Swim at YMCA of Kanawha ValleyThe YMCA of Kanawha Valley offers an extensive aquatics program, including swim lessons, water exercise options, and advanced training for CPR /automated external defibrillation (AED).

CURRENT POOL SCHEDULE

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Swim Lessons are at the Downtown Charleston YMCA and University of Charleston Pool

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Downtown Charleston YMCA
1114 Quarrier St
Charleston, WV
Phone: 681-265-5004

PRICES
Member: $45/weekday session
Non-member: $65/weekday session

Saturday
Members: $40 Saturday
Non-Members: $60

Level 1 | Intro to Water Skills: orients children to
aquatic environment and helps them accomplish skills, with assistance. Requirements- none.

Mon., Wed., 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Mon., Wed., 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Sat. 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Sat. 11:30 – 12:00 p.m.

Level 2 | Fundamental Aquatics: helps children
further develop their skills and comfort in and around water. Requirements: entering water by stepping or jumping from the side (with assistance, submerging entire head, blowing bubbles.)

Mon., Wed., 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Mon., Wed., 4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Sat. 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Sat. 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Level 3 | Stroke Development: helps children start to gain basic swimming propulsive skills to be
comfortable in and around water.
Requirements: entering water by stepping or
jumping in from the side, back float, front float, front and back crawl 10 yards.

Mon., Wed., 4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Tue., Thu., 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Sat. 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Sat. 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Level 4 | Stroke Improvement: develop confidence in the strokes learned thus far and improve other aquatic skills by increasing endurance through
swimming greater distances. Requirements: entering deep water by stepping or jumping in from the side, front and back crawl 15 yards.

Mon., Wed., 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Tue., Thu., 4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Sat. 11:30 – 12:00 p.m.

Level 5 | Stroke Refinement: coordination and refinement of strokes. Requirements: 1 minute of survival floating, treading and back floating, 25 yards of crawl, breaststroke and back crawl, and 15 yards of butterfly.

Tue., Thu., 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Sat. 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Level 6 | Swimming & Skill Proficiency: refine strokes so students swim them with more ease, power, and smoothness over greater distances.  Requirements: Students entering this level must possess a level 5 certificate or demonstrate all the Level 5 skills.

Tue., Thu., 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Sat. 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

University of Charleston Pool
2300 MacCorkle Ave
Charleston, WV

Charleston Family YMCA 304-340-3527

Contact Erin Ballard 304-767-8134

Prices Per Session
Children’s Class (1st Child) $64 Members $80 Non-Members
(2nd Child) $56 Members $70 Non-Members
(3rd or More) $48 Members $60 Non-Members

Adult Class (1st Adult) $100 Members $125 Non-Members
(2nd Adult) $92 Members $115 Non-Members

Baby Class (1st Baby) $40 Members $50 Non-Members
(2nd Baby) 32 Members $40 Non-Members

Children’s Class – Age 3 and up
Fall Session 1
Times: A) 5:45 – 6:15 B) 6:15 – 6:45 C) 6:45-7:15
August 17, 24, 26
September 7,9,14,16,21,23,28
NO CLASSES August 19, 31 September 2

Fall Session 2
September 30
October 5,7,12,14,19,21,26,28
November 2

Adult Class (Age 15 and Over)
Time: 3:45 – 4:45
Fall Session 1:
August 26
September 9,16,23,30
October 7, 14, 21
November 4, 11

Baby Classes (Ages 3 months – 3 years)
Times: 5:00 – 5:30
Fall Session 1
August 26
September  9, 16, 23, 30
October 7, 14, 21
November 4, 11

Adult Swim Lessons

Tuesdays 6:30-7:30  Downtown YMCA. (Quarrier Street)

Cost:  Members $45.  Non-Members $65.

CLICK HERE UKV Swim Lessons Info

Child Swim Lessons

Tuesdays or Thursdays at 4 pm or 5 pm (1 Hour Class)

Ages: 1 – 15

Price: $25 members and $35 non-members for 6 weeks beginning November 5th

Call 304-981-2515 or email JWagner@ymcaofkv.org for details

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS: Private swim lessons are for anyone wanting to learn how to swim or just improve their strokes. Private lessons offer one-on-one instruction for swimmers of all ages. To register for private lessons fill out a private swim lesson information form at the Member Service Center. Following registration, an instructor will contact you to schedule yourlesson. Lessons are based on your schedule, pool schedule and instructor availability.

Contact: Morgan Neeley 304-340-3527 ext 1132

Members
$17/30 Minutes
$21/45 Minutes
$26/60 Minutes

Non-Members

$24/30 Minutes
$28/45 Minutes

Current Pool Schedule 

Pool Hours
Monday – Thursday: 5:30 am – 9:45 pm

Friday – 5:30 am – 7:45 pm

Saturday: 8 am – 7:45 pm

Sunday: 10 am – 7:45 pm

SWIM TEAM IS BACK AT THE CHARLESTON FAMILY YMCA

Swim Team is back on the hill at The Charleston Family YMCA !  Parents and prospective coaches met in July to start the process of creating a new swim team. Parents and swimmers voted on the new logo and name, “ The Kraken”. The new team will consist of swimmers from the former HYCAT swim team as well as swimmers new to the sport. The team will have dual membership, first swimming in the Southeast Ohio/ WV Swim League and then in the WV Swimming LSC as a USA Swimming team. Swimmers will be able to participate in all levels of competition; no matter what the skill level of the swimmer (we do ask that our youngest members be able to swim 25 yard freestyle, unassisted).

Practices days and time vary, depending on the level of swimmer, but will be held after school.

Head Coach, Niki Riley and the coaching staff consisting of Kristi Walter, Melissa McGlothen, and Rob St. Jean are excited to bring the swim family together in the Kanawha Valley!

Registration has begun and packets may be picked up at the YMCA or may be mailed to interested families.

Scholarships and assistance are available.

CPR and AED Certification Class
The American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Course covers core material such as adult and pediatric CPR (including two-rescuer scenarios and use of a bag mask), foreign-body airway obstruction and automated external defibrillation (AED). CPR and AED certifications are good for two years. Registration is required at least 2 days prior to CPR classes.

2018 Class Dates
2/7/18
3/6/18
4/18/18
5/2/18

All classes are 5:30 pm– 9:00 p.m.

Member Fee: $63 | Non-member: $85

Group Training
We can handle as few as 5 people and as many as 15 at one time. Multiple classes can be set up to accommodate large groups. Your classes are tailor made and can include any class we offer including adult, child, infant CPR, standard first aid, and AED.

ARTHRITIS CLASS
The Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program increases range of motion, flexibility, muscle strength, and cardiovascular health through joint protected exercise.

  • Monday, Wednesday & Fridays: 9:30 – 10:30am

Y’s WAY TO WATER EXERCISE
Shallow water aerobics in 4-feet of water provides a cardiovascular workout while minimizing knee, ankle and hip joint stress.

  • Mondays & Wed. & Fridays: 8:30 – 9:30am
  • Mondays & Wednesdays: 5:30 – 6:30pm
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9:30 – 10:30am

DEEP WATER EXERCISE
Also known as “Water Walking,” deep water patrons experience a non-impact, muscle toning workout.

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 8:30 – 9:30am

CLICK HERE for Lifeguard Class Schedule for Lifeguard Class Information

Contact Morgan Neeley 304-340-3527

Contact

Questions about our aquatics program? Call 304-340-3527, or MNeeley@ymcaofkv.org

Partners

USA Swimming Foundation