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YMCA To Start Swim Lessons

The Jamestown YMCA is launching its spring aquatics program beginning April 5.

Spring will see the return of school age group lessons, Jets spring camp, lifeguarding and recertifications for lifeguards. Group adult lessons and the new game of Noodle Ball will also be part of the schedule

Swim lessons will be for 6-12 year olds. The Y is offering three levels — Beginner (non-swimmer), Intermediate (can swim width front and back, comfortable in deep water) and Swimmer (able to pass deep end test). Participants must be YMCA members and will have to follow all COVID protocols.

Adult lessons will be offered for beginners and advanced. Classes will be held in the lower pool and the Y has daytime and evening options available.

Jets camp is a once a week swim time for Jets and prospective Jets members. Swimmers who were not part of the Jets 2020-21 team need to contact Coach Jason or Coach Maria for swimmer placement. The minimum age is 9 and swimmers must be able to complete the deep end test using proper freestyle and backstroke.

Noodle Ball is a new game being offered to any swimmer aged 9-14 who is able to pass the deep end test. Two teams try to score by getting the ball into the other team’s goal. Players ride their horses (rescue tubes) while using a pool noodles to advance the ball.

The Y will be running two lifeguard certification classes as well as multiple re-certification classes for CPR-Pro and Lifeguarding

These additional programs are available to current Jamestown YMCA members. The Y is accepting new members. Registration and fees apply to all listed programs. Social distancing is required. The Y will not allow early admittance to the building to ensure proper social distancing. Masks are required in all common areas of the building. Once the swimmers are on deck masks may be removed. There is no locker room access for anyone under the age of 16.

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