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For the Old Colony YMCA, aquatics programs are not simply a way to have fun. Learning how to swim and other water-safety activities are wholesome community activities that help prevent drowning and water-related deaths. All YMCA swim lessons have five key components:
Water Sports and Games
YMCA swim classes are progressive in nature - each age group has levels from beginner to advanced. Children advance in levels depending on their individual progress. Our branches offer everything from group aquatic exercise classes, to private lessons and competitive swim teams.
Water Safety at the Old Colony YMCA
The safety of our members and guests is important to us. That is why we have partnered with Jeff Ellis & Associates, utilizing their Aquatic Risk Management Program that provides proactive standards, policies, and procedures grounded in risk-management principles. Designed to build on and augment the new International Lifeguard Training Program (ILTP), the Comprehensive Aquatic Risk Management Program provides in-house Lifeguard training, CPR, First Aid, Emergency Oxygen, and AED training.
All Old Colony YMCA lifeguards are held to a higher standard and commitment as a lifeguard. An additional lifeguard certification is required, monthly in-service training and frequent unannounced audits are conducted. We believe that this proactive program keeps our guards rescue ready and prepared to deal with an aquatic emergency. Do not be surprised if you are using our swimming pool and we conduct an emergency rescue scenario. We feel that it is important to make all training scenarios as realistic as possible. We even use a child mannequin, known as Timmy, in some of these rescue scenarios.
This investment in safety by the Old Colony YMCA is incomparable in our region.
Upcoming Lifeguard Trainings:
February 15th, Middleboro Branch
February 18th, Stoughton Branch
February 18th, Taunton Branch
March 3rd, Stoughton Branch
April15th, Stoughton Branch
*Please contact the branch directly for details
Please search our programs to view our current aquatic offerings.