CPR & First Aid

CPR/AED and First Aid training is designed for students seeking a comprehensive training class. This program helps to develop basic life support knowledge and skills, and the confidence to respond to an emergency. CPR/AED and First Aid is an excellent choice for both the community and the workplace setting.

Lifeguard Training

The Bessemer YMCA offers the full American Red Cross Lifeguard training course which includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid, equipment-based rescues for the aquatic environment, accident prevention, and decision-making skills.

Participants must be 15 years old by the end of the class.  Attendance, full participation, and successful completion of written tests and all water skills required.

WHEN

Spring 2019

COST

  • $150 Y-Members
  • $200 Non-Members

Swimming Lessons

YMCA Aquatics Academy takes pride in teaching your child basic water safety, swim techniques, and skills.

Private, semi-private, group and special needs lessons are available starting at 6  months to 100 years old! Contact the Member Service Desk to register or for more information.

PARENT/CHILD

Ages: 6 to 35 months
Duration: 30 minutes

Parents learn to work with their children in the water.  This class focuses on safe water exploration and working on water adjustment.

PRESCHOOL BEGINNER

Ages: 3 to 5 years
Duration: 30 minutes

A first-time swimmer or a swimmer who cannot swim five feet without assistance.

PRESCHOOL ADVANCED

Ages: 3 to 5 years
Duration: 30 minutes

Able to swim five feet front and back crawl without assistance.

YOUTH BEGINNER

Ages: 6 to 12 years
Duration: 30 minutes

A first-time swimmer or a swimmer who cannot swim five feet without assistance.

YOUTH INTERMEDIATE

Ages: 6 to 12 years
Duration: 30 minutes

Able to swim 25 yards of freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke, and butterfly.

YOUTH ADVANCED

Ages: 6 to 12 years
Duration: 30 minutes

Able to swim 50 yards of freestyle, backstroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, and butterfly.

ADULT CLASSES

Ages: 13 and older
Duration: 30 minutes

Anyone interested in learning to swim, or improving their stroke technique.

Our student to instructor ratios are 1:5 for Preschool and 1:8 for Youth and Adult classes.

WEEKDAY GROUP LESSONS:

Y-Members $55
Non-Members $75

SATURDAY GROUP LESSONS:

Y-Members $55
Non-Members $75

PRIVATE LESSONS:

Y-Members $85
Non-Members $105

SEMI-PRIVATE:

Y-Members $65
Non-Members $85

FALL SESSIONS

Weekday (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday)

Fall 2019

Saturday

Fall 2019