Aquatics

Aquatics

We offer a wide variety of the best aquatic programing in our region! Whether you are new to the water or an experienced swimmer, we have a program for you. These programs will increase your fitness level and improve your skills. Our staff is friendly, experienced, and certified in their areas of expertise.

Our Programs:

  • Swim Lessons
  • Masters Swim Team
  • Triathlon & Swim Clinics
  • Safety Around Water
  • Swim Team

Safety Around Water (SAW) 2022

All Locations
5/31/22 - 8/25/22
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71% of the World is Water                                                              Children are 100% Curious

The Greater Johnstown Community YMCA is dedicated to making swim safety accessible to all children of our community. We believe that teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity. We are proud to offer the YMCA’s Safety Around Water program to the children of Johnstown and surrounding areas. This FREE program can help you make sure your children learn essential water safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them to satisfy their curiosity safely.

What Is Safety Around Water?

Through learning how to perform a sequenced set of skills over four lessons of 30 minutes each, the risk of drowning is reduced, giving your child confidence in and around water. SAW lessons are for children ages 3-12.

A typical session includes:

  • Exercises to help kids adjust to being in water
  • Instruction in “Jump, Push, Turn, Grab” and “Swim, Float, Swim,” two skill sets kids can use if they unexpectedly find themselves in the water
  • Specific safety topics, like what to do if you see someone in the water who needs help
  • Fun activities that reinforce skills

Eastin Charles Foundation Partnership

In 2020 the Greater Johnstown Community YMCA partnered with the Eastin Charles Foundation in an effort to make swim lessons and water safety available to more children in our region. Through the tragic loss of young Eastin on June 12 due to a drowning that occurred on June 8, Eastin has become a true hero and his foundation is doing great work to prevent childhood drownings.

With the generous help of the Eastin Charles Foundation we are able to provide free swim lessons to any child who attends all SAW lessons in April or May 2022.

PARENTS: KEEP YOUR CHILDREN SAFE

Drowning can happen nearly anywhere with standing water. But, as a parent or caregiver, you can’t keep your children sidelined. You need to equip them with the tools they need to be confident in and around water so they don’t lose out on the health benefits of exercise, the opportunities to bond with family and friends and the sense of accomplishment when they learn new skills. The Y encourages parents to take an active role in their child’s safety by ensuring they learn how to swim and by practicing these safety tips when in and around the water:

 

REGISTRATION FOR THE APRIL 11 SESSION BEGINS ON MARCH 21

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
3/21/22 12/31/22 Front Desk $ 0.00$ 0.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
05/31/22 - 06/03/22
Tu,We,Th,Fr - 5:00 pm - 30 mins
6 / 10 Available Register at
front desk
05/31/22 - 06/03/22
Tu,We,Th,Fr - 5:35 pm - 30 mins
9 / 10 Available Register at
front desk
05/31/22 - 06/03/22
Tu,We,Th,Fr - 6:10 pm - 30 mins
5 / 10 Available Register at
front desk
05/31/22 - 06/03/22
Tu,We,Th,Fr - 6:45 pm - 30 mins
7 / 10 Available Register at
front desk
08/22/22 - 08/25/22
Tu,We,Th,Fr - 5:00 pm - 30 mins
15 / 15 Available
Registration
will open on
08/01/2022
08/22/22 - 08/25/22
Tu,We,Th,Fr - 5:35 pm - 30 mins
15 / 15 Available
Registration
will open on
08/01/2022
08/22/22 - 08/25/22
Tu,We,Th,Fr - 6:10 pm - 30 mins
15 / 15 Available
Registration
will open on
08/01/2022
08/22/22 - 08/25/22
Tu,We,Th,Fr - 6:45 pm - 30 mins
15 / 15 Available
Registration
will open on
08/01/2022

Swim Lessons: Swim Basics (Preschool ages 3-5 years)

All Locations
6/6/22 - 8/18/22
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Stage 1 / Water Acclimation: Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in learning to swimming.

Stage 2 / Water Movement: In stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

