YMCA Branch Name

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development
       

STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY IS OUR CAUSE

The La Porte County Family YMCA is a leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We are a powerful association of men, woman and children of all ages and from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of our community. 

With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Our Y ensures that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. To do our important work, our Y relies on support from members, donors, volunteers and community leaders. 

Our Y believes that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our community. Every day our impact is felt when a mentor inspires a child, when an individual makes a healthy choice and when the community comes together for the common good. 

Our Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. Be a part of a cause committed to moving people and communities forward. 

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Session

Registration

Classes Begin

Classes End

Winter I

Dec. 12, 2016 - Dec. 31, 2016

Jan. 2, 2017

Feb. 18, 2017

Winter II

Feb. 6, 2017 - Feb. 19, 2017

Feb. 20, 2017

Apr. 15, 2017*

Spring

Mar. 27, 2017 - Apr. 16, 2017

Apr. 17, 2017

Jun 3, 2017

                                                                      Member               Non-Member

MON./WED. OR TUE./THUR. CLASSES        $42/session        $84/session

SATURDAY CLASSES                                    $38/session        $76/session

Session are 7 weeks long. A late fee will be added to any registration made on or after January 2nd, February 20th and April 17th.

CLASS DETAILS MICHIGAN CITY ELSTON CLICK HERE

CLASS DETAILS LA PORTE CLICK HERE  

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The Y is America’s favorite swim instructor! More people learn how to swim at the Y than anywhere else in the USA. Your child will be introduced to a wide variety of swim instruction including water adjustment, stroke development, water safety and water sports and games. Our instructors are trained as YMCA of the USA Swim Lesson Instructors. We have Parent and Child lessons (ages 6 months-3 years), Preschool lesson (ages 3-6) and Progressive lessons (ages 6-12).

Swim Lessons

The Y swim-safe initiative of GO-FOR-GREEN is focused on keeping heads above water! Each swimmer entering the pool facility for the first time must take a short swim test to determine their skill level of RED or GREEN. Breakaway neck bands will then be given to identify each swimmers skill level.

GREEN: Deep water safe swimmers who have no restrictions.
RED
: Swimmers who are restricted to the shallow end only.


A $10 late fee will be added to any registration made on/after Sunday, April 19th.

Note: We must have at least 3 students per class. If not, students will be combined with another class.
There will be no make up classes due to weather cancellations.

PRESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS

PARENT & CHILD LESSONS (FOR AGES 6 MONTHS TO 3 YEARS OLD)


 

Parents help children build confidence in the water as they become aware of moving in the water and its difference to moving on land. There are age-appropriate games and songs that use basic water movements. This class is not designed to teach babies to swim, but rather to introduce them to the aquatic environment and provide a special fun time for adults and infants to interact.

Lessons are 30 minutes long. 


PRESCHOOL LESSONS (FOR AGES 3 TO 5 YEARS OLD)




 

This is a beginner level for children who are comfortable in the water, but have no formal instruction. Children work on front and back floats, kicking with a kickboard, front and back paddle strokes, jumps, water and boat safety.


                                              




In this class, we will review Pike skills, swim without flotation device, practice rhythmic breathing, somersaults, treading water and continuing work on endurance.

  
                                     





 

In this class, we continue to build on the skills learned in the Eel level, front and back crawl the length of the pool, start dives, sidestroke, introduction to breast stroke, introduction to mask and fins and emergency procedures.

           
                                         


SCHOOL AGE SWIM LESSONS

PROGRESSIVE LESSONS (FOR AGES 6-8 YEARS OLD) GOGGLES ARE RECOMMENDED AT ALL LEVELS

  

This class is for a beginning swimmer, who may or may not be comfortable in the water and may not have previous swim instruction. The class will focus on basic swim skills such as kicking, floating, stroke development and water safety.



  

 

In this class, children will continue to build upon the basic skills they learned in Polliwog. They will work on swimming on their front and back 50 feet without assistance. This class will focus on stroke development, rhythmic breathing and rescue skills.



 

  

 

This class is an advanced level class for swimmers who are now able to swim 75 yards using freestyle and backstroke swims. This class focuses on continued stroke development, advance breaststroke skills, start dives, and continued emphasis on rescue skills.




PROGRGES 9-12 YEARS OLD) GOGGLES ARE RECOMMENDED AT ALL LEVELS

  

This class is for a beginning swimmer, who may or may not be comfortable in the water and may not have previous swim instruction. The class will focus on basic swim skills such as kicking, floating, stroke development and water safety.

  

 

This class is an advanced level class for swimmers who are now able to swim 75 yards using freestyle and backstroke swims. This class focuses on continued stroke development, advance breaststroke skills, start dives, and continued emphasis on rescue skills.



  

This class is an advanced level class for swimmers who are now able to swim 100 yards of using freestyle and backstroke swims. This class focuses on continued stroke development, advance breaststroke skills, start dives, and continued emphasis on rescue skills.


ADULT SWIM LESSONS

TOE CLASS
This class is a beginner’s class for those afraid to be under water or learn how to tread water.


BEGINNER & ADVANCE BEGINNER SWIMMERS
This class is for swimmers that are able to float on their front/back.


STROKE IMPROVEMENT
This class is for swimmers that would like to improve their strokes in deep water.

PRIVATE ADULT SWIM LESSONS 

Private swim lessons are available for any experience level. Private lessons work well for children who need one-on-one attention to work through challenges of fear and also for adults who have never learned how to swim. Call the Aquatics Department for more information and to schedule lessons at (219) 325-9622 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

RED & GREEN
One 30-minute lesson:  Member:  $18/lesson            Non-member: $30/lesson
Three 30-minute lessons: Member: $45/3 lessons Non-member: $65/3 lessons

OPEN SWIM & LAP SWIM

OPEN SWIM (Parent must be in the water with children under the age of 12)
Join us during open swim times. Two lanes of the pool will be for lap swimming. Other four lanes for walking, exercising or for just enjoying the water. Diving board will be closed during open swim. Reference pool schedule for available times.

ADULT LAP SWIM
Circle swimming with the fastest lanes in the center of the pool. Reference pool schedule for available times.

WATER FITNESS 
Join us for a variety of workouts in the pool:
Tuesday or Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Member: FREE Non-member: Day Pass or $25 for 5 lessons

SENIOR WATER STRETCH 
Join us for a nice stretch in the pool.
Tuesday or Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Member: FREE Non-member: Day Pass or $25 for 5 lessons

Y FAMILY SWIM

A Y tradition! Each Friday evening, as part of our commitment to building strong families, we have designated times for family swim time in our indoor pool. This is a great way to introduce your children to swimming as a lifelong exercise…and it’s fun too! Free to Y members. Children under age 12 must have an adult with them to swim at this time. Visit our website, www.lpymca.org, for a current pool schedule to determine additional open swim times.
Friday:  6:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.



La Porte Branch
901 Michigan Ave.

La Porte, IN 46350
Phone: (219)325-9622
Fax: (219)325-3600
Michigan City Elston Branch
1202 Spring St. Door K
Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone: (219)221-4055
Long Beach Branch
2501 Oriole Trail

Long Beach, IN 46360
Phone: (219) 879-1395
Fax: (219)879-1358

Childcare & Learning Center

2510 Monroe StreetLa Porte ,

IN 46350Phone:

(219) 326-764

Fax: (219)324-7004

Andrew Ave. Outdoor Center
1400 Andrew Avenue

La Porte, IN 46350
Phone: (219)325-9622 (Main)