Health and wellness can happen in more places than just a gym. Whether you join the swim team, swim laps, take part in a water fitness class or are just learning to swim, aquatics is an important part of the YMCA. Swimming is a life skill, great exercise and a challenging sport. The Y strives to help all ages learn how to swim, so they can stay safe around water and learn the skills needed to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for healthy living. View our various swim offerings below to see how you can get active in the water! We offer many aquatics programs to fit any lifestyle or skill level.
Lifeguard Instructor Course
Trains Lifeguarding Instructor candidates to teach American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Lifeguarding blended Learning, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Aquatic Attraction Lifeguarding, Waterpark Skills, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Bloodborne Pathogens Training.
Lock Haven Branch YMCA Friday, September 29 - Sunday, October 1, 2023
Friday, September 29 5pm - 8pm,
Saturday, September 30 8am - 6pm
Sunday, October 1 8am - 6pm
***Must attend all days and times to pass course.
- Minimum age: 17 years old
- Possess current Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED or equivalent from another org.
- Complete the online session for the Lifeguarding Instructor Course and complete the pre course session.
Reach out to Sara Phillips for more information at email@example.com or 570-748-6727 ext. 805.
At the Y, we believe everyone should learn to swim, for recreation, health, and safety! YMCA Swim Lessons teach life-saving skills, help develop self-esteem, and create positive experiences that last a lifetime. We're excited to be able to offer group, private, and homeschool swimming lesson options. Choose your local branch to get started!
Find your favorite classes or try something new! Check open swim, lap lane availability, and more!
Aquatic Group Exercise
Looking to challenge yourself without stress on your joints and to have fun? Take advantage of our Aquatic Group Exercise Classes. You can gain muscle conditioning, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility from the aerobic choreography and the resistance of the water. Ideal for all fitness levels and non-swimmers as well! Choose your local branch to get started!
Build a skill. Save a life.
Whether you are looking for a great summer job or career as a professional lifeguard, the YMCA is the place to begin! Through classroom activities, group discussion, online e-learning, and hands-on practice, you’ll learn the skills you need to work as a lifeguard. Our comprehensive Lifeguard and Training course includes accident prevention, lifeguarding techniques, emergency systems, and rescue skills. The course also includes CPR for the professional Rescuer with AED and First Aid.
CPR & First Aid
Learn the life-saving skills of American Heart Association CPR and First Aid at the River Valley Regional YMCA. We offer certification and recertification options. Classes are held conveniently at multiple branches throughout the year.
LoggerHead Swim Team
Our swim teams are dedicated to developing good swimmers and great team members. Through competitive swimming, the YMCA teaches the character virtues of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Competitive swimming teaches skills for a lifetime. Our swimmers achieve success at all levels of competition. We host a wide variety of teams with immense pride!
Celebrate your special occasion with a pool party at the YMCA!
Swimming Technique Clinic
Swim Clinics are a great way to improve on the four strokes, swim skills, and overall knowledge about swimming. the goal is to help swimmers enhance their swimming technique and prepare them for the upcoming competitive season.
September 25 - November 1, 2023
Mondays and Wednesdays
10 years and under: 6:00 - 7:00pm Members: $50 Non-Members: $70
11 years and older: 7:00 - 8:30pm Members: $60 Non-Members: $80
*Get a 10% discount off Swim Team rates when you sign up for both the clinic and the Winter Season!
Contact Mikayla Rich, Lock Haven Branch YMCA Deck Supervisor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-748-6727 ext. 805.