Stage 3 / Water Stamina: In stage 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
12/5/20 12/31/22 Online / Front Desk $ 44.50$ 89.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
06/06/22 - 07/02/22
Mondays - Level 1 - Mo - 5:00 pm - 30 mins
- $30 - $60 Waiting List  
06/06/22 - 07/02/22
Mondays - Level 2 - Mo - 5:00 pm - 30 mins
- $30 - $60 Waiting List  
06/06/22 - 07/02/22
Mondays - Level 3 - Mo - 5:00 pm - 30 mins
6 / 6 Available $30 - $60
Registration
Closed on
05/15/2022
06/06/22 - 07/02/22
Wednesdays - Level 2 - We - 5:00 pm - 30 mins
3 / 6 Available $30 - $60 Register  
Closes
06/13/2022
06/06/22 - 07/02/22
Wednesdays Level 1 - We - 5:00 pm - 30 mins
2 / 6 Available $30 - $60 Register  
Closes
06/13/2022
06/11/22 - 07/07/22
Saturdays - Level 1 - Sa - 10:00 am - 30 mins
- $30 - $60 Waiting List  
06/11/22 - 07/07/22
Saturdays - Level 2 - Sa - 10:00 am - 30 mins
4 / 6 Available $30 - $60 Register  
Closes
06/18/2022
07/11/22 - 08/13/22
Mondays - Level 1 - Mo - 5:00 pm - 30 mins
6 / 6 Available $38 - $76
Registration
will open on
06/20/2022
07/11/22 - 08/13/22
Mondays - Level 2 - Mo - 5:00 pm - 30 mins
6 / 6 Available $38 - $76
Registration
will open on
06/20/2022
07/11/22 - 08/13/22
Mondays - Level 3 - Mo - 5:00 pm - 30 mins
6 / 6 Available $38 - $76
Registration
will open on
06/20/2022
07/11/22 - 08/13/22
Wednesdays - Level 2 - We - 5:00 pm - 30 mins
6 / 6 Available $38 - $76
Registration
will open on
06/20/2022
07/11/22 - 08/13/22
Wednesdays Level 1 - We - 5:00 pm - 30 mins
6 / 6 Available $38 - $76
Registration
will open on
06/20/2022
07/16/22 - 08/18/22
Saturdays - Level 1 - Sa - 10:00 am - 30 mins
6 / 6 Available $38 - $76
Registration
will open on
06/20/2022
07/16/22 - 08/18/22
Saturdays - Level 2 - Sa - 10:00 am - 30 mins
6 / 6 Available $38 - $76
Registration
will open on
06/20/2022

Swim Lessons: Swim Basics (School Age - 6+years)

All Locations
6/6/22 - 8/18/22
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Stage 1 / Water Acclimation: Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in learning to swimming.

Stage 2 / Water Movement: In stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

Stage 3 / Water Stamina: In stage 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
12/5/20 12/31/22 Online / Front Desk $ 44.50$ 89.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
06/06/22 - 07/02/22
Monday School Age Level 1 - Mo - 5:35 pm - 40 mins
4 / 6 Available $30 - $60 Register  
Closes
06/13/2022
06/06/22 - 07/02/22
Monday School Age Level 2 - Mo - 5:35 pm - 40 mins
4 / 6 Available $30 - $60 Register  
Closes
06/13/2022
06/06/22 - 07/02/22
Monday School Age Level 3 - Mo - 5:35 pm - 40 mins
4 / 6 Available $30 - $60 Register  
Closes
06/13/2022
06/08/22 - 07/04/22
Wednesday School Age Level 1 - We - 5:35 pm - 40 mins
2 / 6 Available $30 - $60 Register  
Closes
06/15/2022
06/08/22 - 07/04/22
Wednesday School Age Level 2 - We - 5:35 pm - 40 mins
2 / 6 Available $30 - $60 Register  
Closes
06/15/2022
06/11/22 - 07/07/22
Saturday Level 1 - Sa - 9:00 am - 40 mins
6 / 6 Available $30 - $60 Register  
Closes
06/18/2022
06/11/22 - 07/07/22
Saturday Level 2 - Sa - 9:00 am - 40 mins
3 / 6 Available $30 - $60 Register  
Closes
06/18/2022
06/11/22 - 07/07/22
Saturday Level 3 - Sa - 9:00 am - 40 mins
5 / 6 Available $30 - $60 Register  
Closes
06/18/2022
07/11/22 - 08/13/22
Monday School Age Level 2 - Mo - 5:35 pm - 40 mins
6 / 6 Available $38 - $76
Registration
will open on
06/20/2022
07/11/22 - 08/13/22
Monday School Age Level 3 - Mo - 5:35 pm - 40 mins
6 / 6 Available $38 - $76
Registration
will open on
06/20/2022
07/13/22 - 08/15/22
Wednesday School Age Level 1 - We - 5:35 pm - 40 mins
6 / 6 Available $38 - $76
Registration
will open on
06/20/2022
07/13/22 - 08/15/22
Wednesday School Age Level 2 - We - 5:35 pm - 40 mins
6 / 6 Available $38 - $76
Registration
will open on
06/20/2022
07/16/22 - 08/18/22
Saturday Level 1 - Sa - 9:00 am - 40 mins
6 / 6 Available $38 - $76
Registration
will open on
06/20/2022
07/16/22 - 08/18/22
Saturday Level 2 - Sa - 9:00 am - 40 mins
6 / 6 Available $38 - $76
Registration
will open on
06/20/2022
07/16/22 - 08/18/22
Saturday Level 3 - Sa - 9:00 am - 40 mins
6 / 6 Available $38 - $76
Registration
will open on
06/20/2022

Swim Lessons: Swim Starters (Parent-Child - Ages 6-36 months)

All Locations
6/6/22 - 8/18/22
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Stage A / Water Discovery: Parents accompany children in stage A, which introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water.

