SERVING OUR COMMUNITY FOR OVER 100 YEARS! • YMCA OF BRISTOL

There's something for every kid at the Y. They can meet new friends, build skills, develop interests, and try new things in a supportive environment with caring adults. Our programs emphasize values, sportsmanship, friendship, and most of all, fun!

Swimming & Aquatics

At the Y, our swim lessons build skills, confidence and character. Our certified swim instructors teach people of all ages and abilities how to be safe in the water while exercising and having fun. Whether you’re splashing around with us for the first time or improving your technique, you will feel secure knowing the Bristol Family YMCA is here to support you. So join us as we all take that first stroke toward a lifetime of health and fitness!







Youth Swim Club

Whether this is your first time in the world of competitive swimming or if you are a seasoned veteran, we welcome you to an exciting experience. The Bristol Family YMCA Swim Club brings together young people who enjoy swimming and wish to learn more while having fun. Swimmers will have the chance to build friendships with others and improve their competitive swimming ability by refining stroke technique, starts and turns, and race strategies.

Sessions: TBA

Location: Bristol Family YMCA
Ages: 6 - 14 year olds

Class Level and Times:

  • Advanced Swim Club (Space is limited.)
    • (Must have approval from Aquatic Coordinator.)
      • Practices average 1/2 mile to 1 mile swim
    • Tuesday & Thursday; 5:30 - 6:15PM
  • Intermediate Swim Club (Space is limited)
    • Practices average 1/4 mile to 1/2 mile swim
    • Tuesday & Thursday; 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Fees:

  • Y Members: $50
  • Non-Members: $100


Youth Swim Club Registration Form
Online Registration



Youth Swim Lessons

Swim lessons build skills, confidence, and character. Our certified swim instructors teach people of all ages and abilities how to be safe in the water while exercising and having fun. Whether you’re splashing around with us for the first time or improving your technique, you will feel secure knowing the Bristol Family YMCA is here to support you. So join us as we all take that first stroke toward a lifetime of health and fitness.

Location: Bristol Family YMCA

Sessions: TBA
TBA

Ages: 6mo – 12 years old
Days: Tuesday and Thursday Evenings

Class Age Group and Times: Fee: YMCA Members Fee: Non Members
Parent/Child ages 6mo-3yrs (Parent must be in water): 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM $30 per session $60 per session
Pre-School ages 4 & 5: 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM $50 per session $100 per session
Progressive Swim ages 6-12: 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM $50 per session $100 per session

For more Information Contact:
Michelle Horvath
Aquatics Coordinator
400 M L King, Jr. Blvd
Bristol, TN 37620
E [email protected] P (423)-968-3133


Youth Swim Lessons Flyer & Registration
Online Registration



Adult Swim Lessons

Swimming is an excellent alternative to cardio machines, and it is a great form of all-around exercise, ideal for any age or fitness level. Swimming is also a relaxing, low-pressure exercise that can improve mood, relieve stress, and help you unwind. Many swimmers describe feeling more relaxed after they get into the groove of swimming as a part of their regular exercise routine. Here are some other compelling benefits of swimming:

  • Alternating different swim strokes helps to work a large variety of muscle groups.
  • Water can support up to 90% of the body’s weight, making it an ideal form of exercise for people with injuries, chronic pain, or disabilities.
  • Unlike running and strength training, swimming is exercise you can do almost every day without risk of injury.
  • An hour of swimming can burn as many as 500 calories.
  • Swimming is a great way to increase flexibility and range of motion.

Register Early! Space is Limited!

02/27/17 - 04/17/17
Class Session Dates:
February 27 - April 17, 2017

Class Days and Times: Tuesday & Thursday Evenings 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Fees:

  • Y Members: $50
  • Non-Members: $100

For more Information Contact:
Michelle Horvath
Aquatics Coordinator
400 M L King, Jr. Blvd
Bristol, TN 37620
E [email protected] P (423)-968-3133


Adult Learn-to-Swim Registration Form
Online Registration



Lifeguard Class

The YMCA lifeguard class is designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge needed for an entry-level lifeguard position. Participants learn the basic skills and knowledge lifeguards need in pool, lake, river, surf, and waterpark environments. The course covers safety and rescue skills every lifeguard needs to know including accident prevention, guarding techniques, emergency systems, rescue skills, first aid in aquatic environments, spinal injury management, weather and open water dangers, legal responsibilities, pool management, and information on how to get a job as a lifeguard.

Location: Bristol Family YMCA
Ages: 16+
Dates/Times: TBA

  • Class size limited to the first 16 to sign up
  • No Charge for YMCA of Bristol Staff (with agreement)
  • $400 for non-YMCA Staff (Public)
  • On-line training and test completed and passed by August 9, 2016

Prerequisites:

  • Swim 100 yards of front crawl continuously
  • Swim 50 yards each of:
    • Front crawl w/head up
    • Sidestroke
    • Breaststroke
    • Breaststroke w head up
    • Breaststroke kick on your back
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only your legs
  • Perform a feet-first surface dive in 8 - 10 feet of water
  • Sprint for 20 yards; then perform an arm-over-arm surface dive in 8 - 10 feet of water; pick up an object from the bottom of the pool and surface; tread water for at least 1 minute; return the object to the bottom of the pool; swim the remaining length of the pool and exit the pool without using the ladder or steps.

  For more information or to get involved with Lifeguarding, please contact Michelle Horvath at [email protected] or 423-968-3133.

Lifeguarding Class Registration Form
Online Registration

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