Westside YMCA offers several Aquatics Programs, including Group Swim Lessons (youth and adult), Private Swim Lessons (youth and adult), Semi-Private Swim Lessons (youth and adult), and Water Aerobics.
In YMCA aquatic programs, children learn to be safe around water and they feel the sense of accomplishment that comes with learning something new. Children can develop lifelong skills that can help them stay healthy.
Swim Lesson Schedule – English
Clases de Natación – Spanish
Our swim lessons are taught in both English and Spanish! For a description of the Class levels and which level to register for – Swim Lesson Flow Chart/Descriptions
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Adult Aquatic Programs
(Ages 13 years and over) Adult swim lessons are for those individuals who wish to learn to swim or those who want to improve their technique. Classes have a low student-to-instructor ratio, which allows for personal instruction in each class. Skills emphasized include: basic water acclimation, floating, treading, freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, diving, and much more.
Do you want to be a lifeguard? If you are 16 years of age or older, join us for one of 5 lifeguard training courses. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be certified in YMCA lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR/AED, and Emergency Oxygen Administration. Click here for more information!
The purpose of the YMCA lifeguard program is to present the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of a lifeguard. The program is based on sound decision-making, proper use of rescue equipment, knowledge of water safety, and proficiency in rescue skills.
For the training received to be of the most value, lifeguards need facility-specific training and orientation. For the equipment-based lifeguard-training program, each lifeguard must have a rescue tube/buoy whenever on duty.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (infant, child, adult), First Aid, AED (Automated External Defibrillator), and oxygen administration certifications must be completed prior to the certifications. The CPR training must include two-rescuer CPR, modified jaw thrust, and use of pocket and bag-valve mask resuscitator.
The minimum age for course participation is 16.
Those under the age of 18 must have parental consent to participate in the course.
Passing the following swim test is essential to receive certification: (a) performing a long, shallow, front dive, then swimming 500 yards, including 100 yards each of sidestroke, front crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke kick with one arm forward, and inverted breaststroke kick with arm on the stomach; (b) treading water using legs only for at least 2 minutes; (c) executing surface dives both head first and feet first in 8 to 10 feet of water, and swimming underwater for 15 feet.
For more information on Aquatics Programs, please contact our membership services desk at 817-249-0500 or Kayla Keoughan, firstname.lastname@example.org.