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Starfish Swimming

YWCA Pekin is proud to offer the internationally recognized program, Starfish Swimming, year-round in our heated pool… perfect for those learning to swim!

 

Our sessions are monthly and can be group, private or semi-private format.

                                                                                                                                            

Group lessons are available in twice per week

or once per week sessions.

 

Group Lessons

$60 (twice weekly) or $30 (once weekly)

 

Semi-Private

$82

 

Private

$52

Fees are due at the beginning of each month or can be paid in seasonal installments to guarantee your spot. 

 

StarBabies™ (Adult and infant ages 6 months - 18 months)

         and StarTots™ (Adult and toddler ages 18 months - 36 months)

The purpose of these courses are to develop in very young children a high comfort level in the water while at the same time training the adults who accompany them in the water safety and drowning prevention. These courses do not teach children to become accomplished swimmers or to survive in the water; however they do provide a confidence-building, fun, and loving experience. One adult must be in the water with each child. Swim diapers required.

Wednesday

10:00am - 10:30am  (StarBabies)

 

Wednesday

10:30am - 11:00am  (StarTots)

 

Saturday

9:00am - 9:30am   (combined)

 

 

Starfish Swim School® for Pre-schoolers (Ages 3-5)

Designed to meet the needs of children ages 3 to 5, this course will develop a high comfort level in the water and a readiness to swim, and for those children who are developmentally ready, it will teach functional swim skills. This class teaches swimming techniques through fun and creative activities in the water. Students work toward developing the five competencies and progress toward achieving the benchmarks at their own pace in a small group setting.

Monday

10:15am - 10:45am

 

Tuesday/Thursday (choose once or twice a week)

5:20pm -  5:50pm

 

Saturday

9:35am - 10:05am

 

Starfish Swim School® for Youth (Ages 6-12)

Students work toward development of the five core swimming competencies using age-appropriate learning activities. Learning is self-paced but challenging.

Tuesday/Thursday (choose once or twice a week)

White,  Red & Yellow

5:20pm - 5:50pm

 

Tuesday/Thursday (choose once or twice a week)

Blue & Green

5:55pm - 6:25pm

 

Tuesday/Thursday (choose once or twice a week)

Red Yellow

6:30pm - 7:00pm

Saturday (meets once a week)

White, Red & Yellow

 9:35am - 10:05am

 

Saturday (meets once a week)

Blue & Green

10:10am - 10:40am

 

Saturday (meets once a week)

Red Yellow

10:30am - 11:00am

 

Starfish Stroke School

This course is designed for students of any age who have achieved the Green Swim School benchmarks. Students learn stroke technique for freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, and breaststroke. 

 

Tuesday/Thursday (choose once or twice a week)

Stroke 1 (freestyle & backstroke)

5:55pm - 6:25pm

Tuesday/Thursday (choose once or twice a week)

Stroke 2 (breaststroke & butterfly)

6:30pm - 7:00pm

Saturday (meets once a week)

Stroke 1 (freestyle & backstroke)

10:10am - 10:40am

 

     

Saturday (meets once a week)

Stroke 2 (breaststroke & butterfly)

10:45am - 11:15am

 

Starfish Pre-Swim Team 

This course is designed for students of any age who have achieved the Green Swim School benchmarks and have completed Stroke 1 and Stroke 2 Swim School. Students refine swim strokes and develop endurance. 

Tuesday/Thursday (choose once or twice a week)

5:55pm - 6:55pm

 

        

Saturday (meets once a week)

10:00am - 11:00am

 

Private and Semi-Private Lessons 

Private swim lessons provide one-on-one instruction to allow advancement at the student’s own pace. Semi-private allows two students with one instructor. 

Tuesday

3:30pm - 4:00pm

4:05pm - 4:35pm

4:40pm - 5:10pm

Wednesday

6:30pm - 7:00pm

7:00pm - 7:30pm

7:30pm - 8:00pm

Thursday

3:30pm - 4:00pm

4:05pm - 4:35pm

4:40pm - 5:10pm

Saturday

11:00am - 11:30am

Don’t see a time that suits your schedule? Contact the Director of Aquatics and Fitness for more lesson times.

 

Adaptive Aquatics

Adaptive Aquatics is designed for individuals with physical or learning disabilities requiring more individualized instruction. All ages welcome. Lessons are paid at a monthly cost of $19.75. 

Monday

Level I

6:30pm - 7:00pm

 

Monday

Level II

7:00pm - 7:30pm

 

Monday

Level III and IV

7:30pm - 8:00pm

The YWCA Pekin also hosts a Special Olympics swim team. Please contact Bethany, our program coordinator, if you are interested in one of these classes or participation on the team.