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STANLY COUNTY FAMILY YMCA

Warm Water Pool will be CLOSED Oct 7 - 15 to install a new and improved climate/water temperature control unit. Please be patient as we make these improvements.

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UPCOMING NEWS AND EVENTS

Flood Bucket Collection

148 Flood Buckets + 71 Hygiene Kits = Successful Hurricane Harvey Flood Relief Project

Thank you to all who donated to the Harvey Flood Relief Project sponsored by UMCOR, the Y, and Stanly Community College! The buckets and kits are on their way to Texas to be put to good use!




Swim Basics

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SWIM BASICS

Ages: Preschool 3-5 years | School age 5-12 years 

Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills:


  • Swim, float, swim - sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide and exit
  • Jump, push, turn, grab

STAGE 1
Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water in Stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student's future progress in swimming.

INSTRUCTOR TO STUDENT RATIO - 1:6

QUALIFICATIONS

  • None

STAGE 2
In Stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional change and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

INSTRUCTOR TO STUDENT RATIO - 1:6

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Able to go under water & comfortably open eyes without goggles
  • Able to float on front & back with minimal assistance
  • Able to jump in the pool, submerge & return to the wall with assistance

STAGE 3

In Stage 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.

INSTRUCTOR TO STUDENT RATIO - 1:6

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Able to float on front & back unassisted
  • Able to push off the wall on stomach with face submerged for 10 feet unassisted
  • Able to swim-float-swim 15 feet unassisted
  • Able to jump into deep water and return to the wall unassisted


Recommended skills for all to have around water





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