisted, 25-yard non-stop swim and a 30 second tread which will be recorded in our log. The lifeguard may administer a swim test at any time.
  • Stop, look and listen when you hear the lifeguard’s whistle blow.
  • Have fun, be safe and keep your language and behavior family friendly.

6/29/2016


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