LAKE HIGHLANDS YMCA AQUATICS
Our YMCA provides an indoor 25 yard lap pool and a family/fitness pool with a slide and a mushroom fountain.
The lap pool is available for members ages 11 and up to swim laps. Swimmers should expect to circle swim if there are more than 2 swimmers per lane.
Individual Water Fitness/Water Walking/Parent Child Interaction (PCI)
Get a cardiovascular workout while strengthening your muscles. The family fitness pool and lap pool are both available for water walking or your own exercise routine. Water walkers may be asked to move to the family fitness pool if there are swimmers waiting for the lap pool. Children may be in the pool as long they are under the direct supervision/arms reach of an adult on a 1:1 ratio IN the water.
Parent & Child - Age 6 Months to 3 Years
The primary objective is water adjustment. Parents will be taught to work with their child and keep them safe in and around the water. Children play games that use basic movements in the water such as kicking, arm strokes, and breath control. Basic survival skills including submersion, flotation and exiting the water are mildly introduced. This class also serves as preparation for instructor taught classes beginning at age 3.
During this unstructured swim time, families can enjoy our facilities! The slide and mushroom will be open for enjoyment. All children entering the facility must be swim tested by our staff. Children able to swim the lenght of the pool will recieve a green band and have access to both the family pool and lap pool (if swimming continuous laps). Children only able to swim 15 feet, will receive a yellow band and be restricted to the shallow end, they may swim in the deep end and use the slide with the use of a Coast Guard approved personal floatation device. Children unable to swim 5 feet unassisted, will be deemed "non swimmers" or red bands. These children must wear a personal floatation device at all time or be within a parent/legal guardian's reach at all time.