Swimming classes begin at the Jamestown YMCA on April 28 and members can register immediately and non-members can do so beginning Monday.
For infants 6 to 36 months, the YMCA offers parent-with-child classes that get the children acclimated to the water through songs and rhymes. These classes are offered on Monday evenings and Saturday mornings.
Preschool and school-age lessons teach stroke development, water safety and endurance to children of varying abilities. These lessons are offered Saturday mornings, Monday-Thursday evenings with a new 6:15 p.m. class added Tuesday and Wednesday.
Brand new this season for advanced school-age swimmers is a competitive swim class on Tuesday afternoons. This program will work competitive stroke development, starts, turns and endurance.
Also new for this session is the return of the Porpoise Class. This class is for students who are fish level and above and want something a little different. The class still has all traditional lesson components and adds in junior lifeguarding, skindiving skills, synchronized swimming, water polo and many other experiences.
All evening lessons are either preceded or followed by 30 minutes of free swimming for all students and their families.
The YMCA, which also offers personalized instruction at the convenience of the student, has American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding and Lifeguarding recertifications coming this spring. Lifeguarding classes begin April 27 with limited space. For complete description of levels, list of times and days offered visit its website, jamestownymca.org.