Swim Sessions

Our summer swim classes meet for 30 minutes, Monday - Thursday, during each two-week long session. Private and Semi-Private lessons meet for 30-minute lessons, Monday - Thursday for one-week sessions.

Our fall swim classes meet two days a week for 4 weeks in September and October, and for 3 weeks in November and December.

Enroll online or stop by the member information center before the enrollment deadline, we will be happy to help you.

Classes can be changed or cancelled if the 3 participant minimum is not met. In the event of severe weather cancellations, the classes will be made up accordingly.

Due to the large demand for quality swim lessons, no refunds will be given once a child is enrolled. Call 405-364-9622, ext 169 with any questions.


Summer 2016 swim class info sheet

Fall 2016 swim class info sheet



Ages 6 months to 3 years
Classes are designed to allow the child to have fun in the water while the parent guides him or her
to learn aquatic skills. The child will be exposed to games that use basic movements in the water, such as kicking, arm strokes, and breath control and are based on the developmental abilities of the child. All children attending the Parent/ Child class must wear swim diapers or diaper covers (available at the Y). Child must be at least six months of age to participate. Parent or other trusted adult must participate.


This program offers children their first experience in the pool without parental assistance. Children are taught basic skills that are the building blocks of swimming. Classes are kept small (one instructor/six participants) to allow for individual attention. Payment is due at registraion.
September/October: Y Members $30; Community Members $50.
November/December Classes: Y Members $20; Community Members $40.

PIKE Ages 3 to 5

This beginner-level class helps children develop safe pool behavior, adjust to the water and develop independent movement in the water. Students will be taught the basic paddle stroke and kicking skills, pool safety, proper use of IFDs and PFDs, and develop comfort and confidence in the water.

EELS Ages 3 to 5

An intermediate-level class for children who are comfortable in the water. They learn to kick, dive, float, and perform the progressive paddle stroke. They also learn basic boating safety and use PFDs. Kids can swim across the pool by themselves upon successful completion of the class.

RAY Ages 3 to 5

Children in this advanced-level class review previous skills, improve stroke skills, learn personal safety and rescue skills, build endurance by swimming on their front and back, and learn to tread water. Children can swim across the pool on their back and front without assistance upon successful completion of the class.


Class ratio is one instructor to eight participants.
September/October: Y Members $30; Community Members $50.
November/December Classes: Y Members $20; Community Members $40.

POLLIWOG Ages 6 to 14

This beginner-level class gets children acquainted with the pool, the use of flotation devices, and floating. Front and back-paddle strokes will be introduced. Children should be able to swim across the pool upon completion of this class.

GUPPY Ages 6 to 14

This intermediate-level class helps students practice and build upon basic skills, now performing more skills without the aid of a flotation device. They are introduced to the front and back crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke. Students will be able to swim the length of the pool after completing this class.

MINNOW Ages 6 to 14

In this intermediate-level class, students further refine the strokes they have learned, as their skills become more like those normally used in swimming. They learn more diving skills, personal safety, boating, and rescue skills.

FISH Ages 6 to 14

For advanced-intermediate and advancedlevel students. Swimmers work on the crawl stroke, elementary backstroke, back crawl stroke, and sidestroke, with turns. They will work on more complex combinations of strokes and learn additional diving, rescue skills, and boating and personal safety.


Advanced swimming participants improve basic skills and prepare for competitions. They will work on strokes, including practice starts, flip turns, gain endurance, and work as a team. Swim team is a great way to get ready for competition, get in shape, or just have fun! Participants may compete in statewide competitions.
Y Members $40; Community Members $55
Payment is due at the beginning of the month.
Prep: 5:00-6:00 PM, Tuesday & Thursday
Team: 4:30-6:00 PM, Monday, Wednesday & Friday


One-on-one aquatic instruction for all ages and swimming levels. Participant will be matched with an appropriate instructor to accomplish individually set goals.
Y Members $65; Community Members $85


Two participants in each session to allow for more individual attention. Must sign up a minimum of two students with each enrollment.
Y Members $45; Community Members $65


School's Out Swim Camp

Offered during select dates when NPS is not in session. Each day campers will improve their swim stroke development, first aid and CPR training, lifeguarding skills and, of course, have a blast playing water polo and other aquatic games! A healthy snack will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional snacks with you. Camp can be by the day or the week.

Y Members: $15/day, $50/week
Community Members: $20/day, $70/week


Jr. Lifeguard

Earn volunteer hours, learn new skills and make new friends. All at the Y.

Engage, assist and greet members, help maintain the pool area and assist with special events.
Water Watchers must be certified in First Aid and CPR training (included in the fee) before volunteering.

Junior Lifeguard (ages 15-16): $70
Engage, assist and greet members, swim lessons, assist the lifeguards with swim tests
and enforce pool rules. Junior Lifeguards must be certified in YMCA Aquatic Safety Assistant
(YASA- included in the fee) before volunteering.

Responsibilities include:
• Engaging and assisting members
• Assisting with swim lessons and water aerobics classes
• Assisting the Lifeguard with swim tests
• Maintaining the pool area
• Enforcing pool rules
• Greeting Members
• Assisting with special events

Additional Information:

Once certified in the appropriate course, Water Watchers and Junior Lifeguards must schedule an interview with the Aquatics Director before eligible to volunteer.

Water Watchers and Junior Lifeguards who complete 80 volunteer hours will receive half off a lifeguard training course. Those who complete 160 hours (40 of which must be obtained while YASA certified) will qualify for a free lifeguard class!

Participants must wear a solid black swimsuit while volunteering (one-piece suit for females).

*All participants must sign a release and hold harmless waiver when registering to participate in this program.

Click Here for more information on dates for  training and certifications required for Jr. Lifeguard.