Learn to swim at the Y! The YMCA has long been America’s favorite swimming instructor. We offer swim lessons for infants, kids, teenagers and adults.
Use the resistance and buoyancy of the water to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, and flexibility.
The YMCA has several swim team options at our branches. Seasons and age groups vary by location.
This course is designed to give participants the skills and knowledge needed to be lifeguards in a pools and other aquatics environments.
Guidelines for how we can all work together to keep kids safe in our pools.
Children 6 months-3 years will participate with an adult in the water. They will be shown basic skill like: blowing bubbles, rolling from front to back, grabbing the wall, back float, and exiting the water.
Prerequisite: Swimmers must be able to enter and exit the pool independently and maintain control in the water with the aide of a swimming flotation. They will start to explore the water with help. This class is for beginning swimmers that still need a flotation device.
Prerequisite: Swimmers in this level should be starting to control their body in the water and make forward progress independently. They should be starting to swim in the shallow end without a flotation device. They will explore the water without the help of an instructor. They will also develop basic skills to propel and glide through the water and learn basic water safety.
Swimmers must be able to swim across the width of the pool independently. This stage develops forward movement on the front and back, integrating arm and leg action, and introduces rhythmic breathing. Skills will be practiced in the middle of the pool in water over the swimmer’s head.
Participants MUST be able to swim without a flotation device in the deep end!! In this stage participants have mastered the basic technique in the front and back crawl, as well as the elementary backstroke. They will be introduced to Butterfly, Breaststroke and sidestroke at this level, as well as, building their swimming endurance
Participants must be able to swim without a flotation device in the deep end. In this stage participants have mastered the basic technique in the front and back crawl, the elementary backstroke, rhythmic breathing. They will continue work on Butterfly, Breaststroke and sidestroke. They will keep building their swimming endurance by swimming longer distances across the pool. This level continues to work on water safety and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Private Swim Lessons & Group Private Lessons are available. Contact Kristy Reichner, Aquatics Director, for more information about swim lessons and private swim lessons.
(P) 570.286.5636 SUNBURY
The Sunbury Dolphins make use of three separate swimming facilities. They are the Sunbury YMCA, Danville Area Community Center, and Susquehanna University swimming pools. With three facilities at our disposal there are more options for available swim times and fewer swimmers in each lane.
The season begins in early October and extends until early April for those going to nationals. Fees vary depending upon the swimming level of the student-athlete based on their practice group placement.
Swimmers must compete in at least three YMCA meets during the season to be eligible for additional competition. At meets we measure progress, experience competition and strive for individual and team accomplishments.
Our competitions include dual meets, invitational and championship meets. The goal is to be a team that supports all swimmers through different tracks that swimmers and families choose to compete at based on their inclination, desire and athletic ability.
Prerequisite: Minimum age of 15 years, must be able to swim 300 yards continuously. Tread water for 2-minutes with no hands. Retrieve a 10lb object from the bottom of 10ft depth.
American Red Cross training includes: CPR/AED/First Aid/Lifeguard.
Participants must attend all classes listed for that session; no make-up classes are offered.
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Lifeguard Recertification will be posted when scheduled – check back regularly!
Prerequisite: Must present a lifeguard certification that is still valid on the first day of the course. must be able to swim 300 yards continuously. Tread water for 2-minutes with no hands. Retrieve a 10lb object from the bottom of 10ft depth.
Only for participants who previously passed a lifeguard certification course. American Red Cross training includes: CPR/AED/First Aid/Lifeguard. PLEASE include a current email address when registering. Participants must attend all classes listed for that session; no make-up classes are offered.
For more information, contact Kristy Reichner, Aquatics Director