AUBURN – The Auburn-Lewiston YMCA has announced its next session of swim lessons beginning next week. The YMCA offers the following swim lesson classes: Parent and Tot, age 6 to 18 months; Water Babies, age 18 to 24 months; Tiny Tots, age 2 to 5; youth progressive lessons, age 6 and up; and adult swim lessons. Youth can also register for the Twin Cities Swim Team

Parent and Tot classes are designed to introduce infants to the water. A parent is required to participate with the child. The classes are scheduled for 8:30 to 9 a.m. Saturdays.

Water Babies is a 15-minute class catering to the timid new swimmer and has a 1:1 child/instructor ratio. Classes are held from 10 to 10:15 a.m. Mondays.

The Tiny Tot swim program is geared toward teaching tots to swim and feel safe in and around the water. Classes are offered at various times on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings, in the afternoon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and evenings on Monday. Advanced Tiny Tot classes are held at 7 p.m. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, 1 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. Saturdays. All classes run for 30 minutes.

The Youth Progressive National YMCA Swim Lesson Program is designed to improve children’s swimming skills, teach new skills, work on endurance and stroke techniques, as well as survival skills.

Children will be placed in a class based on their swimming level as follows: Polliwog or Guppy, 6 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays or Thursdays or 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Saturdays; Minnow, 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays or Thursdays; Fish, 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays or Thursdays or 11:15 a.m. to noon Saturdays; Flying Fish, 6 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays or 11:15 a.m. to noon Saturdays; Shark, 6 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays.

Each program runs in eight-week sessions throughout the year. 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 age 5 and under is $20; youth membership is $45. All the above classes have a $45 program fee.

Adult swim lessons are offered from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Non-members must pay a $20 adult social membership fee good for a year. All participants must pay the $45 program fee for the eight-week session.

The YMCA is also holding registration for water exercise programs. Water aerobics is a low impact cardiovascular workout for adults of all ages. Classes are Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 to 8:15p.m. and Monday through Friday from 8 to 8:45 a.m.

Water aerobic classes are free for those with a YMCA full privilege membership. Non-members must pay a $20 membership fee and a $65 program fee.

The YMCA also offers adult lap swim, family/open swims, scout swims and pool rental rates for splash parties.

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


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