AQUATICS

Yakima Athletic Club has an array of aquatic classes and programs for children and adults. Descriptions and offerings below.

*Pool only memberships available

Swim Lessons

YOUTH

WE ARE THE ONLY AQUATIC FACILITY IN THE VALLEY TO HAVE ALL OF OUR SWIM LESSONS CLASSES TAUGHT BY CERTIFIED AND EXPERIENCED RED CROSS WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTORS!

Current Sessions: Tuesday & Thursday for four weeks (8 sessions)
Classes at 6:00pm & 6:30pm - 30 minute sessions for all ages.

PM Session Winter: Youth February 25-March 19
PM Session Spring: Parent Tot March 10-May 7 (Tuesdays only)
PM Session Spring: Youth April 14-May 9

Summer Session sign up starts May 11, 2020
Prices- YAC Member: $59 + tax,  Non Member: $69 + tax
Elementary age (6-13 years): 45 minute sessions  Classes at 11:00, 11:45

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Parent, Infant, Child Lessons: Parent/Infant/Child swim class is a chance for the parent and child (4 months up to 3 years) to get into the water together in a group setting. This group lesson lead by a Certified Water Safety Instructor introduces the child to floating, kicking and becoming familiar with the water in a fun and comfortable environment.  Some sessions are twice a week and some are once a week.

Preschool Classes Levels 1-3: For children ages 3-5 who are ready for formal instruction in a class setting. Preschool classes have no more than 4 students per Certified Water Safety Instructor. Children must be at least 3 and not older than 5.

Red Cross Levels 1-5: Instruction by a Certified Water Safety Instructor for children (ages 6-13), using Red Cross lesson format (Levels 1-5). Level classes with no more than 5 students per instructor.

Competitive Stroke (ages 5-18): This class focuses on technique and endurance in the four competitive strokes: butterfly, breaststroke, backstroke, freestyle. Students must have previous experience in all four strokes and be able to swim 15 yards in each stroke to take the class. This class will be 45 minutes and you can choose to attend once, twice, or three times a week. Class is taught by a Certified Water Safety Instructor with competitive swimming and coaching experience. For more information and for prices contact Aimee Ozanich, Aquatics Director 453-6521 ext. 167.

ADULT

Adult Group Swim Lessons: Want to hone your stroke to be able to swim longer and stronger? Haven't quite mastered your fear of the water yet? Join in a great class geared to the adult who wants to learn to swim comfortably. Basic stroke technique is taught. Contact Aimee Ozanich, Aquatics Director at 509-453-6521 ext 167 for more information.

Private Swim Lessons: All of the Yakima Athletic Club’s private swim lesson instructors are Red Cross Water Safety Instructor-certified, progressive and responsible instructors. Private lessons allow the instructor to work on specific skills, catering to the individual. For more information on these programs or to schedule private lessons, contact Aimee Ozanich, Aquatics Director at 509-453-6521 ext 167

Base Rate: $35 / 30 minutes

Private lessons package (members): six  30 minute Lessons for $150
Private lessons package (non-members): six  30 minute Lessons for $180 (includes a $5 per session facility fee)
Semi Private lessons package: $210 for six, 30 minute lessons for two students instructed at the same time.  For best results, students should be of similar abilities.

WATER EXERCISE CLASSES

Get fit and have fun with low-impact exercises in our beautiful pool

Water Exercise Classes

Aqua Aerobics Saturday: An Instructor’s Choice workout- whichever class you get, you will get a great blend of cardiovascular and strength training. One of our more challenging classes, but still appropriate for all fitness levels. A mixed format class so come ready to work out and have fun! (And you still have time to get to BodyFlow after class!)

Aqua Power: Our most active and challenging water fitness class! This 50-minute class is geared toward participants with high level of fitness in mind. A longer, moderate-to-high intensity cardio session, followed by a challenging abdominal and strength training routine. Come ready to work out! (Who said water class was easy?)

Gentle Aqua: This 45-minute class utilizes moves from Tai Chi, Yoga and Pilates as well as water aerobics and provides a gentle workout utilizing the body’s core and emphasizing range of motion and balance exercises. A brief cardiovascular training segment is included to the exercisers’ tolerance.  This class is designed to be low impact and suitable for all ages and abilities including those recovering from illness or surgery, those with arthritis or other physical challenges.

Stretch and Strength/Aqua Yoga: A gentle, low-impact 45-minute water class using stretching and yoga to achieve a mild cardio workout and an excellent full body stretch. Wonderful for new exercisers or those wishing to work on balance, posture and flexibility.

Stride and Strength: A gentle, low-impact 45-minute water class using all water walking movements to achieve a mild cardio workout. Equipment may be used for a short time to increase strength. A short abdominal strengthening and stretching section will balance out this workout. A good entry-level class for the new exerciser or the person who needs a low-impact workout.

Swimnastics: A 45-minute class combining low, moderate and high-level exercises and equipment to improve your cardiovascular system, muscular strength, core stability and flexibility. The participant can modify the movements to his or her needs.

