Swimming has the ability to tone your muscles and reduces stress. By signing up for one of our aquatic programs at Owensboro YMCA, you get the opportunity to build confidence in the water whether it's through lap swimming, water aerobics, or swim lessons for all ages.
Our swim lesson programs help children and adults learn about water, discover water stamina, and even on to stroke mechanics. Learning these skills help people of all ages to form good habits that can help them swim but most importantly, keep them safe.
Call 270-926-9622 today to register for one of our aquatic programs in Owensboro, KY.
Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experience, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.
Increase comfort with underwater exploration and introduce basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance and independently. Encourages forward movement in the water. This class reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.
Increase comfort with underwater exploration and introduce basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance and independently. Encourages forward movement in the water.
Develop intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances. Introducing basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl.
This class reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.
Lessons will be customized to cover water safety skills, swim strokes, and more.
You will be one-on-one with the instructor and receive six, 30- minute lessons.
Morning, evening, and Saturday lesson times are available. After registering, you'll be contacted for scheduling.
Staff will use drills and fun activities to fine-tune stroke technique, build endurance and speed, improve flip turns and streamline racing dives. Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Butterfly will be taught and tuned!
We offer full summer season as well as fall & spring Boot Camps (mini seasons).
BASIC: Covers water safety and stroke basics for elementary backstroke, freestyle (front crawl), back crawl, and breaststroke. Basic diving will also be covered.
EXPERIENCED: Work on techniques for freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, flip turns, and more. These are great for those new to the swim team environment and competitive swimmers looking to refine their skills that help win the race!
This official Blended Learning American Red Cross course provides a 2-year certification in lifeguarding, CPR, First Aid, and AED. Course is designed to give participants the basic and knowledge needed to be lifeguards in the pools and aquatics environments and offers up to date information on how to guard; anticipate and prevent problems; and take action to help those in need. Participants must pass a swim test on the first day of class (Pre-course) to remain registered and complete all online work before the first session of the course.
Jr Lifeguard-Encourages leadership development in aquatic safety with the goal to prepare and motivate participants to eventually become lifeguards through a separate certification. In water time will be spent reviewing topics, learning rescues and building endurance. Minimum age: 12 years of age.
Jr Swim Instructor- Encourages leadership development in the area of aquatic safety with the goal to prepare and motivate students to become swim instructors. Students will learn how to deliver the YMCA Learn To Swim program, instruct in group and private settings, engage learners, communicate with parents/caregivers, prevent emergencies and respond to emergencies, utilize swim lesson aids, and practice swimming skills.
Aquacise is a slow to medium-paced, low impact water aerobics class designed to enhance mobility and flexibility. Classes run year-round and are open to men and women of all fitness levels.
Monday-Thursday: 1-2 pm
Monday and Wednesday: 6:45pm- 7:45 pm
Specialty aquatic classes such as Learn To Kayak, and other aquatic sports and interests.