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Aquatics

General Info

Pool Hours
Mon – Fri
Lap Swim
6:00 am – 9:00 pm
 
Mon - Fri
Recreational Swim
10:00 am – 9:00 pm
 
Saturday
Lap/Recreational Swim
9:00 am – 4:50 pm
 
Sunday
Lap/Recreational
1:00 pm – 4:50 pm
Please Note:

The pool is utilized by many great programs that the YMCA offers such as swim teams, swim lessons, water aerobics, and our childcare programs throughout the day. The following is a schedule of these programs and high usage times:

Pool Schedule

Test. Mark. Protect.

The North Central Florida YMCA is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable pool experience for all. All members under the age of 18 will be asked to participate in a swimming assessment and will be provided a green or orange wristband for the day. These bands assist our certified lifeguards in keeping our swimmers safe. Lifeguards will gladly conduct one swim assessment per child per day when space and staffing are available.

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TEST
(All three skills must be done consecutively without resting)

Plunge: Swimmer jumps in deep end and safely returns to the surface.

Swim: Swim 15 yards to the cone and back unassisted and without resting.

Tread: Swimmer must tread water for 30 seconds while keeping their ears and face out of the water

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MARK
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PROTECT

Summer Swim Lessons

Session 1: June 13 - 23
Session 2: June 27 - July 7
Session 3: July 11 - July 21
Session 4: July 25 - August 4
Session 4 1/2: August 8 - August 12
All sessions are Monday - Thursday for two weeks
Session 4 1/2 is only one week
Registration: April 1st members, April 15th non-members
Fees: $60/session members, $80/session non-members
Parent-Tot
(6-36 months)
For the parent(s) and child to enjoy and explore water together. This program is age and skill specific. Basic water safety and movement skills are introduced to prepare the child for the next level of the YMCA Learn to Swim Program.
Class Times: 10:00-10:30am, 6:00-6:30pm
Pike
(3-5 years)
This level helps children develop safe pool behavior, adjust to the water, and develop independent movement in the water. It is designed for new swimmers, teaching basic paddle strokes and kicking skills, pool safety, and comfort with holding the face in the water while blowing bubbles and swimming.
Class Times: 10:00-10:30am, 10:30-11:00am, 11:00-11:30am, 11:30am-12:00pm, 4:00-4:30pm, 5:00-5:30pm, 5:30-6:00pm, 6:00-6:30pm
Eel
(3-5 years)
This "advanced beginner" level reinforces Pike skills. It is for children who are comfortable in the water. They are taught to kick, dive, float, and perform the progressive paddle stroke. They also learn basic boating safety.
Class Times: 10:00-10:30am, 11:00-11:30am, 4:00-4:30pm, 5:00-5:30pm, 5:30-6:00pm
Ray
(3-5 years)
At this level children review previous skills, improve stroke skills, learn more personal, safety, and rescue skills, build endurance, and learn to tread water and perform more progressive diving skills. Children can swim across the pool on their front and back without assistance by the end of this level.
Class Times: 9:30-10:00am, 10:30-11:00am, 4:30-5:00pm
Summer Camp
This swim lesson group is designed for the children participating in the summer camp program. We will split the children into 3 different levels. The summer camp staff will be responsible for getting your child to the swim lesson and back to summer camp. If you sign your child up one of the other swim lessons and your child participates in the summer camp program you will be responsible for getting them from summer camp to their swim lesson.
Class Times: 8:00-8:30am
Polliwog
(6-12 years)
This is the beginning level for school age children. It gets children acquainted with the pool, the use of flotation devices, and floating. By the end of this level, they should know the front paddle stroke, and side and back paddle.
Class Times: 8:30-9:00am, 10:30-11:00am, 11:00-11:30am, 4:00-4:30pm, 5:00-5:30pm
Guppy
(6-12 years)
The children continue to practice and build upon basic skills, now performing more skills without the aid of a flotation device. They are introduced to the front and back crawl, sidestroke, breastroke, and elementary backstroke. Children can swim a length of the pool without assistance at the end of this level.
Class Times: 8:30-9:00am, 9:00-9:30am, 11:30am-12:00pm, 4:30-5:00pm, 5:30-6:00pm, 6:30-7:00pm
Minnow
(6-12 years)
This is the "initial intermediate" level. The children further refine the lead-up strokes they have learned as their skills become more like those normally used in swimming.
Class Times: 8:30-9:00am, 9:00-9:30am, 9:30-10:00am, 11:30am-12:00pm, 4:30-5:00pm, 6:30-7:00pm
Pre-Competitive
(6-12 years)
The children continue to practice and build upon basic skills, now performing more skills without the aid of a flotation device. They are introduced to the front and back crawl, sidestroke, breastroke, and elementary backstroke. Children can swim a length of the pool without assistance at the end of this level.
Class Times: 6:00-6:45pm
Adult
(13+ years)
The children continue to practice and build upon basic skills, now performing more skills without the aid of a flotation device. They are introduced to the front and back crawl, sidestroke, breastroke, and elementary backstroke. Children can swim a length of the pool without assistance at the end of this level.
Class Times: 7:00-7:45pm

