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POOL CLOSURES

YMCA staff may close the pool at any time for safety reasons, including but not limited to:

  • Chemical Imbalance
  • Mechanical Issues
  • Water Clarity
  • Pool Contamination

  • Natural dangers (lightning or thunder within 10 mines will constitute immediate closure for no less than 30 minutes from the last lightning strike or sound of thunder)

Tips to Help You Stay Safe in the Water

It’s about to get very hot outside and you’re going to want to go swimming—whether it’s in your own pool, at the beach, or on a boat! We want to make sure you’re safe, so we’ve compiled a few tips to follow both in and out of the home.

  • Supervise in and around water
  • Designate a responsible adult to watch young children while in the bath and all children swimming or playing in or around water. Supervisors of pre-school children should provide “Touch supervision”, which is to be close enough to reach the child at all times.
  • Empty all water after useEmpty all tubs, buckets, and kiddies pools immediately after use to prevent any accidents. Once drained, flip the container upside down so it doesn’t collect any more water.

  • Install fences around pools

  • Surround you home pool with a protective fence, preferably with a self-closing door to prevent children from wandering in unattended.

  • Learn to swim

    • There’s no shame in not knowing how to swim. Lots of adults don’t learn to swim later in life—whether it’s because they never got the chance to learn or had a traumatic experience as a child. Learning to swim can help save your life and those around you!
  • Don’t use air-filled or foam toys

  • Try to avoid air-fill or foam toys, such as water wings, noodles, or inner tubes. Use life jackets instead!

  • Learn CPR

  • Accidents happen. You should know how to act in an emergency. CPR can help save the life of someone involved in a water-related accident. Learn More.

  • Avoid Alcohol

  • Avoid drinking alcohol before or during swimming, boating, or water skiing. Do not drink alcohol while supervising children.

  • Use the buddy system

    • Always swim with a buddy. It’s more fun, plus it’s safe!

What Swim Lesson Class Should My Child Be In?

SWIM LESSONS CURRICULUM

The Y is committed to providing children of all skill levels opportunities to learn, grow, and thrive. In order to accomplish these goals, swimmers who are new to our program will need to take a swimming skill evaluation so that staff can assign each child to a level, ensuring a positive and successful experience for all class participants. Evaluations are provided on Mondays and Wednesdays between 6:15 - 6:55 pm at the Eastmont YMCA Aquatic Center or by appointment. Beginner swimmers and current Y swim lesson participants may register without a swimming skill evaluation.

Who: Any swimmer under the age of 13 who would like to swim by themselves past the shallow-end rope. If a swimmer has taken Uplift or Strengthen Our Swimmers, they do not have to take a swim test.

Components:

  1. Jump feet first at the start point

  2. Immediately begin swimming forwards using crawl stroke, breast stroke, or a combination of both. Swimmers must demonstrate a proficient forwards stroke (no doggy paddle). Swimmers must demonstrate their ability to put their face in the water without stopping to rest on the side or bottom of the pool.

  3. Back float for 10 seconds

  4. Tread water for 10 seconds

In order for the Y to ensure quality programming at an affordable price, all aquatic program fees are nonrefundable / nontransferable.

SWIMMING/AQUATICS

 

The Eastmont YMCA Aquatic is now closed for renovations. The Eastmont Metro Parks and Recreation will be posting updates on their website.

Sign up for pool alerts by texting WVYPOOL to 484848 or by clicking here.

Current Pool Schedule

+YOUTH OPEN SWIM

YMCA Pool (Ages 6-15)

M/W/F: 5:30-6:15 pm

+TEEN OPEN SWIM

YMCA Pool (Grades 6-12)

Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Member: Included with membership // Community members: $6

+SWIM LESSONS

Learning to be a better swimmer can help kids build self-confidence and self-esteem and is an easy way to stay physically active and improve strength, flexibility and endurance. Safety around water is paramount for all children so start their lessons early!

Click here to view the full listing of available lessons


Water Discovery Classes (3 - 36 Months Old)

M/W: 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

T/TH: 6:20 PM - 6:50 PM

Members: $65.00 Session//Community Members: $75.00 Session
*Fees increase by $10 the Friday before the session start date

Fall Session 1: September 3rd - October 3rd
Fall Session 2: October 7th – November 7th
Fall Session 3: November 11th - December 12th

Registration Today!

Click here for Fall Brochure

GROUP SWIMMING LESSONS

Group Swimming Lessons are available for all skill levels. Each session consists of eight 30 minute lessons with two make up classes to allow for other activities or unanticipated pool closures. Some classes may be canceled and fees refunded if there are four or less participants registered by the Wednesday prior to the first day of session.

Register Now

Y Members $65/Session // Community Member: $75/Session
*Fees increase by $10 the Friday before the session start date

PRIVATE LESSONS (Ages 3 and up)

Private lessons are a great way to enhance swimming technique and endurance for swimmers of all ages. Each session consists of six 30 minute classes. For additional scheduling information, please contact Diane at Diane@wenymca.org


In order for the Y to ensure quality programming at an affordable price, all aquatic program fees are nonrefundable / nontransferable.