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

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Youth Swim Team (6-18yrs)

Red River Aquatic Club of the YMCA of Northwest Louisiana is a Competitive, USA Swimming registered, age group swim team. is a Competitive, USA Swimming 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: www.RedRiverAquaticClub.com

See Red River Aquatic Club News & Announcements HERE!

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, Saturdays 7:00am

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 Aquatic Facilities & Programs:

Mason McGee, Aquatics Director
318-674-9635 | masonm@ymcanwla.org

Programs

YMCA Adult Learn To Swim

ALTS: January 9- February 1 – 5:45PM Session

Swim, Swim Lessons

Program Dates: Jan 9 2018 - Feb 1 2018

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 every Tuesday and Thursday for four weeks. Sessions will maintain a 3:1 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)

Online Registration: Apr 11 2017 - Jan 9 2018

In-House Registration: Apr 11 2017 - Jan 9 2018

Contact: Mason McGee at masonm@ymcanwla.org

Non-Member: $120.00

Register

STAGE 1 - WATER ACCLIMATION (3 - 12 Years)

03 Tuesday / Thursday 4:00 – 4:30 PM (3 – 12 Years)

Swim, Swim Lessons

Program Dates: Jan 9 2018 - Feb 1 2018

Stage 1: Water Acclimation 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 28 2017 - Jan 3 2018

In-House Registration: Nov 15 2017 - Jan 3 2018

Contact: Mason McGee at masonm@ymcanwla.org

Member: $80.00

Non-Member: $100.00

Register

YMCA Adult Learn To Swim

ALTS: January 9- February 1 – 12:15PM Session

Swim, Swim Lessons

Program Dates: Jan 9 2018 - Feb 1 2018

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 every Tuesday and Thursday for four weeks. Sessions will maintain a 3:1 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)

Online Registration: Apr 11 2017 - Jan 9 2018

In-House Registration: Apr 11 2017 - Jan 9 2018

Contact: Mason McGee at masonm@ymcanwla.org

Non-Member: $120.00

Register

STAGE 1 - WATER ACCLIMATION (3 - 12 Years)

04 Tuesday / Thursday 4:40 – 5:10 PM (3 – 12 Years)

Swim, Swim Lessons

Program Dates: Jan 9 2018 - Feb 1 2018

Stage 1: Water Acclimation 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 28 2017 - Jan 3 2018

In-House Registration: Nov 15 2017 - Jan 3 2018

Contact: Mason McGee at masonm@ymcanwla.org

Member: $80.00

Non-Member: $100.00

Register

STAGE 2 - WATER MOVEMENT (3 - 12 Years)

02 Tuesday / Thursday 5:20 – 5:50 PM (3 – 12 Years)

Swim, Swim Lessons

Program Dates: Jan 9 2018 - Feb 1 2018

Stage 2: Water Movement 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 28 2017 - Jan 3 2018

In-House Registration: Nov 15 2017 - Jan 3 2018

Contact: Mason McGee at masonm@ymcanwla.org

Member: $80.00

Non-Member: $100.00

Register

Couch to 500

Couch to 500

Swim

Ages: 12- 100

Program Dates: Jan 10 2018 - Feb 28 2018

If you are familiar with the Couch to 5k program? This program is for those who are able to complete at least 25 yards of continuous swimming. Those looking for some additional stroke development. Those who need instruction on how to swim for exercise or want to get back in to it. Those interested in joining the Red River Masters Swim Team, but aren’t quite ready. The goal of this program is for everyone to be able to complete 500 yards of continuous swimming. We will give everyone an opportunity to complete a 500 yard time trial at the end of the session.
 
Program begins Wednesday, August 16, and will run for a total of 8-one hour sessions. There will be a coached (Masters Coaches) workout/instructional session each Wednesday at 5:00 pm. In addition, participants will also have the opportunity to participate in Noon (Mon/Wed) and Evening (Tu/Th at 6:30 pm) Masters workouts. (Homework will be highly encouraged!)

* Minimum Age Allowed is 12 Years-Old
** Limited spots available!

Online Registration: Nov 27 2017 - Jan 9 2018

In-House Registration: Nov 27 2017 - Jan 10 2018

Contact: Mason McGee at masonm@ymcanwla.org

Member: $80.00

Non-Member: $100.00

Register

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