SWIMMING - LOS ALTOS

POOL CLOSURE: DECEMBER 9-JANUARY 4!

Attention Swimmers: Please take a moment to review the new Aquatics Procedure.

WE'RE HERE FOR EVERYONE

All ages—from infants to seniors—can learn to swim. See our new class offerings below to find one that fits your family’s busy schedule.

Swimming Lessons Accommodating Needs
Private Swim Lessons Swim Team
Lap & Recreational Swim Pool Parties New! SCUBA

Parent/Child, 3 months - 3 years

Water Discovery and Exploration: Level A
Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment. Parents will work with their children to learn fundamental safety and aquatic skills.
1 instructor : 10 swimmers

If registering online, please download, sign and bring in the Liability Release Form

Preschool, 3-5 years old

Water Acclimation & Movement for Beginners: Level 1
Students develop comfort with under water exploration and learn to safely enter and exit the pool. Students will also focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water.
1 instructor : 6 swimmers

If registering online, please download, sign and bring in the Liability Release Form

Water Stamina & Stroke Introduction for Intermediate: Level 2
Students will learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance. Rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action are introduced. Students will also develop stroke technique in front and back crawl and will learn the breaststroke and butterfly kick.
1 instructor : 6 swimmers

If registering online, please download, sign and bring in the Liability Release Form

Youth, 6-12 years old

Water Acclimation & Movement for Beginners: Level 1
Students develop comfort with under water exploration and learn to safely enter and exit the pool. Students will also focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water.
1 instructor : 8 swimmers

If registering online, please download, sign and bring in the Liability Release Form

Water Stamina & Stroke Introduction for Intermediate: Level 2
Students will learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance. Rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action are introduced. Students will also develop stroke technique in front and back crawl and will learn the breaststroke and butterfly kick.
1 instructor : 8 swimmers

If registering online, please download, sign and bring in the Liability Release Form

Stroke Development & Stroke mechanics for Advanced: Level 3
Students will work on stroke technique and will learn all major competitive strokes as well as flip/open turns and dives. We will also incorporate swimming for a healthy lifestyle, and refine strokes to be more water efficient.
1 instructor : 8 swimmers

Need help figuring out which class will be best for you? Use the Lesson Selector to find the best fit and Register Today!

 

Teen/Adult 13+ years old

Beginning Lessons for Teens and Adults
This introductory level class allows students 13+ with little to no experience to learn life-saving swimming skills. Students will also focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water.
1 instructor : 8 swimmers

Accommodating Needs

Swimmers with Accommodating Needs
These group lessons  offer the our lowest instructor to student ratio with 1 instructor for every three swimmers to accommodate students with autism and those needing additional support.  The lower ratio will help to increase the level of repetitiveness as they focus on basic techniques such as kicking, bubbles and introduction to freestyle. This class is designed to ease children with accommodating needs into swimming and better prepare them for aquatic competition, recreation, and leadership.
1 instructor : 3 swimmers

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Private Swim Lessons are offered all year round. The one-on-one experience is perfect for children who have difficulty with a group environment or who may desire extra attention on their swim skills. Teachers are also able to better concentrate on the individual need of the child and cater the lessons to that specific need. All ages welcome. 

Cost Per Session Y Member Non-Member
Eight (8) 30-Minute Lessons $225 $300
Four (4) 30-Minute Lessons $120 $160

SEMI-PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Semi-Private Swim Lessons are also available. The one-to-two ratio is perfect for siblings or friends like would like to learn a new skill together. All ages welcome. Cost is per participant.

Cost Per Session Y Member Non-Member
Eight (8) 30-Minute Lessons $160 $185
Four (4) 30-Minute Lessons $92 $105

*The lesson schedule is set up with the individual instructor. If the need to reschedule a lesson arises participants are required to give 24 hours’ notice. No call/no shows will be charged for the lesson missed. Sessions expire 8 weeks after purchase.

