There is a reason why the YMCA is referred to as America’s Favorite Swim Instructor. At the Torigian Family YMCA we offer swim lessons for infants to seniors in a fun, supportive environment! In addition to swimming lessons we offer water fitness classes, open swim times, open lap times, a lifeguard training program, a competitive swim team program, and adaptive swim programs for children with special needs. Class sizes vary depending on the participants age and level of comfort in the water. For more information call 781-977-9622.
Winter 2015 Session: January 5 to March 1.
Member Online: December 1
Member Walk-in: December 5
Non-Member Online: December 11
Non-Member Walk-in: December 12
No classes February 16 to February 22.
Winter Swim Challenge- The Great Escape starts January 5th!
All Ages welcome to compete. The Swim Challenge is a fun, competitive 8 week game to jump start your New Year of health! Choose your own challenge level and decide if you would like to compete in the race option. In the race option, challengers compete to be the first finisher in their chosen challenge level. There will be one winner for each distance. Each participant will receive a water bottle. Cost: Members- $15
Choose your Challenge
Swim Alcatraz: 3.25miles – 117Laps
Swim the Strait of Gibraltar: 7.7 Miles – 277 Laps
Swim the English Channel: 21miles- 756 Laps
Swim from Cuba to Florida: 110 Miles -3960 Laps
Important Note: All infants and toddlers not potty trained MUST wear a swim diaper that is covered by a bathing suit.
Parent/ Child 1 (6-18 months w/parent) » Register
Build a foundation for future swimming success. Through skill specific games and water play, parents learn water safety, holds and towing techniques that encourage basic kicking/pulling and water independence for children.
Parent/ Child 2 (19 – 36 months w/parent) » Register
Working one-on-one with a parent using innovative fun drills, toddlers are introduced to submerging, kicking and pulling combinations, floating and swimming without flotation. These pre-swimming
essentials set the stage for early independent swimming.
Parent/ Child 3 (3 – 4 yrs w/parent) » Register
Parents work one-on-one with their kids learning basic water adjustment and safety skills. In this class children learn to love the water where the parents are in the pool with them.
Skippers (2.9-3 yrs) » Register
This class is for the young child who has confidence in the pool and is ready for an independent class but not quite old enough for Pike. We ask that children have been through our parent tot programs or been given recommendation by the instructor. Children should be comfortable without parents in the pool. Children will work on various skills to gain further independence and become strong swimmers. This class will help transition students to being in a full Pike class. Parents are not required to be in the pool, though may join in to help with transition on instructors recommendation.
This class is for children who have little or no water experience or have a fear of the water. This level helps children develop safe pool behavior, adjust to the water, and develop independent movement in the water. Kicking, floating, reaching, shoulder bobbing and jumping are taught. Children will have a level 4 bubble.
This level reinforces Pike skills. It is for children who are comfortable in the water. Swimmers must be able to submerge their own heads in the water without assistance to enter this class. Flotation based introduction to Front Crawl, Backstroke, Elementary Backstroke, Sidestroke and Breaststroke. Class includes diving skills and opportunities to practice swimming without flotation. Pre-requisite: Able to paddle independently with flotation and put face under the water. Children will have a level 3 bubble.
This class will help develop an increased comfort in deep water, learn rotary breathing and improve stamina for swimming strokes. Class goal is to eliminate flotation completely and swim independently. Swimmers bubbles should be no more than a level 2 bubble. Pre-requisite: Able to swim 10 feet or more without flotation.
At this level, children review previous skills, improve stroke skills, learn more personal safety and rescue skills, build endurance by swimming on their front and back, and learn to tread water. Introduction to front crawl with alternating arm recovery, rhythmic breathing and combined stroke on back will be taught. Children can swim a length of the pool on their front and back at the end of this level. Pre requisite: Swimmer must be able to swim the width of 3 lanes without flotation. Bubbles will not be allowed in this class.
Youth Swim Lessons
This class is for the child who has little or no experience. It gets children acquainted with the pool, the use of flotation devices, and personal safety. Jumping, bobbing, floating, kicking and gliding will be introduced, along with reaching, pulling and breathing control as the child becomes independent of the flotation devices and instructor assistance. A bubble or noodle may be used for flotation.
Swimmers continue to practice and build upon basic skills. Swimmers must swim half the length of the pool without assistance and submerge their face in the water to enter this class. They are introduced to lead up strokes to the front and back stroke, sidestroke, breaststroke and elementary backstroke.
Swimmers must swim 1 length of front crawl with rhythmic breathing and 1 length of backstroke to enter this class. The children refine the lead up strokes they have learned as their strokes become more like those normally used in swimming.
These swimmers can swim 2 lengths of each stroke: Front Crawl, Back Crawl, and Rudimentary Breaststroke. They should have a concept of the Breastroke kick.
New Pre-Team Fins Program (4-14 yrs) » Register
These classes are designed for swimmers who are interested in learning the skills needed for competitive swimming. The focus of the Fins Swim Program will be on stroke development, technique, and racing starts and turns. This class is perfect for those who are not quite ready for swim team, but enjoy working in a team environment. Swimmers should be able to swim one length of the pool freestyle and backstroke with no assistance & tread for at least 1 minute. Swimmers should own
their own pair of flippers and goggles.
Little Fins (4-6 yrs)
Jr. Fins (7-9 yrs)
Sr. Fins (10-14 yrs)
Water Fitness Classes
Members: Free Community: $10/ 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.
Teen & Adult Swim
Teen Swim Lessons (12+ yrs) » Register
A class for teens who never had swim lessons before. This is a beginner level class to help teens build confidence in the water.
Adult Beginner Swim Lessons (17+ yrs) » Register
Don’t have much practice swimming but want to build your skills? We’ll make improving your swim skills easy for you. This is the place to start for adults who don’t have a lot of prior swimming experience. Participants will become more confident in the water and will learn the fundamentals of swimming and aquatic safety.
Adult Stroke Development (17+ yrs) » Register
Develop basic swim strokes and use swimming as a source of fitness. This class can also be used to start triathlon training for the summer. It is recommended that participants have taken beginner swim
lessons before enrolling in stroke development.
Lifeguard Training (15 + yrs)
Students will be trained in the nationally recognized Red Cross Lifeguard Course including CPR, First Aid, 02 and AED. Certification is determined by successful completion of a comprehensive written exam and water test. Swimming skills are a prerequisite and attendance in all classes is mandatory. Participants must be at least 15 years old by the start of the session. For more information contact Katy Coffey at email@example.com.
Wednesday: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Feb Vaca: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Member: $475 Community: $525
American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Course
Participants will learn to teach the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course and its accompanying components. Must be at least 17 years old and hold current Red Cross certificates in Lifeguarding, First aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. Must complete the Online Session, including the Precourse Exam, before the first class. Swimming prerequisites: 300-yard swim using front crawl or breaststroke (w/head down and good kick), 2-minute tread using legs only (arms must remain folded), 20-yard swim, retrieval of a 10-lb weight from 7-10 feet, return swim using legs only while holding the weight, and climb out of the pool in 100 seconds or less, and pass four rescue skill scenarios that test lifeguarding and CPR. Upon successful course completion participants will receive American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor certification valid for 2 years.
January 17th-18th 9:00am-5:00pm
Members: $425 Community: $500
CPR/FA/AED Classes (Ages 14+)
American Red Cross classes to teach basic lifesaving skills
January 15th: 6:30pm
January 29th: 1:00pm
Members: $50 Community: $75