Stage B / Water Exploration: In stage B, parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

Class meet once per week on Mondays at 5:00, Wednesdays at 5:00 or Saturdays from 10:00-10:30. A parent or guardian must accompany the child in the water at all times. Child must be at least 6 months at date of signup. Registration can be under the parents name.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
12/5/20 12/31/22 Online / Front Desk $ 29.00$ 58.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
06/06/22 - 07/02/22
Monday Stage A/ Water Discovery - Mo - 5:00 pm - 30 mins
2 / 5 Available $20 - $40 Register  
Closes
06/13/2022
06/06/22 - 07/02/22
Monday Stage B/ Water Exploration - Mo - 5:00 pm - 30 mins
5 / 5 Available $20 - $40 Register  
Closes
06/13/2022
06/06/22 - 07/02/22
Wednesday Stage A/ Water Discovery - We - 5:00 pm - 30 mins
1 / 5 Available $20 - $40 Register  
Closes
06/13/2022
06/06/22 - 07/02/22
Wednesday Stage B/ Water Exploration - We - 5:00 pm - 30 mins
4 / 5 Available $20 - $40 Register  
Closes
06/13/2022
06/11/22 - 07/02/22
Saturday Stage A/ Water Discovery - Sa - 10:00 am - 30 mins
- $20 - $40 Waiting List  
06/11/22 - 07/02/22
Saturday Stage B/ Water Exploration - Sa - 10:00 am - 30 mins
- $20 - $40 Waiting List  
07/11/22 - 08/13/22
Monday Stage A/ Water Discovery - Mo - 5:00 pm - 30 mins
5 / 5 Available $25 - $50
Registration
will open on
06/20/2022
07/11/22 - 08/13/22
Monday Stage B/ Water Exploration - Mo - 5:00 pm - 30 mins
5 / 5 Available $25 - $50
Registration
will open on
06/20/2022
07/11/22 - 08/13/22
Wednesday Stage A/ Water Discovery - We - 5:00 pm - 30 mins
5 / 5 Available $25 - $50
Registration
will open on
06/20/2022
07/11/22 - 08/13/22
Wednesday Stage B/ Water Exploration - We - 5:00 pm - 30 mins
5 / 5 Available $25 - $50
Registration
will open on
06/20/2022
07/16/22 - 08/18/22
Saturday Stage A/ Water Discovery - Sa - 10:00 am - 30 mins
5 / 5 Available $25 - $50
Registration
will open on
06/20/2022
07/16/22 - 08/18/22
Saturday Stage B/ Water Exploration - Sa - 10:00 am - 30 mins
5 / 5 Available $25 - $50
Registration
will open on
06/20/2022

Swim Lessons: Swim Strokes (School Age - 6+years)

All Locations
6/6/22 - 8/15/22
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Stage 4 / Stroke Introduction: Students in stage 4 develop swim stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.

Stage 5 / Stroke Development: Students in stage 5 work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.

Stage 6 / Stroke Mechanics: In stage 6, students refine their stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
12/5/20 12/31/22 Online / Front Desk $ 44.50$ 89.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
06/06/22 - 07/02/22
Mondays - Level 4 - Mo - 6:20 pm - 40 mins
6 / 6 Available $30 - $60 Register  
Closes
06/13/2022
06/06/22 - 07/02/22
Mondays - Level 5 - Mo - 6:20 pm - 40 mins
5 / 6 Available $30 - $60 Register  
Closes
06/13/2022
06/08/22 - 07/04/22
Wednesday - Level 4 - We - 6:20 pm - 40 mins
4 / 6 Available $30 - $60 Register  
Closes
06/15/2022
06/08/22 - 07/04/22
Wednesday - Level 5 - We - 6:20 pm - 40 mins
6 / 6 Available $30 - $60 Register  
Closes
06/15/2022
07/11/22 - 08/13/22
Mondays - Level 4 - Mo - 6:20 pm - 40 mins
6 / 6 Available $38 - $76
Registration
will open on
06/20/2022
07/11/22 - 08/13/22
Mondays - Level 5 - Mo - 6:20 pm - 40 mins
6 / 6 Available $38 - $76
Registration
will open on
06/20/2022
07/13/22 - 08/15/22
Wednesday - Level 4 - We - 6:20 pm - 40 mins
6 / 6 Available $38 - $76
Registration
will open on
06/20/2022
07/13/22 - 08/15/22
Wednesday - Level 5 - We - 6:20 pm - 40 mins
6 / 6 Available $38 - $76
Registration
will open on
06/20/2022

 

The Nautilus Room will be closed Friday, April 22 from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m. for installation of new bikes and treadmills.

WEATHER ALERT

 

We will open at 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 25.
Please continue to check our website and Facebook for any updated information.