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540 YMCA Way
Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: 541-482-9622
Fax: 541-482-3348
Contact: Ashland Family YMCA
Email: info@ashlandymca.org

5AM-10PM M-F
7AM-7PM Sat
8AM-7PM Sun
Ashland Family YMCA, Ashland, Oregon 97520 / Aquatics / 2020 SUMMER SWIM LESSONS


Y Kids Swimming
Please note: Our Aquatic Center is currently closed. Continuing our summer swim lesson programming will depend on the Oregon State Governors orders in regards to phases of reopening.  Please check back for updates.  5.26.2020

SUMMER SWIM LESSONS two-week sessions (M-Th)
Swim lessons in two week sessions, Monday-Thursday for 30-45 minutes each class. Lessons focus on water safety, skill development, having fun and gaining confidence in and around water. If you're unsure about your child’s level, call the Aquatics office to set up a free placement test.
June 15-25
Registration opens April 1
June 29-July 9
Registration Y-member = June 19, Community = June 22
July 13-23
Registration Y-member = July 3, Community = July 6
July 27-August 6
Registration Y-member = July 17, Community = July 20
August 10-20
Registration Y-member = July 31, Community = Aug. 3 
10:30a   Pike, Eel  
11:00a   Pike, Ray 
11:30a   Polliwog, Guppy
4:15p     Pike, Eel, Ray, polliwog, Guppy
4:45p     Pike, Ray, Minnow, Fish, Shark
5:15p     Pike, Eel

30-minute lessons, $37 Y-members/$57 Community 
Pike ages 3-5 yrs
Water adjustment and safe pool behavior are the main emphasis at this beginning level. Blowing bubbles, kicking, and floating on the back are all introduced through games and a variety of fun activities. Max class size: 4 students 
Eel ages 3-5 yrs
This class builds on the basic swimming skills learned in the Pike class. Learning to float, kick, and swim on the front and back without any assistance are the main goals of the Eel class. Prerequisite: swim independently 5-10 feet. Max class size: 5 students
Ray ages 3-5 yrs
At this level, children continue to practice swimming freestyle and are introduced to backstroke and breaststroke kick. Students are exposed to the deep water and begin learning to tread water and diving positions. Prerequisite: swim independently 3-5 yards. Max class size: 5 students
Polliwog ages 6-11 yrs
Beginner level for swimmers who are not comfortable in the water. At this level, students will learn to kick, blow bubbles, float/swim on back, and fundamentals of freestyle. Prerequisite: none. Max class size: 6 students
Guppy ages 6-11 yrs
Beginner to intermediate level. Swimmers will continue to develop freestyle and backstroke. Introduction to treading water and dives with more exposure to the deep end. Prerequisite: swim freestyle 15 yards. Max class size: 8 students
45-minute lessons, $51 Y-members/$71 Community 
Minnow ages 6-11 yrs
Intermediate level. Swimmers will improve on endurance and technique in freestyle and backstroke. They will be introduced to breaststroke kick, flip-turns, diving skills and side breathing. Prerequisite: swim freestyle 25 yards. Max class size: 8 students
Fish ages 6-11 yrs
Intermediate to advanced level. A variety of drills designed to help build endurance and work on technique for all of the strokes. An introduction to butterfly kick and bilateral breathing. Prerequisite: swim freestyle with side breathing and backstroke 25 yards each. Knowledge of breaststroke kick. Max class size: 8 students
Shark ages 6-11 yrs
Advanced level. Continue building endurance & technique on all strokes. Swim individual medley 100 yards. Prepare for Youth Advanced Swim class. Safety preparation for swimming at rivers and lakes. Prerequisite: swim 100 yards of freestyle, demonstrate proficiency in back and breaststroke.

Parent Tot ages 6-36 months
An introduction to the aquatic environment for parents and their infants and toddlers.
T/TH 10:30a-11:00a $37 Y-members/$52 Community per monthly session (Drop-in rate $5/$10)