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Aquatic Information

Lap Swim

We reserve time for members who wish to participate in Lap Swimming. Schedule: Daily sessions/ early mornings, lunchtime, mid-day and evenings. Please refer to our current season schedule available at the welcome center or Pool Schedule for more information.

Swim lessons

The YMCA Swim Lesson Program is especially attractive to parents because of the way in which participants are taught.  Children are encouraged to explore swimming on their front, back, and side in all levels.  The swim lessons are delivered in a student-centered caring atmosphere.  Lessons focus on personal safety, personal growth, including values and volunteering, stroke development, water sports, games, and rescue.  Starting in the lowest levels, synchronized swimming and wetball are incorporated.  The program continues to promote and reinforce the character development values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

All Lessons are once a week

Preschool and Parent child  classes are 30 minutes  •  Youth classes are 40 minutes

Click here to download the latest Swim Lesson Schedules >>

Questions?

 We Have the Answers!

Q: What is the instructor to child ratio?

A: Our average ratio for preschool class is 1:5, and the  average for youth class is 1:6.

Q: Where do I register for swimming lessons?

A: You can register online (if you are a member or have previously participated in YMCA programs), call the YMCA at 228-9622, or stop by Member Services at the Concord YMCA.

Q: How do I know what level to place my child, do you still have levels?

A: Yes, in fact the first class in a new session, each child is assessed by the instructor and place in the correct level. Simply sign up for the youth or preschool time that works for you and we will test them the first day of class.

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Swim Team

Concord Family YMCA Sailfish Swim Team (CONY SAILFISH)

The Concord Family YMCA Sailfish Swim Team is a USA Swimming registered team. The team ranges from beginners to highly competitive level swimmers. The practice groups are structured by ability although age is considered. All participants must be able to swim 25 yards of the pool on their back and stomach. The team is open to children ages 6-18 years old.

Our Levels are

RED= This swimmer is a first year swim team swimmer, maybe a second year swimmer who can do at least the front crawl and backstroke and do 25 yards with no problems. They are swimming about two days a week. Distance will be require out of all levels, but these swimmers are really getting use to being on a team and we are looking to them to be the future of the team.

Objectives
To develop the skills needed to progress to the CONY BLACK training group:
– Swimmers will consistently improve their stroke technique
– Swimmers will grow up in the sport trying to be their best
– Swimmers will be a part of a team atmosphere
– Swimmers will make friends with their teammates
– Swimmers will ENJOY swimming and want to come to practice!

Requirements to be a RED team member
Swimmer must be able to complete the following:
– Swim 25 yards of freestyle
– Swim 25 yards of backstroke
– Able to do a shallow dive from the edge of the pool in deep water.

Goals of RED Team
Upon completion of swimming with the RED group, swimmers should be able to successfully perform the following:
– Swim a 100 IM legally (regardless of time)
– Do a flip turn
– Kick 4×25 @ :45
– Push off and streamline to flags with dolphin kick
– Swim a set of 8 x 50’s freestyle on 1:20
– Acquire basic understanding of the pace clock

 

BLACK= A seasoned swimmer who is working on breaking records or supplementing their swim team workouts. These swimmers are good swimmers and attend meets regularly.

Objective
This group transitions swimmers from introductory competitive swimmers to more experienced competitive swimmers.
– Swimmers will consistently improve their stroke technique
– Swimmers will grow up in the sport trying to be their best
– Swimmers will be a part of a team atmosphere
– Swimmers will enjoy meets
– Swimmers will make goals and attempt to attain them
– Swimmers will make friends with their teammates
– Swimmers will ENJOY swimming!

