What We Do

Aquatics

Check out our great pool!

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The YWCA aquatics program offers the only regulation size fully accessible public pool in the Lewiston-Auburn area. We provide a diverse array of classes, teams, open swims, and therapeutic and culturally appropriate swim opportunities. Our swim instructors teach children and adults alike, and offer resources to help swimmers at all levels to grow and develop their skills. Our dedicated pool staff work to meet the needs and prioritize the safety of all swimmers. The YWCA aquatics department partners with many community organizations to support affordable summer swim time for youth in the Lewiston-Auburn community. From parties, to swim meets, to rehabilitation and wellness, the YWCA pool is more than aquatics, it is a community center.

Red Cross Certified:

Our swim lessons are Red Cross approved and follow Red Cross guidelines. Additionally, we offer Red Cross certified Life Guard Training, Water Safety Instruction Training, and more. 

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Swim Descriptions

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Adult Lane Swim:  4 lanes available for lap swim and 2 lanes for exercising. (ages 14 years and up.)

Lap Swim: Swimmers must be able to swim continuous laps – open to all ages.

Family Swim:  Two lanes open for lap swim. Remainder of the pool is open for free play.

Therapeutic Swim:  People with chronic pain and/or illness who would benefit from the water. This is open to all ages, and because it is at a reduced fee, we ask for physician recommendation. This is not a class – participants work on their own.

Single Gender Swim Class: Learn to swim class open to women, ages 14 years and older who for personal, religious, or cultural reasons, want added privacy. Only women swim instructors and lifeguards are in the pool area. The viewing area to the pool is curtained off for privacy and no males are allowed in the pool area. This class was developed for our Muslim friends but all women are welcome to join.

Women Swim:  For women of all ages. Boys under the age of 5 years are welcome with a female adult. 3 lanes open for lap swim and the remainder of the pool is open for free play.

Fitness Classes: We offer a variety of instructor led aqua fitness classes that vary in intensity. See schedule for full description of classes.

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Swim Schedules

Comprehensive Swim Schedules are listed here in PDF format. Just click on link to view.

Swim Lessons

Swim Lesson Schedule-Sept 5- Nov 19 2016

Swim Schedule (lap swim, adult swim, family swim, etc)

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Water Fitness Schedule (Includes Zumba, Aqua Kickboxing)

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Splash Parties

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Rent the pool for a private swim party! Perfect for birthday parties or family reunions.

Each party gets one hour in the gym and one hour in the pool. The gym is set up with party tables for you to bring in your food and cake and ice cream and own decorations. One hour in the pool for swimming and playing on the MagicYWorld Float – our large inflatable obstacle course with slide!

Come and enjoy the thrills and spills guaranteed to be fun!

Rates:
Pool and Gym:  $200 members; $250 nonmembers
Pool Only:  $175 members; $200 nonmembers

All prices cover up to 35 people in the pool and room. More than 35 people require an extra fee to staff an additional lifeguard and extra room set up and break down.

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Aquatics Pricing

There are four different ways to pay to use our pool – designed to fit the needs of the individual.

Drop In: For those who wish to use the pool on a very occasional basis, we offer basic drop-in rates. No membership required. Drop in rates are:  $8 per swim or fitness class; $8.50 for MagicYWorld.

Basic Annual Membership: Pay a nominal annual fee and receive a discount rate for every time you use the pool.

Punch Cards: For those who do not want to purchase a membership, but expect to use the pool frequently where a Basic Annual Membership is not enough. Punch cards are good for 15 swims (punches), there is no expiration date, and they are transferrable.

Aquatic Memberships: For the more frequent swimmer or fitness participant, we offer monthly, 3 months, and one year membership options.

Click to view full pricing chart PDF.

Safety Information

To insure safety for all, no one will be allowed to sit in the pool area during swim lessons.  The only exception to this is 15 minutes at the beginning of the first class of every session and the entire last class of every session.  As always the viewing area above the pool is available for you to watch your swimmer.  For the safety of our swimmers we ask that no street shoes be worn on the pool deck.

 

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Pool and Locker Room Age Requirements: 

Ages 7 & under:  Parents/adults must go into the water with child (unless the child is in a swim lesson). Child may use any locker room and must be accompanied by an adult.

Ages 8 & 9: Parents/adults must stay in the building while the child is in the pool or in a lesson. Children may go into the pool alone only if able to swim without the help of a floatation device (bubble belt or life vest).

Ages 10 & Up: Children may be in the building unaccompanied by an adult. Children must be respectful of facility rules and policies.

Non Swimmers under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult when in the pool.

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