Fall Swim Lessons

Session 1: August 22 - Sept 7, 2016
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Session 2: September 12 - 28, 2016
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Session 3: October 3 - 19, 2016
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Registration: July 1st members, July 15th non-members
Fees: $60/session members, $80/session non-members
Parent-Tot
(6-36 months)
For the parent(s) and child to enjoy and explore water together. This program is age and skill specific. Basic water safety and movement skills are introduced to prepare the child for the next level of the YMCA Learn to Swim Program.
Class Times: 6:00-6:30pm
Pike
(3-5 years)
This level helps children develop safe pool behavior, adjust to the water, and develop independent movement in the water. It is designed for new swimmers, teaching basic paddle strokes and kicking skills, pool safety, and comfort with holding the face in the water while blowing bubbles and swimming.
Class Times: 4:00-4:30pm, 5:00-5:30pm, 5:30-6:00pm, 6:00-6:30pm
Eel
(3-5 years)
This "advanced beginner" level reinforces Pike skills. It is for children who are comfortable in the water. They are taught to kick, dive, float, and perform the progressive paddle stroke. They also learn basic boating safety.
Class Times: 4:00-4:30pm, 5:00-5:30pm, 5:30-6:00pm
Ray
(3-5 years)
At this level children review previous skills, improve stroke skills, learn more personal, safety, and rescue skills, build endurance, and learn to tread water and perform more progressive diving skills. Children can swim across the pool on their front and back without assistance by the end of this level.
Class Times: 4:30-5:00pm
After School
This swim lesson group is designed for the children participating in the afterschool program. We will split the children into 3 different levels. The afterschool staff will be responsible for getting your child to the swim lesson and back to afterschool. If you sign your child up one of the other swim lessons and your child participates in the afterschool program you will be responsible for getting them from afterschool to their swim lesson.
Class Times: 3:30-4:00pm
Polliwog
(6-12 years)
This is the beginning level for school age children. It gets children acquainted with the pool, the use of flotation devices, and floating. By the end of this level, they should know the front paddle stroke, and side and back paddle.
Class Times: 4:00-4:30pm, 5:00-5:30pm
Guppy
(6-12 years)
The children continue to practice and build upon basic skills, now performing more skills without the aid of a flotation device. They are introduced to the front and back crawl, sidestroke, breastroke, and elementary backstroke. Children can swim a length of the pool without assistance at the end of this level.
Class Times: 4:30-5:00pm, 5:30-6:00pm, 6:30-7:00pm
Minnow
(6-12 years)
This is the "initial intermediate" level. The children further refine the lead-up strokes they have learned as their skills become more like those normally used in swimming.
Class Times: 4:30-5:00pm, 6:30-7:00pm
Pre-Competitive
(6-12 years)
The children continue to practice and build upon basic skills, now performing more skills without the aid of a flotation device. They are introduced to the front and back crawl, sidestroke, breastroke, and elementary backstroke. Children can swim a length of the pool without assistance at the end of this level.
Class Times: 6:00-6:45pm
Adult
(13+ years)
The children continue to practice and build upon basic skills, now performing more skills without the aid of a flotation device. They are introduced to the front and back crawl, sidestroke, breastroke, and elementary backstroke. Children can swim a length of the pool without assistance at the end of this level.
Class Times: 7:00-7:45pm

Private Swim Lessons

If you feel that you or your child would work better in a one on one setting, want to work on a specific stroke or skill, or would like more flexible class times, private lessons may be a better option for you.

Private lessons are by request only, and limited to 1:1 ratios. Private lessons are paid by the hour, $30/hour for members and $45/hour for non-members. While we can accommodate hour long lessons, we do encourage participants (especially children) to do 30 minute lessons.

**A private swim lesson request does not guarantee lessons. Instructor availabilities are limited; we will try our best to fulfill your request as soon as possible.

To request private lessons please fill out the request form and you will be contacted by a swim instructor to set up your lessons.

Online Request

Pool Rental

A pool rental includes pool, lifeguards and tables. The pool may only be rented on weekends during non-business hours. If a party is rained out, you may reschedule your party or ask for a refund. Refunds will be prorated based upon the time spent at the rained out party.

Pool Rental Form
Rental Fees: $50 non-refundable reservation fee
Security Deposit: $50 Cash
Members: $50/hour
Non-Members: $75/hour
(rates are subject to change for parties over 25)

Lifeguard Classes

Lifeguard
Registration begins:
TBA 2017
Cost:
TBA
Payment process:
$50 NON-REFUNDABLE Deposit due at registration

This course is designed to provide the participants with the knowledge and skills needed to be a lifeguard and professional rescuer. Participants will be certified in CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer, Basic First Aid and Emergency Oxygen Administration. The course presents information on the skills and knowledge lifeguards need in pool, lake, river, surf and waterpark environments. The comprehensive course offers up-to-date information on how to lifeguard by anticipating and preventing problems before they occur and by taking action to help those in danger when necessary. The course also covers safety skills, accident prevention, scanning, guarding techniques, emergency systems, rescue skills, first aid in aquatic environments, spinal injury management, open water dangers, legal responsibilities, pool management and information on how to get a job as a lifeguard.

For further information including questions about the pre-requisites contact Don Grove at the YMCA at 374-9622 or via e-mail at s.chase@ncfymca.org.

Partner Program - Gator Swim Club

The YMCA is proud to offer additional programs through our partners. These programs are offered at our YMCA facility, but are operated by partnering organizations.

Gator Swim Club