The Y is the starting point for many youth to learn about
becoming and staying active, and developing healthy
habits they’ll carry with them throughout their lives. And
the benefits are far greater than just physical health.
Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes from
learning to swim or building the positive relationships
that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork,
participating in sports at the Y is about building the
whole child, from the inside out.

Swimming Lessons

The YMCA offers swim lessons at the Kirksville Country Club under the direction of Aquatics Coordinator, Betsy> Ross. Each session will run for two weeks with nine 45-minute classes. The tenth day will be left open to accommodate make up days (rainy days or cold weather). Please note, refunds or credits will not be given for inclement weather.

Time Session 1
June 5-15
Session 2
June 19-29
Session 3
July 3-14
Session 4
July 17-27
Session 5
Jul 31-Aug 10
8:00 a.m. Introduction
Development
Mechanics
Introduction
Development
Mechanics
Introduction
Development
Mechanics
Introduction
Development
Mechanics
Introduction
Development
Mechanics
8:45 a.m. Acclimation
Movement
Stamina
Introduction
Acclimation
Movement
Stamina
Introduction
Acclimation
Movement
Stamina
Introduction
Acclimation
Movement
Stamina
Introduction
Acclimation
Movement
Stamina
Introduction
9:30 a.m. Exploration
Movement
Stamina
Exploration
Movement
Stamina
Exploration
Movement
Stamina
Exploration
Movement
Stamina
Exploration
Movement
Stamina
10:15 a.m. Discovery
Exploration
Acclimation
Stamina
Discovery
Exploration
Acclimation
Stamina
Discovery
Exploration
Acclimation
Stamina
Discovery
Exploration
Acclimation
Stamina
Discovery
Exploration
Acclimation
Stamina
11:00 a.m. Exploration
Acclimation
Stamina
Introduction
Exploration
Acclimation
Stamina
Introduction
Exploration
Acclimation
Stamina
Introduction
Exploration
Acclimation
Stamina
Introduction
Exploration
Acclimation
Stamina
Introduction

Preschool Age 6 Months-5 Years

Water Discovery: Classes are taught as a combined class for ages 6 months to 5 years with the parent accompanying the child in the water. Skills are introduced at the child’s development level and build as the child progresses. Basic water skills are taught through fun songs and games. Class is limited to 10 kids.

Water Exploration: Must be 4 years old and able to touch in 34 inch water. Children adjust to the water and develop independent movement. Includes basic stroke and kicking skills. When comfortable in the water, children are taught to float, kick and perform progressive arm movements. Class is limited to 8 kids.

School Age 5+

Water Acclimation: Beginner level for those uncomfortable or inexperienced in the water. Includes basic water skills such as gliding with face in water, floating and kicking. Class is limited to 10 kids.

Water Movement: For children able to swim 10 feet without a floatation device. Includes swimming on front, back and side and taking a breath while swimming. Class is limited to 10 kids.

Water Stamina: For children able to swim 15 yards on front and back, with or without a floatation device. Teaches front crawl with rotary breathing, backstroke, sidestroke and beginning breaststroke. Class is limited to 10 kids.

Stroke Introduction: For children able to swim 15 yards front crawl with rotary breathing, back crawl, sidestroke and rudimentary breaststroke. Refines breaststroke, teaches butterfly, open turns and improves other strokes. Class is limited to 10 kids.

Stroke Development: For children able to swim 50 yards front crawl with rotary breathing, 25 yards back crawl, sidestroke and rudimentary breaststroke. Refines breaststroke, butterfly, open turns and improves other strokes. Class is limited to 10 kids.

Stroke Mechanics: For children able to swim 150 yards any stroke or combination of strokes. Children must be able to complete 50 yards each of front crawl and 50 yards back crawl, 50 yards sidestroke and 50 yards breaststroke, 25 yards butterfly. Children will learn to swim the individual medley and water sports and games. Participants will learn personal safety like rafting and tubing safety and how to take their own heart rate. Class is limited to 10 kids.

Registration Starts: Members: April 24th
Participants: May 1st
Fee: Members $40
Participants $80

T-Ball

The YMCA is dedicated to providing a quality T-ball program where new players learn the basics of the game and experienced players improve their skills. Games will be played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. This program will last for 4 weeks.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 10
Coach's Meeting: Thursday, May 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Meet the Coach Night: Thursday, May 25 at 7 p.m.
Program Start Date: Tuesday, June 6
Age: 4-7 years old
Fee: Members $17
Participants $75

Fall Soccer

It’s time for soccer once again! Players will be divided based on grade. Each team will practice once during the week at the coach’s discretion. This season will last for six weeks. Must be 4 years old by program start date. Please register early as places can not be guaranteed after the deadline date.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 23
Coach's Meeting: Thursday, August 31 at 6:30 p.m.
Meet the Coach Night: Thursday, August 31 at 7 p.m.
Program Start Date: Tuesday, September 5
Game Days: Saturdays
Age: Pre-K (Age 4)-8th grade
Fee: Members $17
Participants $75

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