Requirements to enter BLACK
Swimmers entering the BLACK team must complete the ‘Goals of the RED team, plus three of the following five:
– 10×50@ 1:20
– 8×25@ :50 IM order
– Swim under 1:40 in 100YD freestyle
– Swim under 1:50 in 100YD IM
– Kick 1×50 with fins under :1 min

Or coaches recommendation

Goals of the BLACK team

– Swim 200IM legally
– Race in every distance, every stroke available over duration of season
– Improve fluidity in turns and push-offs
– Improve dive and backstroke entry into water
– Learning good practice habits
– Better understanding of using the pace clock to facilitate training.
– Begin learning how to manage effort and intensity through practice
– Learn and improve goal setting skills
– Improve on controlling attitude and focus within workout and understand that they affect teammates
– Create a core group of ‘training friends’

 

SILVER AND GOLD= These swimmers are swimming 5 days a week and are looking to compete where ever pool space is available!

Objective
– Swimmers will consistently improve their stroke technique
– Swimmers will grow up in the sport trying to be their best
– Swimmers will be a part of a team atmosphere
– Swimmers will enjoy meets
– Swimmers will make goals and attempt to attain them
– Swimmers will make friends with their teammates
– Swimmers will ENJOY swimming!

Swimmers entering this group must be at least 12 years old and complete four of the following five:
– 10×100@ 1:30
– 8×50@ 55 kick
– Swim under 1:15  in 100YD freestyle for girls/ 1:05  for boys
– Kick 1×50 under :40 with fins
– legally swim all four competitive strokes

Or Coaches Recommendation

Goals and Expectations
– Strive to be competitive with all other swimmers
– To consistently improve commitment level and training/racing ability from season to season
– Continue becoming more fluid in swimming.
– Actively improve distance per stroke
– Learn  leadership skills
– Attendance at all practices
– Training attitudes should be productive and supportive.
– Attend all meets.
– Display ability to train appropriately for the athlete’s experience and stated goals

Other areas of swimmer accountability
1. Swimmer learns to accept the responsibility for his/her performance
2. Swimmer understands and performs personal race strategies
3. Swimmer demonstrates an ability to balance school, social, swimming and family
4. Swimmer can effectively communicate her/his commitment to her/his parents, coach and teammates
5. Swimmer knows the team goals and will take an active part in developing specific and attainable practice group goals
6. Swimmer understands the relationship between his/her personal commitment level and results

Our coaches have have coached many years of experience at the competitive level.  The team competes in New Hampshire Swim Association (NHSA) is as YMCA team and is also a registered USA Swim Team.

Click here to visit the CONY Sailfish website.

Sign up on-line>>

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Lifeguarding

Learn to be a Lifesaver!

YMCA Lifeguard Certification course

The Y Lifeguard Course is a national certification which includes the following components: CPR/AED for professional rescuer, Basic first aid, Oxygen administration, Y Lifeguard classroom Pool/water skills time and eLearning.

How to register: go to the YMCA exchange to set up an account to Sign up!

To find out about upcoming classes download the current flyer.

Please check with your employer to see if they accept the YMCA Certification.

Are you a current Lifeguard or Swim Instructor? We are always looking for a few good staff!
The Concord YMCA will accept all nationally recognized Lifeguard or Swim lesson Instructor certification upon hire.The YMCA offers year round Employment to qualified aquatic professionals as well as…

  • Free Individual Membership
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Free training opportunities

APPLY TODAY!!

For More Information Contact Jenn Bonnet (603) 228-9622 ext.139

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Water Exercise classes

You can get a good solid aerobic workout in the pool! Water Fitness moves your body and pumps your heart without putting undue strain on your joints. Whether you are young or old, perfectly healthy or recovering from an injury, extremely fit or just beginning, the pool is a great place for you. Water Fitness is a wonderful prenatal workout, too.

Our Water Fitness classes are open to participants 14 years and older.
The classes are free to members.

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Recreational/FAMILY Swim

The pool is reserved for members 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. Children under six, non-swimmers, and those needing bubbles or life jackets must be accompanied into the water by an adult.

Schedule: Please refer to our current season schedule available at the welcome center or Pool Schedule for more information.

 

OUR MISSION PROMISE: To strengthen the foundation of community through a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.