Aquatics Specialized Programs - CKW YMCA

Aquatics Specialized Programs

Adapted Aquatics (3+ yrs) Registration Required 

This sessional program is designed for children with physical, developmental and communication disabilities who require specialized instruction in order to progress their swimming skills. This program runs Saturday evenings where the child will participate in a lesson with a lifeguard instructor and then stay for open swim with parent/guardian. To optimize safety parents are requested to be in swim attire and remain on the pool deck. 

Please complete the following application form prior to registration. Application form 

Saturday's: 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30 or 6:00 

Winter Session 2020: 

January 11th- March 14th 

Members: $76.50 

Non-members: $90 

Spring Session 2020: 

 March 28rd- June 27th 

Members: $119 

Non-members: $140 

Summer Session 2020:  

Registration date: July 4, 2020 

July 11th – August 29th 

Members: $68 

Non-members: $80 

Fall Session 2020: 

Registration date: September 12, 2020 

September 19th- December 19th  

Members: $119 

Non-Members: $140 

 

Junior Lifeguard Club (8+ years) Registration Required 

The Junior Lifeguard Club (JLC) is a place for kids to: 

* Increase knowledge and skills related to lifeguarding and lifesaving 

* Build confidence through friendly competition 

* Be motivated to achieve new personal bests 

* Improve physical fitness by increasing swimming and aquatic skills 

* Build leadership and teamwork skills 

* Make new friends 

* Have FUN!  

JLC is a water-based program designed for kids 8 years and over who can swim at least 25m and tread water for 2 minutes. Friends and siblings can join together even if they are of different ages and abilities. Kids will experience what it is like to be a lifeguard in a safe, fun and controlled setting. Personal effort and success are recognized through participation in high activity challenges. Dry-land fun, community education projects, displays and demonstrations provide additional learning opportunities. 

Lifeguard competitions allow JLC members the chance to showcase their lifesaving skills and knowledge. 

Prerequisite: Minimum 8 years of age who can swim 25 meters and tread water for 2 minutes 

When: Friday 7:30pm – 8:30pm (Program does not run over the summer session) 

 

Junior Triathalon (8+ years) Registration Required 

The Junior Triathlon team is a place for kids to: 

* Enjoy swimming, biking and running 

* Increase physical fitness through regular sessions in the pool, on stationary bikes and on the track 

* Build confidence through friendly competition 

* Be motivated to attain new personal bests through goal setting and goal achievement. 

* Train as a team building friendships and a team identity. 

 Junior triathlon is for kids 8 years of age or older who can swim 25m and tread water for 2 minutes. Lifelong transferable skills such as physical fitness patterns and positive healthy lifestyles are established. 

Prerequisite: Minimum 8 years of age who can swim 25 meters and tread water for 2 minutesAges 8-12 

When: Saturday 3:00pm – 5:00pm. (Program does not run over the summer session) 

 

Swim Team (8+ years) Registration Required 

YMCA Swim Team is a place for kids to: 

* Improve skills 

* Be motivated to achieve success by setting goals and achieving personal bests 

* Practice stroke drills 

* Improve technique in competitive strokes 

* Build endurance and aerobic capacity through work sets and interval training 

* Increase confidence by learning effective and efficient starts, turns and strokes 

 

YMCA Swim Team is for those 8 years of age and older who can swim 25m and tread water for 2 minutes. 

What do you need? 

* Snug fitting swim shorts for males 

* Athletic, one piece swim suit for females 

* Water bottle (plastic) 

* Swim goggles and swim cap are recommended 

 Mini swim meets are provided for swimmers to showcase skills and reach personal best times. These meets will focus on friendly competition, teamwork and sportsmanship. 

Prerequisite: Minimum 8 years of age who can swim 25 meters and tread water for 2 minutes 

When: Wednesday 8:00pm – 9:00pm (Program does not run over the summer session) 

 

Registration for all specialized aquatic programs can be done through the Member Service Desk or by phone at 519-623-9622 ext 0.