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YMCA Summer Aquatic Programs Start Tuesday

The Jamestown YMCA Aquatic department will begin its summer aquatic schedule on Tuesday.

The highlights of the new pool schedule are the expansion of open swim times in the lower pool and lap times in the upper pool. Lane reservations will no longer be required to swim in the upper pool, swimmers with special requirements will still be able to reserve lanes 1 or 4 for an hour at a time.

Youth lessons will be offered four days a week at varying times. Lessons are for students 3 to 12 years of age. The YMCA offers beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Classes are once a week for 45 minutes and the session runs for six weeks.

Infant with parent classes will be returning on Saturdays. The 9 to 9:30 a.m. class will be for children ages 6 to 24 months and the 9:30 to 10 a.m. class will be for 24 to 36-month-olds. Both classes require a trusted adult in the water with the child, one adult per child. Children are required to have swim diapers.

Adult lessons are back on the schedule allowing adults to learn to swim or improve their current abilities. A beginner to intermediate class will be offered on Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. and an advanced class Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The advanced class is held in the upper pool and is designed for lap/masters and tri swimmers who are looking to improve form and technique. All adult classes are taught to the goals of the student.

The YMCA will be offering two levels of competitive swimming for summer. The first will be an intro to competitive swimming to give participants and taste of practice and start developing skills needed for the season. Participants must be able to pass their deep end test to enroll. The YMCA will also be offering conditioning and a season prep program Monday through Friday for swimmers ages 9 and up who have been on a swim team in the past. All swimmers are welcome. Swimmers will work on reestablishing their endurance and shaking the rust off their skills.

“I want to thank our steadfast aquatic staff for the last two years. Their commitment, dedication and continued loyalty has kept our members safe and the pool open,” said Jason Chinni, longtime YMCA aquatic director. “With many facilities having to constrict and reduce their hours, the Y’s guards, through their work ethic and their sacrifices has made it possible to expand our programing, increase hours and continue to provide top level guards to multiple off site facilities.”

For more information, visit www.jamestownymca.org. Registration for the coming session begins Tuesday.

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