Programs

YOUTH AQUATICS

          
 
With our city and the surrounding communities neighboring the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan it is our joint mission to teach people of all ages to swim and be safe around water.

Swim Lessons

Our swim lessons use a skill-based approach designed to meet the needs of the people we serve. In partnership with the City of Lake Station and Breckenridge Apartments, morning lessons are offered at Riverview Park & Pool and evening lessons at Breckenridge Apartments.
 
Members $55/segment          Non-Members $75/segment
Each segment consits of 8, 30-minutes sessions unless otherwise noted.
Make-up lessons must be requested and are at the discretion of the Aquatics Coordinator.
   
Segment Offerings  
May 31 - June 10
June 14 - June 24
July 5 - July 15
July 6 - July 29 (Breckenridge Only)
July 19 - July 29
 

Swim Starters Aquatics Program
Accompanied by a parent*, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.

Parent & Tot (6 - 36 months)
 
A /  Water Discovery  
Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment
Parent & Tot A Monday - Thursday 9:30 AM
10:30 AM
  Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30 PM
B / Water Exploration  
Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills
Parent & Tot B Monday - Thursday 9:30 AM
10:30 AM
  Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30 PM
 
Swim Basics for Preschool and School-age
Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: swim, float, swim - sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit - and jump, push, turn, grab.

All Ages (3-14 years)
 
1 / Water Acclimation    
Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.
Level 1 - All Ages Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
  Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00 PM
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
 
2 / Water Movement    
Encourages forward movement in the water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.
Level 2 - All Ages Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
11:00 AM
  Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00 PM
6:00 PM
 
3 / Water Stamina     
Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.
Level 3 - All Ages Monday - Thursday 9:30 AM
10:30 AM
  Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30 PM
 
4 / Stroke Introduction & Pre-Team  
Develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and earn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick.(40-minutes)
Level 4 - All Ages Monday - Thursday 10:00 AM
11:00 AM
  Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30 PM
 
Adult Lessons  
Whether you started learning to swim as a child, but never quite mastered it or are simply afraid of the water, we’re here to help you learn to swim confidently, in a supportive environment.
Adult Lessons - Ages 18+ Monday - Thursday
Tuesdays & Thursdays
TBD
TBD
 
Private Lessons
For preschool, youth, teen, and adult.  Private Lessons are by appointment only and based on pool availability. Contact BManning@ymcaofportage.org with your request.

 Members $80/segment          Non-Members $120/segment