Olive Branch Family YMCA



Spring 2017 Swim Lessons

At the Y, we believe that the ability to swim is a critical life skill for every child, teen, and adult. In group swim lessons we use a variety of fun methods to help kids overcome fears, build confidence in the water and develop skills that last a lifetime. Qualified instructors meet kids at their own level, help families set achievable goals and celebrate success together.

Sessions are 4 weeks long, meeting twice each week for a total of 8 classes. Classes are 45 Minutes and meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at different times based on skill level. (Shrimp classes are 30 Minutes and meet Tuesdays ONLY)

Class times:
5:00 p.m. – Shrimp(Parent/Child), Pike, Eel, Ray
6:00 p.m. – Polliwog, Guppy, Minnow, Fish
7:00 p.m. – Adult

Parent/Child   Member $30, Non-Member $50
Preschool, Youth, or Adult   Member $60, Non-Member $100

*Note: $15 Late Fee will be applied for late registration

For more information contact Pam Taylor at ptaylor@ymcamemphis.org

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Electric Eels Swim Team

This is a developmental swim team designed to help the novice swimmer improve and move up to a competitive swimming program. Swim team competes in the Mid-South Swimming Conference. They will train and compete year-round. Semi-annual seasons include 5 competition meets and a championship meet at the end of each season. Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels are available.

Ages: 5-18 years

Program Description

A Team Advanced: It is required that the participant be able to dive off blocks, perform all 4 strokes, swim 4 laps nonstop within 2 minutes, do all turns correctly and know rules of disqualifications. The focus of this group will be concentration on technique, endurance training, starts and turns and building speed.

B Team Intermediate: It is required that the participant be at least 8 years old, have knowledge of all 4 strokes and can demonstrate them to the best of their ability, be able to swim 2 laps nonstop and must have some knowledge of correct turns. The focus of this group will be learning correct diving, turns and technique in each stroke, endurance  training, building speed and learning the rules of disqualification.

C Team Beginner: It is required that the participant be able to swim across the pool (1 lap) nonstop and must be     familiar with Free and Back strokes. The focus of this group will be learning all 4 strokes, learn diving, starts and turns, endurance, how meets are run, organized and participated in and an introduction to rules of disqualifications.


Program Fees/Practice Schedule:

This program consists of a summer and a winter season. Payments can be made monthly by bank draft. Monthly fees do not include MSL fees of $15 per season (two times a year). Cost of winter and summer championship meets also not included (as meets are optional)

**If monthly team fees aren’t paid by the last day of the month you will be subject to a $15 late fee**

A Team Advanced Schedule:        3-day option Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:00 p.m. / Saturdays 9:00 a.m. —$45

4-day option Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 5:00 p.m. / Saturdays 9:00 a.m. —$55

B Team Intermediate Schedule:  3-day option Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:00 p.m. / Saturdays 8:00 a.m. —$45

4-day option Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 5:00 p.m. / Saturdays 8:00 a.m. —$55

C Team Beginner Schedule:         3-day option Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:00 p.m. / Saturdays 8:00 a.m. —$45

Click here for more program and registration information.

Kenny Shackelford, Aquatics Director, at 662.890.9622



Private Swim Lessons

One-on–One lessons with a trained instructor is a great way to conquer a fear of water or to simply hone your stroke mechanics. Scheduled at your convenience and with the instructor of your choice if you prefer. All classes are 30 minutes long, sign up for as many as you want.

3 Years – Adult

1 lesson: $35 Member, $45 Non-Member
Package of 4 lessons: $110 Members, $150 Non-Members

We also offer semi-private swim lessons for groups of two people.
1 lesson: $25 member, $35 non-member

For more information, contact:
Pam Taylor, P: 662-890-9622, E: ptaylor@ymcamemphis.org

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