Evening Water Class: A 45-minute challenging class designed to increase your strength and power, using equipment and body weight resistance. Appropriate for all fitness levels and modifiable for any participant - come get fit in the water!

Lifeguard Recreational Swim

Washington State Law states: Children 14 years of age or younger, can use our aquatics facility only during Lifeguard Hours. A responsible adult, 18 years of age or older, shall accompany the children and be in the pool or on the pool deck at all times the children use the facility.

When the pool is used by persons from 15 to 17 years of age, at least two people 15 years of age or older must be in the pool or on the pool deck at all times the persons use the aquatics facility. A lifeguard does not have to be present. Persons age 18 and older may use the aquatic facility during business hours. See Aquatics Schedule for available times.

School-Year Lifeguard Hours at Yakima Athletic Club

Tuesday and Thursday: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Pool Lane Use: Adult swim lap lanes are available throughout the day. When multiple users are in each lane please circle swim so that more than two users can use the pool. Proper etiquette procedures are to enter the lane, wait and talk to the current user, confirm circle swim and start your workout.

Water Safety Instructor (WSI): Learn to Teach Swim Lessons  

NEXT SESSION: APRIL-JUNE 2020

Open to anyone 16 years or older by conclusion of class. The Red Cross WSI class sponsored by and held at Yakima Athletic Club trains you to teach swimming lessons and other aquatics classes nationwide. This 23-hour class includes both time in the water, instructional time with children, and video segments. Certifications do not expire if you continue to teach and submit class information to the Red Cross. If you are interested in teaching swim classes, this is the program for you! You must be able to swim and attend all class sessions to take this class. For more information or to be put on the interest list, contact Aimee Ozanich, Aquatics Director at 509-453-6521 ext 167

When: Class Begins April 2020 - Register now
Cost:  $200 class and includes the Red Cross registration fee - Books: available free online.
Class is 25 hours in length plus online modules.  Attendees certified in the course will be considered for future employment.

CLICK HERE FOR A PDF INFORMATIONAL FLYER.

LIFEGUARD CPR/AED/FIRST AID – FIRST TIME CERTIFICATION

Session I: April 25, 26, May 3 & 17
Session II: May 30, 31, June 6 & 7

Must be able to attend all classes in a session

Open to anyone 15 years or older by last day of class. The Red Cross Lifeguard class sponsored by and held at Yakima Athletic Club and Lions Pool trains you to be a fully certified lifeguard for pools nationwide. This 24-hour class includes both time in the water, classroom instructional time, and video segments. This is a blended learning class which requires 7 hours of online work to be completed before the start of the class. Certifications are good for two years through the Red Cross. If you are a strong swimmer, mature and reliable, this is the class for you! Successful completion of the class will certify you to be hired as a lifeguard nationwide. Yakima Valley pools DO hire 15 year old lifeguards. Swim suits are required at all classes. The pre-test will be 300 yards, 2 minutes treading water with no hands, swimming 20 yards/retrieving a 10lb brick/swimming 20 yards. You must be able to swim and attend all class sessions to take this class. For more information or to be put on the interest list, contact Aimee Ozanich, Aquatics Director at 509-453-6521 ext 167

When: April/May Session starts April 25, 2020 - register now!
May/June Sessions starts May 30, 2020 - register now!
Cost: $149.99 (plus tax) and includes the Red Cross registration fee Books: available free online
Class is approximately 24 hours in length plus online modules. Attendees certified in the course will be considered for future employment. Minimum class size is 5, maximum is 6.

LIFEGUARD CPR/AED/FIRST AID – RENEW CURRENT CERTIFICATION

SESSION May 9 & 17

Open to anyone 15 years or older by last day of class. The Red Cross Lifeguard class sponsored by and held at Yakima Athletic Club and Lions Pool trains you to be a fully certified lifeguard for pools nationwide. This 24-hour class includes both time in the water, classroom instructional time, and video segments. This is a blended learning class which requires 7 hours of online work to be completed before the start of the class. Certifications are good for two years through the Red Cross. If you are a strong swimmer, mature and reliable, this is the class for you! Successful completion of the class will certify you to be hired as a lifeguard nationwide. Yakima Valley pools DO hire 15 year old lifeguards. Swim suits are required at all classes. The pre-test will be 300 yards, 2 minutes treading water with no hands, swimming 20 yards/retrieving a 10lb brick/swimming 20 yards. You must be able to swim and attend all class sessions to take this class. For more information or to be put on the interest list, contact Aimee Ozanich, Aquatics Director at 509-453-6521 ext 167

When: May Session starts May 9th - register now!
Cost: $100 +tax - Swim suits are required at all classes. The pre-test will be 300 yards, 2 minutes treading water with no hands, swimming 20 yards/retrieving a 10lb brick/swimming 20 yards. A written test for CPR/First Aid (40 questions) and Lifeguarding (35 questions) will be given Saturday afternoon. You must pass both tests with at least 80% passing to pass the class. Review of blended learning videos and/or review of Lifeguard manual prior to class attendance is HIGHLY advised.