COME LEARN TO SWIM AT THE Y!
YMCA Family Center
3161 Taft Street
Hollywood, FL 33021
YMCA Aquatic Center
1361 NW 129th Avenue
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
20201 Saddle Club Road
Weston, FL 33327
OUTDOOR POOL HOURS
Mon - Thu [5:30 am - 9:45 pm]
Fri [5:30 am - 8:45 pm]
Sat [7:30 am - 5:00 pm]
Sun [10:00 am - 5:00 pm]
INDOOR POOL HOURS
Varies (Call for Times)
Mon - Sun [10:00 am - 6:00 pm]
Mon - Thu [5:00 am - 8:30 pm]
Sat [7:00 am - 5:00 pm]
Sun [7:00 am - 4:00 pm]
Group Swim Lessons
Progressive Swim Lesson Levels
Parent and Child (6 – 36 months)
We provide a safe and fun environment for infants and toddlers to get adjusted to the water by playing games, singing songs, and practicing basic skills. Each child will progress individually according to his or her age and level of comfort in the water.
Pre-School (3 – 5 years)
Pike: This class is beginners who are uncomfortable in the water with little or no swimming experience. Class goals include water adjustment, blowing bubbles, kicking, and floating. Instructional Flotation Devices may be used.
Eel: This class is for beginners who are comfortable in the water, but who are not yet moving through the water independently. Children will continue to develop skills learned at the pike level, and will continue to put their face in the water, floating, jumping in and paddling without support. Instructional Flotation Devices may be used.
Ray: This class is for intermediates who are moving thought the water independently, and who are ready to be introduced at a rudimentary level to the front and back crawl strokes, the sidestroke, the breaststroke, and the elementary backstroke.
Starfish: This class is for intermediates who have been introduced to the five basic strokes taught at the Ray level, and who are ready to continue to develop those strokes. Diving may be introduced during this level.
Youth (6 – 12 years)
Polliwog: This class is for beginners who have little or no previous experience in the water. Children will work on water adjustment and basic skills including blowing bubbles, the front and back float, getting their faces wet, and paddling on the front, back and side. Instructional Flotation Devices may be used.
Guppy: This class is for beginners who are comfortable in the water and who are ready to be introduced at a rudimentary level to the front and back crawl strokes, the sidestroke, the breaststroke, and the elementary backstroke. Rhythmic breathing, kneeling dives and somersaults are also introduced in this level.
Minnow: This class is for intermediates who have been introduced to the five basic strokes taught at the Guppy level, and who are ready to begin developing those strokes. Rotary breathing, standing dives, and the resting strokes are introduced.
Fish: This class is for intermediates who are continuing to develop the five strokes taught at the Guppy and Minnow levels, and who are ready to be introduced at a basic level to the butterfly stroke. Open turns and surface dives are introduced.
Flying Fish/Shark: This class is for advanced swimmers who have developed the front and back crawl strokes, the sidestroke, the breaststroke, and the elementary backstroke, and who care ready to continue to develop the butterfly stroke. Flip turns are introduced for the front and back crawl strokes.
The YMCA offers progressive swim lessons at the Aquatic Center for ages 6 months to Adults. We welcome all skill levels.
Parent/Child and Pre-school classes are 30 minutes; Youth and Adult classes are 45 minutes.
Weekday classes start at the beginning of every month and include 8 lessons.
Weekend classes run over a two month period on Saturday’s and include 8 classes.
Make-up classes will be schedule for Friday’s, ONLY if the Program Director cancels classes for inclement weather.
Private Swim Lessons (ages 2+)
If you feel that you work better in a one on one setting, want to work on specific skill or stroke, or you would like more flexible class times, private lessons are for you!
Semi-Private lessons are for participants at the same skill level and would like to have a smaller setting than group lessons. Each participant must register individually. Y Staff will not match participants. Please sign up at the same time as the participant you would like to take lesson with.
Cost: Five - 30 Minute Lessons: $180 Y Members ($90 each) Non Members- $250 ($125 each)
Recreational Swim Team
Come join our recreational swim team toimprove your stoke technique and endurance while making new friends. We host and attend recreational swim meets at Broward County YMCA’s. The Coach will cancel practice due to inclement weather or a pool conflict. Registration for the team is on a monthly basis.
Description - To teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course content and activities prepare participants to recognize and respond emergencies, prevent drowning, and care for injuries.
Requirements: Must be 16 years old. Must be able to swim 300 yards continuously (100 front crawl, 100 breaststroke, 100 mix). Must be able to swim 20 yards, dive to the bottom of the pool (7ft) retrieve a 10 pound object and swim 20 yards with object within 1 minute 40 seconds. This is the pre-test which will be completed on the first day of class.