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Swim LessonsSwim lessons are a great way to get children from as little as 6 months old all the way into adulthood comfortable in the water. Watch as their skill level increases as they graduate from each class. Classes have a low children to instructor ratio to ensure adequate personal attention between the child and the instructor.
Float For Life
This water safety program is a partnership between the YMCA of Lincoln and the Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation. Classes are designed to reach children how to breathe by rolling over to their backs and floating. This life saving technique can give children those few extra seconds that can save their lives. Children will learn individually safety skills used throughout life. They will learn to float first, swim to the side and moving in and out of the water comfortably.
Private Swim Lessons
30-minute lessons with one-on-one instruction with an experienced instructor. All ages are welcome. Move and learn at your own pace. We will choose a time that is convenient for you. We do not do private lessons during group lessons at the Cooper Y.
Swim Club & Swim TeamThe Cooper Y offers both a competitive and a non-competitive option for kids ages 6-18.
Stingrays Swim Club
This program will serve youth who want the aspects of swim team without the element of competition. Will aid in stroke development, endurance, self-confidence and the development of water sports as a means of fitness. This program serves as a great transisition between swim lessons and competitive swimming.
Crocodile Summer Swim Team:
This program is a competitive summer swim team which competes in the Lincoln Parks & Recreation League. Meets will be held at Lincoln Public Pools. During the season, swimmers will work on stroke development, endurance and self-confidence in a team atmosphere.
Swimmers must be able to swim one pool length (25 yards) of front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke continuously, and at least be able to demonstrate butterfly. If your child is in Y lessons, they need to have passed our Minnow level.
Lincoln YMCA Outdoor Pool at CooperThe Lincoln YMCA Outdoor Pool at Cooper is currently closed for the season. It will open again Memorial Day Weekend 2013. The outdoor swimming pool is available to members of the Lincoln YMCA at no extra charge (some exclusions may apply). Some of the pool amenities are a large water slide, splash pad, slide for small children, lap lanes, large sun deck, water depth 18 inches to over 6 feet and lifeguards on duty. Check back in the spring for the 2013 Outdoor Pool Schedule.