Q:  What are the Days/Times?

A:    Varies by Branch.  1 or 2 day/week  option available.  Each practice is 50 minutes.

 

Q:  What is the cost?

A:    2 days/ week is $60/month for members and $100/month for nonmembers.

       1 day/ week is $30/ month for members and $50/month for nonmembers.

        *See Welcome Center for Membership information

 

Q:  How do you make payments?

A:   Your first payment will be due at registration and future months will be billed on the first of each month through
automatic draft for the remainder of the season.

 

Q:  What is make up/ weather policy?

A:   Swim practice will be cancelled in case of inclement weather including lightning within the area. No make up practice
will be scheduled for weather cancellations and every effort will be made to send communication prior to the start of
practice if cancelled. In the event of closure for any other unsafe reason to swim, a make up practice may be scheduled
at the discretion of coaches and aquatics directors.

 

Q:  What are  the requirements to be on the team?

A:   Swimmer must be able to swim 25 yards (1 length of lap pool), both front crawl/freestyle and back crawl/ backstroke.

 

Q:  What Will my Swimmer need to bring?

A:    Swimmers will need an appropriate swim suit to swim laps, towel, and goggles.  Those with long hair will need to be pulled back and
out of their face and a swim cap is recommended. Team cap will be provided.

 

Q:  What Safety precautions are being taken?

A: Water chemistry is being maintained to CDC and Model Aquatics Health code standards to ensure proper
sanitization of pool water. Commonly touched surfaces such as benches, railings and doors are being sanitized
before and after practice.  Swimmers will be socially distanced.  Coach will either wear a face mask or face shield
and swimmers must wear a face mask when arriving and leaving practice.

 

Q:  What will swimmers work on?

A:   The goal of the program is to teach proper techniques and stroke mechanics in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere. The
focus will be refining and perfecting freestyle and backstroke, as well as learning the fundamentals of butterfly and
breaststroke.  Developmental team is also a great introduction to swimming as a sport.

 

Q:  Will there be swim meets?

A: Swimmers will have the opportunity for time trials and swim meets which are currently TBD.  However, this will be
communicated in advance by coaches to parents.  Swimmers are encouraged but not required to participate in swim meets.

 

Q:  What will health screen for swimmers be?

A:    We ask that parents monitor their swimmer for any potential health concerns, including fever, and follow local health
guidelines of staying home in event of possible illness.  Each swimmer will need to comply with our health screen process at
each branch upon entering facility. If a swimmer or someone in the home has pending Covid-19 test results or has tested
positive, they may not enter any YMCA.

 

Q:  How will coaches communicate with parents?

A:   Coaches will communicate via email and through a group app called GroupMe that each parent will have the opportunity to join.
This will help with last minute communications.

 

Q:  Are parents able to watch practice?

A:   This varies by branch based on deck and lobby space.  Parents must social distance and wear a face covering while in branch or on the pool deck.

 

Q:  Are parents allowed to leave Y property during swim practice?

A: It is recommended that parents stay on premises during swim practice. Swimmers under the age of 13 must have a
parent present while they are in the building.

 

Q:  Who should I contact for questions or more information?

A:    Contact the Branch Swim School Director for the Branch that your swimmer wishes to practice.