Welcome to the Jamestown YMCA Aquatics Department under the direction of Aquatics Director Jason Chinni. The aquatic facility conists of an upper pool (82-83 degrees) for lap and family swim and a lower pool (86-87 degrees) for swim lessons and water exercise supervised by certified lifeguards. We have several aquatic programs available to the entire family. For more information, please call (716) 664-2802, ext. 233.
A swimming test may be adminsitered for any person of any age in order to swim in the deep end of the pools. A non-swimmer is a person of any age who can not pass the deep end test. They are required to stay on the shallow side of the pool. For more information, please see the lifeguard on duty.
Group Swim Lessons
Ages: 6 Months to Adult
Sign up and learn how to swim at the Y! We offer group swimming lessons for ages 6 months to adult. Our instructors are well-trained and lifeguards are always on duty to supervise the swimming facility.
Winter/Spring Session I: January 7 – March 2, 2013
Winter/Spring Session II: March 4 – April 27, 2013
Winter/Spring Session III: April 29 – June 22, 2013
Registration: Members: 2 weeks before session starts
Potential Members: 1 week before session starts
Parent & Child (1/2 hour classes)
6- 18 months – Mon 6:15 pm, Tues 9:00 am, Saturday 9:30 am
18-36 months – Mon 6:15 pm, Tues 9:00 am, Saturday 9:30 am
Preschool (ages 3 -5 years, 45 minutes classes except for Pike w/Parent)
Pike w/ Parent – Mon 6:45 pm, Tues 9:30 am, Sat 9:00 am (1/2 hour classes)
Pike – Mon 5:00 pm, Tues 5:00 pm, 6:15 pm*, Wed 5:00 pm, 6:15pm*, Thurs 5:00 pm, Sat 10:00 am, 11:15 am
Eel/Ray – Mon 5:00 pm, Tues 5:00 pm, 6:15 pm*, Wed 5:00 pm, 6:15*, Thurs 5:00 pm, Sat 10:00 am, 11:15 am
Starfish – Mon 5:00 pm, Tues 5:00 pm, 6:15 pm*, Wed 5:00 pm, 6:15*, Thurs 5:00 pm, Sat 10:00 am, 11:15 am
Youth (ages 6 – 12 years, 45 minutes classes)
Polliwog - Mon 5:00 pm, Tues 5:00 pm, 6:15 pm*, Wed 5:00 pm, 6:15pm*, Thurs 5:00 pm, Sat 10:00 am, 11:15 am
Guppy - Mon 5:00 pm, Tues 5:00 pm, 6:15 pm*, Wed 5:00 pm, 6:15pm*, Thurs 5:00 pm, Sat 10:00 am, 11:15 am
Minnow** – Mon 5:00 pm, Tues 5:00 pm 6:15pm*, Wed 5:00 pm, 6:15pm*, Thurs 5:00 pm, Sat 10:00 am, 11:15 am
Fish** - Mon 5:00 pm, Tues 5:00 pm, 6:15pm*, Wed 5:00 pm, 6:15pm*, Thurs 5:00 pm, Sat 10:00 am, 11:15 am
Flying Fish/Shark** - Mon 5:00 pm, Tues 5:00 pm, 6:15pm* Wed 5:00 pm, 6:15pm*, Thurs 5:00 pm, Sat 10:00 am, 11:15 am
*Only offered during Session II & III
**combined class level
Teen (ages 13 – 17)
Mon 7:15 pm
Adult (ages 18 and older)
Mon 7:15 pm
Family Member: $8 per session (one class per week)
Youth Member: $24 per session (one class per week)
Potential Member: $48 per session (one class per week)
Jets Swim Team
Jets Youth Swim Team
Calling all swimmers ages 5-18! Come join the YMCA Jets competitive swim team! Must be able to swim one length of the pool front crawl and back stroke. All swimmers who practice are eligible for meets regardless of their ability. Meets are held on Saturdays either home or away. Swimmers also have the opportunity to join numerous social activities with their teammates. Swimmers must be current YMCA members. Practices are Monday thru Thursday 6:00-7:30pm, locations vary. Practices begin Monday September 17, 2012. All returning swimmers should report to JHS. New swimmers and swimmers under 8 report to the Y for the first swim practice. Please contact Jason Chinni at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Fees: $190 first swimmer; $135 High School Swimmer/Second Swimmer.
More information (Schedules, Forms & Meet Results)
Lifeguarding Certification & Re-Certification Classes
Age: At least 15 years of age by the last day of class
The class will certify students in American Red Cross (ARC) Lifeguarding r12, Waterfront Lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, and First Aid upon successful completion of all parts. All certifications are valid for 2 years from date issued. The course will include pool and classroom work at the Jamestown YMCA. Class size is limited so pre-registration is recommended.
To enroll in lifeguard class, all students must take and pass the pre-requisite skills test
Dates: March 4,7,12,13,18,22, April 22,30, May 7,8,13,17,23
Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place: Jamestown YMCA lower and upper pools
Cost: $20.00 (if you pass, payment is applied to cost of class)
For certification, particpants must pass prerequisitie skills test, score 80% or higher on all written tests, demonstrate all skills proficiently; pass all scenario tests, attend all classes
Session I: March 25 – 29, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Spring Break)
Session II: May 19 – June 16, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sundays only!)
Session III: June 24 – 28, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Last Chance!)
Potential member: $265
Session I: June 15-16, 2013
Session II: June 22-23, 2013
Days/Times: Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Jamestown YMCA
Cost: Member $108, Potential Member $135
Personalized Swim Instruction
Ages: 5 years to Adult
Sign up now for individual swim lessons. Choose your instructor or be assigned one. Each lesson is 30 minutes. Availability limited.
Member: $25 per lesson one on one / $20 per lesson each person for two people
Potential Member: $40 per lessons one on one / $30 per lesson each person for two people