Aquatics

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The YMCA has long been America’s favorite swimming instructor. Whether just learning how to swim, improving strokes, or taking water exercise classes, members are in safe hands with our certified swimming instructors and lifeguards.

The aquatics programs at the Y are about more than just the techniques and skills; they are about building friendships, developing self-esteem, and creating positive experiences that will last a lifetime.

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Learn To Swim

Swimming is a life skill that allows you to safely enjoy the pleasures of an aquatic environment. Private & Group Swim Lessons for children beginning at 6 months old.

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Group Exercise Classes In The Pool

Water Aerobics, Aqua Dance, Paddle Board Yoga, Core On The Board

See Group Exercise Schedule

Youth Swim Team (6-18yrs)

Red River Aquatic Club of the YMCA of Northwest Louisiana is a Competitive, USA Swimming and National YMCA registered age group swim team. We are now evaluating youth swimmers to join the swim team. Coaches must evaluate potential team members. Visit the swim team website for more information and recent news: www.RedRiverAquaticClub.com

U.S. Masters Swim Team (18yrs +)

Swim team for individuals over the age of 18 who are looking to improve their swim fitness. All practices have a coach on deck and workouts incorporate drills and work sets to develop and refine your swimming skills and endurance. We strive to give each swimmer a workout catered to their particular ability level.

Masters Team Workouts: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays – 5:30am, Mondays & Wednesdays – Noon, Tuesdays & Thursdays – 6:00am & 6:30pm

Must register in person at the Y. Must be a Y member. Additional cost is $10 per month and you must have a U.S. Masters Swimming Membership – Register Here for U.S. Masters Swimming Membership

For More Information about Masters Swimming at the Y:

Mason McGee

mlmcgee2@yahoo.com
318-674-9635

 


For More Information About Aquatic Facilities & Programs:

Raymond Lee

Executive Director, BHP Billiton YMCA

RLee@ymcanwla.org
318-674-9635

Programs

Swim Team 2019-2020

Pre-Level I

BHP Billiton YMCA

Swim Team

Program Dates: Oct 1 2019 - Aug 31 2020

Time: -
Southside location only

In-House Registration: Aug 6 2019 - Jul 15 2020

Contact: John Janszen at johnj@ymcanwla.org

Non-Member: $50.00

Not available for online registration. Please visit the BHP Billiton YMCA for registration information.

YMCA Adult Learn To Swim

ALTS: Retroactive Payment

BHP Billiton YMCA

Swim, Swim Lessons

Program Dates: Nov 1 2019 - Nov 1 2022

Time: -
Adult Learn to Swim (ALTS) is available for ages 13 and older. These lessons are taught by a certified Adult Learn To Swim Instructor. Sessions will be held twice a week for four weeks. Sessions will maintain a 4:1 ratio (students to instructor). No prior swim experience is necessary to participate in this course. If you are interested in swim lessons for children under 13, please see our Kids Swim Lessons. The FIVE skills of water competency that are addressed in the ALTS program: 1. Step or jump into water over your head 2. Return to the surface and float/tread water for one minute 3. Turn around in a full circle and find an exit 4. Swim 25 yards to the exit 5. Exit the water (without the use of a ladder if in a pool)

In-House Registration: Nov 8 2019 - Nov 22 2022

Contact: Heidi Gerkin at hgerkin@ymcanwla.org

Non-Member: $120.00

Not available for online registration. Please visit the BHP Billiton YMCA for registration information.

Pre-Competitive Swim Team

Winter Session 1 Sept 3 – Jan 21

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Swim Team

Ages: 6 - 15

Program Dates: Dec 3 2019 - Jan 21 2020

Time: 4:00 PM - 4:40 PM
6 week Bridge program to prepare swimmers for the Red River Aquatic Club - Competitive Swim Team December 3 - January 21 *NO CLASS DECEMBER 24,26,31*

In-House Registration: Nov 11 2019 - Dec 9 2019

Contact: John Janszen at johnj@ymcanwla.org

Member: $100.00

Non-Member: $140.00

Not available for online registration. Please visit the BHP Billiton YMCA for registration information.

STAGE 4 - STROKE INTRODUCTION (3 - 12 Years)

Monday / Wednesday 4:40 – 5:10 PM (3 – 12 Years)

BHP Billiton YMCA

Swim, Swim Instructor, Swim Lessons

Program Dates: Jan 6 2020 - Jan 29 2020

Time: 4:40 PM - 5:10 PM
Stage 4: Stroke Introduction is available for ages 3 - 12 years. Please see our Swim Lessons Selector, located at http://ymcanwla.org/programs/aquatics/ to determine what stage your child should be in.

Online Registration: Nov 20 2019 - Dec 29 2019

In-House Registration: Nov 13 2019 - Dec 29 2019

Contact: Heidi Gerkin at hgerkin@ymcanwla.org

Member: $80.00

Non-Member: $100.00

Register

STAGE B - WATER EXPLORATION (6 months - 3 years)

Monday / Wednesday 10:00 – 10:30 AM (6 months – 3 years)

BHP Billiton YMCA

Swim, Swim Instructor, Swim Lessons

Program Dates: Jan 6 2020 - Jan 29 2020

Time: 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Stage B: Water Exploration is available for ages 6 months to 3 years. Please see our Swim Lessons Selector, located at http://ymcanwla.org/programs/aquatics/ to determine what stage your child should be in.

Online Registration: Nov 20 2019 - Dec 29 2019

In-House Registration: Nov 13 2019 - Dec 29 2019

Contact: Heidi Gerkin at hgerkin@ymcanwla.org

Member: $80.00

Non-Member: $100.00

Register

STAGE 5 - STROKE DEVELOPMENT (3 - 12 Years)

Monday / Wednesday 4:40 – 5:10 PM (3 – 12 Years)

BHP Billiton YMCA

Swim, Swim Instructor, Swim Lessons

Program Dates: Jan 6 2020 - Jan 29 2020

Time: 4:40 PM - 5:10 PM
Stage 5: Stroke Development is available for ages 3 - 12 years. Please see our Swim Lessons Selector, located at http://ymcanwla.org/programs/aquatics/ to determine what stage your child should be in.

Online Registration: Nov 20 2019 - Dec 29 2019

In-House Registration: Nov 13 2019 - Dec 29 2019

Contact: Heidi Gerkin at hgerkin@ymcanwla.org

Member: $80.00

Non-Member: $100.00

Register

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