Areas of focus

Aquatics

Pool Closing Information

It is necessary to close the Wendel Pool during home swim meets.

Please see the Welcome Center for additional meets and changes 2014-2015.

Please keep in mind that high school teams practice in the Wendel Pool from November through February

Aquatics

Lancaster YMCA Swim Team

The Lancaster YMCA Swim Team had a great 2015-16 season! The Stingrays placed 1st in Division II at the SEOWV 2016 Winter Championship meet and came in 2nd overall between all three Divisions! Then at the 2016 Great Lakes Zone Meet, they took 29 qualifying swimmers and came in 8th place out of 86 teams. After the Zone meet, the team went on to the 2016 YMCA Short Course National Meet in Greensboro North Carolina, taking 10 swimmers who qualified for the meet, the most ever in the team's history. The National Meet was an exciting time, especially for our swimmer's who attended for their first time. Our stand out swims go to Olivia Schmelzer who took 3rd in the 50 Yard Freestyle and 2nd in the 100 Yard Freestyle. Congratulations goes out to all the great swimming by the Stingrays this year!

It's been a fantastic year for the Stingrays and they are looking forward to the 2016 summer season. Registration for Summer Swim team is currently running through June 8th. If you'd like to be a part of the YMCA's summer swim team, please see the front desk about registration.

LYST National Team Winter 2016

Pictured left to right: Karenna Reed, Hannah Parkman, Zac Parkman, Edward Lewis, Ben Neff, Evan Hendrickson, Michael Lewis, Alec Gilmore, Olivia Schmelzer and Taci Miller.

SKIPS - Parent/Child Swim

Skips is a water program for ages 6 months to 3 ½ years. It introduces water awareness and safety in a fun atmosphere. A parent must participate.
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Tuesday
6:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Thursday
6:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Saturday
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Fees:   5 Week
  Member $15.00
  Non-Member $40.00

Preschool Swim

Our preschool swim classes are for children ages 3 ½ to 5 years old. Beginning water adjustment and swimming skills are introduced. Parent does not participate, but must stay and watch from pool observation room. No swimming skills are needed to participate.
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Tuesday
6:15 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Thursday
6:15 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Saturday
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Fees:   5 Week
  Member $20.00
  Non-Member $50.00

School Age Swim

Youth ages 6 - 13 are taught personal safety and growth, stroke development, water sports and games. Children are divided by skill level during the first class.

6 - 8 Year Olds

Tuesday
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Thursday
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Saturday
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

9 Years Old & Older

Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Fees:   5 Week
  Member $20.00
  Non-Member $50.00

Advanced Swim Lessons

(monthly fee paid by the first of the month)

If your child can swim the length of the Fox pool and you are looking for more endurance workwith a little stroke work, this class may be for you.

Where swim lessons have 6 kids per instructor, this class is set up more like swim team.There will be more kids per instructor but they will be learning the basics of freestyle,backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. We will also be working on starts and turns.

This class will meet 4 days a week Monday through Thursday.

This class can be a great bridge into swim team.

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fees:  
  Member $58.00
  Non-Member $120.00

Special Populations Swim

This program is designed for those with physical and or mental impairments to provide them the opportunity to participate in a swim program. Pool skills will cover water adjustments, safety and stroke development.

The class will also help those individuals who are water-adjusted and ready to learn additional strokes and skills. The ultimate goal is helping individuals participate in Special Olympics competition.

Saturday
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Fees:   5 Week
  Member $55.00
  Non-Member $75.00

Private Lessons

Available for both adults and children, 30-minute one-on-one sessions will help what students are trying to learn. A great opportunity for swimmers who need to improve they're stroke technique. To schedule private lessons, contact Stacy McQueary at 654-0616, ext. 239 for specific day & time.

Fees:

  Member Non-Member
30-minute Session $30.00 $44.00
5 lesson-package $125.00 $220.00

Morning Splash

Very low impact water exercise in the shallow end of the pool, using water as resistance. Working on balance, strength and flexibility. Some equipment may be used.
Mon, Wed, Fri
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Fees:   5 Week
  Member $0.00
  Non-Member $53.00

Joints In Motion

A cardiovascular, strength, flexibility and balance workout with light stretching at the end for those with any type of arthritis or injuries.
Mon, Tue, Thur
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Fees:   5 Week
  Member $0.00
  Non-Member $53.00

Aqua Challenge

A high energy, light aerobic water work out in the shallow end of the pool. A little bit of everything and a whole lot of fun. Some equipment may be used.
Mon, Tue, Thur
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Fees:   5 Week
  Member $0.00
  Non-Member $53.00

Lap Swim

In order to enjoy your swim time please note the following:

  1. Lap swim in the morning includes snorkelers, individuals with kick-boards and unaided swimmers. Any ability level is welcome. This time is reserved for continuous swimming of the length of the pool for exercise.
  2. Lap Swim/Water Walking is a time where the above mentioned, as well as water walkers, may use the pool.

Please refer to swim schedule available at the Welcome Center.

Spring Conditioning

May 1 - May 26 Levels 1-4 (Wendel Pool) April 17 - May 26 Levels 5-6

Those wanting to prepare or stay in shape for the summer swim season will want to register for spring conditioning.  Head coach Heather will help you get your feeling for the water with lots of endurance building sets and tips to improve stroke technique and strength.
TIMES AND DAYS MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DEPENDING ON AMOUNT OF SWIMMERS AND OTHER FACTORS
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Level 1 & 2
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur
4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Level 3
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Level 4
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Level 5 & 6

Summer Swim Team 2017

Our competitive swimming program is for children 6-18. 

All participants must be Family Y members and compete in the Southeast Ohio/West Virginia YMCA Cluster. During home swim meets, it is necessary to close both Fulton Gymnasium and Wendel Pool. Pool closings (due to home meets) will be posted.
YMCA Swim Team Monday through Friday 5:00 – 6:00 PM (6 lanes) 6:00 - 7:30 PM (8 lanes)