AUBURN – Registration for traditional swim lessons and new YMCA aquatic programming is under way. Classes will begin the week of June 21.

The YMCA of Auburn-Lewiston summer lessons will include Parent and Tot (6 to 18 months), Water Babies (18 to 24 months), Tiny Tots (ages 2 to 5), Youth Progressive Lessons (6 and up) and adult swim lessons. New programs include Kid’s Fitness, Water Games, Introduction to Competitive Swimming and expanded hours for water aerobics.

Parent and Tot is designed to introduce infants to the water. A parent is required to participate. Classes are scheduled for Tuesdays from 4 to 4:30 p.m. or 4:30 to 5 p.m.

Water Babies is a 15-minute class catering to the timid new swimmer and has a 1 to 1 child/instructor ratio. Class times are Tuesdays 9:45 to 10 a.m.

The Tiny Tot swim program is designed for those age 2 to 5, teaching them to swim and feel safe around the water. Classes are offered Tuesdays at 10, 10:30 or 11 a.m. and Thursdays at 11 a.m., 5 or 5:30 p.m.

Youth Progressive Lessons are taught on Tuesdays 5 to 6 p.m. and Thursdays 10 to 11 a.m. or 4 to 5 p.m.

New programs at the YMCA beginning the week of June 21 include: Kid’s Fitness (for swimmers, ages 7 to 12), Water Games (for swimmers, ages 7 to 9 and 10 to 12), and Introduction to Competitive Swimming.

Kid’s Fitness is a fun extracurricular activity for kids. The class is designed to establish endurance and motivation, while promoting self-confidence in each swimmer. Classes are held Tuesdays 3 to 4 p.m. or Thursdays 3 to 4 p.m.

Water Games introduce a variety of old and new aquatic games that incorporate teamwork and fair play, making it a fun and challenging activity for kids. Classes are Mondays from 3 to 4 p.m. for ages 10 to 12, and Thursdays from 2 to 3 p.m. for ages 7 to 9.

Introduction to Competitive Swimming introduces the four basic strokes, as well as starts and turns. Children will learn at their own pace, set goals and work as a team. Classes are Tuesdays 6 to 7 p.m.

The summer session will run from June 21 to Aug. 9. Class size is limited. Registration is taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. All participants must be YMCA members. A yearly (social) membership for those ages 5 and under is $18; a youth membership is $43.

The YMCA is also holding registration for its water aerobics program with expanded morning classes. The form of exercise increases physical strength and endurance without putting stress and strain on the joints.

New summer classes will be held every weekday from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday evening classes will continue to run from 7 to 8. Class is free for those with a YMCA full privilege membership. Nonmembers must pay an $18 social membership fee and a $48 program fee for the eight-week session.

Adult swim lessons are also being offered on Tuesdays 9 to 9:45 a.m. or Thursdays 6 to 6:45 p.m.

YMCA aquatic programs are designed to instill confidence in participants and make learning new skills fun and challenging in a positive way. Also inquire about the adult lap swims and family/open swims.

For more information on the programs stop by the YMCA at 62 Turner S., call the YMCA at 795-4095 or visit the Web at www.alymca.com.


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