To sign up for Private or Semi-Private Swim Lessons contact the Aquatics Director sofia.steinbach@lbymca.org


 

SWIM TEAM 

Ready for the next step? Join our Swim Team! The program is designed to challenge those who have passed Level 3 in our group swim lessons or who can swim 2 laps non-stop free-style. Participants will be trained on competitive swim skills including starts, turns, proper stroke mechanics of all four competitive strokes and build endurance. Swimmers have the opportunity to compete against other YMCA teams within the YMCA of Greater Long Beach.

Monthly SESSION RATE
PACKAGE 1:
Cost for 2 Days/week Y Member Non-Member
Pick any 2 days from Mon-Thur 
6pm-7pm
$55 $75
                      

 

PACKAGE 2:

Cost for 4 Days/week Y Member Non-Member

Attend up to 4 days per week Mon-Thurs

6pm-7pm

$100 $140
 

RECREATIONAL SWIM

Lap Swim: This is non-stop swimming for YMCA Members who are 12 years of age and older.

Family Recreation Swim: The pool is reserved for those who wish to participate in non-lap swim activities, as well as to relax and enjoy our pool. It is a great time to workout independently or have family time to play together in the pool.

New! Please review our updated Aquatic Procedure and Swim Test Flow Chart.

A full list of rules can be read on page two of the Pool Schedule below


MAKE IT A POOL PARTY!

What better way to celebrate your special event than with a pool party? Reserve the Y's outdoor heated pool for your next group event or party!

Our pool is three feet deep in the shallow end, gradually descends to nine feet deep in the deep end. All kids will be tested to swim in the deep end of the pool. Included is our patio area, locker rooms, and pool toys.

The rental fee for exclusive use only (during non operational hours):

 

Basic Package $300 — 2 Hours

  Includes:

  • Exclusive Use of Pool: 90 minutes (up to 20 swimmers
  • Party Area: Pool Patio Only
  • Two lifeguards

  Extras:

  • $30 per hour for 10 additional swimmers (max 50 person party)
  • Add  additional party hour $100

Party Package $425 — 3 Hours

   Includes:

  • Exclusive Use of Pool: 90 minutes (up to 20 swimmers)
  • Party Area: 60 Min immediately following pool time (Pool Patio Area Only)
  • Two Lifeguards
  • 30 Min before open for setup

  Extras:

  • $30 per hour for 10 additional swimmers (max 50 person party)
  • Add  additional party hour $100

Party Plus Package $495— 3 Hours

   Includes:

  • Pool: Exclusive use of pool for 120 minutes (up to 20 swimmers)
  • Party Area: 45 minutes immediately following pool time (Outdoor area, Studio B backup for inclement weather)
  • Two lifeguards and one party assistant for setup/clean-up
  • Use of locker room and family changing facilities

  Extras:

  • $30 per hour for 10 additional swimmers (max 50 person party)
  • Add  additional party hour $100
  • Add Cupcakes: $30 per 15 swimmers

 

New! SCUBA

BUBBLEMAKER AT THE LOS ALTOS YMCA

PADI

Let your child take their first swim in to the world of under the waves with introductory SCUBA classes! Run by PADI certified instructors through Jade SCUBA, the Bubblemaker class is as fun as it sounds! Particiants will:

  • Take their first breaths underwater, staying at a depth of less than 6 feet
  • Experience SCUBA under the drect care of a certified PADI instructor
  • Learn how to clear their mask and use SCUBA gear
  • Understand basic breathing DOs and DON'Ts
  • Play a ton of fun underwater mini games

Class Information:

  • Participants must be 8-11 years old and be able to swim 25 yards
  • Bubblemaker occurs the first Saturday of the Month, starting Saturday, July 7, 2018.
    • Check-in 12pm
    • Classroom Instruction 12:30-1:15pm
    • Pool time 1:15-2:45pm
  • $85 Y members, $100 Non-members
  • All equipment is provided

Registration deadline is one week prior to class date. Contact Aquatics Coordinator, Sofia Steinbach for more information.

If you have any questions regarding our Aquatic Programs or Pool Parties, please email  sofia.steinbach@lbymca.org  or call the Y at 562.596.3394