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Swimming is great exercise, a challenging sport, effective
therapy, a valuable life skill, and just plain fun. There’s
nowhere better to learn than the Y. Our classes are
about more than just teaching techniques, they’re about
building confidence and nurturing potential, progressing
with your needs and abilities, from introductory to
competitive.

Swim Lessons

Download YMCA Swim Lesson Continuum

The Y offers a wide range of swimming options. Structured classes are divided by skill level and taught by certified instructors who guide with praise and encouragement. Students will improve swimming skills, build confidence in the water and learn personal safety.

Parent/Child (Ages 6 Months-3 Years): At the Y, we want parents and children to feel comfortable in the water. Objectives of the program are fun, exercise, parent education, water adjustment and safety. Parents are in the pool with their children. Swim diapers and swimsuits are required for all children. Parents are required to wear swimsuits.

LEVEL 1 SWIM LESSONS (Acclimation): Level 1 is for the swimmer who is brand new to the water or has very little swimming experience. These lessons teach water adjustment skills and help swimmers develop independent movement for basic strokes, kicking, breathing, floating, and pool safety.

LEVEL 2 SWIM LESSONS (Movement): Level 2 is for the swimmer who can swim freestyle with side breathing and backstroke without assistance for 15 feet. These lessons continue to teach and strengthen freestyle and backstroke techniques as well as introduce the breaststroke, elementary backstroke, diving and somersaults.

LEVEL 3 SWIM LESSONS (Stamina): Level 3 is for the swimmer who can swim 25 yards freestyle, 25 yards backstroke, 25 yards elementary backstroke, 25 yards breaststroke, and 25 yards sidestroke. Children will be introduced to butterfly stroke. Teaches the I.M., starts and flip-turns.

Private Lessons (Ages 4+): Private lessons are taught one-on-one. Ideal for swimmers who want personal instruction specific to their needs. Sessions will include eight 1 hour lessons that are scheduled by the swimmer and the instructor.

Swim Team

Y Swim Team offers kids the opportunity for strong individual growth through a dynamic team experience. Team members make new friends, challenge themselves and get great workouts.

Mini Torpedoes(Ages 4 & up): This program is designed for kids with interest in joining the Twin Pike Torpedoes Swim Team. Mini Torpedoes must be abe to swim half the length of the pool unassisted without stopping and/or grabbing the wall. We do not expect your swimmer to have a perfect stroke. Please note that Mini Torpedoes is NOT a substitute for swim lessons.

Twin Pike Torpedoes (Ages 5-18), Summer League: The Twin Pike Torpedoes are a part of the River Country Swim League. The summer season will run through the summer months of May - August, dates TBA. Swimmers must be able to swim 1 lap (25 yards freestyle). Parent involvement is important to the success of our swim teams. Parents are asked to volunteer for home and away meets.

Twin Pike Torpedoes (Ages 5-21), Winter League: The Twin Pike Torpedoes Fall/Winter Swim Team is a great opportunity to introduce your child to competitive swimming. The team is a part of the Heartland Area Swim League. The Fall/Winter season will run September–March, dates TBA. Swimmers can choose to participate by month. Every swimmer must be a member of the Twin Pike Family YMCA. This is a league and national requirement. Swimmer must be able to perform 25 yards in Freestyle within 1:00 minute and Backstroke within 1:00 minute. For more information please contact the Aquatics Director Joe MacLaughlin. email: twinpikeaquatics@sbcglobal.net.

Download Swim Team Brochure

Water Aerobics

Adults looking to challenge themselves without stress on their joints or members who just enjoy the water can take advantage of our different water exercise classes. Instructors lead small groups through water aerobics, core strengthening and much more. Water aerobic classes are a great way to gain muscle conditioning and cardiovascular endurance from the aerobic choreography and the resistance of the water. Ideal for all fitness levels, non-swimmers included. See pool schedule for details.

Open Swim & Lap Swimming

Note: Open swim will be closed during certain aquatic programs. See the pool schedule for details. To ensure that you have the opportunity to strengthen family through quality time together or develop a wellness routine in the water, the Y provides open recreational and lap swimming as part of your membership or daily pass access.

Bowling Green City Pool

We will post information about the Bowling Green City Pool next Spring.

Twin Pike Family YMCA Certification Courses

The Twin Pike Family Y offers a variety of certification courses, from Lifeguarding to CPR/First Aid/AED. For specific dates, times and fees, please contact Hannah Williams. email: hannah.williams.twinpikeymca@gmail.com

Lifeguard Training: The Y offers a full YMCA of the USA Lifeguard training course that includes American Health and Safety Institute CPR for the Professional Rescuer (CPRO), First Aid, and Oxygen, equipment-based rescues for aquatic environments, accident prevention, and decision making skills.

Participants must be 16 years old by the end of the class. Attendance, full participation, and successful completion of written tests and performance of all water skills are required.

Participants must be able to:

  • Pass all online YUSA life guard e-learnings & ASHI e-learnings
  • Tread water for at least 2 minutes
  • Swim 100 yards of front crawl
  • Swim 50 yards each of: front crawl with head up, sidestroke, breaststroke, breaststroke with head up, inverted breaststroke kick with hands on stomach
  • Perform a feet first surface dive in 8 to 10 feet of water and then swim underwater for 15 feet
  • Perform a series of tasks given by the instructor to demonstrate listening and scanning ability as well as stamina and endurance

Download Lifeguard Candidate Welcome

CPR, First Aid, AED: Successful completion of this class will earn participants an American Health and Safety Institute certification.

Certification requirements:

  • Must be present at all class sessions, NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Must display maturity and a positive attitude throughout the entire class
  • Must be proficient with all skills taught in class and receive 80% or higher on the written tests and 100% on skills test
  • Money will not be refunded for those that do not pass the course.

For any questions regarding certification courses please contact:
Hannah Williams, Assistant Aquatics Director
(573)754-4497
hannah.williams.twinpikeymca@gmail.com

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