SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF OUR PLANET IS WATER – CAN YOU SWIM?
Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. Ys offer swim lessons (for all ages), family swim, competitive swimming and diving teams, and many kinds of adaptive swim programs for kids with special needs, so we can all safely enjoy the pleasures of an aquatic environment.
The Torigian Family YMCA offers affordable, year-round swimming lessons. Swimmers of all ages and abilities will discover the endless benefits of aquatics. Our swimming instructors are all CPR and First Aid certified and all of our lifeguards are certified. Our pool schedule is posted online and special events, training’s and certifications will be posted. Please contact Kelly Binder, our Aquatics Director, if you have any questions, comments or concerns at 978-977-9622.
»To view our program brochure with a full list of times click here.
Aqua Aerobics Schedule
Outdoor Pool Schedule Change
The weekend hours for the Torigian Outdoor Pool Center for the remainder of the season will be Saturday and Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:45 pm.
We Are Hiring Aquatics Staff!
The YMCA of Metro North is looking for passionate and qualified staff to join their aquatics team for the fall season. Applicants should be fully certified upon application. Must be Life Guard, CPR and First Aid Certified.
Positions that are available for:
LIFEGUARD (INCLUDING MORNING OPENING GUARDS): Applicants must have current Red Cross or YMCA Lifeguard, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer ,First Aid & Oxygen preferred.
SWIM INSTRUCTORS: Must have experience teaching swim lessons and enjoy working with children. Red Cross or YMCA Lifeguard, First Aid, and CPR/AED certifications, WSI or YSL certification preferred.
WATER FITNESS INSTRUCTORS: Must be nationally certified through an accredited program. Must be currently certified in CPR/AED. Specialty classes such as Aqua Zumba and Water Spin are also welcomed.
SWIM COACHES: Must have a minimum of their Level One Coaches Certification and hold a valid Life Guard Certification.
For more information and to apply please contact the appropriate person at each branch listed below.
Torigian Family YMCA(Peabody)- Kelly Binder at Kbinder@metronorthymca.org or 978-977-9622
Lynn YMCA- Marcos Castellano at Mcastellano@metronorthymca.org or 781-581-3105 or Debra Jimenez Djimenez@metronorthymca.org
Melrose Family YMCA- Katy Coffey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-665-0814
Piranhas Swim Team Clinic
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Important Note: All infants and toddlers not potty trained MUST wear a swim diaper that is covered by a bathing suit.
Parent/Child Swim Lesson Class
Ages 6 months to 3 years old. This is a parent and child course. It is an organized play group in the water. There will be singing and play time. This course is designed for bonding time and water adjustment. Swimming skills are introduced as children are ready for them to be introduced.
Ages 24-36 months. The Perch class is an organized play group in the water. It is an ideal environment to bond with your child and have fun while learning water adjustment. Swimming skills are introduced accompanied by singing songs and playtime.
Ages 2½ -3½ years. This parent and child perch class is more group lesson format, with the parents acting as teacher aids. These swimmers are comfortable in the water, can paddle independently, get their faces wet, and are ready for a more structured lesson. Prerequisite: To be in this group you must be approved by instructor of regular perch class.
Preschool swim lessons are designed for children 3 years old through Kindergarten.
Ages 3-Kindergarten. This is the first level without a parent in the water. This is for swimmers who have no swimming experience or swim lesson experience. They will develop confidence in swimming independently with the aid of a bubble. In Pike it is acceptable to cry and need instructor support. This is the only level this is acceptable.
Ages 3 to Kindergarten. There is no crying in this level. The swimmer is in a 3 bubble and must be able to swim without the use of a noodle or the instructor.
Ages 3-Kindergarten. The swimmers in this level can put their faces in the water. They can swim ½ lengths of the pool front crawl and back crawl in a horizontal position alternating over arms with out instructor assistance. They will be able to maintain a horizontal position with no more than a 2- bubble.
Ages 3-Kindergarten. This is our most advanced swim level for preschoolers. Rays will be swimming in no more than a 1-2 bubble and starfish are bubble free. They are able to swim multiple lengths of the pool with their face in the water, maintain a horizontal position and alternate arms.
School Age Swim Lessons
This is a nationally recognized program for children 6 years old and in grades 1 and above. There are 7 levels with 5 main components to each level: Personal Growth, Stroke Development, Water Sports and Games, and finally, Rescue Skills and Personal Safety. Each level builds on the preceding level.
Ages 6 to 13. This is the beginner level for swimmers age 6 and above. This level will be using floatation devices. It is for children who cannot swim ½ length of the pool front crawl or ½ length back crawl without an instructor’s assistance.
Ages 6-13. This is the level for swimmers who can swim at least half of the pool front crawl and back crawl with a horizontal body position. This level must be able to maintain body position without the use of a floatation device. They can also swim with their faces in the water.
To be in the guppy level the swimmer must be bubble free. They are able to swim a length of the pool front crawl and back crawl without stopping and in a horizontal position. It does not need to be in correct form.
Children must be able to swim non-stop 25 yards of each front crawl with rotary breathing, and 25-yards backstroke. Swimmers need to also be able to demonstrate a rudimentary breaststroke. They must be breathing to the side on front crawl.
These swimmers can swim 2 lengths of each stroke: Front Crawl, Back Crawl, and Rudimentary Breaststroke. They should have a concept of the Breaststroke kick.
Water Fitness Classes
Members – Free
Community – $10.00 per class
Low impact water aerobics is modified for most levels of fitness a great alternative to a land workout. It is kinder on the joints and muscles. This is a full body workout with emphasis on stretching and muscle conditioning.
Aqua Jog/Aqua Aerobics
Aqua Jog is a workout in the shallow end of the pool. It is great for all fitness levels from beginner to advance. It will increase cardiovascular fitness and muscle tone.
Aqua Arthritis Fitness Class
This is a fitness program especially designed for people with all types arthritis. Its purpose is to reduce pain and stiffness and also increase range of motion. It is not necessary to know how to swim to participate in this program.
Deep-end Water Workout
Enjoy a challenging full body workout while wearing a float belt. During this water class participants will condition their muscles using resistance, improve cardiovascular training, muscular endurance and stretching.
»To view our program brochure with a full list of times click here.